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by scoobyh123
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 25299

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

scotty2 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:12 pm
Definitely! I think we have a boroscope at work, so might have to borrow that too.
Sounds like a good plan - i was thinking, if you drop the starter motor out you should be able to poke the boroscope in the hole and see what's happening.
by scoobyh123
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 25299

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Could well be worth investigating that before removing the gearbox then! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 25299

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Have you got a boroscope Scott? Might be an idea to find a way inside the bellhousing and have a look at what's happening. If you haven't, for the sake of £6 it might save you a lot of grief : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1M-2M-USB-Endoscope-Borescope-Snake-Inspection-Camera-Android-Mobile-Phone-UK/22...
by scoobyh123
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 25299

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

This is beginning to sound like a thrust bearing problem to me, possibly it's not been seated correctly in the bellhousing and therefore isn't doing what it should.
by scoobyh123
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 25299

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

One thing bugging me is the seat on the Coupe does not seem to go as far forward as I'd like and certainly not as far as the other two. Now I'm no Umpa Lumpa (5'9") but the seat reaches it's stops before I'm in my preferred position. Must have a look under in case someone has mucked about with the ...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback

True, more 2/400 than 800 - got to preserve the standards! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.
Replies: 170
Views: 62754

Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Absolutely awesome Marc! Amazing transformation on a car that already looked very nice to a car that (somehow!) looked even better! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback

Manalishi wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:07 pm
But the key is so ugly! :cry:
Two ways of looking at that Henrik - you want to lock your car with it or take it to dinner? :wink: :P :lol:

Until you find the correct blank, you'll have to put up with the "Ugly Sister" of keys i think - function over form. :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback

I did wonder if you'd hit the "Buy it Now" button! :P That key blank you've linked to is the wrong one for what you need though, if you imagine the one you'll have with those locks is the left hand, the key blank is the right hand. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MKQAAOSwVsJegiSm/s-l1600.jpg https://...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 72
Views: 2787

Re: Fastback's cars.

Glad to hear you're finally leak-free Mark! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback

A key blank but not genuine : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Errebi-Uncut-Blank-Key-Range-Rover-Rover-111-114-820-825-827/283726838999 Looks more like the 800 series keys than the one with the locks but that lock listing has ended. I saw a recent listing by Sterlingfixer on ebay for a distributor cap fo...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Locks with key. Mk1 fastback

Is this the ebay listing you mean Henrik?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-OF-GENU ... 3403095231

The key is a copy and nothing to worry about.

https://www.sterlingfixer.com/parts/cwc10082

Tailgate lock! From a Mk1 as well!
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 415
Views: 36345

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

I suspect the extra heat in Spain has also given a few problems that are otherwise not encountered for you Henrik. The best price i can find on CV joints is : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-827-XS-2-7-CV-Joint-Front-Outer-88-to-99-C-V-Driveshaft-Shaftec-Quality/333604445294 The only one Rock Auto ...
by scoobyh123
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 415
Views: 36345

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Reading that Henrik makes me wonder if simply bleeding the clutch would have fixed things. Maybe it's a heat-related thing with absorption of water into the brake fluid that serves the clutch. Glad the car is growing on you though. When you get a really good one, you don't want to part with it! :win...
by scoobyh123
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 184
Views: 25299

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

There is a bill from 18 months ago with new master, and slave as well as clutch kit and it certainly looked fresh - on the outside! Hmmmm, i wonder if they used completely new fluid and flushed the brake master cylinder out with clean fluid before attempting to bleed the clutch. Any sediment in the...