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by scoobyh123
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 340
Views: 49116

Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Looking good Jim! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

I saw a good one yesterday on a Citroen (C5?) that was CE55 POT - no need for altered spacing!

That said, given the way some people round here talk, they might think it reads "SEX POT" - how wrong they are! :lol:
by scoobyh123
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk1 sterling wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Mk1 sterling wanted

Swings and roundabouts on the amount of tech in the Mk1 Sterling Chris against the Mk2, the only real extra bits you might get are the VCM, Trip Computer and maybe the reclining rear seats but those are pretty much dependent on when exactly it was built. The big problem with Mk1 Sterlings is a lot o...
by scoobyh123
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

There's one round my way that is T124 CEE but the front plate is arranged so the 1 and 2are very close together and no gap between the 4 and C so it spells TRACEE. Also the place i go for my MoTs has WH 04 MOT (on a Transit Luton) but arranged as WH0 4 MOT on a few plates stuck on the side, top of t...
by scoobyh123
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Something in the back of my mind says Dusan had adjustable spring mounts made up and welded to the strut, can't remember exactly now, was about 4 years ago now and i've been asleep since then!
by scoobyh123
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

You were probably right the first time Adrian, especially if it had the "digital" font as the 4s look like "H"s.

Good either way! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Unbelievable on those shocks! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: When i posted the link above, they had plenty in stock, i was going to get a pair of the Ashika ones (or whatever they're called) which are the same as the Japanparts units (even the same prat number) and i suspect (as do others b...
by scoobyh123
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

There's a similar Rxx NOB plate round my neck of the woods Chris, think it's R12 but might be wrong. Obviously a hidden meaning somewhere only apparent to the owners of the plates. There's currently a J reg BMW E30 for sale in Practical Classics with the plate "J800 RVR", sort of tempting just for t...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 340
Views: 49116

Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

More good work there Jim and i have to say, i'm pleasantly surprised at the overall condition of the fuel filler! Reckon you got away with the abrasive cleaning method! Have you leak checked it since cleaning it? You know what i'm going to suggest though, give it a night in the electrolytic cleaning...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Fair enough, just so you know, towards the end of his ownership, he got a bit lax about updating his thread so it may be he fitted normal lowered springs and shocks and i seem to recall he did. I may of course be wrong. Anyway, fingers crossed a fresh fill of LPG rectifies the situation but it might...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Great news you're sorted with some springs Scott! As you're going to be having the units in bits, it might pay to renew the shocks at the same time : https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/ashika-11669040.html It's fair to assume if the spring has gone weak/collapsed/broken that the shocks will be carryin...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Looking at those figures, i think you'll want -20mm front springs, maybe even -25mm springs. More worrying is the 3.5cm difference between left and right, whether the adjusters have worked loose and it's just in need of a fettle to sort it or whether a coil has broken or what i'm not sure but also w...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

scotty2 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:16 pm
I think first action will be to put some LPG in even though he tells me it had some. Might find a leak somewhere.
Had some and used it probably! :roll: :lol: :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

That's the wiring diagram but it mentions the bit i was suggesting about having run out of gas. I'll try to find the fault-finding version of a similar pdf later but most of it is in the software, several versions of which exist and you need the right version or you won't be able to fully communicat...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 128
Views: 7734

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

It still has the lowered set up. Luckily having two cars I can measure the difference to see how much it was lowered. Seem a few available on the bay of E. I'll measure tonight. Quite noticeable when parked beside each other. At the front maybe but the back ones are these : https://www.amazon.co.uk...