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by 820Vitesse
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Oh no why did you show me all that shiney stuff, now Im thinking about fabricating something from scratch. The metal parts I have been waiting for turned up today so I have plenty to get on with while I work out what to do about the fuel filler. http://rovervitesse.com/IMG8579%20900px.jpg Steel, sta...
by 820Vitesse
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

I agree Marc, I put the car in some shows last summer for the first time. I spent a lot of time cleaning and preparing the car and found so many small scratches, dents and imperfections, once you fix one and step back to admire your work another leaps out at you. I want to get the whole car repainte...
by 820Vitesse
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Dave thanks for the comprehensive post, very useful, I will only carefully remove the loose stuff not apply any force, anything I remove will not be any use in the process you describe. I had a brief look at the video online of a chap makes one using Land Rover parts I suspect this is something I wi...
by 820Vitesse
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 238
Views: 38232

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Yes great jobs well done, funny how even bodywork repairs seem to make the car feel like it is driving better.
by 820Vitesse
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Dave I suspect it is beyond repair but will give it a clean with scraper and wire brush first, if it survives that and looks savable then I may well be tapping your brain for the electrolyitic derusting info, otherwise and most likely I will have a go at making a replacement. The blank is removable ...
by 820Vitesse
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Thanks Marc, I have 6 different jobs going on with the Vitesse at the moment, gearbox, gearbox mount upgrade, starter motor and brackets clean and paint, steering wheel and horn, modifying rear suspension top mounts to add camber adjustment, fuel filler neck repair and fuel tank to remove and clean ...
by 820Vitesse
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

It didnt leak but after a good clean it looks like it will or will be very thin in places, we will see, only just started on this. The speedo gear is metal and pressed on, different dimension fitting to the usual set up, the Montego casing has the speedo drive hole blanked off, it wasnt used. I will...
by 820Vitesse
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

I have been putting off removing the petrol tank for years, it is full of crap and well overdue a good clean or replacement. So made a start this week, I have been very lucky with corrosion on this car and up till last year I thought there was none despite it being a 25 year old Rover. I had no idea...
by 820Vitesse
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Crikey Jim, i know it was Boxing Day recently but that's a bit extreme! :P Not quite sure on the speedo drive gear - what exactly is the problem? Haha very good. The speedo gear on the Quaife diff does not match any of the 800 or 200 drives, it has a pressed on metal gear rather than the plastic ge...
by 820Vitesse
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

The gearbox I removed from the car was built for Ten of the best top speed runs, it has a Vitesse final drive and 800 diesel 5th, I was aiming for 160 to 170 mph but on the day my modified Rover ECU at that time with adjustable boost cut decided to have a mind of its own and put pay to that attempt....
by 820Vitesse
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Overdue update time, I have been gathering pictures but not had a chance to post so hope to get back up to date over the next few days. At the moment the car is on stands with many parts being removed, refitted and modified http://rovervitesse.com/IMG8187%20900px.jpg http://rovervitesse.com/IMG8165%...
by 820Vitesse
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mk1 827 Si Saloon
Replies: 177
Views: 37807

Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

As above and good to see you still have an 800 in your fleet, hope you have dry storage for them all.
by 820Vitesse
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

That what I have in my current box, it is great for motorways. Top speed on the rolling road was over 170mph. The diesels though were the earlier type PG1s with single countershaft bearing so I think from memory can only be used in this type, I changed the final drive ratio too. I have the ratios I ...
by 820Vitesse
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 238
Views: 38232

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Great work Marc, with that headlining fixed it must feel like a new car when you get in and look up.
by 820Vitesse
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 334
Views: 48502

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

I think the PG1 and 2 internals are basically the same, from memory the casing is the main differences, I will find some pictures from the workshop manual.