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by 820Vitesse
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Thanks Dave, not sure if I will need the extra wiring it is just fitted for safety in the event of a smash.
by 820Vitesse
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

A battery isolator switch has been on the to do list for a long time so several templates and many changed plans later I decided next to the front passenger seat was the best location. It needs to be very secure so I used 6mm aluminium plate. http://rovervitesse.com/IMG2175%20900px.jpg Much sawing a...
by 820Vitesse
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Thanks Dave, the original seat rails bolt into a double skinned captive nut at the front of the box section but for my bucket seat mounts I had to drill and bolt down through the top of the single skin area of box section as pictured. Now with these little plates added it should be as strong as the ...
by 820Vitesse
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

While the seats were out it was also a good opportunity to improve the seat mounting points. These little captive nut inserts are to go inside the front seat mount crossmember. As well as adding strength they will save me a lot of time balancing a nut and washer on the tip of a finger while hanging ...
by 820Vitesse
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Haha thanks Marc, thanks Dave. I really appreciate your comments and apologise for the very late reply. A short internet break turned into a few months but work has continued on the car. https://rovervitesse.com/IMG1934%20900px.jpg I changed the 4 point harnesses to 6 point by adding crutch belts. T...
by 820Vitesse
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 827 vitesse respray
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Rover 827 vitesse respray

That looks superb, nice work
by 820Vitesse
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

The exhaust rear sections and mounts are finished. http://rovervitesse.com/IMG1135%20900px.jpg http://rovervitesse.com/IMG1238%20900px.jpg Car still up on stands when I took this but it looks something like this from above. http://rovervitesse.com/IMG1188%20900px.jpg For the more sensible rear silen...
by 820Vitesse
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Thanks for the comments Dave, Adrian, Henrik and Mark. Thanks Henrik, a huge compliment but it is so far from original not sure it deserves that title, it does have plenty of dents and scratches that do not show in the pictures. I plan to get the sun roof opening filled in and body straight and resp...
by 820Vitesse
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Bit more progress Fuel tank is cleaned inside using the Bilt Hamber fuel tank cleaners, its good stuff but because this tank is 68 litres it needed a lot of dilution to completely fill it but was still left with a couple of small pockets of air at the top, so went out and sloshed it around every few...
by 820Vitesse
Sat May 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 535
Views: 66547

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Great work on the sills
by 820Vitesse
Thu May 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Thanks Adrian, Thanks Dave, no valve, it will require the rear section removing when I want to use the side exit, it will more likely be a case of remove the side exit to fit the quieter rear section for track days with the simple side exit on the car most of the time. Thanks Marc, hope to have some...
by 820Vitesse
Tue May 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

I havent cleaned inside the fuel tank, purposely leaving this to last so once cleaned it can go straight back on the car, filled and sealed air tight to reduce risk of it sat exposed to moisture in the air, problem is also with a baffled tank how to fully remove all the bits of muck and grit left ov...
by 820Vitesse
Tue May 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Thanks Henrik, thanks Dave, a bit more while I am on a roll. To remove the cables I took down the exhaust heat shields, the backs of these were corroded too so cleaned and treated them. Front one was full of oil and dirt so needed a clean anyway They are thin galvanised steel and being heat shields ...
by 820Vitesse
Tue May 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 420
Views: 101130

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

I had to remove the front to rear metal fuel and vapour pipes to free off a seized connection in the vice, the pipes and brackets had corrosion. I cleaned the fuel supply and return pipes, treated and painted them, the vapour pipe will not be refitted and will vent at the rear somewhere undecided ye...