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by scotty2
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Merchandise
Topic: Stickers Wanted
Replies: 27
Views: 3705

Re: Stickers Wanted

Got a small owners club sticker from Peter but would still like a large round one if anyone has one.
by scotty2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4467

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Wow! Every day is a school day. I''ll measure the charging voltage to check, but that article looks like a solution if I have, I mean he has (!) a problem.

Thanks.
by scotty2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4467

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Strange. It has a big "Pb" label that you can't see stuck on the side. Plubnum - Lead - (I am a Charted Chemist ;-) Must look up this new fangled Ca battery stuff. Ah Interesting... Might not be a Silver Calcium one. WIKI: Silver Calcium alloy batteries are a type of lead-acid battery with grids mad...
by scotty2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4467

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

As promised:


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by scotty2
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4467

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Battery for Fastback is a: TAB 100, 73Ah, 680A.

My saloon also had a new battery but it was a Platinum Prestige 075E. 60Ah, 550A.
Why the Fastback needs a bigger battery capacity, who knows? Maybe higher spec electrics or something.
by scotty2
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4467

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Pic of the pair at The Black Swan Classic Car meet in East Yorkshire. Fastback recently Exorcised! The new battery is a conventional Lead/Acid. It was my old faithful normal charger that I tried - the needle wouldn't even flicker on the charger, which it will do if just flat. My intelligent one will...
by scotty2
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4467

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Just an update on a few issues. TB2 has had occasional window issues as mentioned in the Electrics thread. Heater blower occasionally (rarely) is inoperative. and dash lights sometimes hesitant to light up. From advice received, I will have to try the Fuse Box Solder treatment. Getting around 32 mpg...
by scotty2
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Merchandise
Topic: Stickers Wanted
Replies: 27
Views: 3705

Re: Stickers Wanted

TDHFastback. But it says it was sent but is still in my outbox so maybe not...
by scotty2
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Merchandise
Topic: Stickers Wanted
Replies: 27
Views: 3705

Stickers Wanted

Are there any stickers left? I PM'd but have not had a reply.
I would like 2 green ones.

Ta.
by scotty2
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 4467

Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Time to start a log of the lives of my Rover 800s. TB2. following a failed MOT on CV boot and emissions has now got a ticket. New catalytic Converter sorted the emissions. After the MOT I treated her to a new water pump (EWP044) and power steering pump (QVB100900) to try and stop the rumbling that w...
by scotty2
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Air Con Control Side Panel
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Air Con Control Side Panel

Yes the little cover on the left looking at the photo. Yes it is smaller than than I guessed! I have had a look through the spares but didn't find it. I found the seat belt clip cover and have glued that back on so one less job... If you come across it, let me know as it is spoiling the dash. I was ...
by scotty2
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Air Con Control Side Panel
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Air Con Control Side Panel

Looking for a beige panel that clips to the side of the heater controls on the dash for the Green Machine.

Its sort of 10x14 cm and faces the passenger side.

You'll know what I mean.

Scotty2
by scotty2
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello at Last!
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Hello at Last!

Had quite a bit of difficulty registering but it has now let me in! I have two 800s. One will be known here as "The Green Machine" which is just about to emerge from a respray. The other is a 1997 saloon known as "Thunderbird 2" (saw it on the numberplate when washing it). Green Machine has had a ne...