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by tonewheeldude
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Which Motor To Buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 10484

Re: Which Motor To Buy?

I was in this spot a few years back and wondered what I would get when the time came to move my 75 cdti tourer on. I had done the Rover rounds too P6B, '89 820si fastback, '94 820i fastback, '98 825 sd fastback, a short time with a 620, '98 820 coupe and finally the 75. I looked at Jags...honestly c...
by tonewheeldude
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

views like this do come at a cost I guess :) https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8417/30020068000_04c5086278_z.jpg https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8134/30316980695_ced57849b3_z.jpg https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7501/29686463134_b1814b68b1_z.jpg https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8129/30317119095_d12b483471_z.jpg...
by tonewheeldude
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

Its proving difficult to extract a refund from Autodoc. They keep sending emails asking us to confim this or that. Telephoned them yesterday again and the guy said it might be another 8 days. I told him to do the refund straight away and he said hopefully the money will be back in our account in 3 w...
by tonewheeldude
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

For the slave cylinder, I am still running on the one with the Land Rover seals in - its been over a year and still fine. I do have a new one in the boot just in case though :)
by tonewheeldude
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

Looks like you were right Dave. Its now two weeks since the initial order and just received this from http://www.autodoc.co.uk: "The Shock Absorbers MM-00456 JAPANPARTS and MM-00457 JAPANPARTS you have ordered will be available within 3 weeks. In case it is too long for you to wait , please, provide...
by tonewheeldude
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?
Replies: 36
Views: 15078

Re: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?

They look ok, but not for me. This is the prototype:

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by tonewheeldude
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: ROVER 800 CLUB AGM
Replies: 23
Views: 10712

Re: ROVER 800 CLUB AGM

I plan to be there.
by tonewheeldude
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?
Replies: 36
Views: 15078

Re: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?

I did consider the Volvo option when ditching the evil Prestige rims (which I hate cleaning)....The volvo's look very OEM which is important, but I have a thing for five spokes after fitting a set of Roversports to my old BRG fastback. However I would take them off for a good set of BBS rims.
by tonewheeldude
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

So far its not going so smooth with ththe shock absorber order from autodoc.co.uk. They sent me an email saying the parts were out of stock and suggest equivelents 4 times the price or the option to wait another 48 hours for stocks to arrive. I emailed back confiming I would be prepared to wait. Hav...
by tonewheeldude
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?
Replies: 36
Views: 15078

Re: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?

Alucard7002 wrote:Jaguar XJC (Excuse the IMHO horrific wheels)

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Love those wheels...one day a set (not black) ones will adorn my Coupe as per the prototype :)
by tonewheeldude
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

good find - not sure why I missed those....the JapanParts shocks come to £114 for the four so a great price (but only ordered rear to see the quality)
by tonewheeldude
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

That makes sense - i was quoted £160 for a set of rears by a local motor factor. The JapanParts are on offer for under £30 each for gas, a little cheaper for twin tube. Monroe only £24 each, but they are oil which I think is what is on the car now. Have a look on:
http://www.autodoc.co.uk/
by tonewheeldude
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?
Replies: 36
Views: 15078

Re: The coupe. Did Rover have future plans?

Having owned a convertible car some years ago I have always missed the ability to roll back the roof - particularly on a summers evening. As a result I have often wondered what a coupe would be like as a convertible, but i have come to the conclusion it would not work. Removing the roof would destro...
by tonewheeldude
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe
Replies: 275
Views: 88906

Re: Rover 825 Sterling Diesel Coupe

£300 is quite steep for a pair of rears. I have found quite a lot of different types; Oil, Twin Tube and Gas from a number of suppliers, however none of these give specifications (but then again I have no idea of the original specs anyway to compare) I am taking educated guesses on ordering by cross...
by tonewheeldude
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Car Show and Meet Pictures
Topic: R800's at NEC Nov2016?
Replies: 5
Views: 5757

Re: R800's at NEC Nov2016?

There are a few photos on the club website:
http://rover800.org.uk/?p=5323

Darren