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by Richard Moss
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 239
Views: 16108

Re: Manalishis Mk 1 827 Vitesse (manual)

Handbrake problems can often be caused by people adjusting the cable when in fact the automatic adjusters in the caliper need adjusting. The correct procedure is: Loosen cable Wind pistons back into calipers Refit calipers and pads Pump the brake pedal until the adjusters take up the slack Adjust ca...
by Richard Moss
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Front wings for 1990 sterling 827
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: Front wings for 1990 sterling 827

I seem to recall Brad saying that Maestro/Montego arches have similar profiles and can be used. Also a left rear 800 arch has the same profile as a right front (and vice versa) so repair panels can be cut from good, but dead, 800s rears
by Richard Moss
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Front wings for 1990 sterling 827
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: Front wings for 1990 sterling 827

Clutch now fitted mechanic said "it was a sod" even though two people worked on it will ramp ECT. I guess that make me some kind of genius, hero or heroic genius :D I'm pretty sure that all mk1 wings are the same. How bad are your existing ones? New ones (or even good used) are going to be like roc...
by Richard Moss
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Bonnet release cable mk1
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Bonnet release cable mk1

Given the distance that it has to travel, I'd expect both to be the same
by Richard Moss
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: New project?
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: New project?

My understanding of the C27 engine is 177bhp as high compression with no cat and 167hp or thereabouts for the low compression with cat. That mk1 Sterling of mine (now in the caring ownership of Tracy) was no cat, high compression, manual and fast! Basically a Vitesse with extra luxury. Really best o...
by Richard Moss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: New project?
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: New project?

Good luck with the project. Regarding spares, brake bits are, if I remember correctly, almost all the same as mk2 cars except I would expect your Vitesse to have the larger diameter front brake discs (282mm vs 262mm?). Electrics are very different but most of the mechanical stuff interchanges. Even ...
by Richard Moss
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Clutch for Rover Sterling 827
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Clutch for Rover Sterling 827

I remember fitting that clutch one weekend in an aircraft maintenance hangar, by myself, using just trolley jacks and axle stands. It would have been much easier with a ramp and an assistant :)
by Richard Moss
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 4389

Re: Jeep talk

Chris, it's just usual HG signs - mayo and overheating. I'd forgotten the fact that heater air blend doors stick when the plastic pivot jams/shears. You can buy a "heater treater" to replace it - an easy enough fix going in from a hole cut in the side of the heater box. Quick and cheap to do (on an ...
by Richard Moss
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 4389

Re: Jeep talk

I had a WJ Grand Cherokee for a while - as long as that engine hasn't been overheated, they are great. I had no trouble getting parts here, not that it needed much other than a belt tensioner and a water pump. Interestingly enough, I'm considering selling my 4L ZJ and getting another 4.7L WJ instead...
by Richard Moss
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Bjorn Again (another Saab convertible)
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Bjorn Again (another Saab convertible)

I've missed your repair reports Richard! Stick with me - it's a European car in a hostile environment, so there will be more to come. :) I'm still working on the issue of it over-boosting and I'm reasonably sure it's down to a faulty boost bypass valve. These high output turbos use the bypass valve...
by Richard Moss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Bjorn Again (another Saab convertible)
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Bjorn Again (another Saab convertible)

The photos are thumbnails, click on them for the full size view. I've fitted new tyres to the Saab because the old ones were 4 years old and had gone hard (the heat and UV do that here). The standard size is an unusual 205/50 R15, not easy to get hold of (only Dunlops available here) and I was worri...
by Richard Moss
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Clock Oil.
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: Clock Oil.

My guess is dust, dirt, dryness. We inherited an old clockwork pendulum clock that had stopped altogether - we were told that it had been dead for a decade. I cleaned the mechanism with a paint brush and compressed air (I blew on it!) and oiled it with WD40 and it's still going strong after 20 years...
by Richard Moss
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Red1's red one
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Red1's red one

The rubber edging on the indicator. No I don't have one
by Richard Moss
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Red1's red one
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Red1's red one

Nice car - you simply can't go wrong with Nightfire red
by Richard Moss
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 17480

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Vanish soap or the W5 equivalent from Lidl/Aldi works verywell on that sort of grime