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by BlueRover
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: My late fathers 800 sei for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Re: My late fathers 800 sei for sale

Surely a rare beastie the 1994 SEi.
by BlueRover
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Ebay, Autotrader and Other!
Topic: Silver Vitesse T855KKU
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Silver Vitesse T855KKU

Interestingly, it has the turbo plenum and not the injection one fitted. I know they're physically identical but didn't Rover stop doing two differently marked ones and later T turbo cars just had the injection one ? On the whole it looks pretty decent and no hint of repaired dash lift either, even ...
by BlueRover
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Spring is sprung
Replies: 15
Views: 4462

Re: Spring is sprung

The rear calipers may not be the issue, check the guide pins as they do tend to seize in the carriers and prevent the caliper from sliding back and forth.
by BlueRover
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Don't you just love progress?
Replies: 41
Views: 8426

Re: Don't you just love progress?

I'm on BT and get 38 Mb/s with fttc. That's enough for a domestic user who doesn't download every movie ever to be released. I do have unlimited bandwidth so I'm contemplating setting up my website and hosting it from a dedicated pc in the house.
by BlueRover
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: My Tickford saloon
Replies: 21
Views: 4704

Re: My Tickford saloon

CHR15E wrote:Don't, it'll only end up full of crap. Been there. :D

I hope someone saves it but I fear it will go the way of all the others that have gone.

How many still survive these days? Must be less than 20 by now?
I think there are only 4 currently on the road with another dozen or so SORNed.
by BlueRover
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: My Tickford saloon
Replies: 21
Views: 4704

Re: My Tickford saloon

Me too. I really need to buy a double garage.
by BlueRover
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Wanted, Rear Bumper for a Rover 800 Hatchback
Replies: 32
Views: 5967

Re: Wanted, Rear Bumper for a Rover 800 Hatchback

Good news. Also, don't get ripped off by the person fitting it. It's two bolts holding the bumper to the crash cans and 4 screws for the wheel arch covers. Then it slides off and the new one slides on. Replace the clips in the side brackets and replace the covers, screws etc and it's on. Shouldn't t...
by BlueRover
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member (with lots of cheek)
Replies: 13
Views: 3672

Re: New Member (with lots of cheek)

Derek, I had a couple of Montegos years back and neither had power steering so I know about heavy. that being said, a few years back my auxiliary drivebelt on my white 800 snapped so I had to drive with no alternator or power steering. Boy, was that hard work especially when I got home and had to tu...
by BlueRover
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 14
Views: 3848

Re: Forum Downtime

Well done that man. Once again I will be able to get my daily

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by BlueRover
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member (with lots of cheek)
Replies: 13
Views: 3672

Re: New Member (with lots of cheek)

Hi, welcome to the forum. The T series power steering and water pump assembly is one unit as you probably know. If you're not using the power steering and you opt for an electrc water pump then you're laughing. If you like the idea of power steering (how you'd do that on your intended "victim" would...
by BlueRover
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1999 825 Si In White Gold BREAKING FOR SPARES.
Replies: 84
Views: 18048

Re: 1999 825 Si In White Gold BREAKING FOR SPARES.

On the 820 turbo in my signature.
by BlueRover
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1999 825 Si In White Gold BREAKING FOR SPARES.
Replies: 84
Views: 18048

Re: 1999 825 Si In White Gold BREAKING FOR SPARES.

Are the front rear subframes the same on all 800s ? Mine is a little flaky and the MOT guy said last year he wasn't going to start knocking it about to see if it's on it's way out. This year, the car will need some sill work and I was considering getting them to put a good, second hand one on and ha...
by BlueRover
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: i did it just for the prestige.
Replies: 26
Views: 5813

Re: i did it just for the prestige.

I'll have to send mine there when my white 800 is back on the road.
by BlueRover
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: why did brad sell all his 800s
Replies: 38
Views: 10262

Re: why did brad sell all his 800s

I too remember him mentioning his health. I suppose we all change things due to circumstances in our lives. At least the knowledge is still there though.
I've always had the intention of dropping by to see him if I ever get to Worcestershire.
I think Mal keeps in touch with him.
by BlueRover
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Rover 800 late - Lowering Springs for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Rover 800 late - Lowering Springs for Sale

The 800 is level on normal springs, it's just the larger gap in the front wheel arch which gives the impression of nose-up. These springs will supposedly even the gap so each wheel fills the arch in the same way, it will thusly make the car nose-down (which isn't a bad thing in most cases).