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by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

Re: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!

Sorted! After a long weekend of gearbox wrangling I have an 800 with all 5 forwards gears and reverse. More importantly I have one that has good diff bearings! :lol: A few photos and a couple of videos for you all. Looks like I only had another maybe 50 miles left before the old gearbox spat the dif...
by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

Re: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!

Yup, the only thing in the code I can't figure out nor find out is the H on the end. The KV6 'box is the only PG1 to have this letter on the end. Not even the Lotus versions have it. My hypothesis is that it stood for Handbuilt. Seeing the broken circlip and the handwritten "KV6" on the bellhousing ...
by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Rear wheel arch repair sections
Replies: 9
Views: 4634

Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Unfortunately both rear arches on my Vitesse have been cut up by PO to fit 18" wheels. Else I'd have said I can cut them out and send them to you.
by Alucard7002
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

Re: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!

Wee update. As you may or may not be aware I lunched the Diff bearings on my 820. I had in my garage a KV6 PG1 'box (hen's dentists I know! Thanks Dave!) I bought a PG1 diesel 'box off eBay. Thus a one of a kind CS6DTUTH is born! Diesel on the left, KV6 on the right. https://lh3.googleusercontent.co...
by Alucard7002
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Vitesse 17" wheels for sale - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 4576

Re: Vitesse 17" wheels for sale

Photos on Wednesday - Collection from near RAF Lakenheath
by Alucard7002
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Vitesse 17" wheels for sale - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 4576

Vitesse 17" wheels for sale - SOLD!

EDIT

SOLD!
by Alucard7002
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 32
Views: 15794

Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Rear ARB is available, as is the front one.

Next stage of Vulturing the Vitesse should see the rear suspension stripped down and the last of the oily bits recovered.

After that I'm leaving it to Steve and Dave to pull the interior out and strip the rest of the shell ready for scrapman.
by Alucard7002
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

Re: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!

I like the idea of water jacketing the injector spuds - very neat idea!

Manifold will be warm enough and the TB is far enough away from the injectors for me not to be concerned about the throttle icing up.

I LOVE the fact you had a genuine "My dog hit the BIN not me" moment :-D
by Alucard7002
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

Re: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!

Jesus Dave, did Sasha slobber all over your keyboard? :-D

I was thinking of wrapping the intake manifold in coils of 8mm copper pipe to make an "Old-Skool" heated intake manifold.

But that's a thought experiment for another day.
by Alucard7002
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: 820 Manual Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: 820 Manual Gearbox

Indeed!
by Alucard7002
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - 1997 Mk2b 820 Vitesse Fastback - Pewter Grey
Replies: 40
Views: 16610

Re: Alucard7002 - 1997 Mk2b 820 Vitesse Fastback - Pewter Grey

Chuffing eck Dusan you did a proper job there. Sorry to here of the woes with this one. There is someone selling a turbo fastback same colour 95 my down in Newquay for £600 guy is on facebook on the 800 group if you can track it down. Yup, I had briefly considered getting another Vitty however the ...
by Alucard7002
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - 1997 Mk2b 820 Vitesse Fastback - Pewter Grey
Replies: 40
Views: 16610

Re: Alucard7002 - 1997 Mk2b 820 Vitesse Fastback - Pewter Grey

No photo of bent valves but within the fly cuts on the piston for valve clearance you could see a slight shiny ring on #1 and less obvious on 2&3. It is amazing I did 40 odd miles on such a buggered engine before it puked all of it's oil out of every orifice. Had I hooked up a life support IV of oil...
by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: My Mum's new Clio - Now Kia Picanto
Replies: 39
Views: 16499

Re: My Mum's new Clio

Goggle Drive? :? :idea: :wink: :D I think it depends what you want it for, onedrive and Google drive seem okay for storage, but they are not easy to create links for this site. Google drive/photos is useless unless like me you were lucky to get in early enough. Google used to have Picasa web albums...
by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

Re: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!

So a small update. As well as managing to blow up my Vitesse I now have killed the diff bearings in my 820 :oops: Usually it's the Vitesses that eat diff bearings but this time it's the 820's turn. I have a KV6 Torsen equipped manual in the shed already. I have just won a 620 diesel gearbox on eBay ...