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by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: 820 Manual Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: 820 Manual Gearbox

Confirmed dead diff bearings today.

Won a PG1 Diesel on eBay for £50 plus postage so I'm sorted.
by Alucard7002
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 32
Views: 15794

Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

I might need a boot (fastback) rubber seal , Mine had a slight leak from it , :? so ive sealed it in place with silicone , but haven't tested it against the hose yet or rain The boot seal on this one if FUBAR I'm afraid mate, Scooby Dave did manage to source a seal for a saloon from another make of...
by Alucard7002
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 32
Views: 15794

Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

re5rotary wrote:Hi what condition is the rear parcel tray in please? regards Terry
I'll grab a photo for you when I'm next up there pulling bits off.

It's perfectly serviceable but it's starting to fail where the strings attach and on one side of the hinge.
by Alucard7002
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe
Replies: 276
Views: 87213

Re: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe

Not enough space Andy - that was my first thought as well. I've found some stand-offs (Toolstation M8 connector nuts, about 30mm long) just need some M8 studding or a couple of short lengths cut from an M8 bolt to fit them now and to enlarge the mounting holes in the P-clips. When i have the energy...
by Alucard7002
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe
Replies: 276
Views: 87213

Re: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe

Good to hear the pipe fits!

This winter I'd like to have amassed a collection of broken 800 coolant, power steering, oil and auto gearbox pipes.

Given enough determination with my set of pipe benders I can make up some Jigs and Make to Order copper replacements.
by Alucard7002
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 32
Views: 15794

Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

The thing is the rusty bits are not actually that bad! I could have easily fixed them and sledgehammer'd the nearside lower wishbones straight easily enough. (The car has clearly been crashed sideways into a kerb as both wheels on the left hand side have ~1 degree of positive camber) I tried my best...
by Alucard7002
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 32
Views: 15794

Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Yes they did. This one had the recaros removed by previous owner. I actually was the chap who bought them off him!

The 17" wheels that were on this car were painted black (badly) and all slightly bent. I sold them ages ago.
by Alucard7002
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 32
Views: 15794

Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

THIS CAR HAS BEEN SCRAPPED

No parts are available anymore

Cheers
by Alucard7002
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Urgent Help please folks! New Turbo needed ASAP
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: Urgent Help please folks! New Turbo needed ASAP

Don't think so as if you go WOT at low RPM it bogs big time. Go easy and feather the throttle in as you're accelerating and it's fine.

Appreciate it mate, thanks!
by Alucard7002
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Urgent Help please folks! New Turbo needed ASAP
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: Urgent Help please folks! New Turbo needed ASAP

Thanks for the offer Tom, if I could pester you to PM me your mobile number I may want to pick your brains next week regarding putting bits back together - I've never had a turbo T-Series before. HOWEVER. Good news! Bodge of the century has seen me mobile again! Step 1 - Dig in the boot in the box o...
by Alucard7002
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Urgent Help please folks! New Turbo needed ASAP
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Urgent Help please folks! New Turbo needed ASAP

Hi all, I'm typing this while waiting for the recovery truck on the M55.... :lol: Yup, the Vitesse's turbo let go on me spewing oil and smoke everywhere. :( I'll be needing a replacement one, really don't care about age or condition as long as it's serviceable. Can anyone help me out? Please :oops: ...
by Alucard7002
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Trailer Project
Replies: 116
Views: 35369

Re: New Trailer Project

I have a set of Makita brushless tools. Drill, 1/4 impact driver and 4.5" angle grinder. I have 4 batteries for them which works out perfectly, one in each tool and one on the charger at all times. The batteries used to be silly money but are now more sensible with 3Ah ones at £40 each, 4Ah £60 and ...
by Alucard7002
Wed May 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Scoobys Dogmobile - Take 2!
Replies: 134
Views: 43925

Re: Scoobys Dogmobile - Take 2!

Well done mate, you timed it right looking at the weather this week! I swear the fuel tank and it's mountings, level sender/in-tank pump unit etc was designed by a mushroom growing gynaecologist! Half the time you're in the dark getting covered in sh!t, the rest you're through a small hole feeling y...
by Alucard7002
Tue May 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Chat about cars you've been in lately
Replies: 163
Views: 56111

Re: Chat about cars you've been in lately

Turbos and engine design has come a long way from the first 80's "boom" turbos. You all know the ones, lag so bad you write the engine a letter when you hit the accelerator and put a second class stamp on it! :roll: A friend of mine also has a 3 pot turbo fiesta, it's all torque from 1500 upwards. 7...
by Alucard7002
Tue May 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Nightfire Red Front Wings / Bumpers (Fastback)
Replies: 7
Views: 3202

Re: Nightfire Red Front Wings / Bumpers (Fastback)

dollysprint wrote:Sure you already know this Mal but if you are trying to source Nightfire ones to save on the spraying then there was 2 nightfires, same as 3 British Racing Greens and 2 whitegolds ect ect

Dave
Tell me about it - HNA code covers a few BRG cars. They never seem to quite match correctly.