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by Alucard7002
Sat May 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe
Replies: 276
Views: 87212

Re: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe

Nicely done mate. Always nice to know the fleet is in good nick ;-)

When is the UAV's MOT?
by Alucard7002
Mon May 08, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: New Trailer Project
Replies: 116
Views: 35369

Re: New Trailer Project

Tell me about it - you'd think a LWB High roof Transit would be tall enough for me to stand up in... NOPE!

Looks good Chris - out of curiousity what's it used for? Looks like a mobile workshop to my eyes.
by Alucard7002
Fri May 05, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: 825/7 PG2 manual gearbox wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

Re: 825/7 PG2 manual gearbox wanted

Good question - unless the welded diff was because someone fancied doing donuts?
by Alucard7002
Fri May 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Ford Mondeo 2.0 Litre Auto.
Replies: 189
Views: 58211

Re: Ford Mondeo 2.0 Litre Auto.

Don't think i've ever needed to change the back ones either, the back end of an 800 has a much easier time than the front as it has much less work to do, simply being a means of keeping the back end off the ground. Or, to paraphrase what someone else says about the rear end of an 800, it only exist...
by Alucard7002
Thu May 04, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Wanted - mk1 washer motor and fittings
Replies: 29
Views: 8195

Re: Wanted - mk1 washer motor and fittings

Two bolts just under the headlights, 3/8th drive ratchet and a deep reach so you DON'T have to take the headlights out. (on a Mk2 anyway) Then the wheelarch liner, crawl underneath and check for self tappers or woodscrews holding the plastic undertrays to the bumper! Fog lights, Outside air temp sen...
by Alucard7002
Tue May 02, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

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

TheOldMan did the worktop trick too.... Mine was a batch of 22mm copper pipe all strapped together, hadn't moved the whole journey and then one idiot makes me tap the brakes sharper than I like and "Plink" Cue many short anglo saxon words and debating on whether I chase the muppet down and force him...
by Alucard7002
Tue May 02, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe
Replies: 276
Views: 87212

Re: Scoobys new 827 Sterling coupe

Just back from the dreaded annual test and pleased to report another (nearly) "clean sheet pass". The fly in the ointment as it were was the LPG had lost its idle setting somewhat and was throwing out 5.44% CO but a quick tweak with an 8mm spanner while the laptop was hooked up and 0.08%CO, HC was ...
by Alucard7002
Tue May 02, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mk1 827 Si Saloon
Replies: 177
Views: 63898

Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Good work mate!

I'm keen to see yours finished as It's bolstering my confidence in tackling the Vitesse!

Keep it up :-)
by Alucard7002
Tue May 02, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 827 STAINLESS exhaust manifolds - ONE LEFT!
Replies: 63
Views: 17681

Re: 827 STAINLESS exhaust manifolds - ONE LEFT!

That's the very same Demand Engineering that built the stainless exhaust on my 820! When I was last there they were TIG-ing up a batch of Aston Martin V12 manifolds - sale price of £1400 a pair! :shock: Considering it took 3 man days to TIG them all up plus the insane amount of argoshield it actuall...
by Alucard7002
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Simon's Vitesse Coupe
Replies: 316
Views: 81549

Re: Simon's Vitesse Coupe

Congratulations on the MOT!

Now to take the Coupe somewhere good for the summer ;-)
by Alucard7002
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mk1 827 Si Saloon
Replies: 177
Views: 63898

Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

I wouldn't be adverse to having some wheelarch sections made up for the 800.

It's such a common failure point that like the sills that were organised by Simon and Mark it makes sense.

Front wings are getting scarce and spendy now so £50-80 for a repair section is good value in my eyes.
by Alucard7002
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

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

The polybushes are Superflex ones for a 600 http://www.superflex.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=SF477-16.7103 Unlike the Power Flex bushes that are in the subframe I gave you Dave these are much larger. They completely fill the subframe mountings and as a result are a fair bit stiffer. As to how much of ...
by Alucard7002
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mk1 827 Si Saloon
Replies: 177
Views: 63898

Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Cracking work mate! You've made me breath a bit easier about doing my Vitesse. It's about this bad (I think) looking from underneath. Also what helps is not being afraid to cut large chunks of car out, the bigger the repair panel the easier it is I think. Looking forward to more progress photos and ...
by Alucard7002
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88400

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

Don't know my name!! We're facebook friends :P And we went camping (a while ago with Alex and co). I wonder if the new sills and welding have stiffened it up? Doh! Hi Andy :lol: I don't think so, the shell was no where near far enough gone that the rust was causing weakness. The new polybushes and ...
by Alucard7002
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: POL 2017 - Photo Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 6307

POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Hi all, Was a great time this year round at POL. Got to put a fair few more faces to names - well met, all of you. Also great to see some familiar faces too. A fair few new faces also, fingers crossed they can join the forum :lol: I think the highest count of the day was 24 800s. Not a bad show for ...