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by n1tr0_9
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Exhaust is on. Haven't got all the rubber mounts on yet as getting access the rear is difficult at the moment. The downpipe went onto the turbo and the new studs nicely and done up with the copper nuts, on a new steel gasket. Refitted the turbo oil drain with a new gasket and a tiny bit of sealer. K...
by n1tr0_9
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Back on the car again, making a mess of the car park. Spent 3 hours on it before I got hungry and went home. My Helicoil kit arrived, so turbo off again and I removed the troublesome studs. Seriously glad that I did as this is what I found. Yes whole chunks of the original ally threads. https://i.im...
by n1tr0_9
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

To be honest if it’s maintained regularly the car shouldn’t need this much. It’s more a case that this was an occasional car for previous owner. It sat for a while and family man with other commitments mean he didn’t get the time to keep on top of things. I’m lucky that I can work on this in the eve...
by n1tr0_9
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Yeah. I think it’s worth doing on this one. There is very little corrosion on the underside of engine bay or suspension components which is nice. Once it’s on the road I’ll give the interior some serious cleaning and it should be quite a decent motor. The. I’ll probably sell it on as I now have 5 Ro...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Put the idler together again with new bearing. Plug welded rather than using rivets. Couldnt bolt it as the bolt head would have clashed with the pulley wheel holders. https://i.imgur.com/0CYAvT2.jpg Cut the rad fan and intercooler off the old radiator frame. https://i.imgur.com/2rdr0zD.jpg Then spe...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: New to the group, so some pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 4950

Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Hi Michael, great cars. Coupe is particularly lovely.
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Yeah it is annoying as he quoted me £180 to either recore it or he would source me a new one. Then fastback provided a link for one for £150. I could have rung him and cancelled my refurb but I thought I would be a man of my word and stick to the agreement, plus I don’t mind paying £30 more to suppo...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Er, guys.... https://www.adrad.co.uk/prices/prices.php?type=radiator&id=RG307&model=800&make=ROVER Fastback to the rescue!!!! I went to collect my refurbished rad this morning. Turned up and it was sitting exactly where I left it. The bloke said they are nla but he could make me one in brass?!? I s...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Yes it’s fine, the washers are covering most of the slots so you can’t see. I’ll turn the five by hand to set the timing anyway before starting.
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Don’t worry it’s right. Just a trick if the camera.
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Progress has slowed somewhat, largely due to work and rain! Strange to say it after weeks of no rain and temperatures never dropping below 25 degrees. https://i.imgur.com/VAEl0QX.jpg I got the thermostat housing on with a new genuine Rover thermostat. Then started prepping the turbo to go back on. I...
by n1tr0_9
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe
Replies: 390
Views: 71488

Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Nice progress, congratulations. Just in time for summer.
by n1tr0_9
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Scuttle panel, the metal full width one
Replies: 16
Views: 5136

Re: Scuttle panel, the metal full width one

Ok not to worry, I think Steve is gonna sort me out.
by n1tr0_9
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

I found a place called the grommet company so i might send the. One and see if they have a match.
by n1tr0_9
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27625

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

scoobyh123 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:48 am
n1tr0_9 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:43 am
Ok just ordered the grommets!
:D :D :D :D :D
That german site said they are no longer available. Bought that last 10 that were for sale in this country!