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by n1tr0_9
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Scuttle panel, the metal full width one
Replies: 16
Views: 5147

Re: Scuttle panel, the metal full width one

Oh and can you check for a steering wheel. I need s late airbag one with the dimpled leather.
by n1tr0_9
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Scuttle panel, the metal full width one
Replies: 16
Views: 5147

Re: Scuttle panel, the metal full width one

Can't help with the first two, might have a steering wheel though. As for the gearknob, this was covered in another thread some time back and from what i remember, the Rover ones are NLA at Rimmers, secondhand ones are scarce (especially in good condition) so what most people have done is used ebay...
by n1tr0_9
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Continued the derust and paint session. I also degreased a whole load of the engine covers etc. They were well caked in engine oil. I put them in a big plastic tub and set to work with the Gunk. Good stuff that. https://i.imgur.com/Y05j3GX.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hgGWJVW.jpg This is the small metal ...
by n1tr0_9
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Scoobys 827 Sterling aka "Project Galactic Dawn"
Replies: 88
Views: 17258

Re: Scoobys 827 Sterling aka "Project Galactic Dawn"

Nice to see a write up of the auto box cooler, as I need to do exactly the same thing on my mk1 827.
by n1tr0_9
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Wow this is awesome!! How did i miss this. Hows the 827SI?, i was going through countryclassics old cars last night and saw your SI that they sold. It’s still in the field shelter feeling unloved. It needs a respect but I’m reluctant to do that as it’s a lot of money and the car will still be worth...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Scuttle panel, the metal full width one
Replies: 16
Views: 5147

Scuttle panel, the metal full width one

Wanted, metal scuttle panel that runs the full width of the base of the windscreen and covers the base of the windscreen. Needed for a 1997 fastback. Also need the metal plate that goes above the brake servo. Manual leather gear knob. Dimpled leather steering wheel for a vitesse. R750 cd changer con...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Fastback wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:28 pm
I just keep being embarrassed.... :roll:
I use Imgur to host the photos, and then I just copy and paste the links to the photos in the text when I write the message.
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Full speed ahead on this bad boy. I couldn't find any turbo radiators just normally aspirated ones. So I took the rad to a specialist who reckons that he can fit a new core. Then got busy with the wire brush on a drill and started cleaning up all the rusty coolant pipes and hoses and power steering ...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

I'm getting really upset by this thread. You've done more to yours in 2 minutes than I've done to mine in three years... However, I did/do have to drive mine home at the end of the day. I got a brand new ali radiator for about £130 I think about a year ago. I'll look out the details if it helps. Ye...
by n1tr0_9
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Final strippage complete. Everything off that needs to be off. Now its just clean up, repaint rebuild and refill. Easy eh? https://i.imgur.com/MmBYdDI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/trQfGdU.jpg Deffo need a new radiator. Not much left of the olds one! https://i.imgur.com/PZmZebe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/8Gv...
by n1tr0_9
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

You don't fit a restrictor with the Klinger headgasket, either the original restrictor as fitted to the M and early T series (the picture Dave put up) or the micro-bore copper pipe modification. The whole idea with the Klinger is that the hole is smaller, which acts as the restrictor, but then allo...
by n1tr0_9
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

basically if you fit the restirctor, how does that work with a head gasket with a tiny hole already? do you have to drill it out?
by n1tr0_9
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

ill try and find it
by n1tr0_9
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Has anyone got a link to the copper pipe mod? As I found an old thread but all the photo links were down and the text didn’t make sense.
by n1tr0_9
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 27667

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

no they were deffo at the back. Apparently late cars like mine didn't have the restrictor, its built into the head gasket. I'm replacing it with a klinger steel gasket which also has the restrictor built into it. Fingers crossed it wont leak!