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Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by DJScoots » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:56 am

Hi everyone,

I don't know why as I've always loved and owned my MG's I suddenly find myself with a Rover! No MG badge! Must be an age thing :D

Anyway I've bought myself an old 'F' plate 827 Vitesse Fastback with the 2.7 Honda engine. I always liked the look of the fastback and now I have one. She needs a bit of TLC but i'll get there with the help of a few of you on the forums

Hopefully i'll get to meet up with some of you at the shows planned for 2016

Cheers

Chris

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by vito » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:04 pm

Welcome Chris, stick some pictures up
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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by DJScoots » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:12 pm

Hopefully these links work:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2sushthipb6b ... 0.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bbloma0vp3ypp ... 4.jpg?dl=0

She needs a bit of TLC but nothing too major. Interior is fine. Rolling project :)

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by vito » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:51 pm

There ya go, looks nice, was this the one on eBay last week ?

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by SJG » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:20 pm

Welcome to the forum
Rover Vitesse Coupe - 1997

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:00 pm

Welcome aboard Chris! Talking of shows, you're in the right place for the BLMC/BL National show in august - just down the road from you at Ferry Meadows! :wink: :D

Sure i saw your car on ebay recently, in Essex i think it was? Nice looking beastie and good to see another 827 Vitesse safe from the scrapyard!
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:18 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Looks in pretty good nick at first sight! Enjoy it!
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1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by Slamm » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:23 pm

Welcome Chris, that doesn't look exactly as it left the factory(like some others on here :wink: )
Mk2 Vitesse Fastback

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by tonewheeldude » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:09 pm

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Welcome to the forum

That is a stunning car! Unusually for aftermarket rims they look great. Fastbacks have always been my favourit design shape for the 800 and series 1 in Silver or Black is just perfect, they have a huge amount of road presence. I am a Coupe owner now mainly because I could not resist having a Diesel Coupe, But have owned three Fastbacks over the years.

Is that a wood rim steering wheel?

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by DJScoots » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:36 pm

Hi Lads,

thanks for the warm welcome. Sorry for the late reply I was trying to log into the forum using my email instead of username, doh!

Yes it's the one from Ebay in Essex, Brentwood to be exact. It's been stood for a little while so i've got it booked in for a bit of TLC at BB motors in Corby who specialise in MG/Rover this week.

The full stainless exhaust makes it sound awesome and whilst not heart stopping the performance is ok (I do have a 320BHP Chrysler 300c aswell!), It has Pipercross induction kit too.

I think there are some usual issues with it, the coolant expansion tank seems to leak from the cap, think this may just be a cap (please not the head gasket!!!) but I also now have the warning light on for coolant on the dash even though i've topped it up over the weekend.

I'll definitely be taking it to a few shows next year and our local MG/Rover groups will be seeing her next weekend :D

regards all

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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by traineefarmer » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:57 pm

The expansion tanks are a real common cause of issues, your leak could well be from a crack in the tank itself. And I've found new replacement caps are so badly made they are almost service items. You'll have to do something REALLY nasty to a honda V6 to blow a gasket or anything else really.
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Re: Hi, new owner in Peterborough

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:12 pm

A Volvo 16psi cap is a straight swap for the expansion tank cap and in fact, the Volvo expansion tank conversion is well worth doing. You can buy new pattern Volvo expansion tanks for about £20 and either use the Rover cap on them or buy a pattern Volvo or Rover cap for a few quid. The tanks are very prone to cracking as Tom rightly pionts out hence the Volvo tank being used instead. I've had one on my Sterling for something like 6 or 7 years or more now, maybe closer to 8 years with no problems at all. You need to extend the hoses and make a bracket but other than that it's a straight swap.

About the same time as i did mine, a guy called Paul Kenny in Australia did the same thing on his 827. He did a write up on the internet before i did though but his worked fine at least until he sold his car (he had health problems i belive and had to either downsize his fleet or give up driving) so if it works fine in Australias heat, you shouldn't have any problems here!
There's a sticky thread about alternative expansion tanks if you have a look in the tech section.
Cheers,
Dave


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'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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