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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:34 pm

Short answer Scott is i don't know. I do know the Chinese changed a few things and looking on RImmers it appears that from 2000 onwards, there was a new design master cylinder that superseded the SJC10007 which was shared with ABS versions of the 800 (except KV6) models.

The LE 500 being 5 years later is almost certainly not compatible. It might be and i might be wrong but i wouldn't want to risk it. :wink: :D
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:32 pm

Just visited TB2 in the Garage. He is having to borrow a pressure bleeder to get it bled. Not just me then!

Master cylinder fitted (change reservoir over) and new rear discs and pads. Just bleeding then MOT.

One of his customers saw the car on the ramp and declared that "These Rover 800s are worth a lot of money now."
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:41 pm

Pressure bleeding is virtually the only way Scott! :wink: :D
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:58 pm

Second hand MGTF one did fit but the seals are also shot! Sending that one back and the replacement I ordered that "Fits Rover 800 2.0 1998 - Doesn't!!
It is the same (externally) as my MGTF, so I am trying to get either a seal kit or another Master Cylinder for an MGTF.
SJC1007 seems to be NLA but it is very similar to many Land Rover Discovery ones... Wonder if one of them would fit?
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:09 pm

I don't think the Disco one is suitable Scott, different mounting angles for a start. Granted you may be able to swap the reservoir but i think the Disco in question was much later with a different ABS system - if i'm right you might find it doesn't work when it needs to most.
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:03 pm

TB2: Another MGTF master cylinder has now arrived, been fitted and given the seal of approval (!).
MOT time now.
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:19 pm

scotty2 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:03 pm
TB2: Another MGTF master cylinder has now arrived, been fitted and given the seal of approval (!).
MOT time now.
Seal of approval :

https://youtu.be/J53UK_bul5Y

:wink: :P :lol:

Good luck with the MoT Scott, let us know how it goes! :wink: :D
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:49 pm

MOT now passed on TB2. Now the boot lock...
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:24 pm

Congrats on the pass Scott! :mrgreen:

I'm still waiting to get mine back, the garage is shut at present due to lockdown! :roll: :(
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by Lodein » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:43 am

Good news

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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by Fastback » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:39 am

Always good to keep them going.

Sorry, I may have missed it, but whats wrong with the lock?
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by scotty2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:43 am

Boot won't shut. Makes the correct noise when the button is pressed but no movement on the latch. At least it's stuck in an open position and not shut! I'll have to whip it out to have a look.
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Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Post by Fastback » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:50 am

There's nothing complicated in there and if the motor's working, I guess you'll be fine. Hopefully just needs a clean.

The key lock on the Vitesse won't turn, it's like it's from a different set. Embarrassingly, I can't get the lock out to look at it :oops:. I'll need to look again because if my remote release fails, I'm in trouble.
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