Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by SEGUBJO » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:15 pm

Where is the rust?
Look forward to see the car after your polish.
I will collect the grey 827 on April 12 and then have a go at the cambelt and Brake master cylinder.Hope this will get the car running and hopefully MOT:ed. On the other hand, the car has been standing for 5 years so there may be surprises

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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:18 pm

Manalishi wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Gave it a wash yesterday. It’s sad to see the rust and as spotted the front wings are really faded. Typical red car! I have a double headed polish machine so the plan is to have a go in the near future.

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I can't see any rust either Henrik?
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by Manalishi » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:05 pm

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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by Manalishi » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:37 pm

Finally...
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by SEGUBJO » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:02 pm

Nice!

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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:19 pm

The snow has finally gone!

I see what you mean about the rust - it's what we call here a "20-pacer". In other words it looks great at a distances of 20 paces away but when you get closer you see the rust.

Most of that isn't a problem i'm sure, bit round the sills needs welding obviously but the rest i expect you can sort easily enough?
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by Manalishi » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:58 pm

Actually Dave I don't think welding is necessary, it's just a matter of sandblasting, filler and paint. But I'm not sure I care about the hazzle... And I know the guy above you (Gunnar) is going to take good care of it once it returns to him. ;)

But what a nice car it is. I really don't like red cars but the 800 looks so fantastic in flame red. And with those 17s on! But I have to admit, I went to the garage today where my Coupe stands and that is really a different beast. Such a beautiful and classic car the coupe is! And the paint on that one is so excellent, smooth, shiny, perfect. But for this season it will be kept indoors awaiting gearbox, clutch and cv-joint swapping.
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:51 pm

You're right about the Coupé Henrik, it's a definite classic shape!

I see what you're saying about letting Gunnar play with the body, saves you a bit of grief and elbow grease! :lol:

The welding was possibly on the ends of the sills where the wheel arch joins the sill - i may be over-critical but without seeing it in the flesh/metal it's tricky to say one way or the other. :wink: :D
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by Manalishi » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:01 pm

Yes the sill, it looks somewhat worse than it is in real life Dave, It's a big chip of paint which makes the sill/arch-joint look like it's been separated. If I scrape that off, the metal underneath is merely covered in some Norwegian Chrome. ;) Solid as rock! (Jesting) Actually the worst part is the front right wing which could need some welding, but not being structural I wont bother. Filler and fibreglass will do.
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by Manalishi » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:37 am

Some polishing later. Pics are a few pre and a few post polishing. With a machine it’s only a matter of a 10min job!




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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:46 am

Very nice Henrik! It's amazing what a bit of polish will do, especially on a "fugitive" colour like red! :wink: :D
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by Manalishi » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:52 am

So today the red Vitesse sport went back to Gunnar. A bit sad but necessary.
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Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe 180bhp -93 (Italy)
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Lexus GS450h -13
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by n1tr0_9 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:32 pm

For a few jobs? Or permanently?

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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by Manalishi » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 pm

No permanently. I actually bought the car from Gunnar for pennies and as the clutch failed I didnt want to spend the money or effort as I rather spend that on my coupe. But I swapped the car back to Gunnar for two front seats, a Torsen B gearbox, a turbo with half the miles from mine and some more small bits and bobs. So now my coupe is in order with ”new” gearbox, clutch and a better interior. So back to owning ”only” five cars! :D
Henrik
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Re: Manalishis red Vitesse Sport

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:35 pm

Must be a day of mixed feelings Henrik - i'm sure Gunnar will sort out the red cars foibles though - more threads on here no doubt! :wink: :D
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