1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:50 pm

Excellent work on the steering wheel Marc! It's something i'm planning on my Sterling, it was originally beige but with age, wear and dirt isn't looking as nice as it used to.

Great transformation from grey to beige on yours and looks really good in your car! :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:11 pm

Thank you very much! I am sure you will het around to do yours. It is really satisfing. :)
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:28 pm

You're welcome Marc, as the old English expression goes, credit where credit is due!

Nothing to do with finances these days (although i suspect the origins of the phrase were in finance somewhere) but a phrase to indicate the praise/comments etc are deserved for a good job done.

I've just remembered, i have a later black steering wheel in the shed (i think) so i could fit that as a temporary measure and do the original wheel over the course of a few days.

Still got to do the other upper wishbone bushes (vast improvement on the drivers side one i've done) but i've been doing a few odd jobs on my Sterling recently, a replacement stereo (something i thought i'd never do but the old one got too problematical) and something i've wanted to do for a while, a custom radiator grille :

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Maybe not to everyones tastes but i like it and it fits with the theme i have in mind for the car.
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:47 pm

Thanks again. Very kind. Hey that grill does suit the car nicelly!
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 am

Thanks Marc, much appreciated! :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by mercedade » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:07 am

Looks alright that - BMW inspired, but horizontal.
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:09 pm

mercedade wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:07 am
Looks alright that - BMW inspired, but horizontal.
Thanks Adrian, no BMW inspiration at all though. More a case of horizontal slats giving a visually wider appearance than vertical slats and i can honestly say, it could be considered a Rover "parts bin special". :P :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:11 pm

New oil and oil filter for the Rover SD1. Also, the oil sensor was leaking so try to find a new one but no luck. I got lucky at a car parts store with a matching plug. So that leak is fixed now. :)
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New plug:
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Gave it a wash today as well. First wash of 2020:
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:37 pm

Very nice and good news on the plug for the sensor hole! :wink: :D
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