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by CHR15E
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

It's doing 13 average, it doesn't seem to improve much/if any on a run either. My 6.2L V8 Ford F150 Raptor (400+bhp) does at least that much :) I'll get round to a thread on it some time..... http://i.postimg.cc/bJdjF7cb/20190811-122535.jpg Seems I need to move? How is it the yanks and whoever else...
by CHR15E
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 210
Views: 32017

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Going on personal experience from many repeated attempts in several cars a manual 827 (driven properly) is quicker than an auto off the line, especially as it gets to the end of second gear into third. Not lots, a car length or two maybe but definitely quicker in my opinion. Granted there's opportun...
by CHR15E
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

I've just been in contact with the dealer in the US that I had the rear ARB from. He's suggesting I upgrade the shocks before the ARB. I'm with you, there's published figures that say there's not much in it for the standard front bars. One hollow, one solid. The uprated one does make a difference bu...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

The rear ARB I've fitted has definitely helped but not enough. I've been told the front ARB is hollow so that can't be helping? I don't have the inclination to do it myself. I'd want an underslung tank ideally, assuming that's doable on a WJ. My mate had an XJ like that with a smaller petrol tank. W...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 210
Views: 32017

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

He can't be an expert on everything I guess, know what you mean though. Off the top of my head he mentioned a 60/40 rear seat in the 800. Which at that age it wouldn't be. I'm sure something else stood out as well but can't remember now. Not sure why you'd compare a manual with an auto? My dad had a...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 210
Views: 32017

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Hard for me to say as I've never driven an SD1. He has his tastes as do we all? For me I would need to test comparable cars. So probably a twin plenum Vitesse SD1 and a MK1 827 Vitesse? Both with manual boxes for me. My dad always told me I wouldn't like an SD1 as they felt old compared to an 800.
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

It's too jiggly, not sure springs can help that? It's coils all round, it's just old school tech and will never be like anything modern. I think driving our Astra has distorted my view of it as well. Spoilt by having a new car makes a 17 year old car feel very old. Even worse with the Jeep being old...
by CHR15E
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 210
Views: 32017

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

I watched it earlier, pros and cons of both cars it has to be said.
by CHR15E
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

Interesting, I may take another look at a front one then.

Aside fuel consumption, the ride is the one thing that really let's it down day to day.
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

New plan, the Corsa has gone. 'er indoors decided she didn't like it after using it for work. So we've sold it.

Now trying to find another Astra. :roll:
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.
Replies: 123
Views: 26806

Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

The SD1s were indeed an excellent car Chris, i'd love another but finding one in good condition in the UK is firstly a lottery and secondly, if you do, you'd need a lottery win to buy it! Once upon a time you couldn't give them away though! Like a lot of cars I guess. He had 3, all V8s. He then put...
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.
Replies: 123
Views: 26806

Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

I keep looking at SD1s, my dad had a few when I was a kid.

Maybe one day. :)
by CHR15E
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Coupé Spares - free to good home!
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Coupé Spares - free to good home!

To an extent that's always been the case with these cars I'm afraid Charles.

Believe me if you'd seen the stuff I let go you'd have been a lot more upset. I think aside a few people 800s are destined to end up very rare cars indeed.
by CHR15E
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 530

Re: 800 Owners Club

Sounds like you're on a bit of a downer? Specifically thinking about your cars, trying to look after multiple cars is hard work. Even worse with older stuff. Personally I would pick the most important one to you and concentrate on that. I've been there before, one good car will make you happier than...
by CHR15E
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Limo For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Limo For Sale

I had 2 R registered 827s a few years back.

There's a black limo on Facebook at the minute.

It does make me get slightly nostalgic for limo I owned. No use to me now though and other cars on my wish list above another. But never say never. :)