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by mercedade
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 270
Views: 48661

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

That's great, cheers Scott. I'm on the hunt.

No joy at my local MG factors - they've turned into a Moss, so they only really do 'historic' MGs, sadly.
by mercedade
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder

I think I'm correct in saying that the only genuinely critical element that needs to match up is the number of hydraulic connections, and the bore size of the master cylinder. Everything else could theoretically be adapted (eg connection threads, reservoir locations). Doesn't answer your question th...
by mercedade
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 270
Views: 48661

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Yeah, cheers Dave. I'm already scouring the net for SJC10007.

There's an MG specialist not too far from me, so I'm planning on dropping in on Thurs and seeing what they know.
by mercedade
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 270
Views: 48661

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Unbelievable. Just been out for the weekly shop, took the Vitesse to see if I could still hear a knock. Gave up knock hunting when the brake pedal started sinking to the floor when waiting at a junction! It's too wet, cold and dark to do any serious looking for a few days, but obviously I suspect ma...
by mercedade
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 225
Views: 51402

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Interesting re: the powersteering from dead-ahead. My Vitesse is similar. It had a new PS pump last year, and I am hyper sensitive to any issues with it as it was the old steering pump that ultimately killed my headgasket (the powersteering pump drives the water pump via a drive key on the rear, whi...
by mercedade
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Road legal
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Road legal

Ha! Nice.
by mercedade
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Road legal
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Road legal

Excellent work! Get yourself a manual boost controller once you've got a few miles under your belt and ironed out any wrinkles - it massively improves driveability in the real world.
by mercedade
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Drop link
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Drop link

When you say the imperial measurement is important, that relates to the cut length of the crush tube, right? The ID/OD measurements were metric - 12mm and 16mm, so a 2mm wall?
by mercedade
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Drop link
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Drop link

Cheers Dave, read that thread and meant to inspect mine. Will have to be a brave man one day soon.
by mercedade
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Drop link
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Drop link

I've already grabbed a couple of pairs :) Figured whilst you're proving yours and seeing how they pan out, it's not going to do any harm getting some in stock. I actually replaced mine about 2 weeks ago, but it's not got rid of my clonk. As a result, I'm investigating Powerflex purple bushes seeing ...
by mercedade
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Drop link
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Drop link

Aha Gordon! I did think it was you, but couldn't for the life of me remember your username.

PM-ed already

Thanks
by mercedade
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Your's Rover 800 key ring
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: Your's Rover 800 key ring

Image

I think this is the keyring fob from my original Vitesse, replacing an identical but broken one that came with my current car.
by mercedade
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Drop link
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Drop link

I actually bought a pair of those ones you linked to above yesterday, but that doesn't mean I won't be interested in some PU version, as I'm not confident they'll last a long time :)
by mercedade
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Front brake hoses
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Front brake hoses

HI Dave,

I'm pretty sure the one you've linked as right hose above is actually a rear hose!

I think I've found one on ebay, but I would rather have bought a matched pair tbh.
by mercedade
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Front brake hoses
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Front brake hoses

Are front brake hoses handed? I'm looking at Rimmers because I need a right front (or at least, I think I might - I'm getting some random binding, but the pads move freely, as does the caliper on the slide pins), and they seem to list different numbers for LH and RH. Can't work out why though. If I'...