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by mercedade
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 88
Views: 4077

Re: Fastback's cars.

Fantastic news Mark! Well done
by mercedade
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 196
Views: 27882

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

James (n1tr0_9 on here) managed to get a new a/c condenser for my Vitesse a couple of years ago. Think it came from Germany, so worth dropping him a line.
by mercedade
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 411
Views: 82087

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Amazing looking work there. Well done
by mercedade
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 259
Views: 28481

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Thanks Dave - if I get good weather on a convenient day, i'll take a look
by mercedade
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 259
Views: 28481

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

I seem to have a huge amount of play in my wiper linkage. My drivers wiper will manage to both go off the screen on its upswing, and bash into the passenger wiper arm at the bottom of the downswing.

Any common refurb tips?
by mercedade
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 259
Views: 28481

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

The luck of living in the North West! Piston and Rotor garage in Bury did the aircon. £35 regas isn't that hard to track down round these parts, but a garage prepared to do annoying jobs like fit a compressor on a £40 labour rate is worth its weight in gold!
by mercedade
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 259
Views: 28481

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

If I'm honest, it's hard to say. I did it with the dash out which made refitting significantly easier. There's plenty of space to undo the through bolt and the nut - but before you pull it through completely, I'd double check that you can get a spanner up to hold the nut in place (i think 15mm from ...
by mercedade
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 196
Views: 27882

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

Take a look at my thread. The hole on the clutch pedal which accepts the through bolt and clevis pin for connecting the pedal to the master cylinder piston is supposed to have a plastic bush in it. However, almost none of them do any more. If you look at the Rimmers website, there's no sign of it ei...
by mercedade
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe
Replies: 196
Views: 27882

Re: Thunderbird 2, The Green Machine & Turbo Coupe

How does the actual pedal feel? They are incredibly susceptible to wear/movement, and it can only take less than 1mm of play at the pedal end to translate to a barely usable clutch. I also noted you said you bled, then fitted, then bled again. It's entirely possible to introduce air when fitting - I...
by mercedade
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.
Replies: 176
Views: 66003

Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Incredible transformation. Well done!
by mercedade
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 88
Views: 4077

Re: Fastback's cars.

Massive congratulations! It's a great feeling.

One thing I wasn't prepared for was the now permanent state of nerves every time the rain gets up. I know i stopped the leaks getting in, but how can I be sure it will last forever? And how long will they take to show... :)
by mercedade
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Fastback and Saloon sills now in production
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Fastback and Saloon sills now in production

Fantastic news - I had a set from the first batch, and they were spot on.

Sadly, probably essential at some point.
by mercedade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 88
Views: 4077

Re: Fastback's cars.

Looks very familiar!
by mercedade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Turbo Coupe
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: Turbo Coupe

You'd get that for £2k, no problem.

You could get black grill then as well! ;)
by mercedade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 88
Views: 4077

Re: Fastback's cars.

I couldn't say how concerning surface rust should be - if the inside of the car has been damp for a while, I'd expect some surfaces to pick up some flashing. I had a worry because the steering column support bar had a coating of rust, but in the end it was just surface rust and not terminal corrosio...