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by thamestyres
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: ricky's rover sterling
Replies: 150
Views: 48875

Re: ricky's rover sterling

it would appear that my sterling is up for sale again, he has gone back to oz and left it with my brother to sell if anyone is interested let me know and i will pass on his number to you... regards ricky 07884358800
by thamestyres
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise
Replies: 51
Views: 23959

Re: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise

that's one of the reasons there are not many about would have been a high tax car... the turrets are now made up and have tried the air suspension out the rear goes up fairly quick but takes ages to come down, it must have some sort of restrictor in there somewhere... the front well it doesn't appea...
by thamestyres
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: new car... not what you would expect
Replies: 0
Views: 1477

new car... not what you would expect

I have just purchased a merc e220 estate blue thingy.... it is a sixteen plate has nearly 200k and was £7.5k which I think is very cheap.. I have till now found no fault at all except the servicing, it has been regularly serviced being a chauffeur car, but doesn't appear to have had a gearbox servic...
by thamestyres
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise
Replies: 51
Views: 23959

Re: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise

not shrunk either the wheel base is very similar just taller and smaller cab area
by thamestyres
Wed May 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise
Replies: 51
Views: 23959

Re: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise

I hope so otherwise all that work will be for nothing... the idea is it will be a good cruiser with a good turn off speed, very much like the jag, but I think it will be about 3-400 kg lighter than the xj6 that everything came from, just better... lol..... any car show that I want to go to will let ...
by thamestyres
Tue May 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise
Replies: 51
Views: 23959

Re: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise

it is air suspension proper jag on the rear and shitreon on the front at the moment but have more work to do on the front might have to change them.. have been strengthening the rear suspension today... still waiting for more metal, so I can build the tops of the shox..
by thamestyres
Sun May 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise
Replies: 51
Views: 23959

Re: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise

have fitted the jag axle still got the shocks to do, waiting for metal again,,,
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it seems never ending but at least I can see things getting done... and hello SJG I am still alive and kicking
by thamestyres
Sun May 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise
Replies: 51
Views: 23959

Re: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise

I have got the wings which compared to mine are mint, inner and outer all one piece and a couple of light repairs and they are good.. in the lockdown I have been doing lots of welding and grinding and some more grinding and its grinding my nerves... lol the rear of the car is mostly stable now still...
by thamestyres
Sun May 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: the "mad maestro"
Replies: 67
Views: 32837

Re: the "mad maestro"

well I was wrong although the thrust bearing was very noisy it did not cure the issue, the lesson: when you have taken the gearbox off always check the clutch properly... the issue was the spline teeth in the centre of the clutch plate had stripped on one of the plates.. the cause of this was one of...
by thamestyres
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise
Replies: 51
Views: 23959

Re: 1935 morris 18/6.. resto/update/modernise

I have spent probably the equivalent of at least a week rebuilding the wing on the n/s and it still needs more work, I was asking for some info/pics for the front where the wing joins the grill sort of area, and I get offered 2 front wings nervously I said how much? and to my surprise he said £50......
by thamestyres
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: the "mad maestro"
Replies: 67
Views: 32837

Re: the "mad maestro"

so its in the garage stripped and confirmed it is the thrust bearing is very noisy and not seized, is mostly back together and will be sorted for the mot while its here.. if all goes well it will be at pol in april… regards ricky
by thamestyres
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: the "mad maestro"
Replies: 67
Views: 32837

Re: the "mad maestro"

have now taken a slight chance and ordered the thrust bearing should arrive on Tuesday will then get it fitted, and hopefully will go to pol in it, with an eye to selling it..
by thamestyres
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: sterling sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Re: sterling sold

the 807, but I have 2 at the moment, one to sell when it's sorted, but can now sort the maestro and reduce the credit card bill so all good.. regards ricky
by thamestyres
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: the "mad maestro"
Replies: 67
Views: 32837

Re: the "mad maestro"

the morris is very slow because of all the other cars around me but have finally finished mounting the front subframe, the n/s front wing is happily reunited with it's inner self, been trying to get some of the other morris 18 owners to take some pictures of the wing connection so I can see how it m...
by thamestyres
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: the "mad maestro"
Replies: 67
Views: 32837

Re: the "mad maestro"

I have found a new supplier of the clutch in bridgewater of all places, so will probably order the bearing while the money from the sterling is burning a hole in my pocket, then just have to get it sorted.. regards ricky