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by Richard Moss
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

CHR15E wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:09 am

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.....

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by Richard Moss
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 530

Re: 800 Owners Club

This whole business with owners clubs is unsatisfactory and unhelpful to the owners themselves. It reminds me a bit of the Ford Granda owners clubs schisms which have lead to multiple splinter clubs being set up, some of them seemingly tiny and cliquey . If the original 800 club has embraced the Leg...
by Richard Moss
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Another car on the drive

Back to the Jeep - it's worth remembering that the front ARB can make a big difference to how the rear behaves. The well regarded Ron Hopkinson MGB handling kit added a rear ARB (one was fitted as standard on the coil-sprung front end but not the leaf-sprung live rear axle) and it transformed the ca...
by Richard Moss
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.
Replies: 123
Views: 26815

Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Beautiful car, Marc. I would love one of those
by Richard Moss
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 2188

Re: Jeep talk

Too RHD for me. It's a nice looking vehicle, though
by Richard Moss
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 interior
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Mk2 interior

I've wondered for a long time how good a domestic 3D printer will be for car parts etc, do they have the size capabilities to make something big, are they able to print the item quick enough to make it durable and several other questions. Size obviously affects price but a mate of mine out here in ...
by Richard Moss
Sat May 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Lancaster insurance
Replies: 24
Views: 681

Re: Lancaster insurance

Any hints?
by Richard Moss
Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Lancaster insurance
Replies: 24
Views: 681

Re: Lancaster insurance

They are generally well regard and backed by the MG Owner's Club. I use them for my MGC, very good on price.
by Richard Moss
Fri May 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 2188

Re: Jeep talk

Not as bad as it could have been - but still more than I paid for my daughter's immaculate, low mileage 2002 Rover 25 (175 quid) :) The engine bay looks like new and the underneath is almost as good https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7814/46565464005_6277f055b0_k.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7800/...
by Richard Moss
Fri May 10, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 2188

Re: Jeep talk

CHR15E wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:11 pm
I've ordered a heavy duty rear ARB from the US, I'm hoping that makes a difference. Then I'll decide whether anything else needs changing.
Dare I ask how much?
by Richard Moss
Wed May 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 2188

Re: Jeep talk

I never did anything special on the WJ. I bought it with a 2" lift already fitted (spacers) and practically every rubber bush totally shot. New bushes, mostly poly bushes, helped.

ARB bushes and drop links always seem to be Jeep weak spots
by Richard Moss
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 2188

Re: Jeep talk

A lot depends upon the type pf transfer box fitted. XJ had a NP231 - selectable 2wd/4wd with 4wd only usable off road. Later models may have had the NP249 (see below) Many lower spec ZJs will have been fitted with with NP242 (selectable 2wd/4wd which also includes a "full time" 4wd option for road u...
by Richard Moss
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Spray paint
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Spray paint

Do you have any local automotive paint suppliers? There's 2 local to me and they would mix it there and then to match the code. I believe there's some online ones but I have no experience of any to recommend. The grey is called storm grey from memory. For the black I always used satin black. As Chr...
by Richard Moss
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 89
Views: 3769

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

If the head has been skimmed, I wonder if it has been reassembled with the valve clearances too tight - leading to the valves not closing properly, leading to low compression. Low compression = less oxygen in the cylinder but if the injectors are still squirting in the normal amount of fuel, this co...
by Richard Moss
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Exhaust front pipe and flexi MK1 sterling
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: Exhaust front pipe and flexi MK1 sterling

Websites like Car Builder Solutions (https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/) who specialise in providing parts for kit car builders can supply things like flexi pipes in various sizes - I put one on my MGC's stainless exhaust. https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/flexible-exhaust-tubing As for th...