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by CHR15E
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 3923

Re: Jeep talk

Too new for me i'm afraid Chris, not that i've got the room or spare funds for it at the moment anyway! You could try putting a For Sale post on : http://www.birtydastards.com/frm/ Good luck with the sale anyway. :wink: :D Too new? Firmly set in the past then? I like older stuff but also like new t...
by CHR15E
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Jeep talk
Replies: 53
Views: 3923

Re: Jeep talk

Anyone want to buy a Jeep? :)

After a lot of thought I've decided I'm going to sell it.

Whether I replace it depends on work, Brexit and other factors are making it a difficult time at the moment.
by CHR15E
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 51897

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

I'm not an axle stand fan personally, just don't trust them if anything moved.

My favourite trick was to jack up the car and put old wheels (preferably steels) flat on the floor under the wheels on the car.


Or even just blocks of wood like this.

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by CHR15E
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Lancaster insurance
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: Lancaster insurance

I've just done a couple of quotes for comparison. It does seem to be an expensive car to insure. Are you running the coupe as a main car now? No other cars on the road? Early 90s stuff is cheap through Lancaster but only as a second or more car. I had quotes of £4-500 as a main car and £250 as a sec...
by CHR15E
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 51897

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Has the housing been off before?

Be careful with the bolts if not.
by CHR15E
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Original Rover radio/stereo
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Original Rover radio/stereo

Just goes to show I sold up too early. :roll: :lol:

I remember struggling to sell several complete setups of headunit, changer and cable for £40 a few years ago. How times change.

Incidentally the seller shows up as being in Mansfield which is the next town to me. Small world.
by CHR15E
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Coupe Drivers side Switchpack
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Coupe Drivers side Switchpack

I'm sure someone said a while back that the normal 4/5 door switch packs will work in a coupe if you're struggling to find one?

The rear switches are just blanked off in a coupe.
by CHR15E
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: My old Nightfire Red Coupe is still on Google street view in 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: My old Nightfire Red Coupe is still on Google street view in 2019.

I've noticed an oddball on street view for my house. I live on a corner and it seems my road was updated on street view more recently than the crescent that loops off it. This is the view if you look from the crescent on street view. I estimate this to be from 2009 or 10. I'd have to have a proper t...
by CHR15E
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Lancaster insurance
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: Lancaster insurance

This is on hold for the time being with having bought the Corsa.

Though that could change if I sell the Jeep.
by CHR15E
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3068

Re: Another car on the drive

Now the Corsa is here there's no need for me to investigate further. If it's not being used much as before I can accept it's faults.

I've only used it once since getting back from York last week.

See how long it lasts before something ruins this plan.
by CHR15E
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3068

Re: Another car on the drive

Definitely built for wafting then if it had no ARB at all.

It's a live axle with coil springs.
by CHR15E
Fri May 31, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3068

Re: Another car on the drive

The guys in the know say while the ride can be improved it will never be like a car with independent suspension. I've decided I'm not chasing it and spending to get nowhere. Then ultimately resenting it. Been there before. The route to work is impossible to improve without doing a huge detour of an ...
by CHR15E
Fri May 31, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3068

Re: Another car on the drive

It's made a massive difference but it's still not a truly pleasant experience driving it on the undulating back roads I need to use for work. Road holding at speed is far better than before. Much above 70 and you could start to feel the car becoming unstable. Up to *** ish and it's now exactly as yo...
by CHR15E
Fri May 31, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3068

Re: Another car on the drive

Something like that, till I change my mind again anyway. :D
by CHR15E
Thu May 30, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 3068

Another car on the drive

After lots of thinking and changing my mind we've picked up this. https://i.postimg.cc/p9V4h8gR/IMG-20190529-153531.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/w3RPm9by/IMG-20190529-153600.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0Mb4Zvk4/IMG-20190529-153608.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hfxHHKLW/IMG-20190529-153617.jpg https://i.postimg....