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scotty2
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Hello at Last!

Post by scotty2 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:49 pm

Had quite a bit of difficulty registering but it has now let me in!

I have two 800s. One will be known here as "The Green Machine" which is just about to emerge from a respray. The other is a 1997 saloon known as "Thunderbird 2" (saw it on the numberplate when washing it).

Green Machine has had a new windscreen, engine mount and clutch master (was a pig to bleed to get to work...), a fresh MOT and is just being resprayed. LPG is very good. Don't notice it.

TB2 has just failed MOT on CV boot and "emissions". I have been advised that it is the cat. Now all was running well until I had to do a few bump starts due to alternator issues (wasn't charging but had no warning light) but I'll try that first. It's had a low rumble from the belts since I bought it so will be getting a cambelt kit and water pump. It has just had an alternator. Is there a link on the site here to find part numbers as I have had a bit of difficulty getting the right bits? Power steering pump for non AC T16 for one.

Anyway Hello, and I hope to remain an 800 owner for some time.


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Re: Hello at Last!

Post by Manalishi » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi and welcome to the true fountain of knowledge on the R800!
Henrik
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Re: Hello at Last!

Post by zcar12 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:01 pm

Welcome Scotty2

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Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:01 pm

Welcome aboard Scotty! One of the L-series engines PAS pumps fits the T-series :

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14592

As for the green beastie, you've got a very good car there! You've fixed the major "problem" it had in as much as it was "cosmetically challenged", other than that a great car! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


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Re: Hello at Last!

Post by TomSaintJames » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:29 am

As other have said, welcome aboard! Glad the green beastie is doing well, I look forward to post-respary photo's. I do miss it now and then but had to sell at the time unfortunately.
I'm by no means a Saint, nor a James - but a Tom. My cars are:

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