Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

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Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby Alucard7002 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:34 pm

Hi all.

Yes I'm breaking the Vitesse. No it wasn't by choice.

It blew up on me on the way to Blackpool this weekend as you know, that bodge I did on Saturday only lasted 40 miles before the engine blew all of it's oil out past the cam cover gaskets. :shock:

Turbo oil seal went on the compressor side, engine ate vast quantities of oil and probably bits of turbo.

Preliminary inspection by our very own Scooby Dave via borescope confirmed pistons met valves on #1, #2&#3 are melted slightly, #4 is full of oil. The cam timing has also jumped a tooth.

The curse of the NOJ registration strikes again :evil:

So, who wants what?

I have a list of bits I'm keeping or have already been spoken for.

Best thing to do is email me at d.a.cosic@gmail.com as forum notifications are broken again


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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby deano » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:49 pm

I thought all MK2 Vittesse had Recaro seats
(except the coupes)

and 17 inch alloys :?
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby Alucard7002 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:30 pm

Yes they did. This one had the recaros removed by previous owner. I actually was the chap who bought them off him!

The 17" wheels that were on this car were painted black (badly) and all slightly bent. I sold them ages ago.
Dušan

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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby CHR15E » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:30 am

TBH I think you did well to keep it alive for as long as you did. I told Mike a long time ago it wanted scrapping. :D
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby mercedade » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:19 am

I remember that car - as Chris says, surprised it got back on the road at all!

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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby Alucard7002 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:14 am

The thing is the rusty bits are not actually that bad!

I could have easily fixed them and sledgehammer'd the nearside lower wishbones straight easily enough. (The car has clearly been crashed sideways into a kerb as both wheels on the left hand side have ~1 degree of positive camber)

I tried my best to keep this old girl on the road. The only thing that was stopping me was finding a new or good second hand brake servo!
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby scoobyh123 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 pm

The boroscope findings were today confirmed when Dusan decapitated the beast. The wings are good though as is the front bumper and many other parts. :wink: :D
Cheers,
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby Nuts4my827 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:26 am

Dont forget to take out all the ECU's, Ignition Key Coil, and fobs to keep as a matched set ;)
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby rovercoup » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:53 pm

deano wrote:I thought all MK2 Vittesse had Recaro seats
(except the coupes)

and 17 inch alloys :?


They did unless you opted for the Lux pack which gave you the full leather from the Sterling
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby re5rotary » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:48 am

Hi what condition is the rear parcel tray in please? regards Terry

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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby deano » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:34 pm

I might need a boot (fastback) rubber seal ,
Mine had a slight leak from it , :?
so ive sealed it in place with silicone , but haven't tested it against the hose yet or rain
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby Alucard7002 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:52 am

re5rotary wrote:Hi what condition is the rear parcel tray in please? regards Terry


I'll grab a photo for you when I'm next up there pulling bits off.

It's perfectly serviceable but it's starting to fail where the strings attach and on one side of the hinge.
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby Alucard7002 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:53 am

deano wrote:I might need a boot (fastback) rubber seal ,
Mine had a slight leak from it , :?
so ive sealed it in place with silicone , but haven't tested it against the hose yet or rain


The boot seal on this one if FUBAR I'm afraid mate, Scooby Dave did manage to source a seal for a saloon from another make of car. He might know where to source one suitable for a Fastback.
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby scoobyh123 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:43 pm

Alucard7002 wrote:
deano wrote:I might need a boot (fastback) rubber seal ,
Mine had a slight leak from it , :?
so ive sealed it in place with silicone , but haven't tested it against the hose yet or rain


The boot seal on this one if FUBAR I'm afraid mate, Scooby Dave did manage to source a seal for a saloon from another make of car. He might know where to source one suitable for a Fastback.


I thought the seal was FUBAR but wasn't sure so didn't say anything. However i do know of a new, genuine fastback boot seal that might be had at a bargain price. Dick (Caxton820coupe) bought one from Rimmers recently in the hope it would fit his Coupé but the profiles are totally different so as far as i know Dean, he still has it. Might be worth a PM to ask :

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4242

Failing that i matched mine to a Cortina profile (and pointed Dick in the right direction for his Coupé boot seal) which is near identical to the OE seal except for the skirt that hangs down to hold the boot trim in place - allegedly! Measure how much you need before even thinking of buying any, it's bigger than you think! Took just under 4m on each of mine :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-Cortina- ... 2749.l2649

This is all the different seals they do :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw ... l&_sacat=0

Don't forget when you measure the seal lips, "bubble section" etc that the bubble bit will be squashed and/or shrunk over time so go for the next nearest size up from what you have. It will squash down anyway and give you a better seal. You'll also need to re-adjust how the tailgate shuts afterwards as well. :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Postby deano » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:23 pm

Cheers , ill keep that in mind when I know how mine is holding up.
Hopefully I should be ok.

Btw... what's FUBAR ?
1993 Rover 827 SLI Fastback Mk2
1999 Rover 825 Sterling Saloon Mk2 (HGF)
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