Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by CHR15E » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:19 pm

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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:26 pm

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

Btw... what's FUBAR ?
It's an American acronym that has passed into our version of English and it means :

F**ked
Up
Beyond
All
Repair

On a more useful note, i went round and had a look at the seal on the fastback. What's on it is remarkably similar to this :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Exposed ... Sw5dNWq3vx

Whether that's original or someone has changed it to that in the past i don't know but it appears to be doing its job except for the fact it's not worth saving. :wink: :D
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by Fastback » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:04 pm

A couple of long shots here...

Front ABS units ( :lol: , as if), my Vitesse Lux, on it's first road test in 4 plus years, they decided to fail, previously no sign of issues.
Little return breather pipe from air filter box, mine's missing.
Anything that makes my fan work :shock: . Cannot understand why my fan doesn't cut in, I'll open a thread for help please.

I thought the 'R' stood for 'Recognition'.
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by traineefarmer » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:31 am

Fastback wrote:I thought the 'R' stood for 'Recognition'.
This is what I always thought too.
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:45 am

Do you mean the ABS sensors Mark? Have you tried cleaning them?

Replied to your fan thread with an idea or two, i think the "R" in FUBAR might be "flexible" depending on whether the item in question is just unrepairable or damaged beyond recognition such as the case of an F-14 that dropped out of the sky some time back into a farmers field and became a giant BBQ not far from here. :wink: :D
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by midnite » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:17 pm

cheers dave for seeing this, i didn't see the ad at all, is the rear anti roll bar still available .
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89 827 sterling auto saloon grey dead and gone
90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:38 pm

The rear ARB is still firmly attached Matt and the front one is still attached at the "D" brackets - it will need new D bushes though which i think are still available from Rimmers.

Best bet is message Dusan to see if they're still available, think he put his email on the first page of this thread.

The bars look to be in pretty good condition from what i've seen of them though. :wink: :D
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by Alucard7002 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:42 pm

Rear ARB is available, as is the front one.

Next stage of Vulturing the Vitesse should see the rear suspension stripped down and the last of the oily bits recovered.

After that I'm leaving it to Steve and Dave to pull the interior out and strip the rest of the shell ready for scrapman.
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Re: Breaking 1997 Vitesse Fastback

Post by midnite » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:14 pm

dusan, il put my name on the rear arb mate, just as long as its defo a 21mm. cheers
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90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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