800 Pre Launch pictures from Car magazine Oct 1985

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800 Pre Launch pictures from Car magazine Oct 1985

Post by CHR15E » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:35 pm

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Post by Richard Moss » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:40 pm

I love this article - it's fascinating to see what they got right and wrong.
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Post by Russell820i » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:14 pm

What an amazing find. Fabulous article. 8)

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Post by BlueRover » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:49 pm

Look at the engine pic, truly an O-Series development hack. Note the oil filler/breather pipe and the cam driven belt at the back. I wonder where that went to ?
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Post by scoobyh123 » Sat May 24, 2014 12:12 am

BlueRover wrote:Look at the engine pic, truly an O-Series development hack. Note the oil filler/breather pipe and the cam driven belt at the back. I wonder where that went to ?
The power steering pump of all things! My first 800 (D859 SGO) had exactly that arrangement and the pulleys keyway had "morphed" into the hole for the bolt so it no longer drove positively, resulting in little or no power assistance. A scrapyard wanted to charge me £25 for a replacement, Rover wanted slightly less but were out of stock then a chance meeting in a pub one night with the owner of a different scrapyard gained me a replacement pulley for a couple of pints. Bargain!
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Post by Richard Moss » Sat May 24, 2014 10:24 am

scoobyh123 wrote: A scrapyard wanted to charge me £25 for a replacement, Rover wanted slightly less but were out of stock then a chance meeting in a pub one night with the owner of a different scrapyard gained me a replacement pulley for a couple of pints. Bargain!
2 pints in Dubai isn't far off that price anyway!
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Re: 800 Pre Launch pictures from Car magazine Oct 1985

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat May 24, 2014 1:55 pm

Back in 1998 2 pints were well under a fiver so i was quite pleased! :D
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