Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby TDHFastback » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:18 pm

You've worked really hard on this Richard and I bet shes pleased as punch with her little Rover.

I hope she goes on to stick with British cars as she grows older, as we need young people to maintain an interest in BL/Austin Rover.
Does she like 800's?

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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby Richard Moss » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:25 pm

She does indeed, but she likes my MGC GT more.
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby MG Mal » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:26 pm

Richard Moss wrote:She does indeed, but she likes my MGC GT more.



So do I 8)

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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby Richard Moss » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:31 pm

Getting the MG back up to scratch is the next project.
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby rovercoup » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:57 pm

Superb work and effort gone into bringing the metro up to standard for you girl Richard you are truly a man of many talents which is clear from the photos. Lovely looking car and one that should now last a lot longer.
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby Richard Moss » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:15 am

As always, I'm never entirely happy - there are a couple of roughly-done welding patches up front which will need re-doing. But overall, I'm pleased with how it turned out. The low mileage helps, just 24,000 now.
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby Richard Moss » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:52 pm

I can't believe how long it's been since the last update on this. Mainly, I guess, because there's been very little go wrong - in fact, nothing. This cracking little car passes MOTs first time and eats up the miles.

I have fitted some red seat belts from an MG Metro and some red seat covers (at the owner's request). Other than tnat, just routine servicing.

It's brilliant :)
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby CHR15E » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:14 am

It doesn't have much on it that can break I guess? :D
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby traineefarmer » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:15 pm

CHR15E wrote:It doesn't have much on it that can break I guess? :D


A K series engine?
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby Richard Moss » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:01 pm

The 8V K series is a real gem of an engine, and unlike the 1.6 and 1.8 is pretty robust. It's quite sporty to drive, too
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby CHR15E » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:22 am

My brother had a 1.4 GTa years back that he enjoyed a lot.

It developed an odd squeak on the front end which he never cured though.

He wanted a GTi but everyone we looked at back then was very rusty.
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Re: Rover 100 Knightsbridge (1996)

Postby thamestyres » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:19 pm

I think all k series get a bad press for no reason.. other than rover trying to save money with cheap parts... when the good gaskets are fitted properly, issue solved... regards ricky
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