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midnite
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Re: Club expansion survey

Post by midnite » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:24 pm

wow, these look great, although for 820 owners they should read engineering in a basic form.

can i have one then
fleet now includes
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: Club expansion survey

Post by rovercoup » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 pm

midnite wrote:wow, these look great, although for 820 owners they should read engineering in a basic form.

can i have one then
Just so long as your not including us turbo boys :lol:
Rover 827 Vitesse Fastback Mk1 89 (HNR)
Rover 827 Sterling saloon 90 auto (LMZ)
Rover 820 Coupe sport 94 (PMF)
Rover 827 Sterling Saloon 95 auto (COF)
Rover 820 Vitesse Fastback 98 (COQ)
Rover 25 2.0TD 01 (HFH)
Rover 45 1.6 SE 05 (LEF)
MGTF 135 02 (JFV)

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Re: Club expansion survey

Post by dollysprint » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:07 pm

You can as soon as they are ready and you send the appropriate coinage to the Club, I'll let everyone know when they are in stock.

Dave
1998 L/R Freelander 1.8 50th Edition 5dr
1990 Sterling Saloon 2.7 Auto black over storm
1993 Coupe 2.7 auto white gold 1
2005 Rover 45 GSi TD Sonic Blue-destroyed by a wanker
1999 L/R Freelander Di 50th Edition 3 dr

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traineefarmer
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Re: Club expansion survey

Post by traineefarmer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:19 am

rovercoup wrote:
midnite wrote:wow, these look great, although for 820 owners they should read engineering in a basic form.

can i have one then
Just so long as your not including us turbo boys :lol:
Oh come on, the T-turbo is about as complex as a sledgehammer! :lol:
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'03 XC90 D5

midnite
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Re: Club expansion survey

Post by midnite » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:53 pm

ha haaa
fleet now includes
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: Club expansion survey

Post by dollysprint » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:03 pm

Its strange how perceptions change and what was once thought as complicated has become simplicity itself.
1988 me and dad walk into the local Rover dealer for me to see if I could afford the nearly launched Maestro Mayfair 1.3. I was driving a 1.3HL Allegro 3 at the time.The engines, A+'s looked almost identical. nothing scary there then. Dad was rather taken with a Montego Vanden Plas EFi, the fuel injected O series looking a little more intimidating although most of it looked recognisable it did seem space age compared to his Pinto engined Cortina. We then looked at a 820mpi M series, well I can see a distributor cap and a coil but what looked like 2 heads and all that plumbing and the spark plugs were nowhere to be seen, a new age had dawned. Looking under the bonnet of the newly launched 827 Fastback actually made my father swear and me close the bonnet and head straight back to the Mayfair looking the puppies privates in white over hurricane.
No deposit was paid that day although a year later I placed an order for my Maestro, and dad would commit to a Montego GSi, Roverised as the Austin named died, 800's did seem complicated cars though in 1988.

Dave
1998 L/R Freelander 1.8 50th Edition 5dr
1990 Sterling Saloon 2.7 Auto black over storm
1993 Coupe 2.7 auto white gold 1
2005 Rover 45 GSi TD Sonic Blue-destroyed by a wanker
1999 L/R Freelander Di 50th Edition 3 dr

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Re: Club expansion survey

Post by traineefarmer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:24 pm

A friend of mine who is a skilled engineer and mechanic is terrified of carburetors, yet is quite happy to build a from-scratch efi manifold and set it all up with megasquirt and a laptop.

I suppose when you think of it, between the two systems, carbs are the more archaic and complex component compared to fuel injection, once you take the software and electronics out of the equation.

It all depends on what you grew up with I guess.
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'03 XC90 D5

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