Rover vitesse wanted

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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by Trev boy » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:20 am

It's actually a modified 6.0 v12. Just about all the car was upgraded by last owner.Im only responsible for the spray job and graphics.
Check it out on you tube under TWR 6.0 V12
Dam I miss that car

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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:53 am

Trev boy wrote:It's actually a modified 6.0 v12. Just about all the car was upgraded by last owner.Im only responsible for the spray job and graphics.
Check it out on you tube under TWR 6.0 V12
Dam I miss that car
That would be this one then :

https://youtu.be/BwSsy0yF7AU

I did wonder if it was a 6.0, on that reg they were just about available i think?
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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by Trev boy » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:13 pm

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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by Trev boy » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:16 pm

Superb at last Ive done my first download
So here it is.Not to much to do to it apart from getting the abs light to go out before the mot comes around.Im a bit stuck with that one,or can it still pass the mot anyway

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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by neo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:47 pm

More than likely to be an abs wheel sensor there is a sticky on here that explains how to test nice looking vitty enjoy.
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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:05 pm

There is a dodge with a 1200 ohm resistor if it's a wheel sensor although new ones are only £30 on ebay for the fronts. Back ones are harder to find though but don't often go thankfully.
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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by CHR15E » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:48 pm

I put money on that the bracket holding the sensor is the problem.

So if you do buy a new one make sure the bracket is with it and/or make sure yours is ok if have to refit it in it.
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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:08 pm

CHR15E wrote:I put money on that the bracket holding the sensor is the problem.

So if you do buy a new one make sure the bracket is with it and/or make sure yours is ok if have to refit it in it.
You're probably right Chris. The new ones don't come with brackets and it's best to phone the seller as they are in fact for 400 models and there's something odd about the handing on them. But they fit and work and are brand new.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371033272993? ... EBIDX%3AIT

The other bonus of phoning up is you can pay by card over the phone and negotiate a discount for buying two without going through ebay - no sellers or Paypal fees for Best of British (the seller) to pay so you get a bit of a saving too. :wink: :D

What i did was using various tools including a drill, blow torch and die grinder/polisher was to remove the old sensor by brute force and enlarge the sensor hole in the bracket very slightly and polish it to a high finish :

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I then smeared Vaseline round the body of the sensor to prevent water getting between it and the bracket and fitted it. So far so good! :wink: :D
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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:48 pm

Wow! What a great looking car! Looks like a minter!
Congratulations and many safe miles!
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Re: Rover vitesse wanted

Post by Trev boy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:21 pm

This might be a shock to a few but my mk1 vitesse will be for sale SOON but not yet.Im still enjoying owning it and driving it but the time will come when the abs light is fixed and I'm ready to move on to pastures new.Im thinking of doing another xjs race car so will need the space one.Im just letting the word spread first so if someone is thinking of a mk1 vitesse they won't miss out.Its a wonderful example and has been very well cared for in its life.Sorry it won't be cheap at around £2800 but if I fail to fix the abs light the price is more flexable

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