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by crepello
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Chassis Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Chassis Numbers

The letters part is certainly defined, in the Rover WSMs for a start.
by crepello
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

Presumably, because nobody has suggested it yet, there isn't a member with the same or compatible CD changer who could meet up for a temporary diagnostic swap-in?
by crepello
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rev counter pointer
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Rev counter pointer

I had occasion to 'clock' mine about 20 years ago to compensate for the estimated 50 miles I'd driven with a broken lower speedo cable.
I don't recall there was any need to separate the transparent screen. I think the entire instrument block withdrew from the back.
by crepello
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

Could the 'Mode' button switch be faulty?
by crepello
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 216 GTi DOHC in Hertfordshire getting...slowly...better
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: 216 GTi DOHC in Hertfordshire getting...slowly...better

I can see a couple of bodywork easy wins to charge up your mojo - a dent man to look at the osf wing, and a bottle of Autoglym Bumper Gel.
by crepello
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend

This is definitely a case of the heart ruling the head when it comes to making a decision about going ahead with the repair🤣 I'm in that place with mine, moreso because they are lower-spec examples. BTW, the doors will lift off the hinge pins once opened past a certain angle. Preserves alignment wh...
by crepello
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

'NK' leapt off the pic at me. A 'local' reg. So good to have another member in Herts!
Hope you have good luck with it.
by crepello
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Bubble turbo
Replies: 27
Views: 285

Re: Bubble turbo

N1tr0_9 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:27 pm
crepello wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Roland sounds like a man the Club should get friendly with!
Yeah im sure he is. He advertises on ebay. He also makes repair panels for the tailgate hinges.
Now that's something my 214 is in need of! Do you have a link/eBay username, or other contact details please?
by crepello
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Bubble turbo
Replies: 27
Views: 285

Re: Bubble turbo

I have bought new repair panels from a chap called Roland who has worked his whole career in the automotive sector for major manufacturers but in his spare time and for a hobby he make small runs or repair panels for cars that he like. Lucky for me he has a rover 200 brm, so has made new sill secti...
by crepello
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Peak District Run N-S from Holmfirth
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: Peak District Run N-S from Holmfirth

RoverRevival wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:14 am
I have plenty of car park spaces and will have plenty of space on the inside.
Is there a faded "AVRO" sign on the building?
by crepello
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 1987 Rover 216S Scrappage Scheme Victim/Rescue?
Replies: 43
Views: 1592

Re: 1987 Rover 216S Scrappage Scheme Victim/Rescue?

Can't begrudge a Mazda dealer getting a bit of positive publicity out of this, in exchange for their enlightened pro-activity. They're now a (small) chapter in the car's history whenever it gets a chance to be shown. I could see the handover to the Club becoming a mini-feature in their local newspap...
by crepello
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cabby hood qtr deck retaining piece
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Cabby hood qtr deck retaining piece

XPart have started offering stainless variants of certain coolant pipes.
Perhaps they could be steered towards a similar solution for these Cabby parts?
by crepello
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 420GSI tourer mini restoration
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

Quite an encouraging story, this. A welcome contrast to the usual stories (on FaceBook especially) of decent cars being taken on the opposite trajectory.

Did you basically drill out the existing spot welds and then plug weld at those locations on reassembly?
by crepello
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: How do you replace the clutch cable on 214?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: How do you replace the clutch cable on 214?

It's a bit of a mystery to me how the self adjuster works, given the relative strengths of the spring in the cable and the clutch. However. Connecting/disconnecting the cable at the gearbox end is not too hard, it's a matter of pulling sufficient of the inner cable forward against the self-adjust sp...
by crepello
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Two Queries
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Two Queries

Regarding locks.
Link rods do sometimes find a way to disengage, though they usually have a plastic clip to keep their ends in place. Maybe a clip became brittle with age and fractured.
Do both the inside and outside handles both fail to open the door latch?