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by alviseven
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear door card fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Rear door card fabric

I used fir tree type fixers which already have a flush head and used a old external heated soldering iron to press the ends over to hold the units back on. I was pedantic and used white ones to match the orginals but once on they do not come off again. You can heat them direct with a gas bunson burn...
by alviseven
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Electric Window Switch Removal - Rear Door
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Electric Window Switch Removal - Rear Door

Rear door card is easy to remove but be careful with the screws up the outer edge running from the bottom of the door up to the rear latch. These are attached by white plastic blocks or in most cases no longer attached as they break on slamming - even when you know about this our kids still slam the...
by alviseven
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock seized?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Shock seized?

BIt the bullet and removed the NSF shock tonight as nothing showing elsewhere. Nothing stuck suspension all free etc - had to be shock to my mind. The car would not bounce on the NSF corner all others fine and made car virtually un driveable. Shock came out no issue - a modified extractor makes the ...
by alviseven
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock seized?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Shock seized?

Took car for MOT the other day as its not been on road since engine went in feb and no point in taxing at the moment so had not bothered MOt the car either. Car behaved fine to station but on way hope front end was very bouncy to NS. Car now has noreal easy bounce on the NS - push the suspension tur...
by alviseven
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Front exhaust section 1990 216 1.6 Honda DOHC
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Front exhaust section 1990 216 1.6 Honda DOHC

Have recently fitted a stainless manifold and front pipe from a honda d16 engine to my early 1990 Honda SOHC unit - can confirm that the manifold fits beautifully but the first front pipe obvious fitted the manifold but was not long enough to marry up with the standard rover steel exhaust system. In...
by alviseven
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear seat belt removal
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Rear seat belt removal

Cannot remember sorry - took it apart some years ago now. Have looked the the R8 5 doors we have and know the seats flip forward of course but the belt is a pain to get out as the rear trim around the hatch boot needs to come off to release the strap and never had to do this fortunately. Dont rememb...
by alviseven
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear seat belt removal
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Rear seat belt removal

Probably should have said bolted!
by alviseven
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear seat belt removal
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Rear seat belt removal

Bottom ends are screwed - possible torx screwed (cannot remember head but think it not hex) into floor and outer ones are likely to be very rusty if the scrap one I dismantled is anything to go by. Centre ones come out ok. Top belts I cannot remember as pretty certain I looked at them and decided th...
by alviseven
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Chassis Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Chassis Numbers

So why are both mine C when Pauls is B for 5 speed and RHD when both mine are the same? Or is a honda gearbox thing compared to rover engine/gearbox thing?

Both mine are CAD at the end A becuase they are early series but C??
by alviseven
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1995 216SLI - impulse purchase!
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: 1995 216SLI - impulse purchase!

Normal I pretty certain. The early cars do have lock both side but the later ones only drivers side. Ours are quite high bite point on both of our 216 D16 honda engines and have done clutch on one which was worn out at about 210K I think and other is starting to get that way about 200K ish. Howver t...
by alviseven
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 30 years of R8 on August 1st 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: 30 years of R8 on August 1st 2020

Gaydon used to have R8 number one but chose to sell it - after a period out in the wild it is now safely cared for by a well respected member of this forum/club
by alviseven
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: The Wife Will Go Mad
Replies: 19
Views: 4219

Re: The Wife Will Go Mad

I find that one or two cars appear easily. Three is a big jump but then they keep coming. Be careful. I got stuck at three then also of sudden I find myself at six or so and no trying not to break into double figures or I will be seriously sunk. I now have to classify some cars (such as chassis with...
by alviseven
Sun May 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine change phase 2 cat engine to phase 1 differences?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Engine change phase 2 cat engine to phase 1 differences?

I can report that he job is done and a success. More details will follow once I have the car properly back in use (lockdown does save you an awful lot of petrol - been driving twice in two months!) but at the moment can detect NO difference at all. Reused the original engine wiring loom, exhaust man...
by alviseven
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine change phase 2 cat engine to phase 1 differences?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Engine change phase 2 cat engine to phase 1 differences?

About to put a much lower mileage engine into one of my pair after it came home with a hole in heater hose, little water and after fixing burning oil which indicate to me that the head gasket has gone and the rings are cooked. As the engine has now done 255K and has never been completely leak free f...
by alviseven
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: strange noise on my Portuguese 3 door 1.6 honda engined GTI
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: strange noise on my Portuguese 3 door 1.6 honda engined GTI

The honda engines talk to you after several weeks too - the noise does not seem to use battery power particularly. The battery issue we had was fitting a new radio which whilst looked identical was a vauxhall one and uses the other polarity to say memory so was never actually off properly and used t...