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by itcaptainslow
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 7
Views: 34

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

Other than the straights I'd say it's spot on I have options for the wheels once the bigger MG front brakes come off. They spoil the brake pedal feel too :D Definitely-Vi wheels look great on the R3! I found the pedal travel with the larger ZR160 brakes is longer when I installed them on the Street...
by itcaptainslow
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 7
Views: 34

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

That car was for sale some years ago having been off the road for a while, seeing these pictures reminds me. I went to look at it when it was up for sale, but it wasn’t for me.

Great to see it’s still around!
by itcaptainslow
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020

1. GTiJohn
2. Hammond (if the 400 is fixed in time, if not I'll come in the MGF!)
3. Cromp85 (220 GSi)
4. Nigel B
5. Colonel Mustard
6. Paul_1978
7. Montegoman
8. Itcaptainslow
by itcaptainslow
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which head gasket to use
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Which head gasket to use

961tat wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Put a blank in the old housing and use a PRT .

https://ibb.co/myh4jVb
Or that-forgot about those!
by itcaptainslow
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Recommended Products or Services
Topic: An amazing colour restorer (plastic, metal etc...)
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: An amazing colour restorer (plastic, metal etc...)

961tat wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:51 pm
We should forward this post up to autoglym :laughing2 :laughing2
They’re literally five minutes around the corner from me in Letchworth, maybe I should pop round with my iPad to stage a sit in protest?
by itcaptainslow
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which head gasket to use
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Which head gasket to use

Thanks to everyone for their comments,I’m going to order the elastomer gasket dmgrs sell one which is supposedly better than the rover original so fingers crossed.As I’ve got the head removed I thought it would be a good idea to change the thermostat does anyone have a suggestion as to the best one...
by itcaptainslow
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Recommended Products or Services
Topic: An amazing colour restorer (plastic, metal etc...)
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: An amazing colour restorer (plastic, metal etc...)

GTiJohn wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Autoglym bumper gel has been the choice so far after (far from) exhaustive comparative testing on a test bumper at the Resto show a few years ago. It lasts well too.

Please keep us updated on how this one lasts :D
They’ve changed the formula of it so now it isn’t as good :(
by itcaptainslow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which head gasket to use
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Which head gasket to use

1234dist wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:36 pm
I would use an oe elastomer gasket on that.
This, definitely.
by itcaptainslow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Low mileage 214SEI
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Low mileage 214SEI

As promised, a few underside pictures. It’s beautifully original-next step is to get the calipers painted. https://i.ibb.co/Bf64LbX/301717-FF-5-D0-B-4110-9-E43-946318515638.jpg https://i.ibb.co/tb896JS/03-B19032-5634-4520-8299-A8770875-F868.jpg https://i.ibb.co/ncxfqLB/D40-D541-A-772-D-4-DBF-9-E19-2...
by itcaptainslow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Low mileage 214SEI
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Low mileage 214SEI

A couple of updates...! The 214 has been living a typically cosseted life over the past couple of months, tucked away under a cover in my “prime” garage. I’ve done a bit of underside detailing, pictures in a post below. I hit a pothole in my daily drive a couple of weeks back on the A1-thanks to the...
by itcaptainslow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March

As we emailed I’m happy to offer up my 200 BRM as a “restored” example should it be needed-I can always detail the engine bay and underside! :D Happy to also do bits like a brake strip & clean on it. Also happy to help out on the stand and talk general Rover-ness to scare the public away. :angel Alt...
by itcaptainslow
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gearbox advice 220 turbo
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Gearbox advice 220 turbo

Ta for compliments and advice. ..and already contacted MG John, no reply yet, he hasn't seen message yet in fact (FB messenger)...any other way to contact him!? Try a PM on one of the forums he frequents if you can find some recent posts by him? I know he’s not on PistonHeads anymore, he did use mg...
by itcaptainslow
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gearbox advice 220 turbo
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Gearbox advice 220 turbo

Google around and look for a chap called MG John-quite well known on the MG Rover scene, I’m sure he’s rebuilt a PG1 with LSD from a 620ti. He’s a very knowledgable, friendly chap who is always willing to chat and give advice. :)
by itcaptainslow
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Strange electrical fault...!
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Strange electrical fault...!

That’s my plan-I’ve checked the earth on the front panel; this and the earth cable have zero resistance. By the looks of the wiring diagram this one is the most relevant to the alternator, but for the sake of 20 minutes I’m going to remove the headlamps and check the earth points below those, too. ...
by itcaptainslow
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Strange electrical fault...!
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Strange electrical fault...!

One thing confusing me here........you said that you were able to restart the engine, but it would cut out when the dipped beams were switched on. If the alternator had failed to put enough charge in the battery to keep the engine running, there would definitely not have been enough charge to run t...