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by Dorchester
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: What kind of alloys are they?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: What kind of alloys are they?

This style were standard on me boys 45 Expression, until he upgraded to 17's :laughing2 .... That's my boy :clapping I'd better to stick on 15". Suspension is harsh on 17". I love my comfort and do take care of my backbone. But each on their own... and your boy isn't as old as I am, even I don't co...
by Dorchester
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: What kind of alloys are they?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: What kind of alloys are they?

I guess John! :laughing2
BTW I've found elsewhere on the flea bay that they may be called '5 Vision Spoke Alloy' with Part# RRC106034.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-200-25 ... 2629229118
£60 for one! Oops! :blushing
by Dorchester
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: What kind of alloys are they?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: What kind of alloys are they?

Incidentally the nice seller found that her tyres were... 12 years old hence she is selling now the alloy lot for... 30€ or £27 ! :o No necessity to say that I've bought them... even they are 600 km or 370 mls far from home ! But my younger son will be kind to get them on my behalf because he lives ...
by Dorchester
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: What kind of alloys are they?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: What kind of alloys are they?

Thank a lot !
I'm bewildered by your knowledge on the matter @montegoman ! :o :clapping
by Dorchester
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: What kind of alloys are they?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

What kind of alloys are they?

Hello chaps. I've got a good opportunity to get 4 alloys with good tyres (Starfire 185/55/R15 82V) for a very fair price 80€ the lot (£70)... nearly a steal! I'm told by the seller they come from a 214 SI mk 3. But which is the name of that alloy? And which models was it fitted to exactly? Directly ...
by Dorchester
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Part Supply Survey for Rover cars
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Part Supply Survey for Rover cars

You do still have Theo Isaak, at Lemix Automotive Parts . We in the UK have the reciprocal problem where residual stocks are on the EU side of the Channel. I've got a suspicion that our aftermarket repair panels are all imported, so will be going up in price, possibly as I type! But his website loo...
by Dorchester
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock absorber or... ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Shock absorber or... ?

Dampers have a lot of work to do so a new set after 20 years is likely to be noticed :D I'll see if I can find any reference to Orange springs but don't hold your breath... Alternatively, if anyone else with a Cabby wants to look under their wheel arches :wink3 If dampers were the genuine ones, the...
by Dorchester
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock absorber or... ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Shock absorber or... ?

Hello John! Good news: old springs weren't yet in the bin and here they are with the colour of the stripe which appears rather orange-y. But why from orange I got pink & grey ones, I haven't the faintest clue... Anyone? https://www.mg-rover.org/attachments/img_14781-jpg.136244/ BTW after 22km (14mls...
by Dorchester
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Part Supply Survey for Rover cars
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Part Supply Survey for Rover cars

Completed for my 3 Rovers.
If only I could have a taste of those cookies that were shown in the end! :laughing2
by Dorchester
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 200 eletric windows dont work
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Rover 200 eletric windows dont work

Both the electric windows in my 25 1.4 failed a few years ago, not simultaneously but same year nevertheless. Each time the lifting motor within the door trim was the culprit. I bought on Ebay 2 good used mechanisms and hey presto they were back on duty. Don't forget to lubricate everywhere needed i...
by Dorchester
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock absorber or... ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Shock absorber or... ?

Looking good :D What colour/s did your old spring have on them, if they were visible after all these years? Sorry Sir, they were damn muddy & mucky and I didn't make any effort to clean the old ones. I should have asked my good mechanic to put them aside to have a close look. I'll tell you my feeli...
by Dorchester
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock absorber or... ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Shock absorber or... ?

Just to illustrate my new front springs colour code:

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by Dorchester
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock absorber or... ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Shock absorber or... ?

I'll have a closer feel tomorrow while going & getting the St Valentine's day meal at a restaurant. Have fun tomorrow :D ... at a restaurant :mope Don't despair & don't be fooled: due to the awful disease you should never tell the name :evil , here in France as well restaurants are closed... but it...
by Dorchester
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock absorber or... ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Shock absorber or... ?

At last my springs arrived after a very long journey: 2 days only from Midlands to France (Lyon, then Toulouse), then a whole week pending waiting for French custom good will, then another week pending because French bureaucracy was requiring some missing papers (don't ask me which!) then nearly ano...
by Dorchester
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Shock absorber or... ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Shock absorber or... ?

Regarding a possible mismatch or a damper damaged, I'll know tomorrow when showing the car to my good reliable mechanic. About the type of springs required I asked for neither rough nor lowering ones And here is Ron answer: " Pink is usually MG ZR but do not worry when i am in work i have original e...