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by GTiJohn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 200 R3 and Rover 25 Steering Racks
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Rover 200 R3 and Rover 25 Steering Racks

These pics might help R8 and R3 200 'valve-under' gear https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49963090742_c2bff69ca8_n.jpg R3 25 'valve-over' gear' https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49962816151_925615d528_n.jpg (Photo courtesy of Rimmer Bros) Looks like the lower UJ is in a different position to me s...
by GTiJohn
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: YouTube 'IDRIVEACLASSIC' video of the R8 200
Replies: 0
Views: 56

YouTube 'IDRIVEACLASSIC' video of the R8 200

Get yourself a cuppa as it's nearly 30 minutes long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JepWz90 ... 6IlzgD9NgQ

You might recognise some people :wink3

Nice plug for this club at c.25mins :clapping
by GTiJohn
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: NEW DATE: MGF Register 25th Anniversary Event 24/07/2021
Replies: 0
Views: 21

NEW DATE: MGF Register 25th Anniversary Event 24/07/2021

So 'MGF 25' becomes 'MGF26'! :laughing2 This was the 2020 event postponed to 24th July 2021 and is being organised by the MGF Register. We've be in touch with them about still running the 'Portfolio' 25th Anniversary at this event and have their initial approval to do so. We'll let you know the deta...
by GTiJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: 4 newly remastered Rover TV adverts premier 8pm 30/5/2020
Replies: 2
Views: 97

4 newly remastered Rover TV adverts premier 8pm 30/5/2020

Tonight we will premier 4 TV commercials for the Rover R8 on both our club Facebook page and our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Rover200400OC They are a set of cosy 'fireside chats' poking a little fun at people who hadn't bought a Rover 200. All feature the same actor, just dressed ...
by GTiJohn
Fri May 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 200 R3 and Rover 25 Steering Racks
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Rover 200 R3 and Rover 25 Steering Racks

They're quite different and not easily interchangable. The R3 uses basically the R8 steering rack which features an unusual, and therefore expensive to produce, 'valve under' design with a 'Positive Centre Feel' C-spring arrangement. The 25 rack design did away with the PCF feature and moved to a mo...
by GTiJohn
Wed May 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: CANCELLED! The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. 7th to 9th August 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2806

CANCELLED: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. 7th to 9th August 2020

Unsurprisingly the organisers have now cancelled the rearranged date in August.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery (its full name!) at the NEC is still planned for November and we expect to have a club stand.
by GTiJohn
Tue May 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: MGF Register 25th Anniversary Event - July 25th 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: MGF Register 25th Anniversary Event - July 25th 2020

This event has been cancelled - if a new event is arranged a new thread will be started
by GTiJohn
Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 420 GSi Turbo
Replies: 56
Views: 6086

Re: 420 GSi Turbo

Drizz wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Still got it! Mid rebuild at the mo :)
Excellent news!

If you get it on the road you'll increase the numbers by 33% :*laughs*
by GTiJohn
Sun May 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Coupe Rear Quarter repair panels group buy.
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Coupe Rear Quarter repair panels group buy.

Does anyone know if there is any news on the next batch of quarter panels and sills ? There was a post on the FB site a few weeks ago that got taken down, everything seems to have gone a bit quiet since then though. Best look here - https://forum.rover-coupe.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=34943&p=300217&h...
by GTiJohn
Sat May 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What is my car trying to tell me?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: What is my car trying to tell me?

I think I'd better do tonight's lottery as the fob battery is changed, the CDL locks and unlocks without chattering and the car has started twice, first time :laughing2
by GTiJohn
Fri May 22, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What is my car trying to tell me?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: What is my car trying to tell me?

How old is the fuel in the tank, John? And how much fuel is in there? If it is a few months old, it could already be past it's 'best before date'.....! Half a tank of new 'good stuff' so it's not gone off. If course the car cranked, started and ran fine yesterday without any throttle :laughing2 Tha...
by GTiJohn
Wed May 20, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What is my car trying to tell me?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

What is my car trying to tell me?

Both of these may be related to how much less use the car is getting in the last couple of months but it does get a run every few days... My R3 Vi has twice, when starting from cold (c.10degC ambient), cranked, fired then died. It did this a couple of times before I applied a little throttle then it...
by GTiJohn
Wed May 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: How many of our cars will survive?
Replies: 4
Views: 310

How many of our cars will survive?

You might find this interesting - https://www.aronline.co.uk/opinion/mg-r ... many-left/

The reasons for doing this analysis are are the beginning of the article.
by GTiJohn
Mon May 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 794

Re: Former 214SEi owner

itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Best colour for them (Charcoal) in my opinion!
Sold this 29,000miler for £300 a few of years ago - almost couldn't give it away :sad

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by GTiJohn
Sat May 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Hello everyone!

:welcome

We'll try and help find the car you're looking for. Cherry Red does look good in the sun but usually so it'll look great in Portugal.

It looks a bit too brown when in the shade imho - that might explain why it didn't sell well in the UK :laughing2