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by Jewel 25
Tue May 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Another one saved
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Another one saved

Had you been a bit closer I would have been to have a look. You might recall me displaying interest last year when it was on FB. Glad it's gone to a good home. Craig
by Jewel 25
Tue May 26, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Another one saved
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Another one saved

Lovely car. Quite a few seem to be coming out the woodwork recently.
by Jewel 25
Sat May 16, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: How do they do it ?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

How do they do it ?

Just one I thought I'd share from my Rover brochure / literature box. I'm slowly collating road/grouo tests featuring Rover cars and placing them into portfolios. I've filled a 200 page portfolio on the R8 alone. The early version of this advert featured a duo-tone car. https://i.ibb.co/bFJQxtQ/IMG-...
by Jewel 25
Fri May 15, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover Group Marketing/Advertising 'find'
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Rover Group Marketing/Advertising 'find'

Absolutely brilliant stuff . Can't wait to see them . I love to read those little nuggets of insider information.
by Jewel 25
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: NEC Restoration Show 27-29th March 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: NEC Restoration Show 27-29th March 2020

Thank you for the reply. I will at joining this weekend and provide further details. Is there anymore information on the event ?
by Jewel 25
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: NEC Restoration Show 27-29th March 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: NEC Restoration Show 27-29th March 2020

Is this the where the club restores cars? I remember someone mentioning that my 45 would be an ideal candidate?

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by Jewel 25
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Dailying an R8 or 45
Replies: 23
Views: 3423

Re: Dailying an R8 or 45

Is there a list of soundproofing that was deleted or downgraded over the R8 lifespan - a bit like a R8 'project drive' list .
by Jewel 25
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Dailying an R8 or 45
Replies: 23
Views: 3423

Re: Dailying an R8 or 45

My 95 214 never had an underbonnet pad. Fitting it did make the engine seem a little smoother.
by Jewel 25
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Dailying an R8 or 45
Replies: 23
Views: 3423

Re: Dailying an R8 or 45

Utilise a R8 416Sli Tourer as my daily, average 9,000 per annum in this, average around 30mpg (so not the most economical). It has been used for a family holiday to Paris and over the past few weeks been back and forth between Birmingham and Fulham to facilitate daughters move to university. Can no...
by Jewel 25
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Sales recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: Sales recommendations

What is scrap value these days ?
by Jewel 25
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..

Yes , my 214 needed them at 50k and my 45 at around 70k. A hour or so labour a side.
by Jewel 25
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

Re: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .

Brilliant , insightful replies thank you. I remember my dad's early HHR 414 si on 14inch steels. It glided over terrible surfaces without any fuss from the suspension , everything felt like it was working in perfect harmony. His later 416 auto SLi did not ride as well. It was on a T plate , I did re...
by Jewel 25
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..

Thank you for the the replies. Is it the rear trailing arm bushes you are referring to Richard?
by Jewel 25
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .

How is the ride affected by the fitment of standard Rover alloy wheels such as Regals ?

Do you find the R8 a comfortable riding car ?
by Jewel 25
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

How well do they age? Corrosion , seals etc..

As I'm nearer the point of deciding my 45 is probably too far gone to be worth me spending £1000-15000 on bringing it back to road worthy condition , I'm starting to ponder about getting a R8 again. I sold my previous one nearly 10 years ago . As much as I adore the 45 , the R8 still represents Rove...