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by montegoman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue
Replies: 43
Views: 372

Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

This might just be the highest-mileage R8 around :clapping
See the July 2019 edition of The Viking for the highest mileage 214 we know of, also a G reg.

You can't beat those early K series...
by montegoman
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: H reg Rover 416gsi front subframe wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: H reg Rover 416gsi front subframe wanted

The engine mounts are in different locations because the Honda engine is mounted 180 degrees different to the Rover engines.
by montegoman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Would this qualify for club membership?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Would this qualify for club membership?

They are good mowers, Australian I believe...
by montegoman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: New magazine adverts launched
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: New magazine adverts launched

It's a photographic interpretation of BRG! There is a reason why so many of the adverts were of cars in Flame Red and later in Nightfire, they photograph well.
by montegoman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The 214 SEi returns......and joins the 618is
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: The 214 SEi returns......and joins the 618is

The 618iS and iL were run out models.
by montegoman
Fri May 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 216 16v se cabriolet
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: 216 16v se cabriolet

Owning two early K series, I agree!
by montegoman
Thu May 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: A bit of TLC with Turtle Wax Black in a Flash
Replies: 21
Views: 1442

Re: A bit of TLC with Turtle Wax Black in a Flash

The rear suspension and consequently the fuel tank, spare wheel well and exhaust are all different on an R3. (25). The suspension was simplified to accommodate everything within the shorter rear overhang and shorter wheelbase. (The simpler suspension was also cheaper to build, had less to go wrong a...
by montegoman
Sat May 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Hello everyone!

Yes, the Advantage. All the looks of the MG but without the performance! And hideous white lattice wheels as well. A neighbour of mine had the Maestro 1.6 Advantage. Somehow the body coloured "Austin" grille never looked quite right on either the Advantage or the 1.3 Special. A version of the MG EFi...
by montegoman
Sun May 10, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: New R8 3DR rear quater (Portugese seller)
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: New R8 3DR rear quater (Portugese seller)

The RH refers to right hand side or to us near side. The rear quarter panel wouldn't be any different between right hand drive and left hand drive.
by montegoman
Sun May 10, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Matthew Williamson (designer) Rover 25
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Matthew Williamson (designer) Rover 25

I have a press photo of it somewhere. It was just a marketing exercise, as in all advertising is good advertising, but I agree with you, it is hideous!
by montegoman
Wed May 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Headlining
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Headlining

There is a great article by Jonathan Living on how to change the headlining on an R8 in the current edition of The Viking.
by montegoman
Sat May 02, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Battery Drained By Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Battery Drained By Radio

How about the boot light? It would be easy to eliminate by simply taking the bulb out.
by montegoman
Fri May 01, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Ignition light stays on
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Ignition light stays on

No, Jonathan is referring to the MFU that controls the ignition barrel light and the interior light delay is often available for around £15 on e bay!
by montegoman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 200 wedge seats
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Rover 200 wedge seats

The cabriolet, coupe and Tourer were updated in June 96 to incorporate the R3 200 dash. The 1.6 Honda engine was replaced by the K series and various trim and spec changes took place. This was because the R8 200 3 & 5 Dr hatch and the R8 400 4 dr saloon had ceased production in 1995 to be replaced b...
by montegoman
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Cabriolet
Topic: Rover 216 Cabriolet (1998) car cover
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Rover 216 Cabriolet (1998) car cover

I have indoor covers from Hamilton's on my cars. They are good quality and fit well.