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by Vulgalour
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1994 Rover 414Sli
Replies: 452
Views: 31534

Re: 1994 Rover 414Sli

Well, it's gone. My housemate has taken it on. I've not used it for the last three months and not wanted to because I've had the Princess to pootle about in. It's no fault of the Rover, it's a very good car and I don't regret my time with it at all, but we definitely got to a point where we needed t...
by Vulgalour
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Old Lady
Replies: 55
Views: 3827

Re: The Old Lady

Yes. One of the inner chrome bits is a fog (red bulb), the other is the reverse. It works really well.

Here's a cold start video. Okay so it wasn't Big Coat cold, but there was snow, so it's close enough.

https://youtu.be/GC7HB4ufcIM
by Vulgalour
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1994 Rover 414Sli
Replies: 452
Views: 31534

Re: 1994 Rover 414Sli

I've been doing a lot of thinking since I put the Rover up for sale a few weeks ago and have come to the conclusion that I'd definitely regret selling it. My heart wasn't really in selling it, I just thought I was being a grown up and rationalising the fleet until I looked at the costs and found tha...
by Vulgalour
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Old Lady
Replies: 55
Views: 3827

Re: The Old Lady

Yup! A few bits to attend to before the MoT next month and it'll be in action alongside the Princess. Now just to wait for the Rover to sell so I can crack on with Stuff. I'm definitely going to miss the Rover when it's gone but I'm very glad I owned it for a few years, definitely a car that's left ...
by Vulgalour
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are your Plans and Projects for 2019 ??
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: What are your Plans and Projects for 2019 ??

I'll be sorting the leak when I get it home, which Mike and I will be doing tomorrow with a flatbed truck. It needs a few bits and bobs, as is to be expected. It's the Rover's replacement, because buying a broken Citroen with five minutes MoT is the best option when you've got a totally reliable car...
by Vulgalour
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Old Lady
Replies: 55
Views: 3827

Re: The Old Lady

Another big update for you then, since I've been lax updating here. After the failure of the condenser, I bought and fitted an Accuspark Stealth electronic ignition kit. Really good instructions, very easy to fit. http://img.retro-rides.org/i/v/vulgalour/0a12754df0ee.jpg Since fitting this, my urban...
by Vulgalour
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: What's it worth (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: What's it worth (sorry)

I haven't done many miles in the Rover since starting the experiment. http://img.retro-rides.org/i/v/vulgalour/2c1a07f7bdb2.jpg Three miles. I've done three miles since starting the experiment five weeks ago and those were to go and get some fuel in it. So the end of week five I took the Rover on a ...
by Vulgalour
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Old Lady
Replies: 55
Views: 3827

Re: The Old Lady

Rear screen refitted with Mk1 stainless trim rather than the Mk2 plastic insert. Difficult to fit the trim too, I can see why they switched to the plastic stuff later. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1904/30403954967_e5e68ece5f_b.jpg New rear lights are nice and bright. 1964 Galaxie, if you wonder wh...
by Vulgalour
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Old Lady
Replies: 55
Views: 3827

Re: The Old Lady

A lot has happened since the last update. After the trip to the seaside* I fitted my spare second-hand timing belt tensioner pulley. It too is a bit noisey but nowhere near as bad as the one it replaces. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/937/29060690277_1ebb4846ed_b.jpg Been spotted several times and p...
by Vulgalour
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: What's it worth (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: What's it worth (sorry)

I probably would. I still regret being forced to sell my Mk2 Polo and while opportunities have come along over the years to buy another Mk2 Polo, it wouldn't be *my* Mk2 Polo, if that makes any sense. I know if I sell the Rover I'll have the same problem, it's too much mine, and any other R8 just wo...
by Vulgalour
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: What's it worth (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: What's it worth (sorry)

For the first time since starting the experiment I took the Rover out today on a maintenance scamper. I want to make sure the battery and brakes stay in reasonable shape and needed to put some fuel in since it was on fumes. I was surprised that I didn't actually enjoy it. For the first time in my ow...
by Vulgalour
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: What's it worth (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: What's it worth (sorry)

25th of November is the starting date for an experiment. Given how little the Rover is actually worth and how much of a ballache it's going to be to sell, I have to be sure that it's the right decision if it does come to that. Also, if I'm going to rely on the Princess as my only car then it needs t...
by Vulgalour
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: What's it worth (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: What's it worth (sorry)

I reckon we'll be stuck together for a little while longer yet, so don't worry. Not been a lot to report on the Rover really, about the most exciting thing I've done recently is fit the bit of trim that goes between the door and the rear seat on one side. I'll keep tinkering with it and improving it...
by Vulgalour
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: What's it worth (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: What's it worth (sorry)

I'm not in a rush and I agree, the eBay answer is the most accurate. It's a terrible time of year to sell and I can afford to wait, so I will. I'm only going to sell if one of the two vehicles I've picked out as the replacement come along and that's going to take a while too, because I'm being incre...