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by clayts450
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: AGM 2019 - October 27th Coventry transport Museum
Replies: 34
Views: 1507

Re: AGM 2019 - October 27th Coventry transport Museum

I'm going to try to drag the 214 down kicking and screaming if it kills me....or it....

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by clayts450
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rover Revivals Revival
Replies: 118
Views: 8647

Re: Rover Revivals Revival

Not a problem, just let me know when you are ready. 3 cars will be leaving site within the next few weeks so always looking to fill the space. Thanks Craig - will you be at the AGM ? Perhaps we can fix something up then. I might even dare to drive the 214 down for your honest opinion on just how br...
by clayts450
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rover Revivals Revival
Replies: 118
Views: 8647

Re: Rover Revivals Revival

I really must get my posterior in gear and arrange to drive up the 214 and 420 for you to play with ! I've got some time off coming up in November (w/c 5th I think) so maybe we can work something out ?
by clayts450
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Dailying an R8 or 45
Replies: 23
Views: 975

Re: Dailying an R8 or 45

My fleet (apart from the 214 which isn't covered) are all used for commuting, and they have their pros and cons. I think my favourite commuter wagon is the 420, although as noted above not exactly the most economical in urban drives. The ever present torque means it is the best for negotiating slow ...
by clayts450
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: R8 416SLi on Facebook 300ono Corby - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: R8 416SLi on Facebook 300ono Corby - SOLD

Thankfully I am aware of the new owner - no chance of this one being flipped ;)
by clayts450
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: R8 416SLi on Facebook 300ono Corby - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 179

R8 416SLi on Facebook 300ono Corby - SOLD

This looks a total bargain and comes with ticket till next Feb. Barely used in anger for the last few years

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 192402951/

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by clayts450
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th
Replies: 40
Views: 1517

Re: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th

If the weather was to be more clement I would have risked the little-driven 214 for this, but as it hates wet weather and often fails to start after downpours, looks like it'll be the 420 again. Avid weather watch now underway - I would like to bring the 214 if I'm honest as I could do with some tec...
by clayts450
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July
Replies: 28
Views: 1389

Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

J944EWP caught my eye as I wandered around - 420GSi with fog lights to boot, along with the leather interior - is that a club member's ?

Amazing amount of interest in my old 620 too, bizarrely.
by clayts450
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions

Thanks, much appreciated - I'll ping you a PM shortly.

It'll probably be a few weeks before I can come to yours (214 being willing of course !) as I'm booked up for the next two weeks with work, parts collections for various members of my fleet and the Festival of the Unexceptional !
by clayts450
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions

Yup, NIL. The tester said to me 'yeah, it's just squeaked past'. I asked him what the readings were and he smiled and showed me. HCs were 29 so it was definitely working. I suppose when you combine new barely used cat, 15 litres of petrol, a bottle of Cataclean and an Italian tune up it is entirely ...
by clayts450
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions

Gotta pass this morning, well happy.

So, new cat, bottle of Cataclean, Italian tune up, testing station ready and waiting with the exhaust probe.

Emissions this time ?

Fast idle CO NIL
Natural idle CO NIL

Bingo bango :)
by clayts450
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: 214 SPI fails MoT on CO emissions

Agreed, if I get up early enough tomorrow, I'm gonna lob a few litres of Shell petrol and some Cataclean in there for good measure, and then give it a razz down the M1 in 3rd/4th for a junction or two, before rocking up at the test centre.
by clayts450
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th
Replies: 40
Views: 1517

Re: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th

Should be do-able, with any luck maybe I can get the 214 to that one, somehow, to make up for the absence of K-reg cars yesterday ;)
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by clayts450
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: BMC & Leyland Show, Gaydon - 7th July 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4914

Re: BMC & Leyland Show, Gaydon - 7th July 2019

I had a great day - thanks, John, for the heads up on the 'hidden exhibits section' above the workshop - best part bar none of the museum in my opinion ! Google Maps also sent me back home down some great B-roads to avoid some jam or other on the Mways, so had a great hoon on the way home to make a ...