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by itcaptainslow
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

Yup, quite rare indeed-the SEI was only produced for a couple of years I think.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!
by itcaptainslow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 SEi HGF?
Replies: 9
Views: 81

Re: 214 SEi HGF?

I’d certainly get involved if I were closer-to be honest from your description it does sound like HGF. I’d use the opportunity to get it done whilst changing the cambelt etc-no doubt this will probably be due on time anyway, and if you’re changing the cambelt you’re almost halfway there anyway...
by itcaptainslow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

Identical to the car my parents used to have and the inspiration for getting a SEI of my own. Looks lovely!
by itcaptainslow
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Murf has a new owner...
Replies: 14
Views: 270

Re: Murf has a new owner...

Congrats on the purchase-John is certainly a man I’d buy a car from!

Look forward to meeting you at some events soon; it’s good to have another younger member. (Yes-I’m trying to tell myself I’m still youngish at 32...)
by itcaptainslow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Radiator fan not working
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Radiator fan not working

Does the temperature gauge actually rise? It does seem to take a lot to get a K-Series fan to kick in, especially in the winter. When bleeding the cooling system it takes a good 15 odd minutes of idling before the fan kicks in (with me worrying that I’ve cooked it in the meantime!).
by itcaptainslow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: my cabriolet
Replies: 15
Views: 2095

Re: my cabriolet

Wonder if they’re fitting the cam seals the correct way around-if they’re not fitted with the correct rotation in the correct positions, they’ll leak badly. Get them to use genuine seals too-I’ve found aftermarket ones are rubbish and quite often don’t have the little raised rubber lines in them to ...
by itcaptainslow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: And now a 216 Cabriolet has been added
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: And now a 216 Cabriolet has been added

That looks really good lowered!
by itcaptainslow
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: New Member

There is a spectacularly lovely 420 GSI on eBay that’s done 7k miles at the moment. Looks wonderful!
by itcaptainslow
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Chrome/plastic trim
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Chrome/plastic trim

Rimmers had a limited stock of the front trims, but the rear is NLA and nowhere on Xpart lists it.
by itcaptainslow
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 200 BRM
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: 200 BRM

Cheers! The 214 would be staying-just the BRM and possibly the 75 to go.
by itcaptainslow
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Chrome/plastic trim
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Chrome/plastic trim

Least risky way is to remove the bumpers, then you can release the clips and pop them off from behind.
by itcaptainslow
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Chrome/plastic trim
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Chrome/plastic trim

Do you mean the exterior chrome trims on the bumpers?
by itcaptainslow
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: New Member

Welcome. They are rare but always keep looking-they can pop up when you least expect it!

Www.carandclassic.co.uk is one of my favoured hunting grounds.
by itcaptainslow
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 200 BRM
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: 200 BRM

Been toying with the idea of selling the BRM and thinning my classic fleet a little to enable the purchase of a nice daily drive (eyeing up a new-ish Golf GTI or Hyundai i30 N).

I’ve really got too many cars!
by itcaptainslow
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: BL Cars at the Castle - Sat 16/05/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: BL Cars at the Castle - Sat 16/05/2020

Definitely one I’d be interesting in going to.