Rover 420 GSi Tourer

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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#31 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:08 am

I've had the car for 3 months now and am enjoying it, although I'm looking forward to the Spring as the winter weather and dark nights restricts enjoyment somewhat.

So far I have:

* Fitted new NGK Iridium plugs
* Replace the cracked wooden dash trim with a replacement
* Replaced the non-working clock
* Fitted black mudflaps instead of grey
* Taken out the non-working R750 stereo and replaced with a JVC unit
* Fixed the faulty horns
* Had rocker cover gaskets replaced
* Fixed rear grab handle

Jobs for the spring are:
* Swap wheels with identical set of alloys with better tyres and the weights on the inside (it bugs me when tyre fitters put the weights on the outside)
* Underseal arches
* New HT leads

I am also considering lowering the car a bit (not in a bad boy way), but only because I think it sits too high as it is. Something to research as I've never lowered a car before.
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#32 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:23 pm

Looking forward to the warmer weather myself pal. :D

I hate the weights on the outside but if the rim is designed that way there isn't much you can do but not too sure.
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#33 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:48 pm

ROVER-25X wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Looking forward to the warmer weather myself pal. :D

I hate the weights on the outside but if the rim is designed that way there isn't much you can do but not too sure.
I’ve always asked tyre fitters to stick them on the inside and they’ve always obliged. Bugs me when they’re on the outer rim!
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
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1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#34 Post by Julesmat50 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:00 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:48 pm
ROVER-25X wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:23 pm
I hate the weights on the outside but if the rim is designed that way there isn't much you can do but not too sure.
I’ve always asked tyre fitters to stick them on the inside and they’ve always obliged. Bugs me when they’re on the outer rim!
It's far worse when they have run out of the stick-on weights and hammer the ones intended for steel rims on instead! :o :scared :slapme
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#35 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:28 pm

MOT day for the Tourer tomorrow - wish me luck!
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#36 Post by redandwhitE » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:42 pm

Good news? (or at least in expensive news!)

Actually no need to reply....just checked DVLA. Congrats ha ha!
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#37 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:57 pm

redandwhitE wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:42 pm
Good news? (or at least in expensive news!)

Actually no need to reply....just checked DVLA. Congrats ha ha!
Ha ha, yes Passed :D .

Only a couple of advisories which he said are so minor they’re hardly worth mentioning, but they’ve got to put them down.
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#38 Post by ROVER-25X » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:35 pm

That's great news buddy, heres to another 12 months. :D
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#39 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:12 pm

Fitted new HT leads and K&N panel filter today, more small steps forward.

As regards HT leads, I took a punt on some new/old Unipart stock on eBay, marked as for a Rover 620 T series, £12 inc postage. All OK apart from the centre lead which goes to the coil(?) which is too short. So I’m going to have to buy a single HT lead so get around that issue.
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#40 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 am

That's called a King Lead Paul.
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#41 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:00 am

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 am
That's called a King Lead Paul.
Thanks Tim, good to know. Need to see if I can pick one up. It bugs me that I changed 4 leads but couldn’t change that one.
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#42 Post by ROVER-25X » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:55 pm

Some good additons there mate.

I fitted a set of Kerr Nelson High Volt leads to mine, did so on my 218 bubble and my MGF, cracking product.
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#43 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:54 am

ROVER-25X wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Some good additons there mate.

I fitted a set of Kerr Nelson High Volt leads to mine, did so on my 218 bubble and my MGF, cracking product.
Cheers mate, will have a look out for that make, specifically one king lead!
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#44 Post by Vulgalour » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:04 am

Got a quick look at this when I picked up the interior and I have to say, it's an absolute stunner. Well jel, really.
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Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#45 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:05 am

Vulgalour wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:04 am
Got a quick look at this when I picked up the interior and I have to say, it's an absolute stunner. Well jel, really.
:cool
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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