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by crepello
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's taken me a while but....
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: It's taken me a while but....

Good to have you here!
Hope you're good for a few stories, like perhaps what the Honda team made of the UK end's decision to re-work the front suspension?
by crepello
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear Subframe Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Rear Subframe Replacement

Stupid little thing like the captive nut shearing from the frame when I tried to undo the lower arm bolt means I've got to change the subframe on my 214 I reckon. Picked one up on eBay for 99 pence (but gave the chap a tenner when i got there - he'd tried to do the right thing for an R8 after all - ...
by crepello
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Owen's Flame Red '91 416 GTi
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: Owen's Flame Red '91 416 GTi

Really nice.

I've got a similar vintage Flame Red 3-dr which I'm putting a bit of effort into. I'm on the lookout for some colour-coded bumpers as you've done. They do make for a lighter-looking car.

How did you keep your wheel arches so sound?

Cheers,
Crepello
by crepello
Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover cabriolet
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Engine/Gearbox mounts

Had a light-bulb moment. I've put up with the irritation of various buzzes and more engine vibration (in my 214S / K8) than I would really like. Then thought "I wonder if the engine mountings are shot?' The gearbox end certainly is, but official replacements are obscenely expensive. You'd think this...
by crepello
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: K8 Camshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 0
Views: 513

K8 Camshaft Oil Seal

I hope I've got a leaking camshaft oil seal. If not, it's nastier han I'm ready for - there's a steady supply of oil on the head/crankcase joint above the alternator, and at the front of the camshaft cover joint. So, 1 How to hold the camshaft pulley to undo the bolt without the Rover special tool? ...
by crepello
Sun May 09, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Tired Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Tired Cards

Well, water does make its way past the bottom seal strips, but that goes out the door drains as designed. There's the inner door skin and the membrane between the damp and the card. The card isn't itself damp, and shows no sign of having been so I think it's just an age thing.

Cheers.
by crepello
Sun May 09, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Tired Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Tired Cards

My door cards are getting a bit soft. It's a sort of dry sogginess, which may be understandable for what is little better than egg-box papier mache. Is there a sensible way of stiffening them up? I was thinking in terms of some brush-on solution (from behind), but was aware that these can then shrin...
by crepello
Sun May 09, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Ageing Electrics
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Ageing Electrics

I lost sound out of one door speaker a while ago, and found the break was outside the door, at the junction between the cable insulation and the connector insert. It took me a while to get round to tackling it, as it meant removing the wing and the loom sleeve between the body and the door. I felt, ...
by crepello
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear Trailing Arm Mount Bush - Correct Location?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Rear Trailing Arm Mount Bush - Correct Location?

After my last post, I went looking for suppliers and ended up looking at the Powerflex http://www.ruderacing.co.uk/Suspension-Bushes-Rover_Bushes-Rover_200_%281991-95%29_Bushes/c711_1289_3518_3524/p264450/Powerflex_Rear_Trailing_Arm_Mount_Bushes_for_Rover_200_%281991-95%29/product_info.html bushes a...
by crepello
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: sill replacement on 216 Cab
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: sill replacement on 216 Cab

I'm anticipating being in the same situation before long. Please let us know the outcome, and where you managed to get the sill from. 3-door repair parts seem quite difficult to find.

Cheers,
crepello
by crepello
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear Trailing Arm Mount Bush - Correct Location?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Rear Trailing Arm Mount Bush - Correct Location?

Well, I've still got my 214S, but it's been a bit jiggly lately, which could have been the state of the local roads, until I jacked it last weekend and looked. The Rear Trailing Arm Mount Bushes have had it (again). I'm psyching myself up to do the replacement myself, but I'm short on data... What i...
by crepello
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Early K8 Camshaft Cover Sealing
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Early K8 Camshaft Cover Sealing

Now that hibernation is coming to an end at last. I'm determined to clean up that oil leak from my 214S camshaft cover. It's the 'early' one, like an upturned plastic bathtub, which means that the edge seal is continually bathed in oil, just looking for a way out. It is held down with 10 overly comp...
by crepello
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 1991 214S 3-dr; Time for Goodbye?
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: 1991 214S 3-dr; Time for Goodbye?

So, still worth saving then? Maybe the family funeral I had last week tipped me the wrong side of optimistic. The trims came off so I could be thorough with the prepping of odd rust specks - some of these started from the trim clip apertures. I deliberately stored the trims rather than fetching them...
by crepello
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 1991 214S 3-dr; Time for Goodbye?
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: 1991 214S 3-dr; Time for Goodbye?

One more:

What could possibly go wrong?:

Image


You've gone very quiet. Is she that ugly?

Cheers,
Crepello
by crepello
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 1991 214S 3-dr; Time for Goodbye?
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: 1991 214S 3-dr; Time for Goodbye?

OK, some pics. Weather was hopeless until this afternoon, when I was able to wash the salt spray off the old gal. Quite a bitter-sweet pleasure seeing how she can still manage a sparkle when the sun's out. More description to follow when I've had a night's kip. Early start tomorrow. Rear wheel arche...