Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

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Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

#1 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:14 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-25-1-4 ... 7675.l2557

I know the seller of this quite well and I have seen the car too: it would make a great daily driver or show/project car with a little TLC.

It received no bids and the only offer he has had since the end of the auction is from somebody who wants to break it and use the engine in a Metro :scared
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Re: Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

#2 Post by montegoman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:32 pm

Blimey, I can't believe why anyone would retrofit a facelift dash into a pre-facelift car unless you like looking at all the mis-matched grains in the different plastics parts!
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Re: Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

#3 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:33 pm

montegoman wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Blimey, I can't believe why anyone would retrofit a facelift dash into a pre-facelift car unless you like looking at all the mis-matched grains in the different plastics parts!
Worse things have happened, Jeremy...………...I have seen a couple of examples of that dash being installed in R8s!

I do get an air of nostalgia when driving my 2005 MG ZR: the dash rattles and creaks just like it used to do in my 1985 MG Maestro :laughing2
1995 220GSi Turbo: owned for 18 years
1994 216SLi
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Previously: 216 Coupe L887PTR(1993-95) 214SLi N219EPO(1995-96) 420GSi Turbo L955UKV(1997-2004) 214SEi M884BMR(2004-11) 420GSi Tourer M650XEX(2005-6) 214 SEi M103BCW(2011-12)

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Re: Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

#4 Post by montegoman » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:08 am

Very true Paul!
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Re: Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

#5 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:23 pm

The original soft dash is much better quality, plus I don't trust some peoples wiring on the Mk2 conversions, seen a lot of
bodges with the Hazard Swtiches over the years.

Coolant is suspect to me too. :slapme
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Re: Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

#6 Post by Cromp85 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:20 pm

R.E mk2 dash conversion wiring;
The easest way to sort the hazard switch is to just relocate it to the lower right side of the dash. The original switch fits in an existing slot and the only extra bits you need are the front off an R8 hazard switch, a few inches of wire and a blank for the centre console switch.
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Re: Still for sale: Rover 25 1.4 with MG interior and later dash

#7 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:37 pm

I have found doing a simple rewiring job using the old switch, a relay and the Mk2 switch works great.



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The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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