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Forum: Rover Builds 07-10-2018, 09:19 PM
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Posted By richie08
Thats looking pretty damn good all in black! ...

Thats looking pretty damn good all in black!

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Forum: Rover Builds 06-10-2018, 08:39 AM
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Posted By richie08
Yeah the aluminium grilles always pick up chips...

Yeah the aluminium grilles always pick up chips when painted black, but its easy enough to repaint and freshen up at least.

Led lights will look really good, make sure you put up pics of them...
Forum: Rover Builds 26-08-2018, 11:43 AM
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Posted By richie08
When i did mine, biggest issue was that the pins...

When i did mine, biggest issue was that the pins can't be pulled out with the engine and gearbox in place, so you need to either remove it or be able to hoist it up enough. Every subframes different,...
Forum: Rover Builds 13-08-2018, 12:20 PM
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Posted By richie08
Glad you got the V5 updated in the end with the...

Glad you got the V5 updated in the end with the correct CC and Tax Class. At least you only have this 12 months and next year it becomes Tax (and MOT) exempt!

How are you enjoying the car?
Forum: Rover Builds 13-08-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 185
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Posted By richie08
Great to see the shell back. Looking forward to...

Great to see the shell back. Looking forward to the rebuild :D
Forum: Rover Chat 29-07-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By richie08
I bought mems diag, which worked with mems1.9 and...

I bought mems diag, which worked with mems1.9 and mems1.6, but when i fitted the mems2 vvc engine it no longer worked. Needs to be a Lucas ACR to read mems2, or rover testbook.



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Forum: For Sale 07-07-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By richie08
Hi Adrian, This box is from an mgf vvc and...

Hi Adrian,

This box is from an mgf vvc and i believe commands a premium from the MGF people, so might be worth advertiskng on ebay or the likes.

As for R65, i believe you want an R65U from a...
Forum: Rover Builds 04-07-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 458
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Posted By richie08
Glad you got this sorted out, one of those things...

Glad you got this sorted out, one of those things i just never got around to doing. Hopefully your complaint will get them to finesse the process a bit!

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Forum: Rover Builds 10-06-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 458
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Posted By richie08
Could well have, i filled it up using the...

Could well have, i filled it up using the overflow pipe at the top (advice I'd seen on here) so that's likely the cause

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Forum: Rover Builds 05-06-2018, 07:19 AM
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Posted By richie08
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-AAF1610 2 of...

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-AAF1610

2 of these i think

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Forum: Rover Builds 04-06-2018, 05:34 PM
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Posted By richie08
Its probably run in enough that you can enjoy it...

Its probably run in enough that you can enjoy it a little more now I'd say! Must be at least 1500 miles on the new engine now?

Shame to hear there's an oil leak, I'd hope its not a top end one as...
Forum: Rover Builds 04-06-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 50,624
Posted By richie08
Glad to hear you got it sorted and with one solid...

Glad to hear you got it sorted and with one solid bar rather than cut n shut this time around. Hopefully it makes the gear change a bit smoother!

You should get some videos up of it, i regret not...
Forum: For Sale 23-05-2018, 07:13 AM
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Views: 329
Posted By richie08
Free: 1.4 16v k series engine

Keep tripping over this in the garage. Need the space. Whoever takes it must collect asap, or ill need to take it for scrap metal.

Located in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

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Forum: Rover Builds 27-04-2018, 08:49 AM
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Posted By richie08
When i replaced the expansion tank, the used one...

When i replaced the expansion tank, the used one that i installed had some residue of the stop leak type stuff in there. I thought i got it all out but obv not. Definitely havent used any on the new...
Forum: Rover Builds 27-04-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 458
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Posted By richie08
Great to hear you're still enjoying it Adrian,...

Great to hear you're still enjoying it Adrian, and yes that loud pedal certainly goes, lol.

The gearbox is a metro gti r65 box that i got from another 16v club member, instead of fitting the rover...
Forum: For Sale 17-04-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By richie08
Still for sale folks Sent from my SM-G930F...

Still for sale folks

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Forum: For Sale 11-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By richie08
Just checked and tyres are 175.60.r13 ...

Just checked and tyres are 175.60.r13




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Forum: For Sale 04-04-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By richie08
Yeah they are, and youve reminded me again that...

Yeah they are, and youve reminded me again that ive still not checked the tyre sizes for Andy.

Now im in bristol... will try and be home at some point to measure them!!

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Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 26-03-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By richie08
Sounds an interesting circuit, so share it if it...

Sounds an interesting circuit, so share it if it works. In principal its probably a similar principal to the fuel gauge wizard from spiyda that i fitted to the fuel gauge.

I still think the goaty...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 24-03-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By richie08
Looks a good price. Signal wire is easy to find...

Looks a good price. Signal wire is easy to find as i ran a new section of wiring in when ruling out the speedo issue

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Forum: Rover Builds 18-03-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 458
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Posted By richie08
Glad you got it sorted, upside down welding is a...

Glad you got it sorted, upside down welding is a tough gig, not helped by lying in the snow.

Hopefully you can get out and enjoy it again this week :)

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Forum: For Sale 18-03-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By richie08
Doh... sorry i forgot. Im currently in Canada...

Doh... sorry i forgot. Im currently in Canada with work, so will need to wait till im back if thats ok?

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Forum: Rover Builds 15-03-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 50,624
Posted By richie08
Check out gazwads kit... as fitted to his vvc...

Check out gazwads kit... as fitted to his vvc mini

http://www.16vminiclub.com/showthread.php?t=37294

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Forum: Rover Builds 13-03-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 50,624
Posted By richie08
This is a good call, from memory the rod is...

This is a good call, from memory the rod is hollow so inserting a rod or bolt into the hollow cavity and plug welding it either end before seam welding the chamfer would be a good repair. I never did...
Forum: Rover Builds 12-03-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 458
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Posted By richie08
Easy done, ten mins with the welder and it will...

Easy done, ten mins with the welder and it will be right as rain :)

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