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14/10 Rover 75 Starter motor rebuild


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#721 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:34 AM

Yeah everyone who parks in that long line of parallel spaces kind of knows each other. Theres a guy who has a new Discovery which he says is made of quite thin aluminium and really susceptible to parking dings.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:43 AM

Brilliant parking spaces. Nice wee Corsa really clean for its age.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:12 AM

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

Overall I am satisfied with the way it is running and I think I can bring this project to a close for now and just drive it.

 

This.

 

Looks cracking, good job.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:06 PM

Small teething problem identified with the Corsa, the waterpump is weeping slightly although not enough to make a puddle on the ground or anything and it isnt making a noise.

No big deal, but I am working out whether it will get me to Crail on Sunday or not. I was just going to get a gasket and use the known good one from the old engine but the whole lot is only £28 and I can get it tonight. I haven't the appetite to change it this week so I just want to monitor it for now. I would rather be in the garden with a beer TBQF.

Otherwise its driving really well, and handles grand with the 'sports' suspension and new front Nankang tyres. Makes up for the 55bhp.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:23 PM

Small teething problem identified with the Corsa, the waterpump is weeping slightly although not enough to make a puddle on the ground or anything and it isnt making a noise.

No big deal, but I am working out whether it will get me to Crail on Sunday or not. I was just going to get a gasket and use the known good one from the old engine but the whole lot is only £28 and I can get it tonight. I haven't the appetite to change it this week so I just want to monitor it for now. I would rather be in the garden with a beer TBQF.

Otherwise its driving really well, and handles grand with the 'sports' suspension and new front Nankang tyres. Makes up for the 55bhp.


Get it up the quarter mile! May as well get a time out the old waterpump:)
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

Ive got to get back though lol
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Ive got to get back though lol


AA/RAC.

just get abtow into Crail and wipe the racing number off
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:34 PM

Checked the waterpump tonight, doesnt look too bad, level hasnt dropped anyways so we are good to go to Crail. Got one for 28 quid with gaskets from the motor factors anyway as itll need doing at some point.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

My goal was always to have the Corsa finished for the Crail Vauxhall Show and I made it there and back in the Corsa without fuss. I always attend this one as Crail has sentimental value to me. I used to go on holiday there as a kid from 1980 to 1989. Mine was sandwiched between 2 modern Corsa Ds

Also, I missed out on the white one back in January for £350. I was going to sack mine off for this but on close inspection today, mine is better bodily and underneath. However I nearly dropped my shopping when I saw that ITS ONLY A FLIPPING MERIT 4 SPEED!11!! Very rare indeed and proper bA5e!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Glad you made this chap! Proper good work to get it there, it looks well!
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:09 PM

That Merit 4 speed needs 13" steel wheels FFS! Those alloys are just wrong!
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

That Merit 4 speed needs 13" steel wheels FFS! Those alloys are just wrong!


Those are Irmscher Softstars, proper 'scene'!

There was a Sport model there which had 1 previous owner and 20,000 miles, totally standard. It was like new inside too!
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

Glad you made this chap! Proper good work to get it there, it looks well!


*Powered by French Toast ;)
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

*Powered by French Toast ;)


lunch of champions ( and 3 banger fitters)
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

I have been using this every day now (apart from 1 day where I drove the 75 post screwdriver in the belts) since it passed its MOT and has performed very well. Even in the hot weather today the temp guage barely moved which I was pleased about.

It does have a bit of an oil leak from the corner of the rocker cover gasket but thars pretty standard for an Ecotec so I will ignore. It also attempted to jettison its exhaust tonight as the one 'good' exhaust rubber (ie not cable tied) collapsed. The waterpump is still ok but a spare is on standby.

I love having it back on the road and it gets a fair bit of attention from one-time boy racers now in sensible grown up cars!
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:21 AM

I was going to take the Corsa to the Scottish Performance Show tomorrow however it looks like the waterpump has other plans. There was a patch of coolant on the ground underneath. Gaaahh!

I have a replacement but its family time today so I'll fit it shroo the week.
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 12:03 PM

Better that than haufwey there
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 12:16 PM

Absolutely, plus it also forewarned me weeks ago!
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:22 PM

Dug this out the garage again. I have had it for 13 years, its been very reliable but its somewhat invisible, being resale silver. It is very good at being a car and an excellent handling one at that but its still just a MK4 Astra. The Corsa gets a lot of attention now that people of a certain age are fondly* remember them as their first modified car but the Astra fits in nowhere and I am not looking forward to having it on the stand at all.

I think I might try a change of wheels or something...

It also goes into the garage Monday for a new timing belt as it was last changed out in 2014.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 05:50 AM

Mantaining my tradition of not shiting this summer so I can follow other hobbies, I am submitting this to my local garage for its quad-annual timing belt and waterpump change.

It did look nice at the show yesterday, IMO.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

Was that the thirlstane show?



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

It was the Scottish Performance Show at Bo'ness. Bonus points for the Volvo Owners Club having a stand there.
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:22 AM

It was the Scottish Performance Show at Bo'ness. Bonus points for the Volvo Owners Club having a stand there.

Car looks well. Fair play all your motors look spot on, hard work keeping on top of them all.


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

Cheers, I cant claim credit for recent things though, I have wimped out and used my local garage!

The Coupe is next on the list for a machine polish though, I havent done it since before the Scottish Car Show last July!
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:46 AM

I enjoy machine polishing. My Kia needs done, but it needs stuff fixed and mot has expired. 



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:58 AM

http://autoshite.com...hat-90’s-corsa/

showing as done 12000 miles .... 5 good tyres as well

my son wants shut of it ..

does it have cruise control as standard

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:15 PM

All done now and cost less than expected.

The last belt assembly hummed right from when it was changed, no idea why, however quietness has been restored.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 02:00 PM

So the 75 departed this morning which is of course leaves a gap in the fleet.

The TTT was telephoned and my criteria were delivered:
30mpg must be a achievable, even if nursing it is required.
Sport or Luxury
Nothing yellow or a stupid colour.

I initially said nothing too big however the first recommendation, 'luxury' category, changed my mind. Someone more local and known is also selling a similar example.

Further recommendations came in which were firmly in the 'sport' category.

2 of these will be viewed tonight by the Kirko-Bonny Alliance t/a TTT feat. Split_Pin.

I shall report back.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 02:21 PM

Get a Reliant, since the 75 is gone you will miss the constant misery  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:






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