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#55351 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted Today, 04:54 PM

No serious injuries? I heard a broken spine and a serated liver (driver and one marshal). It's frankly amazing it wasn't worse.

see my post above yours, it appears the first report was over optimistic.

#55352 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted Today, 05:55 PM

Decided id take off the 3 spoke 15s and put on the 4 spokes off my old mondeo.. i quite like them

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#55353 ONLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Today, 06:07 PM

I've been idly considering getting an Ambassador of the Austin variety to compliment the Princess.  Would mean moving the Rover on to do it, so probably not my most sensible idle consideration.  The Rover P6 desire has been squashed somewhat by the brake issue they all have, and the hauntings some of them have, and the rust the remaining examples have.


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#55354 OFFLINE   GrumpiusMaximus

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Posted Today, 06:12 PM

I've been idly considering getting an Ambassador of the Austin variety to compliment the Princess.  Would mean moving the Rover on to do it, so probably not my most sensible idle consideration.  The Rover P6 desire has been squashed somewhat by the brake issue they all have, and the hauntings some of them have, and the rust the remaining examples have.

 

 

Ambassador is for winners.  It's on the list of cars I would consider interesting...


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#55355 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted Today, 06:23 PM

Looks like a £9917 car but it's only £6917!


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#55356 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted Today, 06:44 PM

Could it just be residual clag from a previous OMGHGF that's just not been flushed properly?

Don't think so - there's too much of it for that.



#55357 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted Today, 07:02 PM

Audi passed its MOT this morning, after I spent an enjoyable* Sunday morning fitting the new steering rack gaiter - what a fiddly twat of a job that was.  Now I just need to get the tracking done and sort out the chugging idle and I can put it up for sale.

 

Lancia has had an oil change - hasn't done much for the oil pressure reading (think the gauge might be dodgy tbh) but at least the level is now right.

 

Haven't managed to get the Raleigh Runabout to fire up yet.  It now has a nice fat spark, but the fuel tap is gunged up solid so no pez getting through from the tank.  I rigged up a separate tank and petrol started pissing out of the carb - turns out the float bowl gasket has had it (unsurprising really given how long it's been stood).  So I've ordered a new gasket, and will give the carb a better clean out and have another go.  The float is a bit dented but still floats, so I'm going to leave that for now.  I'm going to try and see if I can do something with the fuel tap - a replacement is about 25 quid, so not the end of the world but I'm trying to keep the costs down as much as I can.


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#55358 OFFLINE   crapcarcollector

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Posted Today, 07:04 PM

Inlet manifold gasket and dishwasher tab? Worth a go?


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#55359 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted Today, 07:38 PM

I've been idly considering getting an Ambassador of the Austin variety to compliment the Princess.  Would mean moving the Rover on to do it, so probably not my most sensible idle consideration.  The Rover P6 desire has been squashed somewhat by the brake issue they all have, and the hauntings some of them have, and the rust the remaining examples have.

 

Why, Reg?

 

Don't do that. You've put a lot of work into your R8, made it your own, and it's a great daily/do it all. Keep it, you never know what you'll need it for, and I wouldn't have the same amount of faith in an R8 as an Ambo.
The R8 is the most modern old car that's still feasible as a daily driver, and at this point in time they're seriously worth holding on to.


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#55360 ONLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Today, 09:20 PM

Pros to the Rover:

Cheap

Dependable

Reliable

Comfortable

Good mpg

Reasonable parts support

Looks nice

 

Cons to the Rover:

BORING

 

 

So you see my dilemma.


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#55361 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted Today, 09:28 PM

Pros to the Rover:
Cheap
Dependable
Reliable
Comfortable
Good mpg
Reasonable parts support
Looks nice

Cons to the Rover:
BORING


So you see my dilemma.


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#55362 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted Today, 09:34 PM

Ambassadors are great (need to get the red one's exhaust fixed and you could have a go) but are far less capable than a R8.

They desperately needed a 5 speed box for example. Difficult to fit rear seatbelts.

But the boot is vast.

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#55363 ONLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Today, 09:34 PM

320Touring: or... get myself a 2ltr Ambassador with power steering.  It's practically the same thing.

 

CtP:  I don't mind the 4 speed in the Princess, the Ambassador won't be any worse.  The 5 speed in the Rover isn't that amazing an advantage tbh, not for the sort of driving I do at any rate.  Don't carry back seat passengers more than about once a year, so rear seatbelts also not a concern.  Load space would be very welcome though.


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#55364 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted Today, 09:46 PM

Joke/

Do you want to buy a knackered clove brown one?

/Sorry, Mrs the Princess would never sell it.

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#55365 OFFLINE   Craig the Princess

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Posted Today, 09:48 PM

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Yum! Brown!
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#55366 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted Today, 09:54 PM

Look at all the storage space on top of it! So practical!
And brown!
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#55367 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Today, 09:54 PM

Have you driven a montego Vulg? I know you had a maestro but they are a lot more refined.
You could practise your welding too, nothing dissolves faster than a Montego except a Rover 213.....

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Posted Today, 09:55 PM

I wouldn't mind a brown Ambassador, I'm just that sort of person.  I could not in all good conscience deprive you and Mrs CtP of the joy of ownership.

 

This year, having the Rover and Princess at my disposal, has really taught me what I enjoy in a car and what fits my needs as a driver.  The Rover fits me very well, it ticks all the boxes a car should but... I dunno... I don't miss it when I'm not driving it.  I miss the Princess when I'm not driving it, I feel more comfortable and at home in the Princess and I like it more as a car.  The Rover is too modern and fancy for me, some days it feels like someone else's car.

 

Over the course of the year the two cars I've found that could replace the Rover are down to just two things:  Austin Ambassador, or a Citroen BX estate (lowest trim possible and petrol powered, please).

 

I'll stick with the Rover for now I'm sure.  It's not worth anywhere near what I've sunk into it and my personalisation of it has probably made it worth even less.

 

Dodge:  I have driven a Montego and lovely though they are, the seating position is an issue for me, much as it was with my Maestro.  I like them otherwise.



#55369 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted Today, 09:55 PM

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#55370 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted Today, 10:03 PM

320Touring: or... get myself a 2ltr Ambassador with power steering. It's practically the same thing.


No.

Ones a wheezy old thing that was redundant before its inception and beloved of old fogeys who cannae drive.

The other is an Ambassador..
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