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Split_Pin's Rover 75 CDT Connoisseur: 20/7/18 So long :(


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#1 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:57 PM

So its time to say goodbye to the Megane today.

It is however the car Ill be using on the first leg of the collection.






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Next, I am at the train station, awaiting another shiter, before we commence the next and final leg of our trip.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:03 PM

Chodspeed!
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:11 PM

Get a parting shot! ;)

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#4 OFFLINE   aldo135

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:15 PM

I’m almost there!
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:27 PM

"It's collection day,
It's collection day,
It's KKKKKKKKULLEKSHUN DAY"

To the tune of pancake day
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#6 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:36 PM

First off, Alan (aldo135) with his new steed with Adrian rml2345 supervising the collections.

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#7 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:39 PM

Next, heres where my adventure begins!

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:39 PM

RML eek


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:40 PM

rover dafuq



#10 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

Now it looks at home already, Mrs_Pin and Junior_pin approve (he had just been to a party hence the face paint!)

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:00 PM

Nice one :)

 

Your final pic has reminded me how much I liked the warm glow from the instrument cluster when I had mine. Far superior to the bio hazard green on most other cars I've had.



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:15 PM

Its cold and snowy up here and the warm glow of the instruments and the heated seats were lovely!
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:29 PM

Good work! Good to see these beasts stay in the fold.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:43 PM

Didn't even know you'd changed your name! Top qual purchasing  chief, very impressed.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:58 PM

Great comfy cars. Nearly always a niggle of something usually suspension related in my case.
They do given a warm glow in the snow.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

Like an Edwardian parlour..........


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:57 PM

The warm glow is a wonderful thing. I know someone on here who will be breaking a pre-Project Drive car if you need any bits.


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Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
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Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:03 PM

Loving the Megane, glad it all worked out for the 3 of us!
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

Project Drive FTW.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

So I do have a plan for this car.

I bought it fully informed and aware that the clutch release bearing emits a whine, although it isnt very loud just now. I am going to use it over the next few months to see how it performs otherwise, certainly on the drive home it performed faultlessley and has done so for the previous owner since December.

All other things being well and due to the good spec and condition of the car I may go ahead and have the clutch changed towards the end of the summer. I have looked around and it is certainly no more expensive than it was on my mums Corsa C.

There is a lot of information elsewhere about matching certain brands of slave, master and plates so its going to be an interesting journey and one I'm looking forward to.

I have wanted a 75 for many years and I took some time to decide whether to splash out on a dearer one (which could develop a problem tomorrow), or get a cheaper one and fix the issues and make it into a known good car. I chose the latter route, starting with a good spec car which is certainly worth saving.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:06 PM

Plenty of love for and experience of such cars on this here forum. 


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Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

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Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:19 PM

Yes I will certainly be hitting this place up for advice.

First job tomorrow is to give it the Split_Pin Gold valet when I get home from work. After that I will replace the osf wheelarch liner. Rml has kindly supplied a replacement which is in the boot.

I now also have 2 Rover scissor jacks which are great for getting under low cars like the Coupe.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:44 PM

Actually, here is my first question, how do the mirrors fold in? As you can see from one of my pics I park the 2 cars close together to keep the front door clear.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:49 PM

I'm rubbish at switches  and such like I only know how to start and stop mine, I have some advice though.

Let the thrust bearing whine until it stops.

One way or the other.

You did right buying a cheap one just in case.

Nice colour that :)


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:50 PM

You might not have the power folding mirrors. Just push em in like normal if not ;)


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Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite
Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:54 PM

Definitely agree on the bearing thing as at least the rest of the drivetrain will be unaffected as opposed to timing belt roulette or something!

Im going to have a play tomorrow afternoon with all the buttons and make broom broom noises.

The rear sunblind works which is definitely my favourite feature!
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:35 AM

Will bloody miss that interior but glad this has gone to a good home as it's been a great car over the last few months and deserves to live on.
I'm back where I should be though...

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 06:03 AM

Glad you got the 850 back, I remember the photo Andy took of you driving it back up the road on the original collection and how thoroughly contented you looked!
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:38 AM

Nice one :)

 

Your final pic has reminded me how much I liked the warm glow from the instrument cluster when I had mine. Far superior to the bio hazard green on most other cars I've had.

Glow can be adjusted to owners prefered glow amount. Class.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:41 AM

That's class. Auto sun blind. Winning. Love it. Pop your vin in here, drop the first SAR and lets see the build data please  :mrgreen:

 

http://www.mg-rover.info/get_info.htm?


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