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


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#61 ONLINE   dome

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:25 PM

How much are you selling the engine hoist for?


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

I've still got the nearside door here if you want it?

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:36 PM

How much are you selling the engine hoist for?


60 with shiters discount Brian. After the generous offer of a Samsung from a Gumtree miscreant I think Ive got a boy coming tomorrow night for it. I shall let you know!
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#64 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:41 PM

I've still got the nearside door here if you want it?

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Cheers Andy, that's grand, Ill get a few other bits seen to on it first then I will give you a shout if thats ok?
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:45 PM

Cheers Andy, that's grand, Ill get a few other bits seen to on it first then I will give you a shout if thats ok?

Nae hassles man! Adrian had already paid the old man for it so it's ready when you are.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:04 PM

It isnt doing much but its enough to let you do a hill start, if youre quick!

 

Few handbrakes work for long, always sort it before MOT.

There's a compensator mod but it's a pain to fit.

I changed the back discs and mine worked.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:05 AM

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

 

you hooligan you have those set far too bright it is an Rover after all!


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 05:58 AM

you hooligan you have those set far too bright it is an Rover after all!

Sorry this one is from my diesel tourer a couple of years back!

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:53 AM

60 with shiters discount Brian. After the generous offer of a Samsung from a Gumtree miscreant I think Ive got a boy coming tomorrow night for it. I shall let you know!


Timings rubbish, I'm typing this from Glasgow airport. If it's still there after Easter when I'm back give me a shout!
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 11:54 AM

Shit man, I had no idea about that tank strap! Spent most ofmy time working on it at the other end so didn't give the rear more than a cursory glance. Sounds like you have it well in hand though.
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:56 PM

Its an easy fix and its nice to be able to work under a car at standard ride height!
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:12 PM

I was having a look at the passenger front door tonight to decide whether or not I needed a replacement that was available and I noticed quite a bit of negative camber on the rear wheel.

I knew that the rear upper suspension arm would be the culprit and unfortunately it has a crack in it, along the length of the bottom. Unfortunately there is -234% chance of me tackling this, 2nd hand arms are 70 quid a side, plus labour.

However, I had a really good inspection of the underside while I was there. Floors are near perfect, some surface corrosion around the read trailing arm mounts, 100% fine with that, otherwise its in great condition under there.

With the list of jobs growing, I will need to have think of where I go from here. Theres no doubt that the 75 got under my skin many years ago and it doesnt look like anything will tarnish that.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 10:04 PM

Focus on the suspension arm and do the rest as and when if the jobs are cosmetic or not urgent.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 03:32 AM

Get the suspension and associated bits sorted out. Second hand tank straps or people have fashioned there own out of suitable metal. I wouldn't go spending on the clutch till it really needs it. One of the joys of the diesel manual is being paranoid about the clutch. Mine currently has very low bite point but been like that for a year or so!


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:26 AM

If you want my opinion, I'd see how you like Rover 75s first, run it until the test is out. If you are really into them, I'd say find another at that point and keep it for spares, the clutch noise from the CSC could last a month or it could last a year, whichever way it will cost a bomb to put right, chances of that arm coming off with minimum aggro look unlikely. I'd enjoy running this one without embarking on a potentially expensive round of jobs, keeping an eye out for one that's had the work done.

I'm not pissing on your chips here but offering another perspective to avoid you chucking money at something and losing heart in it.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:22 AM

I already know I like them. As I said I cant really drive it with the arm like that, its already sagging. My wife and son will be in it.

Boy in Whitburn can do a Borg and Beck clutch and slave for £400 fitted, found him on the 75 forum.

Im still thinking about it.

At least my engine hoist sold, boy in a Range Rover turned up with a tri-axle trailer so he was indeed serious about collecting it. Paid the asking price too.
Ive really got 320s brother JP to thank for that because he was the one who coaxed it back into life again.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 08:39 AM

Never changed a rear arm, they do like to rust.

It seems the job looks to be straightforward, but the bolts rarely come out.

This results in having to drop the entire rear sub frame, which in itself is not too difficult, but the more you look the more you may find. Possibly difficult to get a fixed price.

Don't know where you live, but don't think it's anywhere near Manchester or I may have had a go for you.

I'd be tempted to MOT it if it will drive there, see what other problems there may be.

 

The clutch is cheap, £500 is the cheapest I've seen.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 08:44 AM

That clutch price is cheap. I can see mine needing one in the next few months, along with the sill end jacking points.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:29 AM

I'd get the trailing arm replaced with a used one and see how you go. Like mally said you inevitably find stuff along the way. Stick the arm on and see how it goes over summer then make a decision on the clutch. Wouldn't jump in headfirst, you can pick a decent one up for £6-700.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:55 AM

Sadly I have made my decision now.

Please read the whole thread for details of what it requires.

The car drives lovely and the engine pulls strong with no smoke and is surprisingly quiet and refined.

This would make a great project for someone, unfortunately thats not me at this moment in time. Connoisseur spec so leather and all the toys.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:58 AM

A few pics.

Interior is in almost perfect condition and the rear sunblind works!

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:00 AM

6cyls has a breaker 75 that might provide a suspension arm for next to nowt
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:39 AM

Indeed he does - I put a brand new pair on it shortly before I drowned it, so they should come out easily enough.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:52 AM

Have you thought about hanging on to it until you find another 75, could be worth breaking it and you'll have a hoard of useful bits if you are planning to buy one to keep long term. Unless you are like me and wave all the bits you needed 3 month later on the weighbridge.

Don't give up, you'll find a one giffer owner one at some point.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:01 PM

Indeed he does - I put a brand new pair on it shortly before I drowned it, so they should come out easily enough.

 

Did the bolts come out on yours or was it a pain?



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:01 PM

6cyls has a breaker 75 that might provide a suspension arm for next to nowt


If it helps I could pop over to the field of dreams and help remove them for postage? Don't mind chipping in if someone explains how to get them out. Can return slowsilvers spring compressors too whilst I'm there!
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:12 PM

A hugely generous response, I am extremely grateful. Ill give 6cyl a pm.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:15 PM

If it helps I could pop over to the field of dreams and help remove them for postage? Don't mind chipping in if someone explains how to get them out. Can use slowsilvers spring compressors again too whilst I'm there!

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:25 PM

Did the bolts come out on yours or was it a pain?

 

Came out no problem, detailed here on my exciting blog.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:27 PM

Didnt know that was you, 320T sent me that last night, really good step by step guide.
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