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#31 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:46 AM

Shall do when I get home!
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:35 PM

It needs a real wooden dash. Oh yes.


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#33 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 01:06 PM

I tried to change over the insurance from the Megane to the 75 today but they wanted to put my premium up from £21 a month to £58! I told Hastings to get knotted.

Go compare gives a best quote of £28 per month which is more palatable but before I do, can anyone else point me in the right direction here.

Thankfully I can keep the NCB I built up with the Megane.

It just means I can only make broom broom noises on the drive for a few more days!

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 01:10 PM

Mine is on a multi car with Admiral.



#35 OFFLINE   danrhyn

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:06 PM

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?

 

 

Well that's a very cool little site isn't it. I've just bought something which also comes up on it (full collection thread incoming at some point soon), very interesting indeed.


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#36 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:55 PM

Peter Best or Footman James come trumps for me and Rovers, apart from Rover 600's seemingly. 


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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

Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite


#37 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

Thanks Ken, Ill phone them tomorrow lunchtime :)
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:32 PM

Mines with Peter Best. Classic policy 3,000 miles, £211.

But I have zero NCB.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:54 PM

So this has met all the family now, my mum and dad in particular LOVE it, so that is good.

I gave this a wash when I got home and had a good butchers around it.

Body condition is good with spotless arches, sills both solid at the back and no major scrapes.

Some general surface corrosion in all 4 inner wheel arches and the rear structure however nothing that some sanding, Jenolite and Hammerite wont put right.

There is a leak from the power steering rack on the offside but it only left a hand sized patch in the drive and on inspecting the surrounding chassis, it appears to be long standing. Level is at minimum and not empty so no immediate concern. Recon racks are £100 so if I do do the clutch, that needs to come off anyway.

Requiring more immediate attention is the offside fuel tank strap:


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The offside has dropped down about an inch, the nearside is still attached however its also partly disintegrated. Ill just have to fill it no more than 1/4 full whilst I drive it for a few months while deciding

If anyone knows someone who might have a spare tank strap let me know.

Also, what is this? Its behind the rear o/s wheel.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

It's a matrix for a cooler of some description. Possibly gearbox, P/S or engine oil. Although you'd probably worked that out. I'm sure somebody with a definitive answer will be along shortly...
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:15 PM

Lovely looking car by the way its a diesel fuel cooler


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#42 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:18 PM

Thanks montytom, it all looks in good order which is good!

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:54 AM

Yes its the diesel cooler as has been said. Good your sills are solid, mine are very bubbly at the rear jacking points after our never ending winter. Going to get them sorted soon.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 01:10 PM

It is starting to look like I will not be able to keep this car after all.

 

Insurers are absolutely taking the piss.

 

So far the best I got was 3PFT from AXA via Adrian Flux which was a palatable £322 P/A but they absolutely wouldn't move over spreading it over 9 months instead of the usual 12 at £35 quid a month which is more than I'm prepared to pay.

 

Most other quotes have been over £500 per annum. Peter Best never phoned me back and FJ don't offer modern car insurance if you don't already have Classic Car insurance with them.

 

The Coupe which is modified is £250 a year and the Corsa (with -1 Crash rating) is £400.

 

I had hoped to own a 75 for many years and absolutely love it but I fear that too many cars means that I may just end up roffling this at a fiver a pop to get back what I paid for it.



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:18 PM

I got mine under the classic umbrella with FJ/Best, I guess you'd want to do more mileages than limited options might offer. 


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:20 PM

Stick it on an interest free credit card and pay it over the year? That's what I do with mine.
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

Stick it on an interest free credit card and pay it over the year? That's what I do with mine.


Never thought of that!

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:42 PM

Always a solution!!


Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite

Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle

Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

 

I may just end up roffling this at a fiver a pop to get back what I paid for it.

 

 

It is an absolute tragedy that it should come to that - put me down for 4 randoms please!


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:55 PM

Try these guys, they are a broker but very good. Its who my Rialto is with but they said the could cover the 75 too.

 

http://www.bridleinsurance.co.uk/


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 03:07 PM

Nice one thank you I will try again tomorrow. I wont be driving it until I get a new fuel tank strap anyway.
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 03:20 PM

Thanks for calling Aldo135, I'm not available right now but if you leave your number...
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 03:25 PM

Good suggestion from Dome, hope you can get something sorted Iain. If you are struggling you could borrow the megane back, I can use the 740 until you get something sorted
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 03:26 PM

Cheers Alan :)

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:30 PM

After all the phoning around I managed to get insured with 1st Central (no me neither) via the usual* comparison site. Very palatable £26 per month, £4 per month more than the Megane. Road tax is only about 60p more per month also. Not bad for a 2 tonne barge.

 

I also found out today that there have been a fair number of jobs already carried out on the car by the previous owner. I don't think RML had a thread for this car so Ill do these justice here:

2 replacement wings and O/S door

2x Track rod ends

Replacement PAS pump

PCV filter.

 

As I had already started a ticklist of jobs I want to do, I added the above to it and immediately ticked them off.

 

I am having a bit of an old war selling my engine hoist, the funds from which I'll use to but a new fuel tank strap. 12 people interested, all but 1 appear to be timewasters. The '1' cant collect till Thursday though so I hope they turn up.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:42 PM

Nice work on the insurance, looking forward to seeing more of the 75.

 

As I had already started a ticklist of jobs I want to do, I added the above to it and immediately ticked them off.

 

 

Like your work, I do the exact same thing!


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:47 PM

Good the pcv filter has been changed. Worth it for a £8 part.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:16 PM

All systems go!

Extra plus points if the hand brake works.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

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




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