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#61 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:48 PM

 

I've got an MoT booked for it on Saturday 8th September.

 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:42 PM

Well done getting that bleed nipple off, it looks properly chewed up. Good luck with the MoT too.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:53 PM

This looks to be getting better by the day, good luck with the forthcoming MOT!

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:19 AM

Lovely, good luck with the mot.



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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:50 AM

Love that.  I even like the "advantage" alloys...... but i also very liked the steelies, I shall now daydream and ponder which ones I would have on it if it were mine.....


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:27 PM

Love that.  I even like the "advantage" alloys...... but i also very liked the steelies, I shall now daydream and ponder which ones I would have on it if it were mine.....

 

"erano"- advantage wheels are white! they look like mg montego wheels as they have the wider rims (maestro ones are skinnier) irrc 15 x 6J vs 15 x 6.5J


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:30 PM

"erano"- advantage wheels are white!

Did they do a montego advantage? I only recall metros.
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:54 PM

Did they do a montego advantage? I only recall metros.

 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:09 PM

They are wheels from an MG Montego, so the correct 6J rather than the 5.5J of the MG Maestro (well done for spotting that! ;-) ) I've had them tucked away for a few years and the tyres still have a little meat left on them, so will do to get the car mobile and sold.



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:58 PM

I'm pleased to say that yesterday, the Montego passed its MoT with only a couple of advisory notices. It was all looking a bit dicey to begin with, and we thought the MoT might not happen! I set off in plenty of time, the test station is only about 4 miles away, with my first stop being the Asda petrol station less than a mile from home. I filled it up, then couldn't get it started again. Thankfully it was quiet (a lull in the Saturday morning shoppers!), so it was pushed away from the pumps and efforts made to get it to run. The fault seemed to be a vacuum leak of some sort. Location unknown. Looking, prodding and remaking connections here and there under the bonnet seemed to find whatever the problem was. By now though the battery was running flat, but once the jump leads were attached it fired back up and drove the rest of the way fine.

 

The MoT was at a new testing station for me. My previous tester had retired and we've decided to go to a local MG Rover specialist who had done a few repairs to cars previously and now offers MoT testing. Test completed, it drove home beautifully, and looking at my records it hit the road again pretty much exactly three years since I parked it up!

 

Being brave, we did a 60-odd mile round trip with it yesterday, and today took the total up to 300-odd with a trip to Anglesey and back! Great fun and no problems at all!

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:08 AM

What a gopping looking quashcow ruining your photo, congrats on the MOT pass, it's the one bit I dread with motoring.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:04 AM

Gr8 car, pity about the alloyz. Steelz much, much better.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:59 AM

Gr8 car, pity about the alloyz. Steelz much, much better.

 

I quite agree, but I've yet to find a set of five metric tyres that I'd want to entrust me life to.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:20 PM

STD imperial wheels with the Montygo holey wheeltrims?

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:32 PM

STD imperial wheels with the Montygo holey wheeltrims?

 

A possibility. I'd changed to 14" steelies on a previous Montego years ago. The original metric wheel trims don't really fit on them though. Those alloys were hanging around in the garage, and did go through the MoT on Saturday so its not all bad.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:51 PM

Looking well :)

 

Mesh type wheels look great on pretty much every car of this era IMO.



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:56 PM

So the front is completely interchangeable? I know there was a far-Eastern Maestro-with-a-Montego-front, has the reverse been done? I can't even begin to image how awful that would look, so someone on the blue probably has done it. 

 

Well, you'll like this as well...That criss-cross panel is a right flimsy thing when not attached to the car. It's job is to create the longer and slightly pointier Montego nose. The Montego's headlamps attach to that panel and then that panel bolts on to where the Maestros headlamps would otherwise attach. Remove bumpers, bonnet, wings (and that criss-cross panel on the Montego) and you are presented with the same front end and engine bay.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:07 PM

So the front is completely interchangeable? I know there was a far-Eastern Maestro-with-a-Montego-front, has the reverse been done? I can't even begin to image how awful that would look, so someone on the blue probably has done it.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:11 PM

I think also someone on R-R built a "Monstro" out of a Maestro and the front end panels of a Montego.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

This in now on the world's most excruciating selling site. I am sure to be inundated by texts from idiots quite soon. Anyway, take a look...

https://www.ebay.co....tm/173566739207


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:29 PM

now that car is looking ace, just a shame your selling it..... :-(


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:32 PM

Fond memories of these. Great looking example. Want. Can't have. Boo

 

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:44 PM

now that car is looking ace, just a shame your selling it..... :-(

 

I'm sat here looking at sixteen files for cars. Such a situation is clearly bonkers and some things have to go. There's stuff I would rather keep than this Montego. I'd prefer not to sell it, but other stuff scores higher. Such is life.



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:56 AM

Love it. Cheap for a good one as well. Wish i could.



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:22 AM

Aha, I thought I recognised this when I saw it at the Autumn Rally and was drooling over its chocolate limeyness. GLWTS.

 

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:38 PM

Have a bump for this, which is sitting on my eBay watch list giving me the eye but remains stubbornly in Huddersfield and I’m a bit short on storage for the time being.

https://www.ebay.co....bd-d0be2a9c8161

Might be worth tagging this thread ‘for sale’.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:20 PM

I'm sat here looking at sixteen files for cars. Such a situation is clearly bonkers and some things have to go. There's stuff I would rather keep than this Montego. I'd prefer not to sell it, but other stuff scores higher. Such is life.

 

 

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 05:36 PM

Have a bump for this, which is sitting on my eBay watch list giving me the eye but remains stubbornly in Huddersfield and I’m a bit short on storage for the time being.

https://www.ebay.co....bd-d0be2a9c8161

Might be worth tagging this thread ‘for sale’.

 

Storage? Well, the good news is that it's a road legal, usable and fully functioning vehicle - it doesn't need storing! ;-) I'll even come get you from the station in it!

 

Good idea re; the 'For Sale' tag.


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 05:56 PM

Martin, if it helps I can store it undercover at my place in Norfolk this winter. Got an empty bay in 't barn where the Royale normally is, but that won't be back in there until it's back up and running and MoTd. So probably Spring at the earliest.


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