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Rover 420 has left Bedfordshire, enroute Nottingham

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#181 OFFLINE   flat4alfa

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:29 PM

Earlier on..

A man with RED hair drove off in a RED Rover

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As it departed out of sight, I had a pang.
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#182 OFFLINE   New POD

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:38 PM

I HAD three serious offers on.the table, from Cavcraft, the doctor and Clayton.

I offered said car to my brother in law who owns a mk1 focus, and his son who owns a mk1 focus, and my daughters boyfriend who has a broken 1.25 fiesta, and was turned down. You can't help some people.

I discussed them all the offers with my wife, and then made a sensible decision.

Probably.
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#183 OFFLINE   Dan_ZTT

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Posted Yesterday, 02:32 PM

I'm still not clear who actually has the car, but it looks nice in the sunshine

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#184 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted Yesterday, 03:03 PM

Soz for radio silence, at parents. Tis I whose derisory bid was accepted. Safe to say I absolutely love it. Done 225 miles so far, another 125 today to go. Parents approve19602a88af2e9a2154acd9de40acbad3.jpg

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Current Fleet

1992 Rover 214 SLi (Oct 2018->) status: broken 1994 Rover 420 SLi (Apr 2019->) status: yesoyes

1996 Rover 620 Si auto (Jan 2019->) status: wafty barge2004 Rover Streetwise S (May 2017->) status: willing puppy/daily

 

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#185 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted Yesterday, 03:09 PM

Thanks to both POD and flat4 for making this collection a breeze.

No collection thread as it was all a bit back to front and didn't want to jinx it until cash money changed hands.

This was my pre collection lunch prior to journey from hell on a tram which caused me to miss train by 10 seconds. I ate it before I took a photo.

Am I doing it right ?

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Current Fleet

1992 Rover 214 SLi (Oct 2018->) status: broken 1994 Rover 420 SLi (Apr 2019->) status: yesoyes

1996 Rover 620 Si auto (Jan 2019->) status: wafty barge2004 Rover Streetwise S (May 2017->) status: willing puppy/daily

 

Historical choddage (stopped driving 1999-2016)
1969 VW Beetle 1300 1977 Morris Marina 1.3 Super1983 Skoda Estelle 120L19can't remember: Rover Metro; Vauxhall CorsaVauxhall Cavalier ; 
2001 Rover 45 V6 Connie (May to Oct 2018); 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser CRD Limited (Jan 18 to Jan 19 - roffled off here, now with fellow Shiter's missus here)


#186 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted Yesterday, 03:11 PM

More observations when I get back to Nottingham. Sod typing on a phone

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1992 Rover 214 SLi (Oct 2018->) status: broken 1994 Rover 420 SLi (Apr 2019->) status: yesoyes

1996 Rover 620 Si auto (Jan 2019->) status: wafty barge2004 Rover Streetwise S (May 2017->) status: willing puppy/daily

 

Historical choddage (stopped driving 1999-2016)
1969 VW Beetle 1300 1977 Morris Marina 1.3 Super1983 Skoda Estelle 120L19can't remember: Rover Metro; Vauxhall CorsaVauxhall Cavalier ; 
2001 Rover 45 V6 Connie (May to Oct 2018); 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser CRD Limited (Jan 18 to Jan 19 - roffled off here, now with fellow Shiter's missus here)


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Posted Yesterday, 04:58 PM

I'm still not clear who actually has the car, but it looks nice in the sunshine

 

 

Not me and that's a fecking relief.  


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Posted Today, 08:05 AM

Soz for radio silence, at parents. Tis I whose derisory bid was accepted. Safe to say I absolutely love it. Done 225 miles so far, another 125 today to go. Parents approvehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2019042...
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Kinell that is one seriously clean car. You won't be letting history repeat itself will you........metallic red Rover with halft leather trim..........that didn't end too well..........runs for cover.

When the clutch release bearing lets go on the 420, not too bad a job, I had to do that on my MIL's car a few years ago, 420Sli in doom blue.

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Posted Today, 10:29 AM

metallic red Rover with half leather trim.


Full leathers on this one, so the spell is broken

I'm still wondering why I did this
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Posted Today, 11:26 AM

I think this may just have pipped the Streetwise to 'favourite car on my fleet'. I can see this getting some serious daily usage.

 

It's done 360 miles in my ownership already and hasn't missed a beat (apart from me stalling it at a set of traffic lights after the M1 because I forgot it was a manual - blame that too handy foot rest, which features in the 45 and the 620, both autos).

 

It likes a drink, but that's possibly down to my spirited driving, which it responds well to. It's a darned sight more responsive than the asthmatic 1.4 K series in the Streetwise (all 84 horses of it) and I find myself really having to rein it in on roads in built up areas.

 

Few issues to iron out, not least a couple of tyres so I can restore it back to full alloy glory on each corner (although it rather rocks the odd steel wheel look). There's also some odd little electrical gremlins, and the brakes feel like they may need a good bleeding. However, it rocks like a 25 yr old car should, thanks to the love given by the previous owner ;

 

And that engine note - so reminiscent of the old Marina (my 2nd car), down to the engine's ancestory (T->M->O->B ) 

 

Safe to say I'm in love...

 

I'll do a proper project thread in due course, but just gearing up for the 620's MoT this PM


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Current Fleet

1992 Rover 214 SLi (Oct 2018->) status: broken 1994 Rover 420 SLi (Apr 2019->) status: yesoyes

1996 Rover 620 Si auto (Jan 2019->) status: wafty barge2004 Rover Streetwise S (May 2017->) status: willing puppy/daily

 

Historical choddage (stopped driving 1999-2016)
1969 VW Beetle 1300 1977 Morris Marina 1.3 Super1983 Skoda Estelle 120L19can't remember: Rover Metro; Vauxhall CorsaVauxhall Cavalier ; 
2001 Rover 45 V6 Connie (May to Oct 2018); 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser CRD Limited (Jan 18 to Jan 19 - roffled off here, now with fellow Shiter's missus here)


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Posted Today, 11:32 AM

This is one of those genuine 'couldn't go to a better home' jobs.


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Posted Today, 12:52 PM

Glad you've got this Clayts. Hope it's a keeper.

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Posted Today, 04:30 PM

The brakes have felt always felt a bit wooden on this one and didn't improve after the new rear callipers were put on. Saying that, the fluid must be donkey's old anyhow so a good flush will be a start

The improvements I INTENDED to do:
Bleed brakes, new pads
Fit struts and antiroll bars all round from MG ZS
Waxoyl the sills inside
Remove the towbar and vanity* plate to fund the above
Fit Triumph Acclaim badging throughout, to play with the minds of gammonised clubber types
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