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  1. That's a bargain. Ultra clean as well
  2. WANTED; Original Rover Philips stereo for the Rover Drivers door rub strip with red trim for the Rover
  3. MK1 Focus 1.8 Pez - When replacing the ICV, don't bother trying to get at the bottom bolt from the top, despite what Haynes and Youtube tells you. It's fucking nigh on impossible to get at it. Go via the bottom, can be tricky to see but once located, makes the job a breeze.
  4. When my brother drove the Bora (giffer style is most apt), he managed 61mpg. Phenomenal really as I tend to drive averagely and I normally get high 40's, without even trying to get good MPG. The Rover, well so far just under half tank used and 130 miles done. So that'll do.
  5. Always had a soft spot for these. Slightly ugly but, they keep on going, this one looks lovely! Great buy. VTEC STIKKAS PLS (lol joke that's Audi)
  6. Also, mod's, is there any way of removing the tag of "for sale" as I'd like to convert this into a sporadic progress thread
  7. Any positives with the spares chaps I'd be most grateful.
  8. Fantastic, if you do, let me know what you'd like for it. Also, there's a missing thing just in front of the sunroof. Think it may have been a manual wind for it in case the electric failed, at the moment it's just a round hole in the headlining with a nut behind it. If you have that also I'd be obliged
  9. That would be great. I'm after a drivers door rub strip if you've got that too.
  10. Cheers guys. In the coming weeks, I shall be doing a crappy thread about things I'm doing to it to improve it slowly.
  11. No longer for sale! Managed to sort a garage here, old boy approached me who had been away, and said I could use his for free so long as I cleaned it. Get in! My Rover stays. Woohoo. LONG LIVE BERNICE (POTENTIAL NAME)
  12. No I know, it's a combo of me being ultra precious and just generally paranoid.
  13. I think so. When I bought the Bora I received it within 5 days, ferociously fast! I do like the new system though, makes it less of a hassle. Plus, it's free. No need to pay for a stamp and envelope. F U POST OFFICE
  14. Cheers sterling, do let me know. If it sells it sells, but I'd love to know if there's a cheap lockup near enough. Ta. Still available atm just waiting to hear back on pm
  15. I'll even give myself a stern telling off in the mirror.
  16. It really does Paul! I had started to purchase items with the intention of fitting/sorting bits on each rest day I had as well. If I didn't have so many tools (shit) in my own garage I would have tried to shove it in there. I even shoved in some Redex because POWER
  17. Where I live it's a cul de sac, just off a main road, where there isn't really parking. I could park it in the side streets nearby, but seeing as they are on the cusp of built up areas, I'm not very comfortable with it. Yeah, it's a £200 car, but I'm very precious about my cars, whatever their value. I treat them as if they're the best thing since the proverbial sliced. Plus, it may have also be the fact that I am plod and highly suspicious about anyone coming near my car.
  18. The offer is kind and very generous of you but Bewdley is a bit too far for me. I'm in Moseley and it's a fair old whack sir. It'd need to be more local for me so I was able to drive it more regularly. THE ROVER DEMANDS TO BE DRIVEN I got told about my garage space last week and have been frantically trying to sort. I have a garage at my place although it's chock full of my tools etc. I even posted leaflets (lol) through peoples doors here to see if anyone is willing to rent me their space. Not a single reply. TIGHTWARDS
  19. BALLS. I make this ad with teeth firmly gritted and tears held back. Impending garage space loss coupled with overly strict cul-de-sac management means I literally have no place to store this. Many of you saw my epic (lol) collection on this beaut. I have loved every second. So far in my ownership I've given it a full service of oil/filter/air filter/plugs, and new Bosch front wipers. Runs smoother now too! Seriously It is a hoot to drive I have been driving it to and from work every day. FJ insurance is 150 fully comp as well, redonkulous. I even went the whole hog and started purchasing items for it as I intended on making this a rolling resto type thingy. So it comes with a new timing belt kit, QH branded water pump, QH rear shoes and 2 new rear cylinders as I wanted to make the brakes a little more efficient. I EVEN GOT A FLIPPIN HAYNES MANUAL. All this extra junk comes with the car. I have even ordered an original Rover 200 vehicle wallet as I wanted the authentic giffer feel. Oh, and a fuel filter is coming Monday, so I'll whack that on as it should only take me 10 minutes. Points to note: as per Taxi Paul's listing headlining to rear saggy but complete, and the 50p hole in the boot, which again I was going to get patched at a grand total of £50. However seeing as it's completely not structural and non urgent I didn't care. I haven't got the V5 yet but I will give you my blood and an IOU. Alternatively I will post it out when I receive it off Paul. I had a look underneath and it's had a recent exhaust system almost all the way to the manifold, and the sills are solid, and remarkably, chassis appears free from any other issues. There is surface rust to the arches but, they are strong. Again, I was planning on a rub down and stone chip when I had some time. I really really do not want to sell this car. I cannot express the sheer joy it makes me feel when I drive it. It's ace. If I may, I would like £240. I would still make a loss on this as I spent more on the parts, but WHO CARES. It comes resplendent with Autoshite sticker proudly placed in the rear window. I'm in Brum. I'll leave it taxed/insured to get you home because I am a wonderful man. Pics are from Paul, however it's the same considering I have not had it long. It's got 3/4 tank of fuel, so HURRII b4 it goNE
  20. I have been fortunate enough to own a 190E in the past, and I had the exact same symptoms, and was indeed the ball joint. Common as muck problem and not very much money to replace. I drove on mine for 6 months before replacing them, purely because I am lazy. You should be fine to drive back.
  21. I only really got into cars due to my father. His car history comprises of a Datsun Cherry, Honda Accord (GOLD! Spandau BALLET), Bluebird, and 2 x Xantias. It's odd as he was forever repairing the Honda and Bluebird, and come to think of it, the Xantias. There was something so endearing to me about helping him perpetually fix the chod he purchased. I've had a total of 12 cars in 7 years of driving which clearly shows my addiction to shite. I've been bollocked more than once though to stop chopping and changing....NEVRARRR!!
  22. I'll keep an eye out on and off duty chap. I cover Great Barr too. Massive shame, I love these cars and there's clearly a sentiment to this one.
  23. Back in the day, I was about 13 I think. He saw an ad in Loot. It was a dark red ish colour, and I remember falling in love with it, all the magical lights inside. Biggest annoyance ever that he never went for it.
  24. OMG. My dad almost bought one of these but ended up buying a Xantia (also prime French Brie) Put me down for 2 randoms please. I WILL AVENGE U FATHER PM me your details for paypal etc etc
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