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post #21 of 249 (permalink) Old 15-05-2007, 20:16
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Our 'proper' Metro

Haven't got any decent pics of the outside, but it looks like a normal tidy Rover 100 in silver, with MPi rims







All the bits have been scabbed from scrapyards or 'other people modifying other MG R products
The nice big BMC carbon airbox I picked up locally from some lad who found it too noisy on his Integra Type R (35, oh yes!) can't be too many Metros running Type R parts

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Thats quite a sleeper l bet
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1800 Metro

It's a cracking motor, given more than a few people a suprise to say the least. Just did a 180 mile trip Wiltshire to Cornwall (MiniWorld Riviera Run - carried our beer and spares) 12 petrol 62 MPG we brimmed it before we left, thought the gauge had packed up so brimmed it in Newquay - 12! great new concept in ecomony motoring maybe? 1800cc Metro on diesel gearbox. Could make her faster but she's such a great all round car it would be a shame to spoil things now
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post #24 of 249 (permalink) Old 15-05-2007, 23:02
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It's a cracking motor, given more than a few people a suprise to say the least. Just did a 180 mile trip Wiltshire to Cornwall (MiniWorld Riviera Run - carried our beer and spares) 12 petrol 62 MPG we brimmed it before we left, thought the gauge had packed up so brimmed it in Newquay - 12! great new concept in ecomony motoring maybe? 1800cc Metro on diesel gearbox. Could make her faster but she's such a great all round car it would be a shame to spoil things now
I'm likeing what i seen from the pictures so far.
Yeah the 1800 metros often do better MPG than 1.1!

Crazy, well an 120 1.8 elise does 39mpg average.
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post #25 of 249 (permalink) Old 12-07-2007, 20:32
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Why let your metro go to the big old scrap yard in the sky, when you can do something like this with it..
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Here is my beloved British Racing Green that now has developed a terrible noise in the rear suspension (the bigger spring on the left side was out of place, how? I don't know... mystery... I suspect that something is broken/unwelded on the main transversal bar - don't know the right name in English...).




Besides that, that's the car that I love to drive, maybe more than my (familiar) Rover 45 1.4 Connoisseur Hatchback (65k miles and, imagine! , still with the original HG, it has always been a very boring car... nothing very wrong happens with it).




As you see, this a Metro 1.1 for you but here (in Portugal) all the K's have been named Rover Series 100 since the beginning (1990 +or-). So, this is a real Rover 111 SL 5 doors, for us.




It shows now 44k miles on the odometer but they can also be 88k or 66k, who knows?, because I bought it as a second hand car last December (after selling my nice white 111 SL 3 doors with 155k miles and HGF @ 113k miles), well... not exactly second hand, let's say fourth...

It's being resurrected by me and it's looking better now:





with a little help from my friend:








Only the driver's door was working correctly...




The cooling system came like this...




But what a nice sound comes from here:

Is that a central locking motor on the 6th picture I mounted mine at the other end of the door
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Here is my 93 1.1S, owned from new and (almost) rust-free! (believe it or not).
Standard other than a ICE, Peco backbox, correct 93-spec GTi alloys (a mere 30 each in early 95) and the skirts and spoiler fitted in 97. Ownership's been a bittersweet experience, these cars are IMPOSSIBLE to keep mint






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post #28 of 249 (permalink) Old 20-08-2007, 19:28
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Is that a central locking motor on the 6th picture I mounted mine at the other end of the door
I think thats a motor in the rear right door.
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retrocool73 I've just noticed that bottom pic of yours, did you take that or was it given to you with the car as I know who's that house its at with the garage, vitare mk1 golf, clio and the swiming pool in the far right corner behind the conifers
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Metro Cabriolet......anyone seen others? This one's up for sale!

Hi everyone!

Just wondering if any of you own a Metro Cabriolet? I believe only 72 were made before production went into the 100 Cabriolet.....

This one's for sale on behalf of my mother-in-law.....less than 36000 from new!

Hood is kn***ered.....but can be replaced for c.250 I think.

What do you reckon - isn't BLUE-BOTTLE a bit of a stunner!?!?!?

Kev

Sorry.....photo can be viewed in Metro/Maestro etc section! Or e-mail me if you're interested!

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Question Secondary seals..

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Hi there, I have some secondary ones around the door , they are from the square shape nissian Sunny . Then the one between the front and rear is a felt like one from a Mondeo which runs along the top of the mondeos door frame. The other bits you can see are just black foam strips.
Interesting idea that, mine does seem to be noisy with wind whistling around the door edge when driven at speed... is this one of those "they all do that" things?
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Metro Gti

Sold the green MPi GTi as seen above, gone to a real Metro enthusiast so hopefully will be around for a few years yet. No time to carry out the welding repairs needed ourselves

Killed my 200Vi a couple of weeks ago, well it was more suicide actually, aux belt pulley came off, took out my cambelt leading to dropped valves and locked solid engine. Is being replaced with a Streetwise diesel as I am up to here now with fiesty Rover petrol motors in a mode of transport you are reliant on. Whilst the Streetwise is being repaired (slight accident damage) I needed a cheap runabout, luck would have it this came up locally. Will run it for a few months then keep as a car for shows/sunny weekend drives etc. My late brother owned one of these 11 years or so ago so I have a bit of a soft spot for them, don't remember the K series giving problems back then either

1990 Spi model GTi 43,000 miles, runs and drives superbly
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post #33 of 249 (permalink) Old 30-08-2007, 20:52
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Heres my rover 100.

Its very similar to MG ZR Blues. We were both at pod in them. I thought i was seeing double

Heres some pics






Its running a vvc160 engine with lsd gearbox and its just been lowered.

Here is a pic of my old gti that i swapped for the engine. It got written off soon after

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I soooo want a 1.8 metro!
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I soooo want a 1.8 metro!
500 for a good R100 on ebay, 500 for a 1.8 16v engine off ebay, loads of fun for around 1k
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I love these cars. Keep 'em coming!!!!
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This is my R100 GTA, 1.8 16v.









Hope you like it!

Rock on!
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Proper sleeper there, how much work is involved in the conversion?
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Proper sleeper there, how much work is involved in the conversion?
If its MPI already, for a 1.8 into a R100 any cc with MPi is just swap engine, and swap ecu with alarm box and keyfob. Basically straight swap, plug and play

With any other metro theres a few more bits that need swapping which are on the MPi's to make them MPi. But in short, old out, new in.
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This is my R100 GTA, 1.8 16v.


Hope you like it!

Rock on!
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I like it! When did you 1.8 it? Weldone though mate.
I note mems 3 engine with mems1.9 stuff, have u got the 1.8 ecu? Much better over the 1.4 16v
I like to see you get traction with camacs though!!

PS, I was behind a white Nissan 200sx S13 in Gloucester today with a Unicycle.com sticker on it, do you know them :P LOL
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