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post #201 of 1280 (permalink) Old 18-02-2014, 20:31
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Just got hold of a spare rocker cover so I have stripped it back to the alloy ready for powder coating in Kinversand and given it a good clean out on the inside



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ace i had same idea but painting it with heatproof paint
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Red heat proof paint will look nice on that.
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thats what colour i was thinking or just polished alloy
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That looks nice.
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Can anyone confirm 15mm rear ARB 99ti?
I don't know the size but I hope someone who knows posts. If you had a micro-meter gauge you could measure the diameter.
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thats what colour i was thinking or just polished alloy
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i want it lol think that was for sale not to long ago
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Well, with NINE newly refurbished 600 800 Alloy Wheels to have their tyres put back and rebalanced, I toured the local Tyre Suppliers and Fitters. Visited seven in all and the first place I tried, who fitted new tyres to our Rover 25s a few months ago at a very competitive price, wanted £15 to refit the tyre and balance EACH wheel! Next place I tried who fitted my new UNIROYAL RAINSPORTS also wanted £15 per wheel... is a cartel going on here. I wonder, three dealers all wanted £15 per wheel! Next place wanted £10 per wheel. Still too much. Charging five or six quid for a valve which I can buy off ebay for less than 50 pence! He also mentioned that he has to cover himself for repairs should a wheel get scratched ... ... If that is so, how come so many fit those poxy rim clip balance weights which always scratch the protective paint surface when they hammer them on. Next place wanted £6.50p per wheel if I fitted the valves ... . A tenner if they did. They had a near empty workshop so could do them straight away. Puzzling when there are staff sitting about doing nowt. I was tempted.

So, I'm now thinking I might do them myself as I used to do many moons ago. Finally, as I planned, tried the place who removed all NINE tyres for me free of charge! As I drove up there was only one car in any of the six work bays. A Trophy Blue MG TF having the rear brakes done. I'm a regular customer to this friendly outfit. They would do them for fifty quid the nine. DEAL!

I already had the five OE 620ti wheels and their tyres in the Rover 25 I was using so leave them and collect in an hour. Back an hour later with the four Vitesse wheels and their tyres. They had made a good job of the first batch of five ... no signs of scratches. That's more like it. Took the five away and called back and hour later and the remaining four all done nicely.

OK so I spent the best part of an hour shopping round. But with a difference of £85 between those first quotes and the final one was well worth it. I doubt paying those first quotes of £135 I would have got a better caring job on those nine wheels. In fact the attitude of the folks there I would bet money I wouldn't have a better job.

As always, it pays to invest a little time shopping around.

Just as the weak Sun disappeared behind the nearby Hills, I fitted the four 620ti wheels to the White Gold project car late afternoon. Looks much better than the steel spare wheels on the car whilst the originals were being refurbished.

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John does my previous post of the connector under the dash look like the right one ? well my new handbrake rubber has finaly arrived from rimmer Bros & another CD of a rover workshop manual

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John does my previous post of the connector under the dash look like the right one ?
Yes, it does. The fact that you were able to connect the relay assembly to it is confirmation. Most of the connectors on the cars are designed and shaped differently to avoid incorrect connections. Before they are ready to fit after you've refurbished them, you could connect the lights up temporarily and switch them on briefly to see if they work OK. Just the bulb connectors and their wires will suffice for a test.

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fitted the strut braces but iv only taken a pic of the fron one as evo said he couldnt be fitted [IMG][/IMG] evo you can see the bracket i moved also there one on the other side were the throttle cable is [IMG][/IMG]
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That's it now I am going to fit mine ? it wont be today as the sun is shining going to was the car & take the other half to our main town by me in la linea for a coffee
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You will need to check the nuts and re tighten them in a couple of weeks as they come loose with the car settling down on them. Had to do it twice with mine even though the toque was set correctly. You have the same bar as me and Iím assuming you have the same rear bar. If you havenít fitted that yet then good luck with it as it is easy to fit but a pain in the bum to do as you have to remove all the boot panels to do it. Both together make a great difference to the handling.
For anyone else who wants a set of theses then you need to look them up on eBay under the Honda Accord MK3/4 as the sellers canít list them for the 600 because the manufactures wonít confirm they fit our cars.
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BTW you did have the front end of the car OFF the ground when you tighten the bar up? If not you need to loosen it off again and tighten it up when both front wheels are off the ground. If this isnít done then the balance will be off.
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BTW you did have the front end of the car OFF the ground when you tighten the bar up? If not you need to loosen it off again and tighten it up when both front wheels are off the ground. If this isnít done then the balance will be off.
is that including the rear one aswell ( needs retightening )
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haven't had to do the rear one again. It's just something about the front, prob because there is more movement in the front struts than rear
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yeah fitted the back one to yeah il check in a day or so i did do them tight and car feels right but i may put some nut lock on them also iv knocked my boot light out must be a wire were is the switch that make the boot light work?
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