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Here you are Jacinto this is an old 216 I found that I was going to buy but had second thoughts when the guy wanted Ģ950 and would not drop the price.

'D' reg Rover 216 that i found.


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I really like following this thread, even more so since all of our mk1 200s have pretty much gone!
I found one! lol
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post #62 of 137 (permalink) Old 21-06-2012, 00:39 Thread Starter
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I really like following this thread, even more so since all of our mk1 200s have pretty much gone!
Thank you! I always forget to take some photos of the mk1 200s I see almost daily. But once I remember, I will show you that they are quite common in here. But... As an old banger, unfortunately.

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Got to say i'm not a fan of changing the engine for a honda unit but despite that i'm a huge fan of the thread. This young lad knows a good car when he see's one and is clearly doing his upmost to keep it as sound as he can.

Well done to you sir!
Thanks! Well, this is a 213, so, it had a Honda engine from the start. It had a Honda EV2, 1342cc, 70hp, 12 valve, single carb unit. Now it has a D14A1, 1398cc (?), 88hp, 16 valve and twin carbs!

If it had the Rover S-Series engine, I would never change it! I have it on my dad's Montego 1.6 estate, and even being only on the 80's hp, it is rather quick. I would only imagine how it would go with the EFi engine!

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Here you are Jacinto this is an old 216 I found that I was going to buy but had second thoughts when the guy wanted Ģ950 and would not drop the price.

'D' reg Rover 216 that i found.




I found one! lol

Those 216 are indeed very rare in here. We only have the 216 Vitesse... And that's all. No 200 VPs, no 200 Sprints, nothing. That's why it is so hard for me to find those leather seats I always wanted!

In Portugal, thanks to the taxes we have to pay, which increase with the engine size, we only have small gasoline engines. We even have 1.4 MG ZSs, which makes no sense at all! I would buy a 45 instead...

And on the other hand, there are no ZS 1.6 or with bigger engine sizes.

Good news: The 213 is now under surgery, and the head gasket simply "rotted" away, probably because of those 2 years when the engine wasn't being used.
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Thanks! Well, this is a 213, so, it had a Honda engine from the start. It had a Honda EV2, 1342cc, 70hp, 12 valve, single carb unit. Now it has a D14A1, 1398cc (?), 88hp, 16 valve and twin carbs!

If it had the Rover S-Series engine, I would never change it! I have it on my dad's Montego 1.6 estate, and even being only on the 80's hp, it is rather quick. I would only imagine how it would go with the EFi engine!



Ahh thought it started live with a Rover engine. In that case I love all the work you have done
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Ahh thought it started live with a Rover engine. In that case I love all the work you have done
It was a rather boring Honda engine... For sure, it was a smooth engine, but very, very slow. And the fuel consumption wasn't good, at all. And also, it seems that Honda is trying to get their old cars scrapped, so, they aren't making some parts for these older engines (which are not so old as you might think), an the engine swap was made mainly because we couldn't get a water pipe made from steel. It simply wasn't available anywhere!

I wouldn't waste any kind of Rover engines. Until today, apart from some HGF problems, they didn't let me down!

I have driven many K-series in these... Well, less than a year of driving license. Every single one of them left me with a smile on my face. On the other hand, I have a 1998 Honda Civic Aerodeck (1.4iS) at home, and it simply seems too slow compared to the K 1.4.

Even every L-Series diesel I drove, I liked them most than that 1.4 in the Aerodeck.

It has the same 88hp as the D14A1 in my 213, but the extra weight and injection (which is better for fuel consumption) kill the engine.
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My new aquisition:

A very rare roof console, from a Civic Mk3. These Rovers should also have this option!



It had a broken switch, which has already been fixed.



It is like this, at the moment.



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Congratulations on such a well cared for example! Reminds me of my 213 and 216 days!



I found a 216vp with a leather interior for sale so brought it and swapped the seats over

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My new aquisition:

A very rare roof console, from a Civic Mk3. These Rovers should also have this option!



It had a broken switch, which has already been fixed.



It is like this, at the moment.



I love that! Reminds me of being on a coach when I was on school trips lol
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Great 213!

This last mod itīs amazing.

Good job on this 213(4)!
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Congratulations on such a well cared for example! Reminds me of my 213 and 216 days!



I found a 216vp with a leather interior for sale so brought it and swapped the seats over

Thank you!

Please, don't show me that! I want those seats so badly! :P

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I love that! Reminds me of being on a coach when I was on school trips lol
LOL! I also thought that, the first time I saw this roof console.


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Great 213!

This last mod itīs amazing.

Good job on this 213(4)!
Oh, look who it is! I didn't knew you were around here

Thank you!

We have to get our vikings together... By the end of the month, I hope. :P
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I had one of these for my first company car from memory it was moonraker blue.
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It is said that these Honda engines are very quiet. But not enough for me, so, I soundproofed the exterior firewall while the cylinder head was out.







And then, the D14A1 was once again awaken!



I noticed the car got a little bit more "soft", and it was going a lot better, specially in the lower revs.

Soundproofing the bonnet:



I replaced the electric mirrors button with one that came from a Tourer (or RF), because the ones on the XHs tend to make some plastic noises and the paint easily comes off.





The next mechanical problem to do: suspension.

The shocks and mounts are all in bad shape (223 000km of use...), as you can hear in this video (the rattling noise comes from the headrest liners, which are broken):

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Some pictures of the illumination made by the roof console:







An upgrade to the braking system:







After:











I took advantage of it to lower the front a little bit.





In my birthday, my mom sent me this picture, taken 19 years ago:

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A test fit of my new aquisition:







It will be repaired and painted in Silk Green.

Some goodies I bought from ebay:





But there is a problem. I need the front shock mounts, and I can't find them anywhere. Any ideas?
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Fantastic, loved reading though this thread, keep the updates coming !




We never get this many people at the Merseyside Meet lol.


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nice car

looks even better that its abroad lol
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Thank you!

Well, you should have in mind that is was a national meeting. :P

But we are a small country, so, it actually wasn't bad! This was from the same day:



Some other meeting I attended to:









The following ones were only local, in Coimbra.





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Update:

So, I never saw a 213 with rear headrests. But since the day I got an extra pair of them, I had lots of people telling me to do it on my Rover. And so, after a long time, I did it!







Some sound deadning, which will be finished once I get to the boot.






The result:









In order to cover those holes in the steering column plastic, I got some little covers from a Lancia Dedra.



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Two weeks ago, someone decided do leave their mark on my car.



*******s. They left no note, as usually people do in Portugal. I just freaked out when I saw it.

So, to make me feel better, I got some presents for the Rover!



Rear lowering springs and front shock absorber mounts. As I wasn't able to get them in Europe, they came from the US. They really like the equivalent Civic, there! And so, lots of material can be sourced.

It wil be fitted soon.

And also, my dad got some company to my car:



I will open a new thread for it. It is a mk1, not a mk2 as mine.


In the meanwhile, if someone from the staff could move this thread to the projects' section, I would be very thankful!

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Hello! Sorry, it really was. I already got it empty.
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