MikeMedford's 800 Vitesse

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MikeMedford's 800 Vitesse

Post by MikeMedford » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:12 am

Wont be some peoples cup of tea but I like it:


1997 Rover Vitesse

Current Mods:
18" TSW Volcanos with 225/40 ZR18 Rubber
Brembo 4-Pot Calipers with AP Racing 330x28mm discs fitted by Reyland.
Bleedvalve, dumpvalve and boost gauge
Conical Air filter
Cat back mongoose stainless exhaust
Tinted windows all round
Clear side repeaters
Sports gear knob (original rover one fell apart)
Sony CDX-R3300 Headunit
Ripspeed 10" Bassbox
JBL 75.2 Amp
JBL 8" Speakers mounted into rear shelf
FLI 6.5" Speakers fitted into front doors

Repairs needed / Things todo:
Diagnose why rad fan wont come on (currently have to run off a manual switch)
Replace dash fusebox with a resoldered one (hopefully this will sort window problems out)
Timing belt to be replaced.
Auxillery drive belt tensioner to be replaced.
Respray rear bumper.
Sort couple bits of rust on boot lid.
Refurb the alloys (much needed)
Modify grill with mesh (slight problem of 2 bolts are completed rusted solid)

Repairs / Things done since purchase:
Heater matrix replaced.
Rear nearside brake caliper replaced
New rear discs and pads.
New front pads.
Drivers mirror replaced.
Passenger front switchpack repaired.
Passenger air vent replaced.
Ignition lock barrel replaced.
Rotary coupler replaced.
Steering cowl and Fusebox cover replaced.
Front and rear crashbar derusted and repainted.
PAS coolant pipe derusted and repainted.
Bumper brackets replaced.
New Downpipe fitted.
Stainless cat back exhaust fitted.
Front offside ABS sensor replaced.

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