kws

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  1. haha yes, those little bastards will cut deep if you dont!
  2. It was a great idea at the time.... how bad can it be?
  3. Didnt have one on hand tbh. The wire will be sleeved, and will have a section of corrugated tubing on that section and then firmly ziptied to the bracket. I can change it at a later date if needed. That bolts a fun one though as its into a coolant gallery and when you remove it a nice jet of coolant shoots out.
  4. I tidied the mounts and brackets i made up and gave them a paint. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/speeduino-rover-sd1-paint-it-blaaack/
  5. Banter here, http://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/54510-kelvins-1985-rover-sd1-banter/ Finally, i have a car worth actually posting on here! So, about 10 years ago I had an SD1, an 85 Vanden Plas EFI in Cashmere Gold. Sadly i sold it because i couldnt afford to run it as my daily back then, and have regretted selling it since. Anyway, yesterday i picked the new toy up. Its a 1985 Rover SD1 Vanden Plas EFI (again), but in Zircon Blue. It needs some love, but its got good bones. It runs and drives, and actually drives really well. The powerhouse So the plan is to give it a really good tidy up, get it in as good condition as i can, but also build a new engine wiring harness and install my Speeduino ECU. Early next year i intend to use the car as my wedding car, so the clock is ticking! Theres more info on the car on my website too. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/cars/rover-sd1-two/
  6. The new loom is coming together nicely. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/speeduino-rover-sd1-a-new-loom-begins/
  7. I get the feeling they went for about 5 hundy for the set. Was thinking of grabbing them as spares for my car, but dont have the space to store them.
  8. There was a set on TM a couple of months ago. Dont come up often though, but if your wallet is too heavy then Rimmer Bros sell brand new replicas.
  9. I also did the rocker cover gaskets http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/rover-sd1-rocker-cover-gaskets/
  10. I removed the standard loom today http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/speeduino-rover-sd1-loom-removal/
  11. I made some more progress today. The coil bracket is finally done being made. Next is to start the wiring. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/speeduino-rover-sd1-fabrication-fun-times/
  12. So full of win.
  13. Took some time out to flush my heater core in the hopes it will fix my cold heater. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/rover-sd1-heater-core-flushing/
  14. My SD1 was a good example of this. WOF before i got it, but it somehow passed with low brake pads, a serious fuel leak, and a couple of small things. That cracked wheel is farked. Good things the trump isnt too heavy and you didnt go kerb hopping.
  15. And i cant leave anything well enough alone. As soon as i got home i pulled the car apart, to begin fitting my custom Speeduino ECU. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/speeduino-rover-sd1-it-begins/ Discuss
  16. I attended the British Car Day with my SD1 http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/rover-sd1-british-car-day-2017/
  17. I mocked up the coil bracket for the Rover today. Should fit nicely. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/speeduino-coil-mount-cad/
  18. Stripped the spare EFI loom the other day to inspect it's condition. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/speeduino-stripping-the-loom/ Discuss.
  19. Success, sweet sweet moving metal. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/02/rover-sd1-fixing-the-sunroof/
  20. Due to popular request, the chrome eyebrow has been refitted. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/01/rover-sd1-the-small-details/
  21. I detailed the exterior of my car yesterday. Clay bar, full machine polish, wax, and then coated in a Hydrophobic coating. Zircon shines up well. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/01/rover-sd1-exterior-detail/
  22. I found out why my sunroof wasnt working.... http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/01/rover-sd1-sunroof-motor-dissection/
  23. Oh yeah, success! http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/01/rover-sd1-its-a-pass/
  24. I did some more work on my car this evening. Stripped and fixed the rear fog switch, and sunroof switch.... and found out why my sunroof doesnt actually work. http://www.tasteslikepetrol.net/2017/01/rover-sd1-dash-switch-overhaul/
  25. I really like this photo too