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  1. New Member Introductions.
    Some of the longer term members may remember my travails with my spectacularly quick but temperamental GM900 3.0L V6 . Sadly she and I parted company about 6 years ago when I bought a P38 4.6L V8 Range Rover (I'm a glutton for punishment, it didn't do much worse to the gallon than the Saab and...
  2. Miscellaneous, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Hello, I am selling a Range Rover 4.0 petrol with a MOT until March (no advisories) - unfortunately the head gasket has gone. Car still runs and can be driven (wouldn't suggest driving it too far) but preferably would be trailered away. Anyway - This car recently took us to Morocco and back...
  3. Saabscene Events
    As well as SAABs I am also involved with old Rovers.......... hope to see a few of you there. Rover P5 Club National Rally August 14th at Milestones Living Museum, Basingstoke, Hampshire. It is free to wander round or if you wish to be bring your car and be part of the event (cost is £5) the...
  4. Saabscene Events
    The Rover P5 Club National Rally Held at the famous Brooklands Racing Circuit, Byfleet, Surrey. http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com. Friendly and welcoming club, great atmosphere, no caravans! Open invitiation from a Director of the Rover P5 Club to any SAAB owners to attend - bring a 2 stroke...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I've tried googling but can't seem to find the info, so I'm trying here. Can anyone tell me the approximate height of a Land Rover Series IIa hardtop (after a rather rewarding discussion with SWMBO, I want to know if I can fit one in the garage) ? cheers
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    During a recent long motorway trip I noticed a peculiar flaw with a number of cars but it particularly seemed to affect newish Range Rovers. It's like this: The car has a violent pull to the right which means that it can only be safely driven in the outside lane of any road. Whilst on the...
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    MG Rover inspector clocks up £12,000 a day [ QUOTE ] MG Rover inspector clocks up £12,000 a day By Christopher Hope, Business Correspondent (Telegraph website: 08/11/2005) One of the two Department of Trade and Industry inspectors investigating the collapse of MG Rover has charged nearly...
  8. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    just bought a sd1 vitesse off e-bay(keeping the saab)i need some body partswelding does anyone on this forum know anyone in or nr to norwich who can help,the car its self is sound-has 12mths mot-that v8 it sounds so nice
  9. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Well, it's gone to the Chinese. Whether they lift all the assets and move them to China, or hope to do something in this country remains to be seen. Either way, none of it is in our hands..... Bit like Saab is not in the hands of the Swedes!!!
  10. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Certainly hope not, but things aren't looking good. They've stopped production due to suppliers not delivering components. One Supplier said they were owed £0.9M! A Rover Spokesman (on Channel4 news) said that the Suppliers had changed the credit terms from 45 days to immediate payment No...
  11. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    This is what happens when a Land Rover Freelander decides to T-Bone a 900 T 16S Convertible at 40mph... ever been down the road in a spinning car? I'm _so_ glad we were in a Saab... have glass cuts, been shaken to bits and have strained muscles in neck and back... but we walked away. Question...
  12. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Well needless to say they're all talking about this over on www.mg-rover.org http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=60414 I have no idea if it's a good likeness or not, but perhaps things aren't as desperate for MGR as papers like The Guardian, Times and Observer are continuously making...
  13. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Doing very carefull town driving, is this possible?
  14. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Does anyone know of any site similar to Elkparts that supplies MG Rover parts?? I've struggled to track one down that I can use in the same way as Elk. It would be useful if I could find one.
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Just read this reasonably hot off the press. They're all talking about it over on www.mg-rover.org!
  16. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Surprising, but one of MG Rovers cars has higher reliability levels than the German manufacturers.... http://cars.msn.co.uk/carnews/CarNewsAugust32004/Default.asp
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Just read this on the mg-rover.org forums. It's from Auto Express....a future mapping out at last?? Read on!!!
  18. Saabscene Events
    I'm wearing my other hat now.... Somehow I volunteered to organise this years National Rally for The Rover P5 Club, of which I have been a member for some 15 years. I would like to extend this invitation to all you out there in Saabsceneland. This is a two day event - on Saturday I have booked...
  19. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Worked to a standstill Jun 29 2004 By Lisa Smith & Chris Morley, Birmingham Evening Mail MG Rover's amazing sales boom ground to an abrupt halt today as production line staff worked themselves to a standstill. Birmingham's best-known car maker became a victim of its own success when the...
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