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Post Re: Rossa Mk 2
I guess it doesn't have the same access as the coupe - solid continuous bulkhead twixt engine and cockpit. Access really is terrible.

Rolling road session would be good - but only on a good RR with a good operator - and someone who knows hot minis.

Still not doing too well :roll: Replacement leads and rotor arm bought - Number one plug lead in the set is too short (need to re-time so No1 position on the distributor is nearer no 1 plug) and the rotor arm had the little sprung metal part for a firm location missing. Both from halfrauds - where I shall be returning them.


Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:46 pm
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Post Re: Rossa Mk 2
:roll: I've only gone and done the engine - giving it full beans a 4000 rpm in 4th gear and I heard a small bang and it's rattling like a good'n :(

I've located a 1300 A+metro engine and shall be doing a transplant soon - I assume the engine does lift out through the top? It looks tight.

Engine came with ancilinaries (sp?) so i've got A+ electronin ignition distributor and coil. Anything else I need to be aware of?

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Allen


Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:27 pm
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Post Re: Rossa Mk 2
What went wrong on the engine? Have you had time to have a look?

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Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:51 am
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Post Re: Rossa Mk 2
No, not removed the lump or stripped it yet - putting a cooking 1300 in for the moment - but the loss of power and rapidly worsening rattly noise sounded expensive :cry:

Didn't seem to be smoking. There's no hole in the side of the block :mrgreen: and it was fine coasting so not driveshaft or gearbox. No oil light but may have been down a little on oil pressure. A strip down will reveal.


Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:29 pm
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Post Re: Rossa Mk 2
I have a Rossa MK2 for sale if anyone is interested.

It was built by my father who passed away after about 3/4 complete. I paid someone else to finish it off and ha it on the road for about 1 month in total as I was unable to keep up the repairs. It has been garaged since.

It is cream in colour and has the MG Metro 1275turbo engine fitted. Alloy wheels.

I started it successfully a few weeks ago.

Radiator burst but there is a brand new one there to be fitted.

It has a Y plate rather than a Q plate for some reason.

I will post some pictures shortly. Anyone interested cmclay@csc.com

I'm looking for about £2250

cheers

Colin McLay


Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:32 pm
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Post Re: Rossa Mk 2
Hi Sals Colin,

Think you'd be better posting in the for sale section - have to say that compared to what i've seen sold you are probably asking a bit much.

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Allen


Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:04 pm
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Thanks Allen - will do

Cheers.

i asked about and thought it was a reasonable proce considering it has hardly been out the garage but i am open to offers.

col


Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:01 am
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