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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #15 on: 23 November 2021, 17:10:53 »

9 out of 10 Omegas ever made were silver.

Allegedly  :D

I have four Elite saloons, three are Star Silver, and one is Petrol Blue.
I know everyone jokes about 'rare' Star Silver, but is there a reason why there were so many made in Silver compared to other colours? My Petrol Blue 3.2 seems a 'rare' colour for an Elite - it appeared to be more popular in CD trim, although still not common.
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #16 on: 24 November 2021, 13:48:31 »

Bonus being silver as it hides the dirt better lol, don't know why that is you'd think silver would really show dirt!
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #17 on: 24 November 2021, 15:01:53 »

"ULTRA RARE" Star Silver III  might hide the dirt well ,BUT........
 it's a completely different colour silver when it's washed though  :D
Mine needs a bath  :-X
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #18 on: 24 November 2021, 15:25:46 »

"ULTRA RARE" Star Silver III  might hide the dirt well ,BUT........
 it's a completely different colour from Star Silver II when it's washed though  :D
Mine needs a bath  :-X
Itís the rear quarters and roof that always give the game away :D
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #19 on: 25 November 2021, 16:16:05 »

9 out of 10 Omegas ever made were silver.

Allegedly  :D

I have four Elite saloons, three are Star Silver, and one is Petrol Blue.
I know everyone jokes about 'rare' Star Silver, but is there a reason why there were so many made in Silver compared to other colours? My Petrol Blue 3.2 seems a 'rare' colour for an Elite - it appeared to be more popular in CD trim, although still not common.

I have owned 3 Omega.

Two were ultra rare Star silver with the other being a fetching shade of Constabulary white. :)
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #20 on: 08 December 2021, 08:27:35 »

Just noticed the battery tray bolt has been sheared off and the battery is loose, need a new clamp and remove the busted bolt. Soaking it in WD for a bit before attempting removal.

Other things needed so far:

replacement scuttle cover as it has a nice crack in it. Due to get a replacement this weekend.
Weatherstrip for scuttle cover (Suspecting this was not reinstalled after windscreen replacement (Worrying)) Although screen replacement looks done well.
Investigate clunking from front (Most likely the link pin)
Investigate droning sound, which actually sort of goes away with increased speed, not sure if bearing, hope it's not the diff as it's got a towbar.
Clean headlight reflectors

Gave it a basic wash so it looks more silver now! I haven't had the time (or the weather) to get it up on the ramp and give it a good once over yet.
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #21 on: 16 December 2021, 08:45:41 »

Nice example, on the cusp of the changeover so has the flat faced fat five spokes which suit the Elite well I think.  Hopefully you'll get back any investment in the long term.  Such a comfortable barge for wafting about, I get plenty of admiring comments for mine even when it hasn't been cleaned for a while. :y
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #22 on: 19 December 2021, 10:19:13 »

Nice example, on the cusp of the changeover so has the flat faced fat five spokes which suit the Elite well I think.  Hopefully you'll get back any investment in the long term.  Such a comfortable barge for wafting about, I get plenty of admiring comments for mine even when it hasn't been cleaned for a while. :y

Those alloys do really suit the barge, makes a difference to the handling as well, feels a lot more taught on the road, though I don't know if the suspension is stiffer maybe, didn't think it would be on an executive type model? Any pics of your own one be nice to see.

Managed to get the scuttle cover from a guy in the borders, he's got the full car & other stuff as well should I need it, and plenty of cavy spares, as well as a full cavy lying there, so will be visiting him again for a haul in the New Year.

Noticed a couple of other things including the rear indicators look very white, so I'm guessing will need new "orange" bulbs soon.

O/S Track control arm has a bit of play as well as the link pin rubber boot hanging off, suspected this was gone as I could hear it clunking when going over rough surfaces. The N/S front bearing is also making a speed-related clicking noise when I spin it, which I'm suspecting is the bearing because it's noisy when I drive it. The noise is more apparent when you're going slower and coming to stop you can hear the drone of the bearing turn into the clicking sound just before you stop.

Need to remove the caliper and stuff to make sure its not any noise coming from that, as there is otherwise no play in the bearing.

I also managed to reverse the towbar into the front of my 2.6 CD and make a nice ball shaped dent in the front bumper - plank of the week award!
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #23 on: 19 December 2021, 13:10:28 »

Nice example, on the cusp of the changeover so has the flat faced fat five spokes which suit the Elite well I think.  Hopefully you'll get back any investment in the long term.  Such a comfortable barge for wafting about, I get plenty of admiring comments for mine even when it hasn't been cleaned for a while. :y

Those alloys do really suit the barge, makes a difference to the handling as well, feels a lot more taught on the road, though I don't know if the suspension is stiffer maybe, didn't think it would be on an executive type model? Any pics of your own one be nice to see.

Managed to get the scuttle cover from a guy in the borders, he's got the full car & other stuff as well should I need it, and plenty of cavy spares, as well as a full cavy lying there, so will be visiting him again for a haul in the New Year.

Noticed a couple of other things including the rear indicators look very white, so I'm guessing will need new "orange" bulbs soon.

O/S Track control arm has a bit of play as well as the link pin rubber boot hanging off, suspected this was gone as I could hear it clunking when going over rough surfaces. The N/S front bearing is also making a speed-related clicking noise when I spin it, which I'm suspecting is the bearing because it's noisy when I drive it. The noise is more apparent when you're going slower and coming to stop you can hear the drone of the bearing turn into the clicking sound just before you stop.

Need to remove the caliper and stuff to make sure its not any noise coming from that, as there is otherwise no play in the bearing.

I also managed to reverse the towbar into the front of my 2.6 CD and make a nice ball shaped dent in the front bumper - plank of the week award!

If anyone asks simply shrug your shoulders and blame your wife.

A comment such as " we all love women but God made a mistake when he allowed them to drive" should be enough to deflect blame. ;D
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #24 on: 20 December 2021, 08:14:48 »

Nice example, on the cusp of the changeover so has the flat faced fat five spokes which suit the Elite well I think.  Hopefully you'll get back any investment in the long term.  Such a comfortable barge for wafting about, I get plenty of admiring comments for mine even when it hasn't been cleaned for a while. :y

Those alloys do really suit the barge, makes a difference to the handling as well, feels a lot more taught on the road, though I don't know if the suspension is stiffer maybe, didn't think it would be on an executive type model? Any pics of your own one be nice to see.

Managed to get the scuttle cover from a guy in the borders, he's got the full car & other stuff as well should I need it, and plenty of cavy spares, as well as a full cavy lying there, so will be visiting him again for a haul in the New Year.

Noticed a couple of other things including the rear indicators look very white, so I'm guessing will need new "orange" bulbs soon.

O/S Track control arm has a bit of play as well as the link pin rubber boot hanging off, suspected this was gone as I could hear it clunking when going over rough surfaces. The N/S front bearing is also making a speed-related clicking noise when I spin it, which I'm suspecting is the bearing because it's noisy when I drive it. The noise is more apparent when you're going slower and coming to stop you can hear the drone of the bearing turn into the clicking sound just before you stop.

Need to remove the caliper and stuff to make sure its not any noise coming from that, as there is otherwise no play in the bearing.

I also managed to reverse the towbar into the front of my 2.6 CD and make a nice ball shaped dent in the front bumper - plank of the week award!

If anyone asks simply shrug your shoulders and blame your wife.

A comment such as " we all love women but God made a mistake when he allowed them to drive" should be enough to deflect blame. ;D

 :y Always good to have the excuses ready!
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