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by JOHNDQ
Sat May 30, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 200 R3 and Rover 25 Steering Racks
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Rover 200 R3 and Rover 25 Steering Racks

The R8 and R3 use the same style of rack which is a fair bit different as described above. I fitted a ZR rack and sub frame to my R8 using the column, rack etc from the ZR. Was a bit of a job tho had to cut away a fair amount of the bulk head and floor to do it and make a new mounting panel :scared
by JOHNDQ
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Track R8 214 Sprint
Replies: 173
Views: 20525

Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

I think a fair few were on there first trackday
by JOHNDQ
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Track R8 214 Sprint
Replies: 173
Views: 20525

Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

by JOHNDQ
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Track R8 214 Sprint
Replies: 173
Views: 20525

Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

Little update again, done trackday on 9th with MG's on track just to test all the stuff done over winter to see how it all played out. Good to report it's all been a success with the car handling amazing now. The Quaife ATB has absolutely transformed the traction way more than I could have dreamed o...
by JOHNDQ
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Putting £ in
Replies: 18
Views: 2397

Re: Putting £ in

I don't even bother thinking about it the £200 brake pads are worth more than the car :laughing2
by JOHNDQ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gearbox advice 220 turbo
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Gearbox advice 220 turbo

Rebuilding the PG1 is easy the only trouble I've have with mine and a few of the others I've done lately is getting some of the correct shims for the output shaft and correct thickness circlip for the diff bearings
by JOHNDQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Hydraulic lifters

You need to use loctite 574 then use a roller to make sure there are no lumps etc. If you used RTV you could have blocked the oil ways damaging the lifters or cams/head. The other trouble is the cam ladder and head need to be a flush fit that's why you have to roll it flush as there's no bearings, u...
by JOHNDQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Hydraulic lifters

If you used RTV you got a major problem :o
by JOHNDQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Hydraulic lifters

If this only happened still done the head have you sealed the cam carrier with the correct sealant
by JOHNDQ
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

The turbo wheels need 3mm spacer too but the 216 GTI wheels clear fine :wink3 trying to find another set for mine :*laughing my fat rear end off*
by JOHNDQ
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

Just use a 160 master cylinder :wink3
by JOHNDQ
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

Other than the straights I'd say it's spot on
by JOHNDQ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2288

Re: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020

Will see you all there but not taking the R8 this year :oops
by JOHNDQ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which head gasket to use
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Which head gasket to use

If you want to avoid HG failure again fit the PRT thermostat unfortunately it is a bit of a fiddly job especially if you have the R65 box as starter is in the way and the difference in the pipe diameter from the PRT to the lower radiator pipe
by JOHNDQ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which head gasket to use
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Which head gasket to use

Shim liners and use the latest Victor Reinz 61-34835-20 with built in head saver or the SIAC gasket from Xpart/discount MG Rover spares.