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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#166 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:37 pm

Jamesridgway1994 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Looking for the 16" BRM wheel
Few sets on FB lately loads of BRM bits coming up

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#167 Post by Jamesridgway1994 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:56 pm

Are you still running the avo coilovers on your 200?

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#168 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:25 pm

Yes the R1's tho not the road GTX ones.

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#169 Post by Jamesridgway1994 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:35 pm

I looked at a set not sure either gtx or r1 but I went with the gaz gold but am looking for adjustable top mounts, running slotted strut towers atm , its OK but not enough for what im wanting to do

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#170 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:42 pm

Wouldn't get R1's for road that's the reason I don't use it any more to stiff and to many noises :laughing2

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#171 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:05 am

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 of, before coming out of corners with 17's and Dunlop Race slicks I had terrible wheel spin but with the ATB on road tyres there was none :o unfortunately was a very busy sessioned event so didn't get a clear lap all day other than around 4:30 when it was heavy rain but even then the cars handling was great. Only down side is the down grade on the brakes meant I had to brake a lot earlier so I'm hoping to reuse the 6 pot calipers with a 290mm or 295mm disc under the 15's. Will get some videos and pictures sorted soon

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#172 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:16 pm


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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#173 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:54 pm

:laughing2 that mgf took a terrible line
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#174 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:15 pm

I think a fair few were on there first trackday

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#175 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:56 pm

Well guys due to the current situation the poor little Rover hasnt moved since Februarys trackday with MGOT so i decided now Santa Pod has reopened id take a trip up there. Not the best outing for a car aimed at the circuit with -3 degrees of camber, 195 tyres and not a very powerful engine but thought at least gets the oil circulating :tt2 Anyway was a good afternoon out and i beat my previous best by over a second with and best of 14.1 at 97 mph, not going to set world on fire but thats faster than a ST Fiesta, ST Focus 225, VXR Corsa or Astra etc so not bad for a non turbo 1.8 K Series. The Quaife ATB makes a HUGE difference definitely the best mod by far be it an expensive one :laughing2 The commentator on the live stream was funny when i lined up he said "wow a Rover 214 how are they still about, the Tomcats where cool" Head over to Santa Pods YouTube page if you want watch it the time is 17:45 i think.

Anyway here is a little video.....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#176 Post by James3990 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 am

I was following this thread on another forum a few years ago - I think you had not long fitted the engine in the bay.

Glad to see you've still got this car and still playing with it.

You've done some very interesting mods that I'm also interested in buying for one of my cars - I'll be picking your brains as and when I get round to it, specifically the RTA bearings

I've got a question for you now having a few track days under your belt, has the chassis suffered with any stress cracks anywhere? Have you added any strengthening plates in areas? The chassis looks untouched.

I know the 3Dr R8 Chassis is possibly the best one out the 200/400 R8 range so I think I already know your answer.

It will be good to hear your feedback :)
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#177 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 pm

James3990 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 am
I was following this thread on another forum a few years ago - I think you had not long fitted the engine in the bay.

Glad to see you've still got this car and still playing with it.

You've done some very interesting mods that I'm also interested in buying for one of my cars - I'll be picking your brains as and when I get round to it, specifically the RTA bearings

I've got a question for you now having a few track days under your belt, has the chassis suffered with any stress cracks anywhere? Have you added any strengthening plates in areas? The chassis looks untouched.

I know the 3Dr R8 Chassis is possibly the best one out the 200/400 R8 range so I think I already know your answer.

It will be good to hear your feedback :)
No not done any strengthening and not had any cracks as of yet but the car hasn't been used at all last year about from Santa Pod and the MGOT day but I am using the ZR front frame and I know a lot of the Dunlop cup cars have had those crack. I probably won't be doing anything else to the car as I've got a 216 GTi to race in the MG Cup now so this one will be going soon unfortunately

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#178 Post by James3990 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:42 am

JOHNDQ wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 pm
James3990 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 am
I was following this thread on another forum a few years ago - I think you had not long fitted the engine in the bay.

Glad to see you've still got this car and still playing with it.

You've done some very interesting mods that I'm also interested in buying for one of my cars - I'll be picking your brains as and when I get round to it, specifically the RTA bearings

I've got a question for you now having a few track days under your belt, has the chassis suffered with any stress cracks anywhere? Have you added any strengthening plates in areas? The chassis looks untouched.

I know the 3Dr R8 Chassis is possibly the best one out the 200/400 R8 range so I think I already know your answer.

It will be good to hear your feedback :)
No not done any strengthening and not had any cracks as of yet but the car hasn't been used at all last year about from Santa Pod and the MGOT day but I am using the ZR front frame and I know a lot of the Dunlop cup cars have had those crack. I probably won't be doing anything else to the car as I've got a 216 GTi to race in the MG Cup now so this one will be going soon unfortunately
Nice, is the 216 GTI a Dunlop car? (I take it that's the Honda D-series engine)

Will you be breaking this car or building your GTI separately?

will be nice to see a couple of photos.
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#179 Post by JOHNDQ » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:14 pm

James3990 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:42 am
JOHNDQ wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 pm
James3990 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 am
I was following this thread on another forum a few years ago - I think you had not long fitted the engine in the bay.

Glad to see you've still got this car and still playing with it.

You've done some very interesting mods that I'm also interested in buying for one of my cars - I'll be picking your brains as and when I get round to it, specifically the RTA bearings

I've got a question for you now having a few track days under your belt, has the chassis suffered with any stress cracks anywhere? Have you added any strengthening plates in areas? The chassis looks untouched.

I know the 3Dr R8 Chassis is possibly the best one out the 200/400 R8 range so I think I already know your answer.

It will be good to hear your feedback :)
No not done any strengthening and not had any cracks as of yet but the car hasn't been used at all last year about from Santa Pod and the MGOT day but I am using the ZR front frame and I know a lot of the Dunlop cup cars have had those crack. I probably won't be doing anything else to the car as I've got a 216 GTi to race in the MG Cup now so this one will be going soon unfortunately
Nice, is the 216 GTI a Dunlop car? (I take it that's the Honda D-series engine)

Will you be breaking this car or building your GTI separately?

will be nice to see a couple of photos.
Unfortunately no it's not an original Dunlop car. I've been to see 2 of those cars and the body's are so battered they needed re-shelling in fairness so I've bought a low mileage GTi to build myself. I've checked with the MG cup who said it's fine as not many of the cars racing are still using the original factory prepared shells and in fairness there only standard shells that had some extra welding and no sunroof. I will be doing this car separate and the plan is probably around summer time to sell my R8

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#180 Post by James3990 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:11 pm

JOHNDQ wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:14 pm
James3990 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:42 am
JOHNDQ wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 pm


No not done any strengthening and not had any cracks as of yet but the car hasn't been used at all last year about from Santa Pod and the MGOT day but I am using the ZR front frame and I know a lot of the Dunlop cup cars have had those crack. I probably won't be doing anything else to the car as I've got a 216 GTi to race in the MG Cup now so this one will be going soon unfortunately
Nice, is the 216 GTI a Dunlop car? (I take it that's the Honda D-series engine)

Will you be breaking this car or building your GTI separately?

will be nice to see a couple of photos.
Unfortunately no it's not an original Dunlop car. I've been to see 2 of those cars and the body's are so battered they needed re-shelling in fairness so I've bought a low mileage GTi to build myself. I've checked with the MG cup who said it's fine as not many of the cars racing are still using the original factory prepared shells and in fairness there only standard shells that had some extra welding and no sunroof. I will be doing this car separate and the plan is probably around summer time to sell my R8
It will be good to see a thread when you get chance.

I'm doing a very similar thing, an ex-Dunlop 220 Coupe that got reshelled into a 218VVC shell but not to a very good standard.
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