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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#91 Post by Rover dave » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 pm

Like the classic car pics , love the red metro have owned one a few years back and have been tempted to get another . :D

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#92 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:06 pm

That's a really tidy car, the son has the Metro and the Dad has a Rover Mini when I done the last MOT on them both was any signs of corrosion. My 6 year old son has started Karting and he wants a Metro to race when he's older he says with my engine fitted :laughing

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#93 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 pm

Yes keep the thread going, it's one of the best! :D
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#94 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:29 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Yes keep the thread going, it's one of the best! :D
Many thanks I will :wink3

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#95 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:48 pm

Pleased to report all is well with car feeling comfortable with it now and went on my first long run to a performance car meet yesterday. Was quiet funny pulling in because everyone was looking at the car laughing then looking at the front brakes and asking what engine it had to need brakes of that size :*laughing my fat rear end off* I've also been playing with the rear wheel alignment now have adjustable rear camber and toe Arms....

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Image2018-07-20_07-33-22 by John Quincey, on Flickr
I changed from -2.5 degrees Camber to -1.5 degrees and the rear toe from -0.5mm to parallel as in the Rover Sport manual for the Tomcat Dunlop race cars but the handling on the rear is now we near as Sharp now :slapme Still dont know till you try a. Next plan is to get to a RWYB event at Santa Pod to get some 1/4 mile times :clapping

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#96 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:25 pm

Well its me and the Rover's first motorsport event tomorrow we are off with a group of people to run at Santa Pods 1/4 mile tomorrow :tt2 .....

Image2018-08-10_08-58-29 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Was meant to be running wider sticky 215 15's on the front but the R25 i have at home that i was going to take the calipers and discs off had the most seized brake pipe to flixie union ever so since its been raining heavy here i gave up, didnt fancy cocking up the flixie and brake pipe on that just to try gain 0.1 of a second so just using the R25 185 55 15's on back pumped upto 50 psi and the 205 40 17 Yokos on front set to 22psi. Should be a good day out anyway the other people going with me have....

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And to make it interesting we have all put £10 in the pot for winner takes all fastest ET :laughing So wish me luck will be taking the Gopro so will have some videos :scared

Obviously i dont have the top end power of the turbo cars but mine is by far the lightest and im hoping the fact i used to race in the Street car challenge at Santa Pod with my Evo will give me the edge :*laughing my fat rear end off*

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#97 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:12 pm

Looking good! :thumbup
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#98 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:44 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Looking good! :thumbup
Thanks just hope goes well :laughing2

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#99 Post by Vulgalour » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:36 pm

This has come together all at once and is looking fantastic. You wouldn't think a car with a bright orange engine and white wheels could be considered understated and so very nearly a sleeper, I bet it catches a few folk off guard when they're expecting it to be an OAP chariot.
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#100 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:26 pm

Vulgalour wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:36 pm
This has come together all at once and is looking fantastic. You wouldn't think a car with a bright orange engine and white wheels could be considered understated and so very nearly a sleeper, I bet it catches a few folk off guard when they're expecting it to be an OAP chariot.
Thanks mate. Had some idiot at the track today look at the Rover and say "I knows it's a run what you brung event but that's taking the p*ss" even if it was a standard 1.4 never fails to amaze me what people think they can say about others stuff. No doubt he was one of the people who just sits in the crowd picking faults with everyones stuff and drives his mum's car

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#101 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:31 pm

just sits in the crowd picking faults with everyones stuff and drives his mum's car
This ^

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#102 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:40 pm

1234dist wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:31 pm
just sits in the crowd picking faults with everyones stuff and drives his mum's car
This ^

Can't bitch unless you can build better!
That's exactly the reason I gave up going to these things

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#103 Post by Vulgalour » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:58 am

You: Oh, what did you bring then?

Them: *points out predictable nonsense, if they even had something to bring*

You: How disappointing. (even if you like it, this has to be your response, they don't half get their knickers in a twist about it)
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#104 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:44 pm

That comment really wound me up and its not even my car. :sneaky
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#105 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:09 pm

Ok all update on my Santa Pod trip, didnt go as well as i hoped was very disappointed in how it was run to be honest everything was so slow. Wasnt to busy there so didnt understand why, i got signed onto the track at 9:30 and stayed until rain closed play at 8:30 and in all at time we managed to get 4 runs in. First time ive ran on the new surface, ive heard from a lot of people how slippy the start is now but i didnt think be as bad as it was. Ti get off the line i had to drop front tyre pressures to 16 psi, get car moving and then straight into 2nd gear or i would just wheel spin non stop in 1st and most of 2nd. Unfortunately due to the heavy rain that came now the office closed early so i didnt get my time slips and after finding a member of staff i was told if i wanted them would have to come back Sunday, the best run i know i got from my friend behind me lining up for his race was 14.8 seconds. I was hoping for a bit better really but in comparison a Astra or Corsa VXR standard in low 15's but for an Old K reg Rover with a n/a 1.8 engine built at home on hard road tyres with an open diff on first outing i think we did ok.

Few pics of the start of the day....

Image2018-08-12_06-27-48 by John Quincey, on Flickr
Image2018-08-12_06-28-02 by John Quincey, on Flickr

To how the weather changed at the end of the day when i was about the last car left....

Image2018-08-12_06-28-19 by John Quincey, on Flickr

And finally 2 videos....

1st against my work mate in his 2 litre 175bhp stripped bear Toyota Celica....

ImageVID_24940819_125140_036 by John Quincey, on Flickr

2nd against a drag VW Bug with nitrous running in the 12's driven by a majorly hot blonde so at least had a reason to talk to her. I knew i couldnt win so i tried to guess the lights and make a run for it but i was a bit early and got a red light.....

ImageVID_24990820_163638_205 by John Quincey, on Flickr

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