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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#136 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:26 am

It's more the Toe (by eye) naturally as you add or take away load the wheel tries to move one way or the other it's just probably around 70% less visible now on side with the bearing fitted. :wink3

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#137 Post by JOHNDQ » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:30 pm

Finally made a start on the new gearbox today since i had a day off work, been looking for a good low mileage G4BSV PG1 from another ZR160 but been unable to find one so ive decided i will use the G6BP box i have as a spare i got from a Lotus Elise S2 111S as i know its a good low mileage unit. Its the same low ratio 1st-5th gear set as the ZR160 but with the 3.9 diff rather than the 4.2 i want so im also replacing the input shaft and crown wheel to bring it to the same spec as the box already in the car. Just doing a dummy build for the moment so i can measure everything and order all the bearings, shims etc all together cant wait to test the ATB....

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Also i took the car to work yesterday to adjust the wheel alignment and i got to say im over the moon with the bearings

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#138 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:39 pm

Just quick inform, done a trackday yesterday at Bedford again to compare the car against how it was last time. I will be making a little video of my best lap from this and last trackdays side by side for comparison I'm just waiting for Javelin to add the pictures so can made a little video but i was just over 7 seconds (best vs best) faster than before since fitting the coil overs and PCI bearings which is two corners on the track so I'm on the right path. Still a long way to go but so next things are to double the spring rates (still to soft for track) and definitely need to get the LSD in as I was getting terrible wheel spin out of corners so was having to often say in a higher gear which is probably losing me a few seconds per lap but here's a little drive by clip filmed by someone in the pits....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#139 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:07 pm

Ok guys got few pictures and done videos....

Image33256325798_38959126ef_o by John Quincey, on Flickr
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And a few videos....

First just a few over takes....

https://youtu.be/ymkh0uT8UpA

And a comparison between the Trackday in November and Saturdays after fitting the Avo R1 Coilovers and PCI racing spherical trailing arm bearings.....

https://youtu.be/Zo_kPLRu7bU

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#140 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:43 pm

Quick update, been a bit of a delay as i ended up not using the used diff i had a got a brand new unit ATB from Quaife but i had a bit of a nightmare getting a few of the shims i needed due to them being obsolete. Anyway its all rebuilt now and back in the car with steel caged bearings and all end floats ect all set to factory specs and filled with Millers Nanodrive CRX 75W90 NT+ competition gear oil....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#141 Post by 1234dist » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:53 pm

damn thats a hella press :scared
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#142 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:34 pm

Yeah she a beast have to go easy and watch gauges one of the juniors managed to split a brake drum by trying to press the bearing out the wrong way :headbanging

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#143 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:37 pm

A little cosmetic update for change since ive got no new parts to fit :unsure finally got round to doing a job thats been bugging me since got the car. It have various rust spots on the drivers door where i would guess its been opened against something and knocking the paint off so thought i would address it now before they become holes....

Took it down to metal to grid out the rust....

Image2019-03-31_08-14-02 by John Quincey, on Flickr

Then i put on some rust treatment, a good coating of anti rust primer and a coat of high build primer followed by a flatting off to smooth the surface....

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Than the top coat, unfortunately i just used a tin of the Halfords paint so the colour match is a bit off (to light) but im not to worried as its not a show car just glad not to be looking a rust every time get into it :tt2 .....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#144 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:32 pm

Little update on the 200, not done anything with it for a while now unforgivably but finally got the L/R brake master cylinder on and all the brake pipes made etc. Ive used the Rover reservoir as the L/R unit is to close to the throttle bodies....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#145 Post by Vinny1979 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:31 am

WhAt are those adapters

I’ve just put a Land Rover 300 tdi master cylinder on
Used the lr reservoir too

It’s close on the t series to inlet
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#146 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:33 am

It's a M10x1mm through bulkhead adaptor

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#147 Post by Vinny1979 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:06 am

Thank you

Great thread. I like the gearbox pics.
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#148 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:03 pm

Touch wood the gearbox Seema to be working ok so far :laughing2

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#149 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:47 pm

Another little update since its been June/July since the car has been started or even moved :S I decided to let the little Rover have a break over end of summer and put the Evo on the road for a while....

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Any way back to the R8, made a few changes to been it into line with the regs for the race series i want to run in. The major one is the fact i have to run the factory size wheel from the range so shes finally back on 15" wheels :D ....

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That being said brings a few good points, looks better and i can set the car lower but the on the negative side means i cant run the big brake kit so im down to ZR160 282mm discs and calipers :scared Im also going to have to use the 216 GTI wheels (which are heavier than the 17's) because the Turbo wheels rub on the 160 brake caliper carrier. Back on track next month with this set up and stiffer coil springs for a bit of test time to see what happens :tt2

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#150 Post by 1234dist » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:29 am

JOHNDQ wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Yeah she a beast have to go easy and watch gauges one of the juniors managed to split a brake drum by trying to press the bearing out the wrong way :headbanging
I bet it came out though...*laughs*
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