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Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary of sorts 2010 - Today

#16 Post by Vinny1979 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 pm

So took a few more pictures

Current Interior shot, needs a vacuum, not been on the road in so long still has remains of tax disc holder :laughing2. Also the gearknob was in my old 216GTi, wish I had another original leather one. That will be replaced, for now its fine

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Genuine mats I picked up a few years ago

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MGF interior mirror

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Vibratech mounts

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Land Rover 300 tdi master cylinder with normal screw top! You can see the two new lines I had to run to fit this

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Issues to sort

So a few things to sort, this was in a similar condition when I bought the car in 2010 and I rubbed it down and touched it up, it will need doing again this summer, I guess its a normal spot on the top of the front door?

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3 Random dents above the door, again here when I bought the car, but when I have the roof re sprayed I will have this sorted aswell, its not noticable as such as its a white car, no idea how such damage can occur :laughing2

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Not sure if you can see, smack in the middle on the ridge, a pin hole!

I knew I could smell coolant, this is annoying as I imagine I wont be able to buy this individually, may have to get a 90 degree part from ASH hoses and cut to suit :S

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The engine bay needs a good clean , tbh the whole car does but as im still working on it just gave it quick wash. Its getting there, just these little issues.

Also got the handbrake adjusted properly, another job off the list
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Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary of sorts 2010 - Today

#17 Post by Vinny1979 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:29 pm

Bremob's before the rebuild - 2017

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One build day last year :laughing2

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Rear during rebuild - Nov 2018 - Spring was rotated after this, may swap springs mind as unsure on quality

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Gearbox - Summer 2018

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Got this mk2 zr dash knocking about, may look at installing it after the summer with the mk2 switches

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Agreed Racing at the garage, my zs as opposed to the r200 :D

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Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary of sorts 2010 - Today

#18 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:00 pm

More good progress. :D

Mk2 Dash will freshen it up a bit bud. :wink3
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Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary of sorts 2010 - Today

#19 Post by Vinny1979 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:00 pm

My new tyres arrived today finally

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Also mocked this up for my youtube channel I have started with my buddies,

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If anyone cares its called Agreed Racing and will have Cadwell action added from the 220 shortly, some Cadwell stuff on there, only been up a week

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkk5V ... subscriber

My mates car we have built

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um0NGCh69hU

More to come soon, hoping for an MOT by the end of the month :laughing2 First one since April 2014 :oops
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Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary of sorts 2010 - Today

#20 Post by Vinny1979 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:22 pm

Tyres fitted to rims

Bust my middle finger on right hand though so out of action for a while :laughing2

Been doing more youtube stuff too, did one video on my car of sorts

18 subscribers now, been going a week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbWov_Q_fm0
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#21 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:05 pm

Pah ! :glare

18 subs in a week, pathetic, I have 67, took 12 years. :tumbleweed
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Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary of sorts 2010 - Today

#22 Post by Vinny1979 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:21 am

:laughing2
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#23 Post by Vinny1979 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:05 pm

My first Vlog is now up on my youtube channel about the 220

https://youtu.be/pD1VbPBGlMs
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Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary of sorts 2010 - Today

#24 Post by Vinny1979 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:11 pm

Well well

MOT is booked for this coming wednesday.

First one since April 2013

Also just had delivered brand new in box front and rear light (drivers side) for £10 from ebay, now looking for the other side.

Unbelievable jeff.

Also painted the wheels, unsure if I like them ( only quick job until proper refurb)

Spat missing in picture, front bumper not fitted, also need black nuts :laughing2

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Oh yeah and my Daughter isn't driving! I just moved it forward to see if the springs dropped a little ( maybe they will) :laughing2
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#25 Post by ROVER-25X » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 pm

Good luck with the MOT mate. Image
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