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216 GTi MG Cup build

#1 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:27 pm

Finally after a lot of discussions, 2 x 6 hour drives the GTi race car is home :glare I must admit when the seller said it came with spares i wasnt quite ready for the amount of spares :laughing2 ended up filling the car and a single cab pick up full :o Was everything from 3 engines, 3 gearboxs (one was brand new in box) 4 x new Rover calipers, every suspension arm and bolt- all band new Rover items, 2 New rads- again genuine Rover but most important (and the main selling point for me) all the genuine Rover Dunlop GTi Challenge suspension and braces- again never used the list is endless. Anyway onto the car, the shell has been dipped to remove ll the sound deadening and seam sealer, all the spot welds have been stitch welded, roll cage fitted and the shell has been painted underneath, inside and in the engine bay. Here's a few pics of her so far, still a long road ahead but ive managed to get hole of somewhere to store and work on the car so plan is to have her ready for early part of next year for bit of testing, any issues sorted ready for the start of the 2022 MG Cup race series :*laughing my fat rear end off*

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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#2 Post by James3990 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:51 pm

Glad you got this car :cool

So what’s the outcome for the other track toy, keep or part?
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#3 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:01 am

James3990 wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:51 pm
Glad you got this car :cool

So what’s the outcome for the other track toy, keep or part?
Stripping it mate at some point, just keeping the shell as a spare
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#4 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:35 pm

Officially signed up for the 2022 Mg Cup in class A :D So guess that means i better get going getting it built up :laughing2 Must say im not to sure how its going to fair against MG ZR 160's and MGF 160's tho

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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#5 Post by RoverRevival » Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:24 am

great commitment :clapping
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#6 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:33 am

Looking forward to hearing how you get on :thumbup1
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#7 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:53 am

RoverRevival wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:24 am
great commitment :clapping
Thank you :)
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#8 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:54 am

GTiJohn wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:33 am
Looking forward to hearing how you get on :thumbup1
Anything other than last will be great :laughing2
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#9 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 pm

Looking forward to seeing this progress and possibly race if you bring it any where near the West Country! :D
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#10 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:37 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Looking forward to seeing this progress and possibly race if you bring it any where near the West Country! :D
Still waiting for calendar mate but thanks for support :)
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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#11 Post by HA54SYM » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:21 am

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Dates are as above, I won't be at Brands this year but will do most of the rest all being well.

I will get a build thread up for my GTi also.

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Re: 216 GTi MG Cup build

#12 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:44 am

HA54SYM wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:21 am
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Dates are as above, I won't be at Brands this year but will do most of the rest all being well.

I will get a build thread up for my GTi also.

Nice one thanks :) don't think I'll be ready by march :laughing2
214 sprint track car
216 GTi SOHC
216 GTi DOHC
216 GTi race car

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