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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#106 Post by redandwhitE » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:58 am

You can't have been taking it that seriously: you had the camera outside the car! Not aerodynamically cool ha ha
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#107 Post by 1234dist » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:22 am

Jumped and still got ya ass handed to you by the car of the people.

Good effort on the whole build though mate. I must admit, like a few people I had my reservation as to if you would get the job done but your build thread has been a really interesting follow.

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#108 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:43 am

Yeah I must say her car went well think she put in a 12.7 for best run not much chance against that in current spec would have been ok if I took the Evo used to run 12.0 in that :*laughing my fat rear end off* I'm hoping to get back to pod for the Saturday night special next month with some better tyres and a LSD all being well. It will definitely 100% get done mate is coming on a bit slower than I hoped but it's not been quite a straightforward as I thought and not been able to get the time on it I hoped for either. I hope do do at least one race next year (that's plan anyway :slapme )

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#109 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:44 am

redandwhitE wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:58 am
You can't have been taking it that seriously: you had the camera outside the car! Not aerodynamically cool ha ha
Can't t take it to seriously mate :tt2

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#110 Post by Vulgalour » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:50 am

That's respectable enough. Surprising that you took it to drag, up until now I thought it was much more a track focused car where it would likely perform quite well.
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#111 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:52 am

Vulgalour wrote:
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That's respectable enough. Surprising that you took it to drag, up until now I thought it was much more a track focused car where it would likely perform quite well.
Yes your totally correct drag is definitely not very good for it being a non turbo car and putting out very low torque wasn't ever going to do to well but it's still a day out doing something with it rather than it sitting around and with a group of you it's a good laugh. I've just brought a Quaife ATB diff so I wouldn't mind going back once it's in to see if it makes any difference getting off the line

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#112 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:07 pm

Finally got a diff sorted for the Rover should be a nice little upgrade got a Quaife QDF28K ATB. Wont be fitting it this month as should finally be doing a trackday once got the rear disc's on.....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#113 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:50 pm

Finally got round to fitting a pair of MG ZR Orange banded brake reaction bars today....

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As you can see there a fair bit shorter so hopefully they have added a chunk of castor. Gearing up for trackday this month as long as weather dont get to bad just need to get the rear disc's on, do a oil change and another 4 wheel alignment and finally be ready :o Might get round to getting the race seat in too if the welder can fit me in :*laughing my fat rear end off*

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#114 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:51 pm

Got a bit done on car today as the weather was nice, had the sump off and removed the DVA power baffle to replace with one with oil control flaps....

Image2018-10-21_07-36-28 by John Quincey, on Flickr

I also finally got the ZS rear trailing arms on with Black Series poly bushes and rear disc's, just need to get a pair of braided hoses for them .....

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I also picked up a set of Streetwise 17" wheels for £50 to try and make a change of the straights a lot of people fit but dont like them. Still the tyre's all had 5mm so they were worth more than what i paid anyway....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#115 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:14 pm

Well guys wish me luck ive finally booked onto a last minute trackday this coming Monday at Bedford Autodrome :laughing2 Im hoping the weather holds up as other than than normal road tyre's i only have a set of Dunlop spec MG trophy class A slicks :blushing Not to sure how its going to go could have done with getting the race seat in and the suspension sorted really but should still be a fun day will just have to slow up in corners a bit i think :rolleyes

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#116 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:56 pm

All ready for tomorrows trackday thought i would put a picture up in case its the last time its since in one piece :laughing2

Shes all loaded up with the slicks/tools etc, a quick wash and £100 of V-Power (full tank and jerry can) later.....

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Had a good day on car today, went through it front to back, replaced engine/gearbox oil and the brake fluid, checked everything was tight etc. Also redone the wheel alignment set the rear too -2.5 degrees camber, toe +.5 per side so see how iit goes.

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#117 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:00 pm

Well first trackday is over and pleased to say still no problems to report. Struggled with the car in terms of handling was a bit of a dog to get turned in and hold the line due mainly i think the amount of body roll, the rear end was fairly loose too but in fairness the car is still not on coilovers and still a fair way from any finished project. All in all tho i came back with a feel for the car and the many things i need to improve but i was quite surprised how far off the ZR's pace it was.

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#118 Post by 1234dist » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:08 am

Upgrading to the turbo 19mm rear ARB might also help.

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#119 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:56 am

Is the ZS 180 not 19mm? I could be wrong may be 18mm :laughing2 I've been looking at a kit for the civic and Integra that comes with a brace to preposition the roll bar to use a 24mm bar as it was more turning in that was problem so that would suggest needing a thinner front bar. Think will get the coil overs on first so can get ride height/from camber sorted and see where we are then

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#120 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:11 pm

A few pictures from the trackday.....

ImageIMG_20181119_121455~2 by John Quincey, on Flickr

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