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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#76 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed May 30, 2018 9:20 pm

Got the Black series bushes into the gearbox mount and engine support bar today, made a world of difference the engine doesn't look like its trying to make a bid for freedom now....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#77 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:42 pm

Treated the 200 to a strut brace today, gone for the OMP adjustable one as when i get the coilovers i will be cutting out most of the factory top suspension mounting points to run B&G adjustable top mounts so can get some good adjustments for camber angles....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#78 Post by JOHNDQ » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:05 pm

Got the motorsport battery in today, was a bit of a pain compared to the ZR where ever wanted to put it there was a fuel pipe, chassis rail, funny shape in the floor pan etc but anyway got it more less in the place i had hoped for just slightly further back than i wanted under the passengers seat. I also added in a 150 amp mega fuse and holder just incase anything ever shorts to ground. Fingers crossed will get the kill switch etc in tomorrow and all be ready for the MOT on Tuesday....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#79 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:23 pm

Another quick update the 200 is finally all ready for a MOT on Monday. It was meant to go in today but while i was finishing off a few bits Friday evening i noticed one of the ZS rear shocks had mysteriously leaked with fluid to the half way point of the shock body so moved the test back to Monday but a friend had a set of rears from a 45 to get me out of trouble for now but i will just have to put up with higher rear ride height until get round to swapping the springs. Anyway....

I swapped the Rover engine mount bush for one of a ZR so i could use the Black Series poly bush insert as didnt fit in the original only trouble is now all the bushes are done at idle sounds like the dash is about to rattle out.....
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And a few of the car after a wash with the GTI spoiler is finally painted and fitted just got the sill extensions left to fit. Ive also been messing about with the trim strip colours to get a few ideas on the final colour of wheels, not to sure at this point if the wheels and trim will stay white at minute....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#80 Post by crepello » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:22 am

Kinda looks like it knows what it needs to do.
Your car is bringing a refreshing touch of class to the streetscene, imho!

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#81 Post by 1234dist » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:02 am

i had the same issue when i used polly bushed engine mounts on the cabby.
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#82 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:20 am

crepello wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:22 am
Kinda looks like it knows what it needs to do.
Your car is bringing a refreshing touch of class to the streetscene, imho!
Thanks got the R8, a R25 and the ZS now much to the amusement of the younger generation

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#83 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:23 am

1234dist wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:02 am
i had the same issue when i used polly bushed engine mounts on the cabby.
Lucky enough it won't be on the road much I was very surprised it's worse than the vibra technics ones I had in the RS2000

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#84 Post by burtonm » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:29 am

GTI spoiler car would look good with charcoal trim and wheels imo.
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#85 Post by JOHNDQ » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:36 pm

Finally got round to getting the auxiliary gauges, kill switch and the map switch in today so for the time being all is done....

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Taking it into work tomorrow for check over and to do a full 4 wheel alignment but wont be putting on the rear discs etc just yet as im booked into the local village car show on Sunday so i dont want to do anything that may end up causing a problem since i need to give it a good polish Saturday so looks good as can be for its first outing at LAST!!!!!!

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#86 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:37 pm

Finally got the car MOT'd today straight through luckily as we are at the car show tomorrow poor old girl has only covered 42 miles since 2012....

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Gave her a quick was and polish, sorted the rear springs out and got the wheel alignment done not sure if the pictures will show it but on the rear ive set toe to 0.5mm toe in per side and camber to -2.5 as a starting point....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#87 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:13 pm

Thought id post a few pics from the last two classic shows i took the 200 too. I must admit car shows of any kind are not really and think but thought as they were both local i would go and my glad to report a lot of people have taken a interest in the car mostly because of the engine but a lot of people have remarked on how good the body of the car is and when i tell them its never been welded and there is no filler anywhere they seem quite amazed....

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At the meet today i found these Rover brochures and at £3 for the lot in mint condition i was happy to start a Rover collection as all the other ones i have are Fords....

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#88 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:26 pm

Few more bits off the shopping list today, got a set of PowerFlex Black Series brake reaction bar bushes to stop the wheels moving under breaking and a set of Hardrace rear toe adjusters (thanks to Drew from RoverTech for the great price)....

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Just need to get the rear trailing arms on now with the rear discs, re-adjust the 4 wheel alignment, change engine and gearbox oil and im feeling ready to take it om its first trackday when it cools down a bit as im having trouble with high coolant and intake temps at the minute.

And finally another of the car in the place it see's the most the local V-Power pump need to stop driving it so hard as im only getting 30-40 miles on £20 think the throttle bodies must be sticking open....


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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#89 Post by redandwhitE » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:09 pm

great thread....cheers
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

#90 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:59 pm

redandwhitE wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:09 pm
great thread....cheers
Thanks much appreciated :)

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