Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

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Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

#1 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:42 am

With next year being the 30th anniversary of the launch of 'Tomcat', the Rover 200 Coupe, I've been tempted back into Coupe ownership :cool

This Turbo Coupe has been owned by the same person since 1996 but has been off the road since 2008 so there's a fair bit of work to get it back on the road.

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Craig at Rover Revivals now has the car and has found 'only' several leaky engine and gearbox seals above what I saw when I went to see it.

A parts list will be appearing shortly :wink3

PS. The spoiler is with the car :)
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#2 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:17 am

Looks good John! Looking forward to hearing how it progresses.
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#3 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:59 am

~He has a shopping list to find first...*laughs*
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#4 Post by Topcat Tomcat » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:24 am

Nice. I'm sure it will be an interesting project.
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Re: Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

#5 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:43 am

Craig's had the car up on his ramp already and here are a few of his findings (and pics)...

There's probably as much oil outside the sump as in it

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The mechanicals that aren't protected by the oil are a bit crusty

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Unsurprisingly the exhaust is not great

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But I've managed to pick up a Magnex system for it already :thumbup1

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#6 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:49 pm

Hi John,
what's happened to the Triumph Dolly Sprint that you acquired some time ago?

The coupe looks like a nice project too I should add! :D
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Re: Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

#7 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:00 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:49 pm
Hi John,
what's happened to the Triumph Dolly Sprint that you acquired some time ago?

The coupe looks like a nice project too I should add! :D
That's still in Hungary and will be into next year, so I needed a 'short-term' project... then I found this :laughing2
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#8 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:10 pm

Popped into to see Craig at RoverRevival yesterday and he's certainly making rapid progress

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Good news - no rust found, cylinder bores good and turbo not needing refurb

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Head should be off from crack testing shortly

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and 'box to Elise-Spares for a refurb.

The previous owner brought along the rear spoiler which has starter to lift at one corner. Are these repairable and if so how?
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Re: Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

#9 Post by Smithy » Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:11 pm

Looks like a good project.
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#10 Post by henryiett » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:31 pm

Good car good sir
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#11 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:46 pm

He’s not showing all the updates yet…the tease :wink3
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#12 Post by James3990 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:23 pm

Great process, this will definitely keep Craig and team busy in 2022. :cool
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Re: Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

#13 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:27 pm

RoverRevival wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:46 pm
He’s not showing all the updates yet…the tease :wink3



That's an interesting method of engine/gearbox/suspension removal that you've come up with Craig! :D
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Re: Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

#14 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:24 am

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:27 pm
RoverRevival wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:46 pm
He’s not showing all the updates yet…the tease :wink3



That's an interesting method of engine/gearbox/suspension removal that you've come up with Craig! :D
The logic is, as most of those items are going to be coming off as well, it saves roughly 5hrs of labour to drop it from the car and do it with access than doing it in situe.

Only really possible if you have ways of getting the car 3ft off the ground obviously…*laughs*
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Re: Getting an early 220 Turbo Coupe back on the road

#15 Post by 4V8s » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:04 pm

Hmmm you've given me a thought there about changing the clutch, which is really high. Ive just installed myself a lift.

Then again, maybe no need go that far for a clutch i guess....
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