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Old 24-07-2018, 08:02 AM   #346
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Yes thats Luke's vw based Allegro

I like his new wheels, suit it well.
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Old 24-07-2018, 04:59 PM   #347
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Have to say that is most wierd conversion I have seen. A VW Beetle floor pan and engine fitted to an Allegro. Less power than standard!
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Old 25-07-2018, 07:37 AM   #348
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Have to say that is most wierd conversion I have seen. A VW Beetle floor pan and engine fitted to an Allegro. Less power than standard!
unless you fit a Porsche or Subaru boxer motor



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Old 25-07-2018, 09:30 AM   #349
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It's running a stroked 1.6 with a different cam so has more power then a 1500 E series, sounds nuts too.

On Mighty mods they had to do some bulkhead cutting to make the scooby engine fit, I've roughly measured the space in the white Allegro though and there is plenty! I keep nagging him to lookout for scooby bits.
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Old 25-07-2018, 10:51 AM   #350
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I rather like this one

http://www.superfly-autos.com/featur...s-a-vw-beetle/



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Old 25-07-2018, 01:53 PM   #351
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Ah yes, the VW Allegro

That one has now been inspected by the Dvla and has a new reg

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Old 22-08-2018, 07:49 PM   #352
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This thread seems to be very quiet recently.... are you enjoying driving the car too much?
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Old 23-08-2018, 04:13 PM   #353
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Basically yes.. I've been driving it on and off, it's been to a few local shows. I told myself I'd get the summer out of the engine before I started playing with nitrous, anyway that didn't happen and after driving it down to the Retro rides show I now have a tiny bit of oil in the coolant! Currently it's part stripped and I'll have the head off in the next few days, then back on the nitrous!

I'll post some pictures of what I find, other than that it's been great!

Planning on a Corsa 1.8 rear hub and disc upgrade over winter and a remote servo for the front.

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Old 28-08-2018, 09:39 AM   #354
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So then time for the standard Rover 5000 mile service.... lol



The engine I pulled from the zr after doing about 2000 miles on it with no issues, the previous owner said it had been fitted with an mls gasket so I decided to leave it and just do the belts and pump etc.

The gasket was an elastomer not mls but does look fairly recent, cant see any damage to the bead. The liners all look fine as does the block, the head has some pitting on the firing rings, one I can just about feel so that is going for a skim. I don't think these would cause an oil to coolant leak though.







I've had a new Payen gasket on the shelf for a couple of years ready, just got it out the packet and noticed this.

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Old 28-08-2018, 10:23 AM   #355
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Looking at that photo it looks like the old payen type where the silicone bead is just stuck to the gasket, on the later payen type and the (in my opinion best) blue bw750 type the bead is actually moulded through the gasket so it can't move about. I would reccomend a payen bw750 if you can fine one (stocks are getting low).
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Old 28-08-2018, 02:41 PM   #356
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I've ordered an oem bw750 elastomer from dmzrs which I think will be the same as this

Had a look for the blue type but haven't found one
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Old 28-08-2018, 03:42 PM   #357
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The DMGRS gasket is a decent copy, youíll be alright with that.
MLS gasket is fine if your going to make sure liner heights are perfect, canít comment on the new SAIC gasket yet as Iím yet to use it but not heard any complaints yet.
The BW750 is definitely the most forgiving gasket, just too many cheap copies around.


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Old 29-08-2018, 08:01 AM   #358
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Your fire rings don't look to bad, whoever your sending your head to to have it skimmed are they able to do a hardness test on it to see it's not gone soft around the fire rings and also get hem to shot peen it around the fire ring area before skimming, this will hopefully help it last if not yo could end up like Agoaty did with his and the head ended up scrap due to the fire rings becoming soft. See post 568
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Old 29-08-2018, 10:17 AM   #359
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Yeah I'm aware of the issues Agoaty had, this one is totally flat around the firing rings just the tiniest of pitting.

I've seen pictures of peening the firing rings, looks scary!
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Old 29-08-2018, 02:14 PM   #360
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I always peen the fire rings myself using a bolt with a dome nut on the end and a small hammer. If the head face is flat and undamaged I wouldn't skim it - the danger of skimming k heads is it can sometimes open up porosity even after peening
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