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Old 17-05-2017, 01:59 PM   #16
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Just read this beginnings of thread and the car seems to have a lot of potential, hats off to you sir.

Looking forward to your turbo build, hows about a supercharger as well ?
I want this to be reliable with over 200bhp. It will happily cruise on motorway journeys due to the big wheels. Gonna be an awesome track car. Not focusing on massive power. There is always someone quicker or prepared to spend more.
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Old 19-05-2017, 11:27 AM   #17
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Stripping the unused circuits out of the MGF loom may seem like a ball ache but it's worth it. This is a picture of what I removed, saving 3.5kg.

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Old 19-05-2017, 01:43 PM   #18
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Stripping the unused circuits out of the MGF loom may seem like a ball ache but it's worth it. This is a picture of what I removed, saving 3.5kg.

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Yes I did same when I did Phoenix. It did take a while. The car has central locking already. Looking into doing electric windows too...

Not sure but stuff like the ABS, air con etc will want removing. The current loom is just the original all tucked away under the dash.

EDIT. Electric window winders purchased...
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Old 19-05-2017, 03:15 PM   #19
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Yes I did same when I did Phoenix. It did take a while. The car has central locking already. Looking into doing electric windows too...

Not sure but stuff like the ABS, air con etc will want removing. The current loom is just the original all tucked away under the dash.

EDIT. Electric window winders purchased...
Electric windows? You is well posh.
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Old 21-05-2017, 03:51 PM   #20
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Electric window winders.



Looked at the suspension setup. It is actually built on Hi Lo's. They look like they are wound up to their limit. May have to shorten the unit it get it lower. Could be interesting as also look like not been moved for years....

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If you want this to be more track focused, would you not be better off going with coilovers?


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Old 25-05-2017, 03:08 PM   #22
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If you want this to be more track focused, would you not be better off going with coilovers?


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Seen too many people ruin good cars by fitting coilovers so not going down that route. The suspension does work ok. Just needs adjusting to my my liking.

MG TF Trophy wheels and tyres collected. As expected the tyres make them look massive! I'll give these a trial over the weekend...



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Old 29-05-2017, 06:57 PM   #23
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Seen too many people ruin good cars by fitting coilovers so not going down that route.
I imagine the coil setup fitted as standard to the TF would ride too high?
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Old 29-05-2017, 07:45 PM   #24
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I imagine the coil setup fitted as standard to the TF would ride too high?
The subframes on the car have been narrowed to fit a Mini. They have Mini subframes at the top to hold the cones with Hi lo's but are MG F main frame, just narrower. I have no intention of altering that otherwise I may of well as just started from scratch and built my own.
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I had to prove this as it caused an argument over buying the Mini. The cams are the standard 118bhp ones which are fitted to this engine in the factory. I have looked over the engine and cannot find any modifications to make more power.





Opened out the MG TF wiring loom. Looks like hours of "fun"!



I have bought Charly's old engine. It needs a rebuild but has most of the bits I need.

Also bought the GT25 turbo he was running on it.

He has also included the alloy inlet manifold from a 135 MG TF.

The Trophy wheels came with tyres but are far too big for the Mini. I have invested in a set of Toyo Proxes T1-R.



These are almost identical in circumference to the ones fitted now. The bigger wheels will mean the AP brakes should go straight on.

Braided brake hoses made quite a bit of difference to the pedal feeling on Phoenix so think I'll invest in those too.
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