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Old 23-12-2017, 07:58 PM   #286
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Ok.. picked up a set of VVC blanking plates, adjustable pulleys and Piper 270H cams today and dropped my VVC head of for some tinkering.

Just need valve springs and caps now and I should have a solid spec head! and hopefully it will give the power I want with slightly less boost
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Old 27-12-2017, 03:40 PM   #287
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Changed the engine position using my dummy engine and gearbox and made some hefty top suspension arm mounts with further strengthening to the subframe... Then ran out of welding gas.

It's very heavy now but I think it's as strong as I can make it now..

Going to try rose jointed lower arms

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Old 31-12-2017, 03:44 PM   #288
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Quick coat of stonechip and smurf blue.

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Old 12-01-2018, 09:38 AM   #289
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277.20 worth of Allspeed HD CV joints arrived today. KAD rose jointed lower arms and tie rods next


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Old 14-01-2018, 04:11 PM   #290
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Been playing around with a old rusty set of mgf cooling pipes today as I have never been happy around running them in the car like I had before.

They sit about 1" and half higher than the exhaust so in theory should be safe? What do you think?

In the next few weeks I should have all my engine parts so progress will pick up, would like to have it done by April

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Old 14-01-2018, 05:29 PM   #291
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Nice work Chris, I'm not too clued up on this, but wouldnt the heat of the exhaust accelerate the coolant temps, or would the rad be able to overcome this? I know theres space between them, but hot air rises and all that
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Old 14-01-2018, 06:46 PM   #292
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I can see what your saying but don't think it will make that much difference a fair distance between them.. half the air comes into the rad from under the car that the exhaust heat is already effecting and the rest comes from the roof scoop.

This may sound silly but was thinking about heat wrapping the complete exhaust system as its short. Its stainless and does not get used in the wet unless caught in a shower so should work
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Old 15-01-2018, 07:39 AM   #293
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Shaun runs his coolant pipes in roughly that position and they have been fine over the last year, no damage and cooling is very good. The exhaust doesn't really warm them up as once moving there is a lot of cool air flowing under there.
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Old 16-01-2018, 12:43 AM   #294
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CV,s look good! Well to use them, I can't see much else coz I
only have poxy fone at moment , laptopbang,
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Old 16-01-2018, 11:06 AM   #295
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CV,s look good! Well to use them, I can't see much else coz I
only have poxy fone at moment , laptopbang,
Just need to find somebody who makes decent driveshafts!

I personally had no issues with my old welded shafts but do I trust them at decent power?

I have also messed up with my 2 piece longer driveshaft plan, this is on the back burner at the moment. The angles from the standard MG ZT bearing carrier dont match up with the PG1 gearbox, if you space that to line up it then puts the short shaft at a odd angle?
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do allspeed do driveshafts to suit the cv joints?
Are the cv joints a standard vauxhall fitment? if so could you not use a vauxhall driveshaft sleeved to the rover driveshaft? It seems the only place sleeved driveshafts fail is at the mini cv spline end and the sleeve seems strong enough.
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Old 16-01-2018, 12:00 PM   #297
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do allspeed do driveshafts to suit the cv joints?
Are the cv joints a standard vauxhall fitment? if so could you not use a vauxhall driveshaft sleeved to the rover driveshaft? It seems the only place sleeved driveshafts fail is at the mini cv spline end and the sleeve seems strong enough.
I asked Allspeed yesterday and they don't make custom shafts only the billet range listed on website.

I have been quoted between 350/500 for a pair of custom made shafts, but concerned about the quality after what happened to Charly.

My engine does sit over the the passenger side further than most conversions and this leaves my driveshaft lengths like this 26cm for the short shaft and 61cm for the long shaft, hence why I have been attempting the 2 piece?
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Old 16-01-2018, 12:18 PM   #298
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that's about the same as mine. I don't think the driveshaft lengths have a massive effect on torque steer. Suspension, diff and wheel offset will have a bigger effect.
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Personally I would either use sleeved vauxhall/rover driveshafts or use mgf/rover driveshafts cut to length and get the spline machined onto the end to suit the allspeed cv's
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I'm surprised your not using the bolt on runner that sorts the shaft length out? Yes as said the welded joins do well if done right,
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