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Old 05-05-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, just starting my thread again I used to be registered as CPC before the site crashed!.

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Old 06-05-2016, 08:31 AM   #2
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so just a quick update on my project and a basic spec rundown

1.8 VVC k series running a MEMs 3 K Maps race ECU, with 52mm throttle body, full race exhaust etc.
Rebuilt PG1 C6 code gearbox with steel caged bearings and a Quiafe ATB diff
Spax Coilovers with ream beam
Metro 4 pot calipers/discs with Mintex 1144 pads
Fully stripped with 6 pot roll cage, OMP TRS bucket seats and harnesses.

I was running wide wheels and arches but have gone back to standard wheels and it drives much better for it!




Now some of you have seen on facebook that i had a issue limiting the revs to between 6000/6500rpm. Well it turns out my VVC timing is well out. On the Gearbox end everything timed up, but the timing end
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:28 PM   #3
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After a manic rush putting it back together, I ended up cracking the oil filter housing last night before the track day I should have attended today!!! Totally gutted!!

Its all back together and idles well but yet to try it so see if the VVC is alirght
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Old 14-05-2016, 09:31 AM   #4
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After many issues with my oil filter housing ive finally sorted that on my 3rd attempt!, Then last night i broke down with it flowing the injector circult fuse!!

Its running with no oil leaks and its 7450RPM rev limit
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Old 17-05-2016, 07:27 PM   #5
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Hi Chris. Car looks well with no arches and all tucked under. Is the pulling and wandering from the diff much improved?
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Old 17-05-2016, 09:02 PM   #6
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Hi Chris. Car looks well with no arches and all tucked under. Is the pulling and wandering from the diff much improved?
Yes, the smaller wheels and diff have helped and its much more stable.. it pulls dead straight under full throttle on a decent road.. you still need to be careful with odd cambers and ruts under power..

I have fitted standard arches since that photo, this was taken whilst waiting to be recovered after a minor breakdown last week

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Old 27-05-2016, 09:16 AM   #7
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Still tinkering with it!... gave the bodywork a final tidy up, not perfect or show quality but ok considering i did it myself for 50








I have also modified my gear linkage following the guides on the rover forums but adding a steering column universal joint from a Rover 25 steering rack and adding 30mm the the gear lever below the pivot point.. This has removal all play and technically given me a quickshift
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Old 29-05-2016, 01:49 PM   #8
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Liking the determination to get this right Chris. Looks good and done on a budget too.

Looking forward to seeing it for real at Santa Pod. I genuinely hope you are quicker than me on the strip...

I too have the steering joint on the gear shift. I never thought of adding the piece underneath to reduce the throw. Great to hear new ideas...
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Old 29-05-2016, 02:25 PM   #9
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Old 29-05-2016, 06:58 PM   #10
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Yes it used to be toyota powered when Warren had it!!
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yes nice to see the good stuff you done and using it, brill
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Old 31-05-2016, 05:53 PM   #12
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Hi Chris. Car looks well with no arches and all tucked under. Is the pulling and wandering from the diff much improved?
Excuse the sound but this is full throttle in 1st, 2nd and 3rd...its not perfect but controllable now..

https://youtu.be/z657VY6AiIE

I've done about 400 trouble free miles in it now

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Old 31-05-2016, 05:57 PM   #13
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Liking the determination to get this right Chris. Looks good and done on a budget too.

Looking forward to seeing it for real at Santa Pod. I genuinely hope you are quicker than me on the strip...

I too have the steering joint on the gear shift. I never thought of adding the piece underneath to reduce the throw. Great to hear new ideas...
Cheers, I'm interested in seeing how some of the turbo cars go at pod as I'm already having silly ideas.
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Cheers, I'm interested in seeing how some of the turbo cars go at pod as I'm already having silly ideas.
This is the problem. When you own a classic Mini, especially a low powered one, say a 998cc. You tune it and get about 50bhp. It feels great. So then you buy a 1275 running 60bhp that feels better, so you tune it and get 70 or 80bhp. That feels ace. Then the gearbox breaks, so you fix it. Then it breaks again so you fix it again. So at this point I went K series. You instantly get 150bhp. Almost double what you have. A much more reliable engine and more to the point, gearbox.

But there is always someone who's quicker. Where do you stop???

I can tell you now, I'm just keeping mine as it is, on the road...
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true Andrew im intrested to as thers been a sudden change to turdo by a few on club,
I have yet not seen any good vidios of them though?
just short clips but no real content> is there a message ther? hope some will come soon
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