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bit of an update on this now.... haven\'t been here for a while!!

once I dropped it back on it\'s feet I realised I had a slight ground clearance issue with the lower suspension brace..... so this needed to be removed and modified!!

ended up cutting it out and welding an inch box section between the lower arms about 40mm higher so it now has some ground clearance! Also had to order new springs for the front as they were prety much compressing fully!! so she is now going to be running 550lb springs on the front with no anti roll bar to help steering clearance!

Also fitted the dash back in and got all the lights to work as they should.... just hope th gauges work properly now!

Then it was on to tub repairs!! only worried about the visable panels, so they got sorted and braced up:

then fitted to the chassis..... looks prety sweet now :)

Love the look of the rear now..... something nascar about it?!

The final stance of the truck on the floor:

Little bit of wheel poke now the rear has the 30mm spacers fitted to bring the front/rear track inline:

and the last bit I did before coming back out to work was the bonnet..... can\'t run a V8 an a std bonnet!!

That\'s where we are at as of today..... but back on land tomoz so hope to get it all finished off by the weekend as I\'m suposed to be doing drift taxi with it on Sunday!! just hope the engine runs well from the get go!!


Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Exhaust Noise
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:05:40 PM »
Fired the rex up on the ramps last year to put it on the brake tester and it always kicks up to 1200rpm, then settles at 900.... My tester turned to me and said I was lucky the boss wasn\'t there or he would have faild it!!

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Help.... any suggestions welcome!!
« on: July 15, 2012, 10:52:36 PM »
Right, unfortunatly this is bit of a grumble with a person who used to be highly active on here (not going to mention any names as things always take a turn for the worse and thread gets closed down!)

Basicaly the guy in quiestion wanted a shell a friend was selling (4 years ago) so I bought a rolling shell (that had an engine in), and draged it accross the south of wales, and east along the M4 for him.... the deal was, I bought the car and he would use the 600 payed as a deposit for building the engine (I\'d pay the difference on collection)

Now 4 years on, I managed to get the engine deliverd to Era so the rebuild is underway, but parts were missing from the engine (some of which have turned up with Era and some not :( ) but now I\'m short of cash and trying to get hold of the person in question who has been messing me around for so long..... and it\'s proving impossible!! I know he works away for long periods of time training etc. but I\'m starting to get a little :censored::censored::censored::censored:ed off now to say the least, as the engine is getting close to compleation, but need to find the money to pay the remaining bill!!

Can anyone sujest anything, as I think I have been more than resonable!!??


Wanted Items / oil cooler
« on: June 08, 2012, 12:34:22 PM »
Looking for an oil cooler, basicaly it can be a nakerd one as it\'s only going on the drift truck as a dumby (as the active cooler is in the drivers headlight and want to match the passenger side!)
So as a result, I don\'t want to spend much.... could even be a section of nakerd rad core for what I want!

Anyone got anything?


Exhaust all finished :)


Rotary and General Chit-Chat / update :)
« on: May 30, 2012, 08:27:48 PM »
woop woop, got a full day on the truck today, all the oils are in, cooling fans wired up, starter hooked up, oil warning lights hooked up, all that\'s left is a switched live to the coil and the fuel lines.... then I can stick the dash back in and see if she sparks in to life on the weekend all going well :)

Also changed the rear shock towers as they were running too upright and the shocks were topping out with the weight of the truck on them.... now they compress about 20mm and I\'ve still got to fit the bed, so they should be running about half way in their travel!

Battery all mounted up:

Fuel pressure gauge (isolator)

And the new prop

Also swaped the oil cooler to the drivers side headlight as the oil lines were running over the water pump pully, and didn\'t realy want to risk chewing through them!!

That is all for the mo, got to pick up the pipe on friday to finish the exhaust on Saturday then I\'m hopeing that I can take her for the first drive in 12 months!!


it\'s a pull over cover, and made of cotton, so no more flamable than the interior lining of the lid ;)

well slight update on this.... not too much as I\'m on the water at the mo! LOL

Forgot to put in that the box is all in place complete with gear stick in the cab :)

Carb spacer all sorted as throttle linkage was hitting the manifold :(
and been restyling the helmet so the colour matches the truck :)


top bombing man!! good to see she is holding together this year (so far)..... every time I see you run 90% of the time it ends up in you picking up drive shafts or diffs!!


Items For Sale / FD engine for breaking
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:37:27 AM »
all depends on the condition on them unfortunatly fella! LOL catch 22

I thought they were a decent engine, granted not massive power for the displacement they have, but plenty enough torque for what I want! LOL

set up right, my 3.5 should make 200ish... guy on the v8 forum has the same engine with a slightly bigger carb and is making 220 at the wheels which I thought was prety good!


Wanted Items / Good front rotor and housing
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:09:45 AM »
On the look out for a good front rotor and housing if anyone has got some??
what sort of coin you after?


Items For Sale / FD engine for breaking
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:05:19 AM »
are you breaking the engine matey or selling is a complete lump??

Reason I\'m asking is I need a front rotor housing and a rotor!


cheers matey, lots of mixed comments about the rover v8..... majority of them bad! LOL

anyway, her it is all set, bolted down and ready for pipes and wires!


Insuring your rotary / Useful Contact numbers
« on: May 02, 2012, 08:52:08 PM »
fresh update for anyone looking for insurance..... REIS excelent company, cover for track days included if you want it too....

was getting quotes close to 700 fully comp and this fab lot will cover me for 420 with all mods declaired and track cover should I want it!!

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