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by Rob Bell
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: TF decisions...
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: TF decisions...

Sounds like a good idea Sergi :) Are you planning to take it completely apart and rebuild from scratch? If so, might be the ideal time to take it to the paint shop and get it painted inside and out. I don't know about you, but I am a bit OCD about things like this and much prefer all the internal pa...
by Rob Bell
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

The 6" 800lb springs have I bought for the princely sum for £20 including postage, they are new old stock eibach from an Ebay seller, worth a try for that money I think. To be honest 600lb does feel about right but I'd imagined the Protechs bottoming out with only having a limited amount of tr...
by Rob Bell
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

I think you're both right: I imagine a little understeery-action can be anticipated... but you have to start somewhere and fine-tune! On that note, how much to the springs cost? I have protecs and the X-power springs (thanks Ed :)) - which I am hopeful will be about right for the 'Shed. But I could ...
by Rob Bell
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

The cradle will probably help a lot - and besides which, this is a track car not a rally stage star, so vertical movements should be reasonably limited?

Mind you - anything with motorsport pretension is best over-engineered, so belts and braces? :)
by Rob Bell
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

Will do. I need to drop Dave a line to see when I need to start pulling that engine into parts. His website is http://www.dvapower.com Power claims are generally on the pessimistic side of what is typically achieved ;) PS Having watched Project Binky on YouTube, just wondering whether you also need ...
by Rob Bell
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 207
Views: 5570

Re: TF Race Car Build

That is looking good! I guess you don't need wheel arch extensions, but it would go with the "look" :)
by Rob Bell
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

It's there ready to rebuild Ed. I need to have a chat with Dave Andrews regarding the head porting though - and I'd also like to score a set of VHPD throttle bodies... :)
by Rob Bell
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 207
Views: 5570

Re: TF Race Car Build

I like!

Reminding me a lot of the TF 500 concept:

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by Rob Bell
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 207
Views: 5570

Re: TF Race Car Build

Of course :D :cool:
by Rob Bell
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 207
Views: 5570

Re: TF Race Car Build

Looks excellent: what colour then? ;)
by Rob Bell
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

This is looking soooo good! I'll have to come up again to see it again :thumbsu:

Stance looks good to me - bet the retrorides guys are putting on the pressure to slam it ;)
by Rob Bell
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: MGF Hillclimb/Sprint Build
Replies: 31
Views: 728

Re: MGF Hillclimb/Sprint Build

Love it! :thumbsu:

Gives me an incentive to convert the Shed over to TF suspension. I have all the parts, just need the time (usual story sadly :roll:)
by Rob Bell
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: MGF Trophy rebuild
Replies: 40
Views: 1246

Re: MGF Trophy rebuild

Not a huge fan of the "Swedish" wheels - the original Trophy items are so much nicer IMO. But love the work going on here! I need to treat N7 to a similar rebuild. Sadly this needs a huge amount of space and time to do properly - two commodities I sadly don't have. Are Prestige restoring ...
by Rob Bell
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: HT Leads
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: HT Leads

The old leads must have been well past their best then - so good move with the replacement :) :thumbsu: The original HT cover screws were cross-head Philips. They usually come out easily in my experience - so I guess no one had had the cover off in a very long time by the sounds of things. I wonder ...
by Rob Bell
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

How much movement of the engine is anticipated Ed? The alternator does look close in that picture...
by Rob Bell
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!
Replies: 387
Views: 12528

Re: Mgf donor car: building an MG Allegro VVC!

Wow, an exciting moment - and certainly a project milestone! :D
by Rob Bell
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Board - Sponsored by MG Rover Solutions
Topic: TF Race Car Build
Replies: 207
Views: 5570

Re: TF Race Car Build

That's brilliant, thanks :thumbsu:
by Rob Bell
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: MEMS 3 conversion issues, a little help please
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: MEMS 3 conversion issues, a little help please

Which car is the MEMS3 ECU from? Connect up a diagnostic reader and see what the engine bay temperature is doing... Might be bad earth somewhere?
by Rob Bell
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: How to check MEMS 1.9 Map sensor
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: How to check MEMS 1.9 Map sensor

Ideally you need a diagnostic reader - it certainly makes this sort of thing a lot easier! Shame you're not closer... :(
by Rob Bell
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: How to check MEMS 1.9 Map sensor
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: How to check MEMS 1.9 Map sensor

Maybe apply a vacuum to the hose with the engine running, it should result in a change of idle speed...?

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