Track R8 214 Sprint

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Track R8 214 Sprint

Postby JOHNDQ » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:58 pm

OK guys hopefully this will work with pics etc so here we go. I finally found a 3 door non sun roof 200 to start a trackday build with and hopefully progress onto some proper racing with since I got my National B race license at start of this year :) I've been doing trackdays for many years now using a few cars along the way those being a Evo 9 GT, Evo 7 RS Sprint, MK5 RS2000 and my MK2 MG ZR160 that will be the base for parts for this build which some of you may have seen on other forums. Anyway without going into too much of a history lesson will get straight onto the car I'm sure you will be most interested in. I've been looking around for a while for the right car and am sure I've found it at last. Its a one owner car with 68k on the clock, I got it from a trader who pulled it out of the owners garage since he passed away due to illness so its been sitting indoors since 2013 and thankfully for me its completely rust free so be OK to meet MSA regs. So here us the car in question.....

ImageWP_20170805_19_53_00_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageWP_20170805_19_53_26_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr
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ImageWP_20170805_19_43_52_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageWP_20170805_19_42_57_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageWP_20170805_19_54_05_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

Postby JOHNDQ » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:19 pm

Thank god those pic's worked :cool Since the weather has been rubbish this week not got much down to it but i had removed the engine etc from the ZR ready to go into the 214 but got a hell of a lot to do yet so dont have a time frame but be nice to get it on a test day before winter hits......

ImageWP_20170806_18_17_03_Pro__highres by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageWP_20170806_19_04_35_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr
ImageWP_20170806_19_04_47_Pro__highres by John Quincey, on Flickr

Hope this thread will interest a few of you so will keep you all updated but as i do everything myself from building the engine, wiring, painting etc etc (only thing i dont you is mapping) im normally a bit slower than others but the plan in my head is basically the same look as a Rover 216 GTI Dunlop car, my colour will be White and Blue.... I think :unsure
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

Postby GTiJohn » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:02 pm

Looking great!

It would be most amusing to see it running in it's current Caribbean over Tempest colours though :laughing2
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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

Postby JOHNDQ » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:16 pm

GTiJohn wrote:Looking great!

It would be most amusing to see it running in it's current Caribbean over Tempest colours though :laughing2


Haha thanks will be for while yet paint will be last :tumbleweed

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

Postby JOHNDQ » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:34 pm

Got a bit of time on the car today at last, got the inside stripped with a bit of help from my boy (he has taken a shine to the R8, says when hes finished his Go Karts will race the Rover) and all the sound deadening etc out was way more than in the ZR.....

ImageWP_20170812_12_12_39_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageWP_20170812_19_57_00_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageWP_20170812_20_58_13_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageWP_20170813_11_52_14_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageWP_20170813_11_52_37_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

Also started having a mark-up of where everything will go etc so can get the floor bars welded in ready for seats, get the wiring loom made, battery mounted etc etc....

ImageWP_20170813_11_52_57_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

And found a original GTI challenge sticker on Ebay.....
ImageInstagramCapture_4e7adad9-5958-4322-9c64-63032fcc526a by John Quincey, on Flickr

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Re: Track R8 214 Sprint

Postby JOHNDQ » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:06 pm

Made a start on getting the ZR front suspension/sub frame and brakes on this weekend just need to find a ZR/25 local so can cut the panel out where the steering rack goes through the car in order to run the ZR steering rack.

ImageWP_20170820_11_50_01_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageWP_20170820_11_50_24_Pro by John Quincey, on Flickr

Just for mo ive put on the ZR 17" straights on so can use the 330x28mm disc's and 6 pots as hoping to get a trackday in with some fellow MG owners at Bedford Autodrome in next few months but i plan to get a set of GTI 5 spokes so will need to get on to AP for some smaller disc's once i get a set and can work out with the max side i will be able to run :slapme


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