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    Rover 100 project

    Havent visited this forum since I sold my series 1, but im trying to decide on what to make my next project. Thinking of returning to Ford.

    This project was meant to be a quick job, using a scrap mgf Ive had on the drive for a while and picking up a cheap metro. Put the two together and flog it on after a bit of fun, but its go a bit carried away with itself. Its pretty much complete now.

    Lumps out of a vvc mgf, lsd gearbox from a brm rover and a lightened flywheel. should be about 150hp.

















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    Re: Rover 100 project

    love it, nice and quick these things are, my mate had the reyland metro as a courtesy car when his cossie was in for some work and that was rapid

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    Nice one....though for a minute I was hoping that the engine was going to be in the back!!!!!

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    thats a great conversion, looks very at home under there bet that suprises a few too

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    Some nice handiwork there though I'm not sure I understand the logic behind removing the engine from a RWD mid engine chassis that handles well and fitting it in a FWD one that doesn't. Was the MGF rotten?

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    thanks for the comments

    as for the handling I dont think it does too bad, have a llok at the reyland metro vs some cossies

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...63520936838131Reyland Metro VS Cossies.#

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    normally hate these fooking things but that sits nice and looks cool as fook m8.well done

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    Quote Originally Posted by Montyman View Post
    Some nice handiwork there though I'm not sure I understand the logic behind removing the engine from a RWD mid engine chassis that handles well and fitting it in a FWD one that doesn't. Was the MGF rotten?
    fair comment but to be honest i dont know anyone who thinks the mgf was or ever was a good handling car your metro looks sweet

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    Quote Originally Posted by joxvox View Post
    fair comment but to be honest i dont know anyone who thinks the mgf was or ever was a good handling car your metro looks sweet
    Have you ever driven one? Or just listened to the hearsay from others? I owned one for three years, I may have just been lucky as I've heard of the head gasket problems that others have had but it never let me down once and my experience of it was that it could be driven as hard as any escort I've owned.

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    A like that very tidy
    Screaming 1300 mexico rep

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/gsijoe/untitled-21.jpg

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    i love that

    been seriously thinking of getting a metro myself - nothing as lairy as that and probably an old 80's austin one but that's just awesome

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    Quote Originally Posted by Montyman View Post
    Have you ever driven one? Or just listened to the hearsay from others? I owned one for three years, I may have just been lucky as I've heard of the head gasket problems that others have had but it never let me down once and my experience of it was that it could be driven as hard as any escort I've owned.
    your escort must have had cornflake bushes and ice cream for struts no way an mgf against an escort that like heracy saying that on turbosport

    and for the record my ex had 2 of them both shite no wonder rover went tits up creatin new bag of shite from 30 year old technoligy

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    that looks smart

    nice work!!

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    I had a GTa 1.4 and it was pretty rapid. The car seemed well built and handled pretty well. We took it to france on holiday with 3 kids in the back, roof box and full of luggage and it never missed a beat! We came home with the car full of wine and beer as well. Admittedly the kids were little then so space wasnt an issue.
    Move on a few years and I bought a rover 100 kensington 5 door diesel .What a heap of crap!! The engine fell out on the motorway on the way to my mums once. I limped to a garage in preston and traded it in for a Citroen BX and carried on my way in that.
    The earlier rover models seemed much better built than the austin ones, but the last of them were so badly put together it was no wonder they fell apart.

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    should have kept it standard and just put the motor in. Would have been a right laugh

    i agree that Metros handle fookin well for what they are. Used to love driving them when i was a mechanic in the early nineties. Remember the turbo ones??
    I'm going to pull your head off because i don't like your head!

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    I had 2 metro's back in the day while i was building other cars and they were both mega fun to drive but completely mingin wrecks. Think i had the rat look 15 years early! Never really boke down tho

    Small peppy engines + go cart handling + worthless car = big fun! Like yours BTW, bet its rapid thru the bends
    Last edited by GAZZAMK2; 11-11-2009 at 16:32.

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    used to have a GTA and it was loads of fun for what it was

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    Love this car, nothing fancy lookswise but has some go.

    I think it's made me want black bumpers back on my white 309

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    Re: Rover 100 project

    love the metro mate...and must say mgf handle pretty good far better than the newer tf version and as for head gasket' well every car has its fault

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