Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

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Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by 820Vitesse » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:02 pm

Something like this but without the word Rover but it might be difficult to find it without "Rover" or get it to look right without so most likely as below, I want to keep it dark and to match the rest on the car. Think it is 46mm, need to confirm that though.

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I asked about getting some slightly domed thick gel thickers made but minimum quantity was 150 or so

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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:08 pm

Leave it with me Jim, there's a US site that does exactly what you've just described, i'll try and remember the name of the site and find a link for you.
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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:37 pm

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Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Leave it with me Jim, there's a US site that does exactly what you've just described, i'll try and remember the name of the site and find a link for you.
https://3dcarstickers.com/product/rover ... nter-caps/

There you are Jim, that's part of their standard range, available in whatever size you like from 35-90mm.

They will also modify the designs to your spec/sizes and make them like it for a little more.
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Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by 820Vitesse » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:41 am

Nice find Dave, they look perfect, I will contact them later and let you know how I get on, thanks

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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:22 am

Good luck Jim, they've been pretty helpful when i've contacted them then my project took a slightly different direction so i didn't pursue the original plan.
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Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by 820Vitesse » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:02 pm

Other half of the gearbox mount is complete and both parts now welded, just to tidy up the corners and edges then paint ready for fitting.

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The rear suspension turrets are back from machining they now have a wider centre slot and 2 narrow M6 bolt slots added

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A little more welding and these parts should make up the rear suspension coilover top mounts to go inside the turrets.

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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:14 pm

All good stuff Jim! Out of curiosity, what, if anything, have you done about the fragile bush/bearing assembly in the front upper wishbones?

The reason i ask is i've just developed a mod (and it's fairly cheap compared to what Rimmers sold the originals for) for them that is looking good.
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Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by 820Vitesse » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:13 pm

Mine are fine at the moment, I fitted new genuine Rover top arms not long after I got the car, although they are now old they have only done a few thousand miles. I kept the old ones in case I need to fabricate something.
Do you have a link to your modified versions?

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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:36 pm

I don't have a link as yet, got plenty of pics and will do a write up at some point.

Fairly simple conversion using off the shelf universal bushes and re-using some of the old bits. The originals were over-engineered, over-complicated and had inherent weaknesses as a result.

Still at the testing stages at the moment but looking good so far! :wink: :D
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Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by 820Vitesse » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:52 pm

Sounds good, look forward to seeing them.

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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:07 am

I'll PM some details and pics tomorrow Jim, first proper trip out with them was today, felt vastly improved!
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Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by 820Vitesse » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:34 pm

Bearing cups welded to the adjuster plates

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Spherical bearings fitted

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and a coat of paint for the gearbox mount

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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:19 pm

More great work there Jim!

Is the idea of the adjustable cups on the rear suspension to dial in more camber?
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Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by 820Vitesse » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:40 pm

Yes, it allows for proper rear camber adjustment but because the coilover top mounts are now solid it will need a slightly softer spring, the current springs are too stiff but I got away with it last year as the poly bushes allowed some movement.

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Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:00 pm

It's all a big compromise from the sound of it Jim! I would think it's going to be quite a harsh ride on the roads but perfect on track days?
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