A previous Rover by raistlin


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raistlin
Not a 75 or ZT I know but this was the car I was driving around in when I decided I wanted comfort and economy rather than outright performance.

This Ti produced between 300 and 360 BHP :D

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It had one or two mods:-

Engine


T16 Engine rebored to 2068cc

GBE Designed forged pistons 86mm with extra hardened floating pins and total seal rings

GBE Designed Forged billet rods

Modified Crank

All Dynamically balanced

Re-conditioned Cylinder Head with 3 angle valve seats and helicoiled exhaust manifold stud holes

Lightened and modified flywheel

ARP hardware

Klinger head gasket

GBE designed turbo elbow and downpipe leading to powerflow 2.5" exhaust

De-Cat

Uprated Walbro fuel pump

Standard fuel regulator - NOT FSE

Innovate LC-1 Wide band Lambda

Siemens DEKA 660 injectors

Denso IK24 (Grade 8 equivalent) plugs

Magnecor KV85 plug leads

GT2871R roller bearing turbo

GBE custom built Aluminium Radiator

Modified Air conditioning installation to allow Radiator, Condenser and FMIC to be mounted without using bonnet pins

DTA E48EXP Mapped by GBE / Thor Racing (Closed loop in cruise mode using wideband)

GBE spec idle / start control valve (makes starting as good as OEM)

GBE spec Intercooler

Twin 10" Davies Craig slim-line Fans at the back of the radiator

Single 10" Davies Craig slim-line fan at the front of the intercooler (air con boost)

Twin Piston Dump Valve

Battery to boot

Stebtek throttle body bracket

GBE cold air box and ITG filter


Transmission

Re-built gearbox with steel caged 6208 diff bearings

GBE spec semi-race clutch with organic plate

Polyurethene Linkage Stabiliser bushes


Suspension

Willwood 330mm Grooved disks and 4 pot calipers

Chassis dynamics springs and Bilstein dampers (lowered approx 40mm)

18" KEI Velocity wheels (Hyperblack)

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 225/35 x 18 tyres

Complete GBE poly bush set including anti torque steer bushes


External

Grandad Gold paintwork (gotta be worth 15 BHP)

Sharkyfied meshed grille and matching meshed bumper - courtesy Mach1Rob

Honda accord spoiler

Laguna splitter

Electric aerial removed and rear wing plated

Bee sting aerial fitted


Internal

Dynamat extreme (LOTS of dynamat extreme)

Boost gauge in a pillar pod

Digital Temp gauge with 3 switched sensors ( charge, external, internal)

Custom made AFR gauge linked to wideband

Apexi AVC-r electronic boost controller in custom made panel (Off = 10 PSI, Mode A = 15 PSI, Mode B = 22 PSI )

Conrad-Anderson CM25 triple memory Cruise Control

Brodit / Ipaq SatNav

Parrot CK3200 colour Bluetooth handsfree kit

AVC-r "Scrambler" switch (Re-heat) ;)





I'm happy with VeeKay now though :D
Paul

Cogito ergo sum... maybe?

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Posted 17 Jun 2010, 18:23 #1 

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Jürgen
That has been a very special 600, Paul. 8-)
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Posted 17 Jun 2010, 18:44 #2 

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Tourerfogey
That's some spec - were you responsible for the mods or did you buy it like that?

Posted 17 Jun 2010, 21:13 #3 

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Cowley_MOA
Lovely looking car that is! I quite fancy a Silver or Black Ti actually...
Superabit omnia virtus

Posted 17 Jun 2010, 21:17 #4 

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raistlin
Tourerfogey wrote:That's some spec - were you responsible for the mods or did you buy it like that?


When I bought it, the car was a standard Ti :D
Paul

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Posted 18 Jun 2010, 15:55 #5 

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raistlin
Cowley_MOA wrote:Lovely looking car that is! I quite fancy a Silver or Black Ti actually...



The tints looked really spectacular against the gold bodywork :)
Paul

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Posted 18 Jun 2010, 15:56 #6 

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raistlin
Jürgen wrote:That has been a very special 600, Paul. 8-)


It certainly was Jürgen :) Unfortunately, after it had moved on from me I discovered that it had been bought by a, shall we say, commercial concern, and scrapped for the engine :mad1:

Not, of course, that it was anything to do with me at the time it was scrapped.

The GT2871R turbo was astonishing :D
Paul

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Posted 18 Jun 2010, 16:01 #7 

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Dave
Always fancied having a 600Ti after test driving a brand new one - went like wotsit off a shovel, so heaven knows what yours was like!

This bit worried me

raistlin wrote:Twin 10" Davies Craig slim-line Fans at the back of the radiator

Single 10" Davies Craig slim-line fan at the front of the intercooler (air con boost)


Read it as Craig David to start with! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted 19 Jun 2010, 13:20 #8 

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andycolm
Bo Selecta...
Those Ti's are quite the sleeper, I would love one.. or to stick the engine in my F :o

Posted 19 Jun 2010, 20:28 #9 

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Tourerfogey
raistlin wrote:
Tourerfogey wrote:That's some spec - were you responsible for the mods or did you buy it like that?


When I bought it, the car was a standard Ti :D


And did you wield the spanners yourself ?

Posted 19 Jun 2010, 22:09 #10 

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raistlin
Tourerfogey wrote:
raistlin wrote:
Tourerfogey wrote:That's some spec - were you responsible for the mods or did you buy it like that?


When I bought it, the car was a standard Ti :D


And did you wield the spanners yourself ?


Good god no. I wanted it to work :D
Paul

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Posted 20 Jun 2010, 09:27 #11 


Beejay
Not in the league of yours Paul, quite frightening, but this was my Rover 620 ti, prior to the 75. Whilst it only had 200bhp it was a hell of a car, a great pleasure to drive and own but having broken my wrist I was advised to buy an automatic (1st in 47 yrs driving) and I always liked the 75, would have preferred a turbo or connie but happy with what I've got.

Barry

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Posted 22 Jun 2010, 09:05 #12 

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ems ltd
I had a Nightfire 620Ti. the engine from that is now in my R400.

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Posted 22 Jun 2010, 11:32 #13 

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raistlin
Beejay wrote:Not in the league of yours Paul, quite frightening, but this was my Rover 620 ti, prior to the 75. Whilst it only had 200bhp it was a hell of a car, a great pleasure to drive and own but having broken my wrist I was advised to buy an automatic (1st in 47 yrs driving) and I always liked the 75, would have preferred a turbo or connie but happy with what I've got.

Barry



At its most powerful, it was scary. 350 bhp through the front wheels is a bit too much ;)
Paul

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Posted 22 Jun 2010, 14:43 #14 

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Ragman
That was some car!

Posted 22 Jun 2010, 15:38 #15 

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calibrax
Paul's car was the inspiration for the mods I did on my car (but in a much lesser way, I only took it up to 208bhp!) I also ended up buying the boot lid and spoiler from his car after it was stripped down. It was very sad to see the shell sitting rusting in someone's garden.

My gold ti (not a patch on Paul's though!)...

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2004 MG ZT+ CDTi 135


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Posted 07 Jul 2010, 12:07 #16 

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loz1971
raistlin wrote:Not a 75 or ZT I know but this was the car I was driving around in when I decided I wanted comfort and economy rather than outright performance.

This Ti produced between 300 and 360 BHP :D

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It had one or two mods:-

Engine


T16 Engine rebored to 2068cc

GBE Designed forged pistons 86mm with extra hardened floating pins and total seal rings

GBE Designed Forged billet rods

Modified Crank

All Dynamically balanced

Re-conditioned Cylinder Head with 3 angle valve seats and helicoiled exhaust manifold stud holes

Lightened and modified flywheel

ARP hardware

Klinger head gasket

GBE designed turbo elbow and downpipe leading to powerflow 2.5" exhaust

De-Cat

Uprated Walbro fuel pump

Standard fuel regulator - NOT FSE

Innovate LC-1 Wide band Lambda

Siemens DEKA 660 injectors

Denso IK24 (Grade 8 equivalent) plugs

Magnecor KV85 plug leads

GT2871R roller bearing turbo

GBE custom built Aluminium Radiator

Modified Air conditioning installation to allow Radiator, Condenser and FMIC to be mounted without using bonnet pins

DTA E48EXP Mapped by GBE / Thor Racing (Closed loop in cruise mode using wideband)

GBE spec idle / start control valve (makes starting as good as OEM)

GBE spec Intercooler

Twin 10" Davies Craig slim-line Fans at the back of the radiator

Single 10" Davies Craig slim-line fan at the front of the intercooler (air con boost)

Twin Piston Dump Valve

Battery to boot

Stebtek throttle body bracket

GBE cold air box and ITG filter


Transmission

Re-built gearbox with steel caged 6208 diff bearings

GBE spec semi-race clutch with organic plate

Polyurethene Linkage Stabiliser bushes


Suspension

Willwood 330mm Grooved disks and 4 pot calipers

Chassis dynamics springs and Bilstein dampers (lowered approx 40mm)

18" KEI Velocity wheels (Hyperblack)

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 225/35 x 18 tyres

Complete GBE poly bush set including anti torque steer bushes


External

Grandad Gold paintwork (gotta be worth 15 BHP)

Sharkyfied meshed grille and matching meshed bumper - courtesy Mach1Rob

Honda accord spoiler

Laguna splitter

Electric aerial removed and rear wing plated

Bee sting aerial fitted


Internal

Dynamat extreme (LOTS of dynamat extreme)

Boost gauge in a pillar pod

Digital Temp gauge with 3 switched sensors ( charge, external, internal)

Custom made AFR gauge linked to wideband

Apexi AVC-r electronic boost controller in custom made panel (Off = 10 PSI, Mode A = 15 PSI, Mode B = 22 PSI )

Conrad-Anderson CM25 triple memory Cruise Control

Brodit / Ipaq SatNav

Parrot CK3200 colour Bluetooth handsfree kit

AVC-r "Scrambler" switch (Re-heat) ;)





I'm happy with VeeKay now though :D



Blimey Paul!!!! so modding really is in your blood then!! :o :o :o
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Posted 07 Jul 2010, 19:10 #17 

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raistlin
loz1971 wrote:Blimey Paul!!!! so modding really is in your blood then!! :o :o :o


Not so that you'd notice ;) :lol:
Paul

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Posted 07 Jul 2010, 19:43 #18 


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