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cableguy

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2,243 posts

134 months

Saturday 13th January
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Pic attached.

C.

v8s4me

5,823 posts

144 months

Saturday 13th January
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Very nice. Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of 'S' ownership thumbup

If the discs are knackered don't bother having them skimmed. New ones are readily available and cost very little. If you can find a pair of XR4i (check that) calipers you can fir the larger 260mm discs. Change the brake lines for stainless as part of the job and you'll have a nice set of brakes. Have a look at the WIKI above for some tips.

greymrj said:
......You are likely to have a few electrical gremlins as it is a grp body of course and earth faults are common...........
Just "a few"? You'll be lucky rofl

Edited by v8s4me on Saturday 13th January 20:48

TVRees

779 posts

37 months

Saturday 13th January
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Brilliant ! Well done !

From this one photo the car looks very good indeed.
Welcome to the world of S ownership smile

If you need any help all the chaps on this, the best PH forum, are very helpful and they really know their stuff read

zombeh

538 posts

112 months

Saturday 13th January
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v8s4me said:
If you can find a pair of XR4i (check that) calipers you can fir the larger 260mm discs.
XR4 (any of them, 2.8 or 2.9, 2wd or 4wd) or mk4 escort rs turbo or TVR griffith 500 for the calipers and brackets, 2wd sierra with ABS for the larger discs to go with them. 60mm piston and 260mm disc

Standard front brakes are sierra without ABS (54mm piston and 240mm disc)

Rear discs are xr4, sierra with ABS or fiesta st150

cableguy

Original Poster:

2,243 posts

134 months

Saturday 13th January
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Some great info, thanks.

Father notified and will be joining the forum promptly. I'm sure he'll announce himself in due course and no doubt be scouring previous discussions for info and tips.

C.

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v8s4me

5,823 posts

144 months

Sunday 14th January
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Ferodo part No's:

Discs = DDF209 (260x58.1x24)
Pads = FDB579

All the info you need HERE

One of the simplest, cheapest and most effective upgrades you can do. If you can find the calipers and carriers that is.

v8s4me

5,823 posts

144 months

Sunday 14th January
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There's some calipers and discs for sale on Facebook. These are for a 280mm conversion but that's still a simple(ish) bolt on conversion. Worth a punt if you're quick. These are about as big as you can go with standard wheesl and well worth doing.

The 260mm discs are better than the standard 240mm but these are better again so worth grabbing while you can. Especially at that price.



v8s4me

5,823 posts

144 months

Sunday 14th January
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Strange, it's working for me. Here's the link without the clever stuff...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1015509280...

v8s4me

5,823 posts

144 months

Sunday 14th January
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TVR Wedge "Buy & Sell" Group UK

phillpot

13,480 posts

108 months

Sunday 14th January
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Ah! need to join group to see ads wink


Aren't Wedges 5 stud fixing, or is someone selling coz they won't fit a Wedge biggrin

v8s4me

5,823 posts

144 months

Sunday 14th January
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phillpot said:
Ah! need to join group to see ads wink

Aren't Wedges 5 stud fixing, or is someone selling coz they won't fit a Wedge biggrin
They are, and they won't laugh

cableguy

Original Poster:

2,243 posts

134 months

Tuesday
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Any thoughts on 10W40 Magnatec for its first service?

C.

TJC46

1,761 posts

131 months

Tuesday
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cableguy said:
Any thoughts on 10W40 Magnatec for its first service?

C.
Is that semi sync or fully synthetic ?

whistle............lots of opinions on this one.....confused

My twopenny worth...... http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluid...

Change the oil twice a year with the above. Just don't buy it from Halfrauds unless it is on special offer !

The rover V8 is an old engine design so i would stay away from fully synthetic oils........... just my opinion.....someone else will be along to tell you different.

read as much as you can on this subject on these forums and decide yourself what to use.

v8s4me

5,823 posts

144 months

Tuesday
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TJC46 said:
.....The rover V8 is an old engine design so i would stay away from fully synthetic oils........... just my opinion.....someone else will be along to tell you different......
Lots of us use THIS. An oil and filter change once a year will keep your engine running well like this...



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cableguy

Original Poster:

2,243 posts

134 months

Tuesday
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Thanks and yes it's semi-synthetic.

C.

zombeh

538 posts

112 months

Wednesday
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This stuff in mine

phillpot

13,480 posts

108 months

Wednesday
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This will be fine in one of those old V8's... clicky ... wink