V8S Info...

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cableguy

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2,267 posts

143 months

Saturday 13th January
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Pic attached.

C.

v8s4me

6,135 posts

153 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

836 posts

46 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

591 posts

121 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:

2,267 posts

143 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

6,135 posts

153 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

6,135 posts

153 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

6,135 posts

153 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

6,135 posts

153 months

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

phillpot

14,327 posts

117 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

6,135 posts

153 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:

2,267 posts

143 months

Tuesday 16th January
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Any thoughts on 10W40 Magnatec for its first service?

C.

TJC46

1,842 posts

140 months

Tuesday 16th January
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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

6,135 posts

153 months

Tuesday 16th January
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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:

2,267 posts

143 months

Tuesday 16th January
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Thanks and yes it's semi-synthetic.

C.

zombeh

591 posts

121 months

Wednesday 17th January
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This stuff in mine

phillpot

14,327 posts

117 months

Wednesday 17th January
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This will be fine in one of those old V8's... clicky ... wink

cableguy

Original Poster:

2,267 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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Car finally picked up today by my father and he's decided it's not for him... Too raw compared to the V8 Mercs he's been cruising around in for the past few years!

He enjoys stripping and rebuilding things/cars, so his plan is full chassis check over and repair if required, new suspension, brakes, major service and clean, refurbish & renew anything else that needs doing along the way.

If anyone is looking for a low mileage (38k) V8S in the near future then shout up. wink

C.

phillpot

14,327 posts

117 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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Save him the bother, I'll take it now for £200 more than he paid for it wink

cableguy

Original Poster:

2,267 posts

143 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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I'm sure there's a deal to be done if genuinely interested. His only expenditure is a TVR Club Membership at £60 sorted earlier today.

C.