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TurboDave16V
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What do (a-series) metros generally need to have done to improve the handling?
More negative camber? Rear ARB? Coil overs?
Anyone have any handling toys they want to sell?

On 17th Nov, 2014 Tom Fenton said:
Sorry to say My Herpes are no better


Who remembers this first time around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF0a5aoEGsw


apbellamy

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Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Rear ARB and front shocks helped on the upside down skip. Biggest single improvement was correctly inflated hydrogas cans, that weren't fucked, with the push rods cut down for a small drop - maybe 20mm lower.

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


Joe C

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Carlos Fandango

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Yep, and ditch the front are to bottom arm rubbers for ptfe or nylon ones.

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/min...2006/?start=all



Joe C

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Carlos Fandango

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And weld up the subby mounts

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/min...2006/?start=all



D4VE

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Theres tro's in the usa!?

On 24th Oct, 2015 jonny f said:
Nothing gets past Dave lol

NOTHING GETS PAST ME!! *tongue*

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TurboDave16V
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SouthPark, Colorado

I'm looking at one already prepped for racing in the 'lemons' series...

On 17th Nov, 2014 Tom Fenton said:
Sorry to say My Herpes are no better


Who remembers this first time around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF0a5aoEGsw


wil_h

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I seem to recall JFs car had individual displacers not linked front to back. That made them rock hard.

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On 2nd Jan, 2013 fastcarl said:

the design shows a distinct lack of imagination,
talk about starting off with a clean sheet of paper, then not bothering to fucking draw on it,lol

On 20th Apr, 2012 Paul S said:
I'm mainly concerned about swirl in the runners caused by the tangential entry.


John

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They are linked left-right on the rear of a-series cars. It's that link you cut.


On 16th Mar, 2017 wil_h said:
I seem to recall JFs car had individual displacers not linked front to back. That made them rock hard.

If something is worth doing, it's worth doing half of.


Joe C

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Carlos Fandango

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Yeah as above, essentially the US not a lot if roll stiffness as srandard

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/min...2006/?start=all



Joe C

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Carlos Fandango

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Yeah as above, essentially the US not a lot if roll stiffness as srandard

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/min...2006/?start=all



Paul R

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My r100 has front dampers, individual canisters, large type rear droop spacers (I have an a series rear subframe in mine) soon to be turreted rear for dampers or have coilovers as well, classic mini alloy rear drums & hubs. Metro gti rear arb. Front rods not cut as it's mainly for drag 340psi front, 450 psi rear

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Rob Gavin

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Is custodian of JF's car, I'll stick my head under it and get a full spec on what it has. I should really know after owning in for 4 years but didn't want to rush into it


wil_h

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Hahaha. Maybe this will inspire you?


On 16th Mar, 2017 Rob Gavin said:
I should really know after owning in for 4 years but didn't want to rush into it

Fastest 998 mini in the world? 13.05 1/4 mile 106mph

www.twin-turbo.co.uk

On 2nd Jan, 2013 fastcarl said:

the design shows a distinct lack of imagination,
talk about starting off with a clean sheet of paper, then not bothering to fucking draw on it,lol

On 20th Apr, 2012 Paul S said:
I'm mainly concerned about swirl in the runners caused by the tangential entry.


Rob Gavin

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perhaps, and also the fact I've just about finished it too!



On 16th Mar, 2017 wil_h said:
Hahaha. Maybe this will inspire you?


On 16th Mar, 2017 Rob Gavin said:
I should really know after owning in for 4 years but didn't want to rush into it


TurboDave16V
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Sounds good, I'd love to see pics of the front and rear suspension, but also would to know castor, camber and toe if you are so inclined to get this logged (probably would be a usefull reference in case you had an "off" lol

On 17th Nov, 2014 Tom Fenton said:
Sorry to say My Herpes are no better


Who remembers this first time around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF0a5aoEGsw


apbellamy

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This is the best improvement I could find:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k4sIrGBbqrE

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


Rob Gavin

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Not sure how much info i can get. I wonder if JF may have some old info on it


On 17th Mar, 2017 TurboDave16V said:
Sounds good, I'd love to see pics of the front and rear suspension, but also would to know castor, camber and toe if you are so inclined to get this logged (probably would be a usefull reference in case you had an "off" lol


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Rear shocks? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metro-Rear-Shock...RPW70_gIBaace4w

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