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THE ONE
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Help needed

Post by THE ONE » Tue 09 Jun 2015, 11:51

Hi Guys.

I'm hoping someone in Cape Town can assist. A friend of mine recently inherited a Rover 75 ZT from his deceased father. He was busy with a conversion of putting a Nissan 180sx Turbo engine into the car. Very neatly done, just needs a few touch ups. We have had the car now at 2 different "mechanics" to sort out the minor tlc issues, but no one seems to be able to keep to their empty promises.

Problems are as follows:

- Alternator needs to be properly lined up
- Steel cradle that was built to house the engine seems to be touching the sump, so its leaking a little bit due to it not being able to be lined up properly
- Radiator top house routing needs to be done properly
- Some random screws loose here and there.
- air filter to be relocated and new pipes made up to fit on the turbo.

Is there anyone on this forum that knows were we can take the car to have it sorted ASAP? Preferably in the norther subs......

Car is currently at Euro Motor clinic but after 4 weeks we still don't even have a quotation.

Please help a brother out

Andre

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Johann72
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Re: Help needed

Post by Johann72 » Tue 09 Jun 2015, 12:19

Check with;
Doug Hirkham, Goldfinger, etc all in your area :mrgreen:
Pity you are not in Gauteng with our local specialist "Gavin RS" :D
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THE ONE
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Re: Help needed

Post by THE ONE » Tue 09 Jun 2015, 13:08

Dankie oom Johann ek sal dan hier dophou en sien of een van die ounes ons kan uithelp.

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Re: Help needed

Post by IndianaJones » Tue 09 Jun 2015, 19:58

Always difficult recommending a supplier, especially if you don't know them personally, as in this day and age good service is the exception rather than the rule.

You could perhaps try Zeeline Performance, in Athlone Industria, I've heard good things about them, especially regarding Nissan engine conversions. 072 213 2382


Does your friend have a Rover 75 or MG ZT? Both was of course FWD, except for the V8.

And typically the Nissan 180SX engine comes in the longitudinal RWD layout, why didn't he use a SR20 turbo, that can also be sourced from a FWD platform car?

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THE ONE
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Re: Help needed

Post by THE ONE » Wed 10 Jun 2015, 10:46

yeah it is the MG ZT. I have no idea why he chose hat motor. Before his father passed away I remember him telling me he saw the conversion done on a UK forum somewhere.

Ill give them a call.

Thanks

Andre

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Re: Help needed

Post by SuperJules » Thu 11 Jun 2015, 13:20

Hello. I am the owner of the MG.

I just want to thank you all for your help. I am so chuffed. I phoned the gentlemen who was recommended by Indiana Jones. We had a good chuckle when I told Zahir I got his details from Indiana Jones. LOL.

Baie dankie buddy vir jou hulp. Jy is n vriend 1000 my maat. Die Here het my geseen met n fantastiese mens, wie my beste vriend is. Baie dankie my boet.

I am taking my car to Zahir tomorrow. I really, really appreciate everyone's help.

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Re: Help needed

Post by SuperJules » Thu 11 Jun 2015, 13:22

Hahaha buddy sien jy? Die V8 is RWD. lol

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ters
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Re: Help needed

Post by ters » Thu 11 Jun 2015, 16:38

SuperJules wrote:Hello. I am the owner of the MG.

I just want to thank you all for your help. I am so chuffed. I phoned the gentlemen who was recommended by Indiana Jones. We had a good chuckle when I told Zahir I got his details from Indiana Jones. LOL.

Baie dankie buddy vir jou hulp. Jy is n vriend 1000 my maat. Die Here het my geseen met n fantastiese mens, wie my beste vriend is. Baie dankie my boet.

I am taking my car to Zahir tomorrow. I really, really appreciate everyone's help.
Welcome Jules! Please do post some pics of the MG?

Ters.
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