Anything Nostalgia Related.

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 #34771  by muddytalker
 Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:40 am
Flying Phil wrote:E mail sent Muddy - hopefully to the correct address?
Mail returned Phil.
 #37960  by Flying Phil
 Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:50 am
Next year will be the 30th Anniversary of the Rover Challenge so would there be interest in a gathering at the Dragstalgia event in 2016?
 #37961  by ludsonline
 Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:05 pm
I'm in the process of buying this one. It will be rebuilt as funds allow but going to be powered by a Lexus V8 as it cheap reliable power...


It's in a sorry state at the moment though :(


It's had a 4" stretch in the wheelbase too...


Will try and get it back to how it use to look too :)
 #37963  by Flying Phil
 Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:22 pm
Good to see that the 100e will be resurrected - I cannot understand how the previous owner(s) could let it be so neglected....
 #37968  by Andy Burfitt
 Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:07 pm
I think Street Machine or Custom Car done a feature on this car way back. I may still have it somewhere.
 #37990  by ukdrn
 Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:23 pm
That's a great little car you have there and a cool piece of UK drag racing history.
I look forward to seeing how the restoration goes, good luck.
 #38008  by Barngt
 Sun May 03, 2015 10:18 am
Which way are you going with the rebuild , apart from the lexus lump , keeping it near the same ? and did you consider a rover ? . :D
 #38024  by ludsonline
 Wed May 13, 2015 12:37 pm
I did consider a Rover lump but have the Lexus engine & gearbox here. The plus with the Lexus is it's near 300hp standard & only cost about £400 for a engine & box..

It will be put back to near standard, had a quick look over the shell & it needs two new chassis rails, front ends of the sills repairing, rear panel is totally rotten as is one of the rear chassis rails. Going to try & strip it out over the weekend as it's still full of spares from being used as a store..
 #38629  by Flying Phil
 Tue May 17, 2016 7:32 am
Just realised......... Santa Pod 4/5th May was the first ever RV8 challenge meeting in 1986 - 30 years ago! And it was rained off before the final round could be run.
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