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Fully Floating Rear Axle Kit (20 Oct 2021)

Brett and Riccy are please to announce the

G&D Floating Axle Kit

This add-in kit enables you to enhance your Gen3 Jimny to a fully floating rear axle

Full details are in the download file below

DOWNLOAD DETAILS HERE

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24 Sep 2021 06:59 #238923 by LesNewell
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I have to admit I have no personal experience with the CVT box. I just remember when they were under development the lowest ratio was a bit high so they struggled at lower speeds. It could be that Rover solved the problem.

If it's just the throttle body that is ruined it may be easiest to just replace it rather than going for an SU. Having said that I built a Reliant Kitten based buggy many years ago and the SU on it seemed to handle being bashed around off road, at least until a con rod exited the crank case at high velocity.

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24 Sep 2021 08:43 #238924 by X8GGY
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Progress! Looking good! B)

I'll start mine in October... just get the last few trips in the Boogie while the weather is reasonable...

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26 Sep 2021 08:46 #238952 by Baloo
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Hi Dave     looking forward to you starting your buggy,  will following along and watch the progress 

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26 Sep 2021 08:48 - 26 Sep 2021 08:49 #238953 by Baloo
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im struggling to find a carb or throttle body ( at a reasonable price ) for this metro engine                                                                                                   how about something like this                                                                                                                                                                                        Rover 620 SLi Automatic | eBay  
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26 Sep 2021 16:59 #238961 by LesNewell
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Looks interesting. Roughly 130HP so it should have plenty of go in a light buggy. I found an engine weight online of 150KG which seems a bit porky but it's difficult to trust online engine weights - you don't know if they are for the bare engine or with all ancillaries attached.

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27 Sep 2021 16:42 #238986 by Baloo
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130 bhp is probably twice what i need   but hey hoe better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it lol                                                                    i dont know if im going to bid on that rover   it will probably be a  £500 engine by the time its here,   i might go the mgf route  more capacity  but its most likely going to be a manual if i go that way                                                                                                                                  

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29 Sep 2021 20:31 #239003 by Baloo
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i couldent resist painting the chassis, im sure it will need another coat later on but for now it helps with motivation

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29 Sep 2021 20:35 #239004 by Baloo
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i also made a table out of scraps and 4 car jacks,  it will help with positioning the engine and box

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29 Sep 2021 20:56 #239005 by LesNewell
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I like the table idea. By the way, how many gearboxes do you have tucked away there?

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29 Sep 2021 21:14 #239006 by Baloo
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I like the table idea. By the way, how many gearboxes do you have tucked away there?

the metro engine has a nice flat sump so i can sit it on the table and wind it up/down and tilt it ill im happy then make the engine mounts,   and gearboxes  dunno im scared to count
 

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30 Sep 2021 19:04 #239009 by Baloo
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i  took these wheels and axle bits down to the shot blasters last week

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picked them up this morning,  i do like cleaning stuff up lol

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onto some painting next then 

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30 Sep 2021 19:06 #239010 by Baloo
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even the scabby old wheels came back as new  

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i might have to get my brush out and put some colour back into the patten

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