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This is the specification of my Rush:


DJ Sportscars 1999-specification Rush
Independent rear suspension option
Powder coated
Stainless steel roll-over bar
Explosafe-filled aluminium fuel tank



This is a Rover V8 engine (based on a 3.5 litre 1986 Vitesse) with:

Weber 500cfm 4-barrel downdraught carburettor & Edelbrock performer manifold
Stage 2 heads
Viper Hurricane fast road camshaft
Mallory dual-point distributor with vacuum advance
Moroso high-power coil
Uprated oil pump
Remote oil filter
Uprated radiator
Rover Vitesse clutch
Rover 5-speed manual gearbox
Twin stainless steel 4-into-1 side pipes

I bought the whole engine / gearbox assembly from someone in Surrey. He had recently rebuilt it and had it running in a Rover P6, where I experienced it shifting a ton and a half of old Rover at quite a lick!

The engine should be good for well over 200bhp. I'll have it rolling-road tuned and measured once the dreaded SVA has been passed!


Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Independent rear suspension with Ford Sierra XR4x4 rear hubs, shafts, disc brakes and limited-slip differential
Ford Cortina MkV front uprights, hubs and disc brakes on Dax wishbones
Gas adjustable Spax coil-over-shock units
3-piece alloy wheels (Image RS7 type) with 205/50R15 front tyres and 225/50R15 rear tyres
Sierra collapsible steering column, with control stalks
Escort MkII steering rack



Aluminium side panels and bonnet
British Racing Green (cycle) wings, nose, scuttle and rear  section
Full windscreen
Washers and wipers
Heater (for SVA compliance only :-)
Round headlamps