My Mk 8 Davrian

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Jonathan Barnes
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My Mk 8 Davrian

Post by Jonathan Barnes » Wed May 03, 2017 11:16 pm

Hello All.
This is my first post to the list, so I thought I should "check in".
My Davrian Is a Mk 8, registration BPG221Y, number DF/8/034/TVF.
I built the car in 82-83, registering it 12/5/83.
Originally it had a Ford Kent 1600 ( XR2 ) 1600, with 4 speed Escort / Fiesta gearbox.
It was my daily driver, and I raced it in the 750 MC kit car series in 83 and 85.
I re built it fitting a 1600 XR2 block engine toped with a Lotus twin cam cylinder head and a 5 speed gearbox.
I have been using it on and off ever since.. drive it for a few months, think I can improve xxxx.. it will only take a couple of weeks...
two years later it's back on the road. :roll:
Currently it's waiting for me to have spare cash for tax and mot test, hopping to tax it for the summer.

Regards all Jonathan

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Re: My Mk 8 Davrian

Post by davrian6140 » Thu May 04, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi Jonathan. Car looks good don't give up get it on the road.
I'm up in Broseley Shropshire at the moment (4may) getting the
Fuel injection final tuning ready for the summer and of course
The DAVRIAN meeting at Castle Combe in September.You are
Not to far from me perhaps we can meet up sometime.
Dave
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Re: My Mk 8 Davrian

Post by Jonathan Barnes » Fri May 05, 2017 12:34 am

Hello Dave.
I'm defiantly not giving up on getting out and about in it.
Fuel injection, what engine do you have ?
my car runs twin 45 Webbers. when it was dynode it made 130 BHP at the flywheel.

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Re: My Mk 8 Davrian

Post by davrian6140 » Fri May 05, 2017 6:58 am

Hi Jonathan. The Mk 6 runs a 1040cc imp usual mods .gas flowed, balanced​.r20 cam
And a Honda 600cbr rr fuel injection system. This set up increased​ the power by
2/3 brake horse power (93 at the wheels) approx 115 ish at the flywheel.but the torque
runs right through the rev range.very smooth. Fuel consumption is 45 mph cruising at
60ish.
Dave
Dave Cooper
davrian6140

Mk6a DAV 373H

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Re: My Mk 8 Davrian

Post by matnrach » Sat May 06, 2017 8:40 am

Jonanthan
I remember seeing your car in the 80s in the kitcar magazines
Do you have any more photos of the car? It would be very interesting to see them

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Re: My Mk 8 Davrian

Post by davrian6140 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:06 am

Hi Jonathan.
Hope you are well, how is the DAVRIAN coming along?
I was wondering if I could come over and look at your
Beast. Send me a reply on my p.m.
Many thanks
Dave
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Re: My Mk 8 Davrian

Post by Jonathan Barnes » Sat May 27, 2017 2:38 pm

Hello Dave

Happy to let you see BPG221Y.

I'm in Andover call me on 01264 356 585 to arrange a time.

Regards Jonathan Barnes

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