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Did anyone else see Car SOS doing a 6R4 last night?

Crikey! It was buggered.

The CNC friction welding of the totally disintegrated diff housing was truly amazing!
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Real good stuff
Might be an idea to lock up a lot of old BMW diffs in a container for a few years. Could be worth a few pounds?
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Really enjoyed the program, although would have liked a longer special on that car to see more of the build, think they did a longer build on a Land Rover on a previous series, 6r4 is my all time favourite group b car, stupid thing is they were peanuts by comparison back in the late 80’s I saw road going ones for less than 15k. But no use for them back then and hadn’t become a classic yet.
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Haven’t seen the show but did watch some YouTube stuff showing in car footage.
The noise of that hairy arsed V6 on top of straight cut dogbox is addictive.
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At one stage there were approx 100 ish white 6R4's in a compound at Rover for sale. I remember them being advertised in the Motoring News for around £9k each and BTW the Ford RS200's were for sale also at not much more!
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The cars : MG Metro 6R4 Group B
"The car lived on in a couple of ways: road versions were eventually sold off at a bargain £13,000 a piece, many entering private hands to be used to devastating effect in rallycross events across Europe."
https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/austin/ ... metro-6r4/
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mk1 wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:24 amThe CNC friction welding of the totally disintegrated diff housing was truly amazing!
They just posted an extended video of the CAD model capture and metal spraying here: https://www.facebook.com/carsosofficial ... 1319613178

Also extended video of the TIG welding: https://www.facebook.com/carsosofficial ... 3992339846
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