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All prices include VAT and delivery costs, where applicable
Item Supplier Cost £
Firefox deposit Onyx Sports Cars 100.00
Firefox chassis kit (less deposit paid) Onyx Sports Cars 1,063.25
Firefox body kit Onyx Sports Cars 810.75
Twin hoop roll bar option Onyx Sports Cars 89.11
Braided brake pipe set (4) Onyx Sports Cars 47.00
Gaz adjustable shock absorbers and springs Onyx Sports Cars 310.01
A-Series Metro steering arms Onyx Sports Cars 10.00
1990 Rover Metro Gti 1.4 16V SPi donor car (MOT failure) Private ad in Trade-It paper 100.00
1994 Rover 414 16V MPi donor car (gearbox failure) Private ad in Trade-It paper 120.00
Sale of 414 headlamps, tail lamps and front indicators Private ad in Trade-It paper -40.00
Sale of 414 catalytic converter (for scrap value) Allspares -10.00
Sale of Metro headlamps and tail lamps Private ad in Trade-It paper -20.00
Sale of Metro MEMS ECU Private ad in Trade-It paper -15.00
Sale of Metro cylinder head, manifolds, injector and engine loom Private ad in Trade-It paper -75.00
Clutch cable (new) eBay auction 7.74
Timing belt Millards Motor Accessories 14.00
Oil filter Millards Motor Accessories 3.50
Spark plugs (4) Millards Motor Accessories 10.00
Front suspension upper ball joints (2) Millards Motor Accessories 12.00
Front suspension lower ball joints (2) Millards Motor Accessories 20.00
Track rod ends (2) Millards Motor Accessories 12.00
Steering rack gaiters (2) Millards Motor Accessories 8.00
Driveshaft outer CV joint gaiters (2) Millards Motor Accessories 8.00
Rear suspension trailing arm repair kits (2) Millards Motor Accessories 32.00
Front brake discs (2) Millards Motor Accessories 24.00
Front brake pads (4) Millards Motor Accessories 10.00
Rear wheel brake cylinders (2) Millards Motor Accessories 20.00
10/40 semi synthetic engine oil (5L) Millards Motor Accessories 10.50
Cupra/nickel 3/16 brake pipe (25 feet) Millards Motor Accessories 10.00
10mm male (10) and female (6) brake pipe fittings  Millards Motor Accessories 4.00
10mm bleed nipples (3) Millards Motor Accessories 2.25
57mm exhaust clamps (3) Millards Motor Accessories 3.60
Head gasket set Millards Motor Accessories 50.00
Thermostat Millards Motor Accessories 2.50
Fuel filter Millards Motor Accessories 6.00
Radiator Millards Motor Accessories 50.00
Water pump Millards Motor Accessories 20.00
Anti freeze (2L) Millards Motor Accessories 5.00
Brake fluid (1L) Millards Motor Accessories 4.00
10mm heater hose for expansion tank (1.8M) Millards Motor Accessories 5.00
Exhaust hanger straps (2) Millards Motor Accessories 2.00
Number plates (2) Millards Motor Accessories 20.00
8-way fuse box Vehicle Wiring Products 5.05
300A power jointing box Vehicle Wiring Products 8.61
Connection block Vehicle Wiring Products 7.90
40A relays (4) Vehicle Wiring Products 9.02
8-way multi-connectors (10) Vehicle Wiring Products 9.11
Harness tape (19mm x 20M) Vehicle Wiring Products 1.34
6mm spirap (8M) Vehicle Wiring Products 3.85
Post and Packing charge for items from VWP Vehicle Wiring Products 4.41
Rear lights (2)* Stafford Vehicle Components 25.00
Indicator repeaters (2)* Stafford Vehicle Components 5.50
Number plate light* Stafford Vehicle Components 4.80
Rear fog light* Stafford Vehicle Components 6.00
Warning lights (6) Stafford Vehicle Components 24.00
"Locost" headlights (2)* Premier Wiring 20.00
Front indicators (2)* Premier Wiring 10.00
4-point harnesses (2) and free shoulder pads (4)* Sabelt 90.00
Small Titanfast trim (12M) M&M Trimming 12.00
Small "chrome" plastic edge trim (8M) Woolies 8.00
5mm, 6mm & 8mm stainless fasteners (5 mixed packs) Wye Valley Supplies 14.00
M12 x 100mm bolts (2) for front wheel arch brackets/spacers TE Stone 1.50
8mm copper fuel pipe (25 feet)* Car Builder Solutions 20.00
8mm P-clips (pack of 20) Car Builder Solutions 2.80
Janspeed tubular exhaust manifold (shop-soiled) Hoopers Motorsport 100.00
2" stainless exhaust pipe (1.22M) and welding to flange Longlife Exhausts 25.00
Small ovall 315mm silencer Merlin Motorsport 31.61
Dzus fasteners (3) Merlin Motorsport 7.92
Exterior mirrors (2) Merlin Motorsport 52.88
Over-centre catch (for boot lid) Merlin Motorsport 3.55
Custom-made aluminium fuel tank  Spec-R 129.25
25mm x 25mm x 4mm L-section aluminium (for seats) (4M) Spec-R 16.00
K&N 57i induction kit (new) eBay auction 24.95
Superflex polyurethane suspension bushes (4) DPR-Racing 48.00
Rover 25 fuel pump/sender unit (used) APS Rover Parts 25.00
Rover 100 throttle pedal (used) APS Rover Parts 2.00
Powder coating of chassis, roll bar and various brackets Keynsham Industrial Coatings 100.00
10mm bulkhead glands (5) for battery cable and fuel pipes Maplin 4.95
Cable tie pack Maplin 2.99
Illuminated toggle switch (for fog lamp) Maplin 1.49
22mm and 19mm rubber hose and 3mm matting (offcuts) Provincial Rubber 10.58
22mm-19mm reducer Bristol Hose 2.29
Tax disc holder HRS Motorcycles 1.99
Polycarbonate and Polystyrene sheet (offcuts) Kings Plastics 8.00
Universal 2" tail pipe Halfords 6.99
Universal leather gear knob Halfords 7.99
Custom-made seat cushions and headrests Avon Upholstery Supplies 92.63
Preparation and painting of body panels (in Ford Radiant Red) AJ Taylor 400.00
3.2mm pop rivets (500) Bristol Tools 7.90
20mm x 20mm x 2mm L section aluminium (2 Metres) B&Q  5.40
51mm tool clips (to hold fuel filter) (2) B&Q  0.89
1.6mm aluminium sheet (1.25M x 1.25M) Resurgem Enginering 20.00
1.6mm aluminium sheet (1.25M x 1.25M) cut and folded Resurgem Enginering 40.00
Total 4,339.35
* denotes special offer or discounted price (mostly items bought at kit car shows)
Other costs
Rover Metro/100 Haynes workshop manual St. Peters Hospice shop 4.00
Disposal of 414 shell Carsapart 25.00
Disposal of Metro shell Yate Car Dismantlers 25.00
Hire of Ford Transit van Tollgate Hire 50.00
Diesel for hire van Sainsburys Filling Station 28.60
HSS jig saw blades (2) Bristol Tools 2.95
4 inch metal-cutting discs for angle grinder (5) Bristol Tools 4.00
Cleko-Loc 3.2mm fasteners (10) and pliers Car Builder Solutions 29.38
Pipe cutting and flaring tool set Car Builder Solutions 38.78
Draper Expert E12 Female Torx socket Halfords 2.98
Latex disposable gloves (300) Millards Motor Accessories 15.00
Valve grinding paste Millards Motor Accessories 3.00
Valve grinding sucky stick Millards Motor Accessories 1.00
Carburettor and choke cleaner (400ml aerosol) Millards Motor Accessories 3.98
Clarke universal multi valve spring compressor Machine Mart 35.19
SVA Test VOSA 150.00
Road tax DVLA 110.00
First registration fee DVLA 38.00
Insurance Footman James 161.72
Total 728.58
Upgrades and Replacements
Minifin alloy brake drums (2) eBay auction 56.99
6mm aluminium wheel spacers (2) Merlin Motorsport 9.17
Raceline centre mirror Merlin Motorsport 21.44
Replacement R65U gearbox APS Rover Spares 45.00
Another replacement R65U gearbox Allcars 60.00
Driveshaft seals (2) SMG Rover 8.66
Input shaft seal/sleeve kit SMG Rover 16.90
Clutch release arm bushes (2) SMG Rover 2.95
8mm rose joints for gear linkage (4) eBay auction 20.00
38mm roll cage padding (1M) Merlin Motorsport 6.88
Black vinyl (end of roll) Avon Upholstery Supplies 3.00
22mmx13mm pipe insulation (1M) B&Q 0.58
Yokohama A539 tyres (6) Value Tyres 270.00
1998 Rover 1.8VVC engine, MEMS ECU, 5AS unit and relay module Allcars 587.50
1998 Rover 216 flywheel Allcars 23.50
Clutch kit (Ferodo CTK1086) Millards Motor Accessories 53.00
Spark plugs (Champion RC8PYP) Millards Motor Accessories 20.00
Water pump Millards Motor Accessories 20.00
Thermostat Millards Motor Accessories 2.50
Front timing belt (Gates 5416XS) Millards Motor Accessories 18.00
Rear timing belt (Gates 5417XS) Millards Motor Accessories 23.00
Flywheel bolts (PSK 10005) (6) SMG Rover 5.43
Total 1,274.50

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