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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:07 PM
have this in my watch list on ebay.
Also, fill your boots with this
oh my oh my.
that is lovely.
Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:23 PM
Indeed it is. When you consider a SW 2.3 Duratec conversion is 10K and includes a brand new crate engine, its also the right price. Probably only about 3K over the price of a similar milage 135R.Its a good job i have no spare cash
Posted 23 January 2014 - 9:36 AM
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 2:34 PM
Oh dear the wife is not going to be pleased. That looks like a very tempting option for next winter mods.
I know the kit car boys are running around 240 BHP with these engines.
I had better start saving some pennies.
Posted 23 January 2014 - 2:43 PM
Posted 23 January 2014 - 9:12 PM
They generally use the 2.0L , some cams, ITBs and a good rolling road.
For some reason you seem to be able to get great power out of engines in a kit car without too much effort. Probably due to unrestricted manifolds?
Mine old kit car had 2.0L Blacktop Zetec, ZX9 bike carbs running a simple Mega jolt ignition and it rolling roaded at 164 WHP. I was well pleased.
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:12 PM
Alex, just for reference Steve Williams is nothing to do with Essex Autosport. This is Steve Williams.
Posted 26 January 2014 - 7:50 PM
Posted 26 January 2014 - 8:07 PM
Alex, lacking power already?
Just to confuse you with options, why not put a supercharger on your current engine? The Elise style unit is on offer from lotus. You can get them fitted, with warranty and vat included for not much over 3500.
I m tempted but I am also tempted by a a Cup 260 I have found or an Evora S. Or I could just learn to drive my NA exige, which is probably what I will try to do.
If you have not done nitrons and road legal track tyres I would recommend you do them first, and good pads. I would not recommend the track tyres for cold wet days on the road.