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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Thor » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:56 pm

Ah much clearer now not
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Wee Beastie » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:20 am

skippy wrote:Ah much clearer now not
BLOODY HELL :shock: Something in the Blue Book is clear :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by loggyboy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:45 pm

This is how I read it


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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Thor » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:29 pm

I dont even know whats going on now.

Basicly have to run vauxhall or ford duratec if I want to be in "Road legal kit car" class

If I was to go into sports and libre class the following would happen and be needed
1) slicks
2) wets
3) 8 x alloys (minimum,this does not allow for spares in case of puncture)
4) aloud to go up to 108db :twisted:
5) Rotary engine

As my budget for racing is only £30 per week I cant see this happening. So piston power it is. Sorry to dissapoint :(
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by loggyboy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:44 pm

Buy a redtop which is cheap and with the money you save buy more things on the list anyway. ;)
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Thor » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:55 pm

If I went sports and libre I actually think a busa engine would be better. The hole weight of the car is going to be less than a whipets turd :shock:
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Wee Beastie » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:25 pm

skippy wrote:I dont even know whats going on now.

Basicly have to run vauxhall or ford duratec if I want to be in "Road legal kit car" class

If I was to go into sports and libre class the following would happen and be needed
1) slicks
2) wets
3) 8 x alloys (minimum,this does not allow for spares in case of puncture)
4) aloud to go up to 108db :twisted:
5) Rotary engine

As my budget for racing is only £30 per week I cant see this happening. So piston power it is. Sorry to dissapoint :(
Engines you could use in a Westfield, for RG Classes.
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Pinto
CVH
Zetec
Duratec
Vauxhall 2.0 & 1.6
Mazda MX5 engine 1.6 or 1.8, not sure which
Rover V8
Suzuki Hyabusa
Honda Fireblade
Honda Blackbird

I could offer you my 1 season old set of slicks, and at the end of the season, an 8.5" pair of wets :D

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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Thor » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:48 pm

They are all good except the MX5 unit. not grunty enough even in modded trim.

The slicks.......we talk later about these
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Carl S » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:07 am

Let's see, if cost is to be considered then you'll want to go with an engine that comes with a RWD box as standard so you don't have to spend money on the bellhousing converter etc. The fords are probably OK, but the vauxhall engines will need a converter to run rwd won't they? Rover V8 nice but gets expensive quickly when you start modifying them and the SD1 box is a bit of pig. I have a personal softspot for Pintos as I had a seven many years ago with an RS2000 engine running a hot cam and twin Delortos. Bit agricultural though and weighs a ton as it's an iron block isn't it? Mine was allways overheating but that was probably my fault :oops:

I know the 1.6 and 1.8 MX5 engines are pretty weedy normally aspirated, but the mk3 MX5 (current shape) runs a derivative of the 2.0 Ford Duratec I think (due to them being owned by Ford) and is mated to a 6 speed RWD box as standard. Could be worth a look?
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Wee Beastie » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:16 am

For the Vauxhaul engines, there are loads of companies who can supply bellhousings which allow Ford 'boxs to be mated to them. Same with the Rover.
Yes, the Mazda due run Duratecs. These engines are getting more widely available for tuning, and getting cheaper. They're a good 10-15kg lighter than a Vauxhall too.
Duratecs can produce up to about 220bhp before moding the internals. Just sticking throttle bodies on will give you nearly 200 :D

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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Carl S » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:49 am

here's someone breaking one:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-MX5-BREAKIN ... 1|240:1318

Nice modern 6 speed box, means you wouldn't have to try and mate a Modern Ford engine to an old sierra box :roll:
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Wee Beastie » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:04 pm

Carl S wrote:here's someone breaking one:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-MX5-BREAKIN ... 1|240:1318

Nice modern 6 speed box, means you wouldn't have to try and mate a Modern Ford engine to an old sierra box :roll:
What about putting that in yours, plus the SC :?: :twisted:
It'll go like stink. I suspect your older car is probably lighter than the newer models too :D

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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by loggyboy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:42 pm

The only issue with duratecs is they are still a bit pricey. But if you want to spend ya money then they are getting rave reviews.

Personally im a Vauxhall man thru and thru so suprises where my (less) money would go.
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Thor » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:31 am

Engine and box now sorted
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Re: A debate about skippy's bits

Post by Wee Beastie » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:33 am

skippy wrote:Engine and box now sorted

What yer got then :?: :D
How much power, how many gears :?:

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