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turbonutter

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395 posts

91 months

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Thursday 2nd August 2012 quote quote all
stevieturbo said:
Given the vehicles DJM has built and worked on/fabricated parts for, his credentials are second to none.
He is only just down the road and I never knew, but looking around his site and on the web, he is definately worth a visit when I get home..

Evoluzione

1,692 posts

126 months

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All I hear about Bacci Romano is not usually good.
For this kind of work someone capable and on your own doorstep sounds like just what you need. thumbup

turbonutter

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Evoluzione said:
All I hear about Bacci Romano is not usually good.
For this kind of work someone capable and on your own doorstep sounds like just what you need. thumbup
Thats not the first negative I have heard about Bacci, and they have all been from different countries, so maybe one to steer clear of.
Definately local is preferable, its much easier to sort things out face to face than by email or phone...

Evoluzione

1,692 posts

126 months

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turbonutter said:
Thats not the first negative I have heard about Bacci, and they have all been from different countries, so maybe one to steer clear of.
Definately local is preferable, its much easier to sort things out face to face than by email or phone...
Or with somebody Italian.

Liquid Knight

11,953 posts

66 months

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
The joys of being a subscriber...



...once again many congratulations. bow

I'm looking forward to reading it tonight at work. smile
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turbonutter

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395 posts

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Now thats really annoying, Knowing that I have a copy of the mag sitting at home, and not being able to get to it until I am home form work in 2 weeksfrown

Front cover photo looks good, hope the rest of the article is as well.

Liquid Knight

11,953 posts

66 months

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
I'll not let you know. wink

turbonutter

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395 posts

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
I've read a draft of the article text, so know basically what will be written, but haven't seen any of the photos they are going to use...

Liquid Knight

11,953 posts

66 months

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
They're very good you'll have to wait and see. evil

Gompo

3,057 posts

141 months

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
Might have to buy my first PPC now..

eliot

5,866 posts

137 months

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Tuesday 28th August 2012 quote quote all
Gompo said:
Might have to buy my first PPC now..
Black cab with a v8 sounds interesting too.
Had my Dakar 4x4 in there a few years ago.

dom9

3,538 posts

92 months

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Friday 31st August 2012 quote quote all
Back in the UK for a few weeks and picked up the mag - great article smile

Congratulations!!!

turbonutter

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395 posts

91 months

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Liquid Knight said:
They're very good you'll have to wait and see. evil
I managed to get a copy of the article e-mailed to me last week and its a great write up, not a bad video clip either smile

Ok Back to the real world - I need to sort the gearbox & the budget I had planned for the sequential box isnt available anymore, so I have had to look at other solutions, which has lead me to one of the earlier suggested gearboxes the E153 from the MR2. From what I have found out, it should handle the power, if fitted with an after market diff. If I can fit it with a 10mm adapter plate, then the input shaft should still be long enough to engage in my clutch plates. That together with the MR" gear lever and cables and either driveshaft flange adaptors or new shafts should sort the problem.... Of course when I get a box I am sure there will be other issues that need to be addressed.......

Edited by turbonutter on Sunday 9th September 06:27

Evoluzione

1,692 posts

126 months

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Sunday 9th September 2012 quote quote all
If you do go with MR2 driveshafts be aware there is also a stronger CV available for them.

andygtt

7,346 posts

147 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
when i'm back in the Uk Im going to have to buy this mag just for this article... stunning car thumbup

Liquid Knight

11,953 posts

66 months

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stevieturbo

9,616 posts

130 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
Liquid Knight said:
pretty cool

turbonutter

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395 posts

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
stevieturbo said:
Liquid Knight said:
pretty cool
The video clip is pretty good, considering the limited amount of footage they had.

Car is now in pieces again for the installation of the MR2 Box.

Looks like it should fit OK.

Engine and box trial fitted together...


This is only roughly fitted by me to see if it will go in the car. If it works I will get the adapter plate professionally made.

The exhaust and turbo fit around the box as well, apart from fouling the MR2 starter boss on the bell housing, but this can be "trimmed down"





Trial fitting the engine into the Car, had the diff foulingthe chassis, but moving the engine 25mm to the right will give me sufficient clearance. I may also have to move it 5mm fwd, but that can wait until it is confirmed that the adapter plate can be made.







So all in all not to bad, some new engine mounts are easy enough to make, and I have some ideas for the gear linkage.
The MR2 box looks stronger, as it is more chunky and the input shaft is bigger as well as the drive shaft splines being bigger, so it should be upto the job.
No doubt there will be some other issues along the way, but the first thing is to get the adapter plate made up.


OlberJ

13,877 posts

116 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Silly question time. With the exhaust pipe running where it does, where are you planning to put the starter motor?

OlberJ

13,877 posts

116 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Oh and btw, I'd hang into that template when it's made, I'm pretty sure you'll be able to sell a few.


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