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Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life (Vol XII)

Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life (Vol XII)

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Gorilla Boy

7,690 posts

75 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Life Saab Itch said:
Gorilla Boy said:
Good job im not a fatty as it gives me more choice i guess, like i said the widebody is only better for me for cosmetics.


What engine would you recommend for one? Want something meaty and tuneable. I would be tempted by a V8.
At the place I used to work the normal Caterhams would do a 48 second lap all day long. The SV was a struggle to get in the 49s.


No V8s. Taking cost into consideration, a Zetec would be a good bet. Cheap, reliable, fairly light, more than enough power for the application.

You're better off saving up a bit more for a 6 speed gearbox. You'll get more use out of that than if you're chasing horsepower.
Well i could spend the 4-5k on a crap engined SEIW with a stty crossflow or whatever. 2.0l zetec crate engines are 900 squid on ebay and id probably want fast road cams and a few other mods. A 6speed out of a mondeo wouldnt be too much at a guess?

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

90 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Something like that would be about right.

Cheap, wasn't it?

Gorilla Boy

7,690 posts

75 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Life Saab Itch said:
Something like that would be about right.

Cheap, wasn't it?
It was bloody perfect irked

Wish i already had the house, as i could buy that now without too much man-maths hehe

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

90 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Gorilla Boy said:
Well i could spend the 4-5k on a crap engined SEIW with a stty crossflow or whatever. 2.0l zetec crate engines are 900 squid on ebay and id probably want fast road cams and a few other mods. A 6speed out of a mondeo wouldnt be too much at a guess?
Mondeos are front wheel drive.

Have a look at prices of Zetec formula ford engines.

Gorilla Boy

7,690 posts

75 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Life Saab Itch said:
Gorilla Boy said:
Well i could spend the 4-5k on a crap engined SEIW with a stty crossflow or whatever. 2.0l zetec crate engines are 900 squid on ebay and id probably want fast road cams and a few other mods. A 6speed out of a mondeo wouldnt be too much at a guess?
Mondeos are front wheel drive.

Have a look at prices of Zetec formula ford engines.
Ahh good point getmecoat

One sec..

ETA:

Most sites just say POA when it comes to prices for formula ford zetecs.

The price i got for a standard blacktop 2.0l zetec was from this link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Ford-Zetec-Engine-2-...

Edited by Gorilla Boy on Sunday 20th May 15:14

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Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

132 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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New Mission Impossible film: Quite good.

slopes

28,276 posts

89 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Cock Womble 7 said:
New Mission Impossible film: Quite good.
Indeed, very enjoyable


LSI would a turbo charged bike engine not be a good bet?

Gorilla Boy

7,690 posts

75 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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slopes said:
Cock Womble 7 said:
New Mission Impossible film: Quite good.
Indeed, very enjoyable


LSI would a turbo charged bike engine not be a good bet?
I like torque over revvy things matey tongue out

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

90 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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slopes said:
Indeed, very enjoyable


LSI would a turbo charged bike engine not be a good bet?
A turbo kit for a hayabusa is more than that car was advertised for.

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

132 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Gorilla Boy said:
What tyres are thems?

Gorilla Boy

7,690 posts

75 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Cock Womble 7 said:
Gorilla Boy said:
What tyres are thems?
Yokohama A032's I do believe Mr Wombleton. thumbup

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

90 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Yoko A032

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

132 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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They look sticky.

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

90 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Cock Womble 7 said:
They look sticky.
As a stick.

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

132 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Life Saab Itch said:
Cock Womble 7 said:
They look sticky.
As a stick.
Stickier than a sticky thing built with sticky sticks.

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

132 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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I thought they looked familiar.

My spare wheel has one on:


slopes

28,276 posts

89 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Life Saab Itch said:
A turbo kit for a hayabusa is more than that car was advertised for.
Fair point


Gor - buy a diseasel then, plenty of torque in them

Gorilla Boy

7,690 posts

75 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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slopes said:
Life Saab Itch said:
A turbo kit for a hayabusa is more than that car was advertised for.
Fair point


Gor - buy a diseasel then, plenty of torque in them
A diesel kit car eh? A novel idea scratchchin

Cheap to run too..

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

132 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Gorilla Boy said:
A diesel kit car eh? A novel idea scratchchin

Cheap to run too..
Westfield tried that with the "Wiesel".

Didn't work.

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

90 months

Sunday 20th May 2012
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Gorilla Boy said:
A diesel kit car eh? A novel idea scratchchin

Cheap to run too..
Fella did one in PPC. Diesel Westfield.

The Wiesel.
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