The cat is outa the bag.

The cat is outa the bag.

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magpies

4,777 posts

146 months

Saturday 5th April 2014
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Hi Damian

if you are really struggling to get a 3.15 cw+p for your Ford diff
have you thought about a BMW lsd? the M3's and some 328/325s have 3.15 ratios.

as long as the S body is still off it would not be too difficult to make mountings.


DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Friday 11th April 2014
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Hello folks thanks for tip re bmw diff but my drive shaft is cow converted to ford and the driveshafts are obviously ford. Looking at a 7" diff now I reckon my lsd should fit.

Anyhow some more pics engine in for final time hope to get the mapping done next week exciting exciting.

Damian

Edited by DamianS3 on Friday 11th April 22:23

DamianS3

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Friday 11th April 2014
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Mmm Ferrari style crackle red... Stuck with s type plenum and fitted st220 throttle body to replace FBW jag unit.

Has clutch, fuel and cooling all sorted so getting super close now.

Cheers

Damian S3

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Friday 11th April 2014
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Exhaust pictures.. These mate to my Zorstec SS system perfectly.






magpies

4,777 posts

146 months

Friday 11th April 2014
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looking VERY good smile

are you going too Burghley on Sunday?

phillpot

16,157 posts

147 months

Saturday 12th April 2014
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I like that ! thumbup

Alan Whitaker

2,052 posts

146 months

Saturday 12th April 2014
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Hi
Looks a nery nice and clean fit, see you re-located the ARB to the front top, Zorstec do some nice work, Nice to see other engines fitted into the S.

Alan

One thing to consider is the rear diff and drive shafts, 250 BHP is on the limit for these units, would be better with the RS 500 2 wd setup, stronger diff and a lot stronger shafts, easy to fit as well.

Edited by Alan Whitaker on Saturday 12th April 08:52

aero340

271 posts

176 months

Saturday 12th April 2014
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Looks really at home in the S engine bay nice conversion. Have you decided on the ECU you plan on using ?.

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Saturday 12th April 2014
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Alan Thanks for this tip good to know there is an upgrade path. When I get a supercharger.. No must stop for a while now..

The diff is basically the same no? Or is it all in the drive flanges and shafts?

What would I need to to at the hubs if I went for cossie shafts?

Thanks for the kind comments folks.

Oh and well spotted re roll bar.. It is now on top. I have also done disks and pads all round and replaced the rusty gaz front springs..

Also no swirl header tank on yet it been designed and is being made up right now smile

Not sure where to locate air filter just on the TB or I may have alloy pipe made to bring forward a bit. Hmm ?

Cheers

Damian s3 ish..

Alan Whitaker

2,052 posts

146 months

Saturday 12th April 2014
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Hi Damian
The 7 1/2" diff case is the same it's the inside that's different, One thing I found with a different engine conversion is that things don't fit back in the same place or need to be re made to fit,
You need to do a slight mod to the trailing arms to get the 180mm flanges and you need 2 of the shorter drive shafts, and the CV joints need to be 30 mm wide or you need new drive shafts, It's an easy mod to do, angle grinder and a welder. Hubs are 2 WD cosworth with the flanges.
The Jag supercharger is a direct bolt on and should give about 325 BHP, Wicker.



Just cut, small tap on the inside with a lump hammer and re weld both sides and done, it's only the cap head that catches so its only 3 - 4mm you need to clear.

Before

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After welding and a clean up

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Edited by Alan Whitaker on Saturday 12th April 15:47

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th April 2014
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Thanks Alan.. Still to header swirl tank so mapping will be next week now frown

Anyone want my old engine and box etc?

Damian S3

phillpot

16,157 posts

147 months

Wednesday 16th April 2014
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If you'll cover go halves on my fuel costs I'll come and take it out of your way! wink

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th April 2014
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A very generous offer there lols.. It may come to that but I'm not paying half the fuel wink some s1 owner must fancy an upgrade?

william weir

75 posts

91 months

Wednesday 16th April 2014
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hi i could do with 2.9 plenum chamber efi unit and inlet manifold to polish up if you have one going spare on an 0.a.p cheap rates payments plan:beer

william weir

75 posts

91 months

Wednesday 16th April 2014
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hi i could do with 2.9 plenum chamber efi unit and inlet manifold to polish up if you have one going spare on an 0.a.p cheap rates payments plan:beer

glenrobbo

24,842 posts

114 months

Thursday 17th April 2014
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Hi Damian,
Could we borrow your old engine & gearbox to take on the Eurotour with us as a spare?
There should be plenty of room for it in L.I.Am's huge boot wink

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2014
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Lols I'm game if he is perhaps some sort of trailer could be used so we could bring the gearbox too...

Sorry I don't want to break the engine it's too good..

Managed to source a Yukon 3.27 crownwheel and pinion.. Gonna be lucky to have fitted for euro tour mind.

Damian S3

glenrobbo

24,842 posts

114 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2014
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DamianS3 said:
Lols I'm game if he is perhaps some sort of trailer could be used so we could bring the gearbox too...
No need to seperate them, should all fit in that Chim boot wink.
Failing that, it could go in TopGearTVR's mini caravan hehe

DamianS3 said:
Managed to source a Yukon 3.27 crownwheel and pinion.. Gonna be lucky to have fitted for euro tour mind.
Damian S3
You can do it Damian, Terry has almost completed a full body-off resto in just a few weeks in his spare time.
Amazing! clapbow

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2014
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Thanks Glen I will do my best... Terry is an inspiration problem I have is the parts won't ship from US until first week in May so it could be very tight.. Transmission guy lined up to do as soon as I have the parts mind.

Ooo can't hardly wait...

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Monday 12th May 2014
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Small update.. ready for mapping + Crown Wheel..









Cheers

Damian