DINO replica

DINO replica

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geeeman

Original Poster:

1,248 posts

216 months

Monday 27th July 2015
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these guys are offering v accurate body and chassis replica of Dino 246GT

what running gear would fit do you think without to much hassle?

not bothered about it being italian origin.. was even thinking inline ford duratec?!


https://www.facebook.com/classic.and.sports.cars.u...

GTRene

11,863 posts

185 months

Monday 27th July 2015
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what chassis does it come with or on what chassis will it go?

there are also some great Ford V6 engines with NA 300hp, would be fun biggrin

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Monday 27th July 2015
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apparently it is a an exact copy of the original chassis

so easy accepts ferrari power

but wil need to be modified for anything else...

ugg10

681 posts

178 months

Monday 27th July 2015
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The obvious choice would be the Alfa 3.0 24v V6 as used in some of the Lancia Stratos replicas (Hawk ?). Keeping it Italian. Even better with a set of down draught throttle bodies to replace the plenum (look at AH motorsport).

As has been suggested the Mondeo ST220 is a good starting point, a version of this is used in the Noble M12 with turbos if you need more umph.

A more modern alternative is the 3.5l Toyota lump as use in the Evora/Exige, there are companies out there doing transplants into the MR2 so some good knowledge out there.

Cheap and dirty would be a MX6/Probe 2.5l KLDE engine with the "clairetoo" triumph throttle body kit (do a search), a health 200hp with good noise plus it is all alloy and pretty light/small.



geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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markiii

1,522 posts

155 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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Déhaviland would be my choice

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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yes dehavilland looks nice

but mgf running gear.. and no other engine options offered


here is the accurate to original spec chassis/body build:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.35911777...

GTRene

11,863 posts

185 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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looks like its going to be a reasonable strong chassis.

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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here is dehavillands chassis to accept mgf subframe

https://www.facebook.com/142529139135435/photos/a....

markiii

1,522 posts

155 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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geeeman said:
yes dehavilland looks nice

but mgf running gear.. and no other engine options offered


here is the accurate to original spec chassis/body build:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.35911777...
Piece of piss to use a rover kv6 though, it bolts right up to the PG1 box

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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thats true, its an option. but is a fair bit heavier than 4cyl (about 150kg vs 100)


was thinking, the r500 had about 230 bhp from 1.8 k series. How?

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Tuesday 28th July 2015
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walk around the dehavilland DVT
body looks accurate proportions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDw6QcpfAYE

ezakimak

1,871 posts

197 months

Wednesday 29th July 2015
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ugg10 said:
The obvious choice would be the Alfa 3.0 24v V6 as used in some of the Lancia Stratos replicas (Hawk ?). Keeping it Italian.
I initially read that and thought, that it didnt sound correct, but it was the 3.2 that i was thinking about. it does appear that the 3.0 was the last Italian one, with the 3.2 being a derivative of the GM High Feature V6, and being made in Melbourne Australia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_V6_engine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_High_Feature_engi...

Moulder

1,295 posts

173 months

Wednesday 29th July 2015
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geeeman said:
Really? Some of that welding doesn't look up to much.

one eyed mick

1,189 posts

122 months

Wednesday 29th July 2015
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Certainly looks very crude / carbonised welding not confidence inspiring at all

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Wednesday 29th July 2015
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dehavilland chassis seems a bit weedy?



TTwiggy

11,222 posts

165 months

Wednesday 29th July 2015
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geeeman said:
was thinking, the r500 had about 230 bhp from 1.8 k series. How?
VHPD head, ported, throttle bodies, forged pistons, custom map, 4-2-1 exhaust and probably a bit more besides!

ugg10

681 posts

178 months

Wednesday 29th July 2015
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TTwiggy said:
VHPD head, ported, throttle bodies, forged pistons, custom map, 4-2-1 exhaust and probably a bit more besides!
And bored out to 2.0l iirc and very marginal on emissions, has one after me when I sva'd my fury. Factory built and only just oassed after running it down the riad to heat up the cat. There was also a customer 200hp duratec Caterham in the line, both company drivers preferred the duratec and said it was faster on the road.

Throttle bodies are rollers as well.

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Wednesday 29th July 2015
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so 230 bhp k series in the light weight (kevlar body option) de Havilland, sounds like a good combination

Furyblade_Lee

3,948 posts

185 months

Thursday 30th July 2015
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Has to be an Italian V6 surely ? The noise is part of the Dino.