DINO replica

DINO replica

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ugg10

681 posts

178 months

Thursday 30th July 2015
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The r500 is seriously stressed, make the power but way up the power band (iirc max power is at nearly 9k) and is torque light and needs both looking after (warm up, warm down) and services every 5k. Very track focussed and very expensive to buy, it is a hand built engine.

If you are set on a 4 pot, a 200hp duratec would be a much better drive (less stressed, more torque, probably quicker on the road) or even the civic type r k20 engine, an outsider wouldmbe a Renault clio 192 sport engine. If you want torque then the mazda mps engine (2.3 turboed duratec) may be interesting or at the cheap end a mk2 mr2 turbo import engine.

But as has been said rorty v6 would be my choice.

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Sunday 2nd August 2015
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ugg10 said:
The r500 is seriously stressed, make the power but way up the power band (iirc max power is at nearly 9k) and is torque light and needs both looking after (warm up, warm down) and services every 5k. Very track focussed and very expensive to buy, it is a hand built engine.

If you are set on a 4 pot, a 200hp duratec would be a much better drive (less stressed, more torque, probably quicker on the road) or even the civic type r k20 engine, an outsider wouldmbe a Renault clio 192 sport engine. If you want torque then the mazda mps engine (2.3 turboed duratec) may be interesting or at the cheap end a mk2 mr2 turbo import engine.

But as has been said rorty v6 would be my choice.
v6 would be nice.. lister bell now use the toyota 3.5 (about 300 hp standard)

apparently the duratec engine can mate to the mg gearbox, and quite a few elise have had duratec conversions done, so seems an option

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Sunday 2nd August 2015
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would the mgtf suspension be up to the job though?

Edited by geeeman on Sunday 2nd August 16:24

doggydog33

207 posts

214 months

Monday 3rd August 2015
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An MGF is about 1050-1100 kgs. Dehavilland Dino is 985 kgs. Suspension should be up to the job.

Regards, doggydog.

funwithrevs

594 posts

156 months

Monday 3rd August 2015
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ezakimak said:
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...
The Alfa Busso V6 came in capacities up to 3.2l, the last ones in the 156 GTA, 147GTA and Alfa GT were 3.2l and 250bhp.

The Busso looks lovely, and has the same 60 degree angle that the Dino engine had so sounds the part.

wl606

268 posts

161 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Nice looking De Havilland Dino up on Ebay at the moment. But I guess it should be for £40,000.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-Dino-206-Recrea...

GTRene

11,872 posts

185 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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there are also those replica's the DGt 306 GT

http://www.jhclassics.com/306GT/

also nice, on a toyota mk2 MR2 base.


GTRene

11,872 posts

185 months

Monday 6th July 2020
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I was wondering, would such Evora 400+ or Exige V6 engine incl this sort SC fit in a replica base? some are fitted with a Toyota V6 engine...would be a thing, to have such with a 350-430+ hp engine in a 206-246GT replica driving


wl606

268 posts

161 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-Dino-246-GTS-Ev...

Another Dino on Ebay. £38,000. At least the advert is honest in stating that it breaks down a lot.

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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In the end i got this!
Rather a real ginetta g16 than fake dino
Its a dare built car with 260hp cosworth duratec and weighs 580kg

Skyedriver

10,976 posts

243 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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geeeman said:


In the end i got this!
Rather a real ginetta g16 than fake dino
Its a dare built car with 260hp cosworth duratec and weighs 580kg
Not sure on the three colours but class car. Nice.

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Skyedriver said:
Not sure on the three colours but class car. Nice.
Thanks thats the colour chosen by original owner
The roof is bare fibreglass and recently completed by Mark Walklett
This car was the prototype car at Dare which was used to make a coupe version of the G16. So this is the only one with a factory roof
Will all be repainted at some point

GTRene

11,872 posts

185 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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geeeman said:


In the end i got this!
Rather a real ginetta g16 than fake dino
Its a dare built car with 260hp cosworth duratec and weighs 580kg
nice and wow, thats almost 1hp per 2kg pretty rare car as well.

geeeman

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1,248 posts

216 months

Wednesday 14th October 2020
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Thanks Rene
I thought you might like it smile
Has targa roof panels too
Its a lovely handling car, and interesting with dogleg box and no synchro
The chassis is exactly the same as 60s g16 sports racers.