List of classic projects anywhere, who's doing what etc?

List of classic projects anywhere, who's doing what etc?

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Geoff38

789 posts

202 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Terminator said:
Erich Stahler said:
What's a BOB engine?
The BOB is the second version of the Cosworth modified Cologne V6. The BOA was the first.

smokin2
Yes sorry could have been a bit more clear , they are 24valve V6 2.9litre fuel injected lumps from the ford scorpio cosworth cars. The BOB's are thought to be more of a problem to use than the BOA version due to more complicated electronics with extra security stuff and loads of emissions gubbins if you use the ford stuff. Probably why the previous owner who did the conversion went for an after market ECU. The BOA engines are getting hard to find now as loads have been put into other cars.
The other issue is that nearly all the scorpios were automatics so sourcing the gearbox is an adventure. One way is to build a hybrid MT75 gearbox from several models, you need a seirra xr4 4x4 one to give you the correct V6 bellhousing bolt pattern and a manual box from a rearwheel drive car to replace the 4x4 part. You can also replace the 5th gear with one from a transit box to give higher 5th gear if you really want to. ( hence me having three MT75's in my spares hoard.....)

longone

252 posts

196 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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I think this is an excellent idea. We all need inspiration, a sticky location being the repository of all things ongoing would save searching.
Colin.

oldgeebee

340 posts

112 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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I floated the idea of a "sticky wiki" with Big Al and he has fixed this thread so that we don't loose it and is also working on a wiki project list. If you have any thoughts on how this should look/work either post here or PM him.

Just looked at the Yahoo pre-80's TVR group and there are some nice photo albums posted there but a bit light on commentary- or is it just me?!.
GB

my250gt

Original Poster:

614 posts

175 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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It would be nice to see a bit of a write up on project, not just photos. you know, a bit about about the intended build plan, degree of modification if any etc, target completion.

If enough of our projects were finished we would have a grid!! rotate

longone

252 posts

196 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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can you guess what it is?

Big Al.

64,132 posts

214 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Guys after getting a mail from Graham (oldgeebee) he asked if it was possible to set up a Classic Build wiki.

Well I've had a play and come up with this

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

It's only a stab in the dark (from my POV) as to what you might need, but at least it's a starting point.

Let me have any suggestions, alterations, additions etc.

smile

oldgeebee

340 posts

112 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Phil, you've put a description on the wiki that's outside the table - maybe you can condense and get it in the Description?
GB

Astacus

2,866 posts

190 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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No smile

oldgeebee

340 posts

112 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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longone said:
can you guess what it is?
Why would you need a rear gunner?shoot
GB

Big Al.

64,132 posts

214 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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oldgeebee said:
Phil, you've put a description on the wiki that's outside the table - maybe you can condense and get it in the Description?
GB
Err sorry paperbag That was my cut & paste from his mail to me.

Tis gorn now. smile

oldgeebee

340 posts

112 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Big Al. said:
Err sorry paperbag That was my cut & paste from his mail to me.
OK - sorry Phil!

Big Al. said:
Tis gorn now. smile
not the last time I looked!

GB

Big Al.

64,132 posts

214 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Twice I've removed it now. hehe

GTRene

11,666 posts

180 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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btw, what car has a better basis to do a V8 conversion in when you think of powers of say 400hp

a 3000M or the "later" Taimar...and does it make difference what type you choose for teh conversion?
I mean you can take a 1600 or 2500 or a 3000 V6 etc.

Slow M

2,581 posts

162 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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longone said:


can you guess what it is?
A tuba mounted in the rear valence?
An oil/flame/nail dispenser?
Negative space?
What is is?

Slow M

2,581 posts

162 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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GTRene said:
btw, what car has a better basis to do a V8 conversion in when you think of powers of say 400hp

a 3000M or the "later" Taimar...and does it make difference what type you choose for teh conversion?
I mean you can take a 1600 or 2500 or a 3000 V6 etc.
As I understand it, (thanks to Adrian) the later M chassis has more distance across the top engine bay frame tubes. The header tubes coming from the rear exhaust ports are very tight, so even an additional 1/8" on either side is a benefit. Unfortunately, I don't know what the chassis number cut off is for old/new.

Also, Having gone this far into my build, I would seriously consider a 351 Windsor, if I had to do it again. With the correct high exhaust port cylinder heads, you could just squeak past the frame with upturned headers, and get to 408 cubic inches with a stroker kit. That's +600HP. The added weight over a short deck height Windsor motor is negligible.

Best,
B.

GTRene

11,666 posts

180 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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thanks M.

my250gt

Original Poster:

614 posts

175 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Thanks Big Al, thats just what I imagined, great. yes just need to decide on my spec now! Cheers, Phil.

thegamekeeper

2,282 posts

238 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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longone said:


can you guess what it is?
Should it have hair round it? Didn,t realise things had got that bad Colin.

heightswitch

6,118 posts

206 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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thegamekeeper said:
Should it have hair round it? Didn,t realise things had got that bad Colin.
rofl



thegamekeeper

2,282 posts

238 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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heightswitch said:
thegamekeeper said:
Should it have hair round it? Didn,t realise things had got that bad Colin.
rofl
Dont know what you,re laughing at, your sharing a room with him at Essen




Sorry, my mistake. Forgot you,re sharing with the newly wed. Dont know which is riskier.

Edited by thegamekeeper on Thursday 8th September 12:05