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 Post subject: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:11 am 
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I think some of the recent topics of conversation involving motor vehicles is a bit off topic and leaves me bamboozeld :shock:

Can I propose the AEC sets up a motor chat thread or even use this one :wink:

I know I'm as grumpy old fart :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:22 pm 
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thought you were gonna buy one there for a second


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:26 pm 
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Only motor I'd buy would be legal on a full bike licence or category B1 entitlement which nowadays has a myriad of options although a Reliant Regal saloon (not a trotters van) would be my ideal if cash and a pristine example should coincide.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:49 pm 
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No wonder you don't like car chat if you hanker after one of those Velo. :roll:
Cars, bikes... its all the same, machines, oil under the nails, boys and their toys and all that. Embrace it!

Heres a nice random picture to get you going!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:02 pm 
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SAD :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:58 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
SAD :roll:


Eh No........

Thats Automotive P0RN 8)

Gc


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:36 pm 
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Then go veiw it on a automotive forum, the clues in the banner at the top of the page :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:28 pm 
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heres ma mates escort van we turned into a pick-up .............

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he hacked up the floor and was going to turn it into rwd but gave up half way through , i had welded a sierra tunnel in and sorted out a t5 cosworth gearbox for him tae :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:43 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
jimihendrix wrote:

Probably Ford 2.8i V6, Capri needs to go and maybe some bikes
and bits too :(


Don't you think the old Cologne is a bit of a boat anchor? Heavy, underpowered and expensive to tune? Wouldn't a turbo Cosworth be a better idea? 300bhp can be easily and cheaply found. Still a heavy-ish engine but not as heavy as the 2.8.
The RWD Gartracs always worked better with a lighter motor up front and mounted as far back in the bay as possible. They can suffer from understeer which turns to snap oversteer if they have too much weight up front.


Yeah, i'm not a huge fan of the Cologne, they are not the most tuneable of motors (the reason why so many companys did Turbo conversions on them, just thought of the Cologne as it'd keep the build simple, could buy a running 2.8i with a dead shell for a few hundred quid, use the motor, box, crossmember, rack and power steering, rear axle, wiring loom, guages etc.

TBH i'm not a demon driver, just building the Escort as an interesting weekend toy to fart about the streets, trips to B&Q, Morrissons etc :lol:, the 160bhp in the Cologne will probably be enough.

The Cossie motor would be ace but i thought they were still quite expensive to buy and build :?, could fit the 2.8i initially then upgrade to 24V Cosworth V6 eventually :)

Did look at Zetec and Duratec but those can be expensive to convert to RWD and the induction systems are expensive too (whether carbs or T/B's)

TBH it's very early days, will be getting the shell on Saturday, main priority will be to get it rolling, will have plenty of time to decide on a motor :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:48 pm 
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heres some pics of my other bikes
just cos you created this post

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and some cnc'd yam bits
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can we have a cnc thread next?


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