Ford Focus ... V8

  1. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    A few nutters have built a "LexSurf" LS400 engine in a Toyota Surf! Must be almost undrivable in the wet:o:o:o
     
  2. colnerov

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    Hi, It's also an indication of how big small cars are nowadays.

    Colin
     
  3. jsf55

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    Pity you've done so much with the turbo pipe work, it would have been easier to remote mount them to the rear or under the front wings
     
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  4. Gragson

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    Watching this with interest :thumbup:

    Shoehorned this rather large turbo, talented mate made the headers, get away with a lot on a bike

    turbo 1.jpg turbo 2.jpg
     
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  5. Jaffman Member

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    thanks :) yes theres plenty of room, being a DOHC the plugs & stuff are high up and the oil filter is right out the front, plenty of room for an oil change and the rest is all down to how i lay the engine bay out.

    yeah the engines are solid - literally bullet proof - hence I picked it. what i really wanted was a merc V8 but I ended up buying a full car instead lol

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    why would i deliberately make my life more difficult with boost piping, oil lines and future coolant lines? there's plenty of room up front for them, that's why i went twin not single because the single was too cumbersome.

    that's full stupid though lol - turbo bikes are mental
     
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  6. 8ob

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    Just in case you never noticed Mr Man you are in good company.:laughing:

    Bob
     
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  7. Wallace

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    I think there was a kit you could buy from the States to fit a 302 Ford V8 in a Focus.
     
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  8. Jaffman Member

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    Yup - kugel components do a full front and rear kit to fit a 302 and atlas axle in a mk1.

    Like I said though I wanted something a little less primitive

    Like a more modern engine and more modern suspension
     
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  9. Onoff Member

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    What is it about the Welsh and mental engine swaps? :clapping:

    This is gumpy from my Capri forum. Let's just say the neighbours complained, from memory the council got involved and he had to curb his activities. Worth it for the comment at the end:

     
  10. premmington

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    You can tell it is a rotary engine - by how slow it is to start.

    Our paint prayer has a 1983 Gen1 Mazda RX7 Elford turbo - does my head in listening to it crank over to start.

    If you start it up and move it about the yard - don't run it for long - it will flood and never start till you take the plugs out.

    It has had constant engine rebuilds.

    Not so "fast a furious" to start...
     
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  11. Jaffman Member

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    Because we have nothing better to do:D
     
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  12. Onoff Member

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    The BHR ignition mod I believe sorts a lot of rotary starting/flooding issues.
     
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  13. Chillitt Member

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    A friend of mine has one of those 1930s bread van looking things built on a transit chassis, currently running a non turbo smiley engine and its dog slow. I suggested putting the turbo on it, now he wants me to put a lexus in it. Not sure why he thinks that something I should do and I'm trying to get out of it..
     
  14. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Will you have it ready for ford fair tomorrow?
     
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  15. Jaffman Member

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    This all started with my mate wanting to put a v8 in his transit lol. Then we decided to pick a better car.

    Lol
     
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  16. stuvy

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    Two of my mates have v6 cosworths in there transits I was over taken at 130 by one of them!

    What diff cradle are you using?
     
  17. stuvy

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    We have a rotary in the workshop for a custom build coming up soon
     
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  18. Jaffman Member

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    350z rear end
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  19. stuvy

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    When are you hoping to be done by?
     
  20. Jaffman Member

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    I’m not - I have a megane in the garage that I started 10 years ago lol
     
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