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Old 11-05-2007   #1
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well if you can guess by the title the gears in my head are no longer jambed, and im thinking away like mad again. worst bit of all is, what i have planed up is done with ease and it's relatively cheap. just need to make the space to do it and get a bigger welder.

ok so my starting poit is the powerplant, which will be a Chrysler 4.0L I6 out of a jeep, since i know these engines a little too well. next the engine makes a visit to Toys by Troy in Arizona to get a full stroker rebuild. bye bye old 4.0 hello new 4.6 . except get low compression pistons fitted, and a nice high flow aluminum head. then bug jessy at 505 Performance in Washington for a turbo manifold and a turbo , get a FMIC no idea from what yet, might go custom built route . damn so much for being cheap... get custom built IC pipeing again
custom made transmition, im thinking a custom 5 speed or maybe 6 speed built for a 3.90 rear end, except have a 3.56 rear instead.. which means.... i could go to jail in 2nd gear. yes i know i have allready put too much thought into this.

THEN build a chasis, roll cage, mount the engine, transmition, computer, stand alone ecu, boost timer ect ect.. maybe nos. give it a body, send it to angel tuneing (if they will accept it) get it back, finish it off and unleash it on the track


Im in the process of getting the engine and hope to have it within a month, then i will be posting from there on out on the build. which will take a LONG time i might add, since it will be a full custom build.

so ideas, comments, bitching. you name it. feel free to share.
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sounds like an aweful lot of money for something thats homebuilt.

to be honest i'd dump the american block and spend your time on the rover v8's which I believe are alumnium (some) and there are countless tuning options and companies dedicated to tuning them on these shores, which will instantly be saving you £1k in shipping and tax when it comes back


unless your obsessed with the jeep motor

or you could just do the whole pennyless turbobricks (rwd volvo forum) approach to big HP.
buy a penta marine engine, truck FMIC, truck turbo + supercharger from a train, + megasquirt = 550 RWHP

jobs a good un and it'll have cost you exactly £18, £4.95 of which was a big tube of JB weld LOL

and you'll spend the rest of your life replacing g'boxs, torque rods, shells, rear beams, then more torque rods

www.turbobricks.com then goto commuinity, or you could read a few of the articles on teh front page, go to 'perfect victim' a late silver 960 with a twin turbo PSA v6

this job, I like it a lot.
http://www.turbobricks.com/feature.p...tent=winter_06

theres also a 5.0 v8 (corvette) twin turbo powerd 740 estate, engine came from a people carrier and the guy is called volvette, or you could just stick that name in google video

or you could follow the sightly more wealthy sweede way of doing things...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZNST1CEkpc
the thread to follow it in...
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=99886
(may have to be a member)

and one turbo to go please




:O
makes 1010hp at the fly and 630lb.ft
and probably cost less than what your gonna pay for all that mental shipping
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why not buy a better house instead.


how much is it going to cost in total?
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I don't think he wants to know how much its gonna cost



meh, screw houses, I will never be able to afford a decent house, even if I share with somebody, not nowadays. hell my parents are struggling to run what we have here (well extensive rennovation and expansion is in order) and they collectively earn a lot. whcih I won't be earning anything like that for at least 12-15yrs, so no hope of a house
so spend it on cars instead, or pipedreams, whichever's quicker in benchracing
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ok basically the price of the engine, fully built with turbo engine dyno tuned fuel system included ect..ect.. and shiped will set me back £3679.98. this project in total will cost me roughly £8-9k the end result will be about 750HP and close to 1,000 Ftlbs TQ. also been toying arround with going supercharged. but i think i may stick with the turbo route.
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you'll never build an entire NEW build from scratch car for 8-9k never mind an engine.

you WILL get stung somekind of duty when it returns to the UK
other than that, engine looks a VERY good price for what you'll get.

what sort of car are you intending to build? if it were me, I'd be buying a mid-late 90's unfinished quaity kit car project, and put your decent engine in that, as all the research and chassis design is already in it, whether it'll handle the power is another matter, but shoud proove fun.

unless your some kind of eccentric chassis designed TIG wielding maniac with far too much time on your hands
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ehh, i allready have the chassis designed, I was planing on building a car very similar to this about 2 years ago, the only diffrance was it would of had a 5.0L stroker I6. instead of the 4.6L Turbo. so i need to make some slight changes to make space for the FMIC and add a cross member here and there. but befor i do that i need to find the damn disk it's on. it's basically going to be an autocross car for twisties,(hence the gobs of torque) with a tube chassis, roll cage, engine cage, fuel cell cage, ect..ect.. after all thats done i start buggin all my contacts state side for the custom parts. the suspension wont be easy tho. im hitting speed bumps left and right with that. so i may just bodge it and hire some company to desigen me some custom ones. i plan on this project takeing me about 5 years. but if i move state side like i hope to in febuary, should only take maybe a year tops. since i will have all my tools at my disposal then. i miss my machine shop...
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sweet.

autocross in the states is well popular. over here is not so, but I see the attraction to it, great to watch
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it's great to watch, and partake in. the only thing i have learned tho. is if you want to auto cross, build the car for it. otherwise things like to go boom. like when you blow a hole the size of your fist in the oil pan and everything seizes, includeing your brand spanking new turbo.
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yup, road cars/engines/ mainly g'boxs can't take repeated abuse, even if you buy a track ready lotus.

however, you can go a long way on road componants, just a lot of labour constantly replacing stuff

I've managed to trash my diff on whats essentially a std engine. not wheelspin, just hard cornering and mountain pass's every day of the week


I was part of the uni formula student program last year, went from trying to mod the previous years chassis (tubular steel), to making a shiney new one (monoque/tubular steel again, but around 45-50kg lighter, whilst gaining around 2000n in tortional rigidigy, just by putting a few shear panels in

DId have a 500cc yamaha twin 4stroke engien (total dog of an engine), to using a pair of KTM(suzuki) 600cc single cylinder 4valve 4stroke with a custom ratio'd 6speed box and then drysumped. Running some kind of wild ecu (aftermarket, circa 1800 for the box alone, forgot name, Data?????).
anyway, it produced about 45hp std, and after many hours porting and fettling the No.2 engine on the dyno it produced 61hp (10ltr carbon plenum, wild single throttle body with 22mm restrictor (competition regs) and carbon inlet mani.

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