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 Post subject: Re: project SW94
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:39 pm 
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To use a car spit, do you have to strip the interior completely and take the engine out?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:51 pm 
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think you do yeah buddy... excited to see this!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:24 pm 
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You need to strip as i recon engine etc will be too heavy.
Ask paul.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:26 pm 
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yeah because the engine mounts are designed to hold the engine the the weight downwards... so any other direction could cause issues

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Indeed you do Adam, a spit is no where near strong enough to take the weight of a car with engine ect.

PLUS, if its for what I think it is, you will need to take all the interior out anyway you melon lol

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Haha, it is, just making sure lol

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:15 pm 
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Yea mate, car needs to be as light as possible to put on a spit :thumbsup:

Good luck with the project, sounds pretty epic. Look forward to pics/updates :chill:

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Before Project SW94 commenses, i've made a savings account, my budget is going to be £10,000

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I was talking to Chris about this on fb earlier, we was wondering how you would be funding it lol.

£10k is probably a good sum to be fair, depending how cheap you can get everything needed and what other work and purchases need to be done.

Either way, if it all goes to plan, it will be a beast :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:12 pm 
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And at the end of it all it should be worth about 8k i think, so i don't lose much and it will be epic to own haha

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So are you doing a 4x4 ?

If your planning on using cosworth gear and keeping the standard width of the si, you need to be thinking of something seriously different.

To get a tunnel and work to mount the rear diff and modded beam would cost around 6k by a pro..

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:46 pm 
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I'm gunna use the tunnel off a sierra and rear axle from one too, that gives me independent rear suspension and then i can decide to keep it rwd or make it awd.
The most difficult part will be moving the sub frames because they will be in the way :/

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Wouldn't say it would be an issue.

You'll have to mod the rear beam setup if you don't want wide arches.


Tbh your better off making your own tunnel... prefab tunnel kits for mk3 escorts are cheap. No point in a sierra floorpan. Look up the red Ford ka Rwd project for an idea.

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Yeah you're right there lol, sierra ones need a fair bit of modding anyways for the fiesta. But the rear axle is only apparenly 2" wider than the fiesta beam.
And i never said i wasn't having wide arches did i? ;) hehe

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wowza, this will be epic.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:59 am 
hang on wtf brought this on lol

you have the beans to pull this off?
wont be easy man :(


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You certainly pulled this out of a hat, i look forward to seeing this, good luck!

Have you set a time limit or still in planning?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:29 am 
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If your wide arching it then its an easy job. But will look gay IMO.

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It's all in the planning atm, got a budget to make before i use it lol.
Not sure on the wide arches paul but i do think the cossy rep ones look cool, reminds me a bit of a 6r4 but not as extreme haha

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I love them 6r4s got pics of one from Time Attack.

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