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grassracer

posted on 4/9/14 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
Mid Engined Duratec 2.0

Has anyone used a 2.0 duratec in a mid engined project, just something i'm mulling over and was looking for inspiration!
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ashg

posted on 4/9/14 at 01:21 PM Reply With Quote
There is a chap on skcc building a midlana with a duratech mated to a Mazda mps gearbox.





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coozer

posted on 4/9/14 at 01:38 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ashg
There is a chap on skcc building a midlana with a duratech mated to a Mazda mps gearbox.


Got a link to his thread?





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jeffw

posted on 4/9/14 at 02:13 PM Reply With Quote
http://southernkitcars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5898






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jeffw

posted on 4/9/14 at 02:16 PM Reply With Quote
There are Duratec engined Sylva J15s around as well.






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coozer

posted on 4/9/14 at 02:56 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks, been watching his progress on the Midlana forum as well.





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big_wasa

posted on 4/9/14 at 03:33 PM Reply With Quote
That's "MR C" on here also.

I've bought a Duratec for a Midlana project as well. But I am also working on a turbo zetec and mulling over an st220 lump if I can find one cheap ish.

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AndyW

posted on 4/9/14 at 05:28 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
That's "MR C" on here also.

I've bought a Duratec for a Midlana project as well. But I am also working on a turbo zetec and mulling over an st220 lump if I can find one cheap ish.


Anychance of this being an upgrade to a zetec running oe ecu?

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Ugg10

posted on 4/9/14 at 05:33 PM Reply With Quote
Loads of them in Elises.





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Mr C

posted on 4/9/14 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote
Yep, slow burning project, keep chipping away at it. The original plan was to keep it simple, duratec, throttle bodies cams and ecu, but a supercharger got in the way, as after my V-Storm I wasn't sure if I could live with an NA engine. I used the MPS box as the fester ST150 box is made from butter especially if you want to run a decent amount of power. You can use an MTX box from a mundano though still debatable at high power and an open diff. MPS box has a slipper as standard and can take over 300bhp with ease.

I would think seriously about using a 220 lump as I had to lengthen the engine bay slightly to allow the plenum etc to fit. The V6 shape may actually fit better. I've also widened the car by 4 inches so I can fit in it.

Not sure if going off piste with too many alterations to the measurements is the done thing on the midlana forum. The SKCC possey are cool about it, as long as they can have a thrash in the finished article and it'll get to A to B without breaking down,..though if it does, it's something to laugh about and take the pish out of.

Bit of a lull in proceedings, as in no particular order, I need to order some more metal, go see Jeff down the Brighton and get my daily driver straightend. oh and finish my bloody masters.





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grassracer

posted on 4/9/14 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks that should keep me going a while, I have an MR2 rallycross car which this year has proved enfuriating due to issues with its ageing management and electrical systems, I'm thinking of fitting a duratec on throttle bodies etc over the winter would be a power drop to start with but loads of scope for upgrading as time goes on, the plan is forming in my head but I need to work out gear change and driveshafts really before I commit, I have the chance of a full running Mondeo for a very small sum. I like the 4cyl duratec its a lovely light engine and now I know about the lsd MPS box I'm liking it even more!! Thanks.
As an aside any pointers in the Duratec Elise department as that sounds very similar to what I'm planning

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big_wasa

posted on 4/9/14 at 06:41 PM Reply With Quote
The mps engine. 2.3t and no loss in power if you can find one at sensible money.
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Ugg10

posted on 4/9/14 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
Also alot of the mr2 guys are swaping for the Toyota v6, think this is also the engine in the exige.





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grassracer

posted on 4/9/14 at 08:08 PM Reply With Quote
Yep I know, just fancy something more mainstream for parts, tuning etc and also want to be able to work on it in the tight engine bay
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