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popstar

posted on 21/6/12 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
maddness or not

hi have build on go with standard sierra running gear and 2 lt zetec
has anyone ever ever put a big engine in a chassis
sorry like bmw 4.2lt v12
have one at disposal and thinking off use it is a engine beast and would take some tamming but could you amagine it in a 7





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twybrow

posted on 21/6/12 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
Anything can be made to fit, it all depends how much you are prepared to get stuck in, and build, rather than bolt together a kit. There are cars with pretty crazy engines on here - V8 a plenty, a V10 Viper engine etc. but I can't think of a V12 powered car.... Do it!
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Toprivetguns

posted on 21/6/12 at 10:29 PM Reply With Quote
Im sure I have seen a V12 merc engine car on here ?

Prove me wrong, I maybe seeing things...





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posted on 21/6/12 at 10:38 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Toprivetguns
Im sure I have seen a V12 merc engine car on here ?

Prove me wrong, I maybe seeing things...


mm, yeah, StuartBJ's AMG Merc V12, but strictly speaking not a 7

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=167404





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Mr G

posted on 21/6/12 at 10:40 PM Reply With Quote
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and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.

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Toprivetguns

posted on 21/6/12 at 10:43 PM Reply With Quote
Ding Dong !





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DIY Si

posted on 22/6/12 at 07:49 AM Reply With Quote
Whilst you could fit a V12, the question should be whether you should! A said, with a scratch built car, anything is possible. But you'll turn a nimble little arrow of a car into a lumpy great drag car. Although if that's what you're after, then go ahead! Personally I wouldn't do it, but that won't stop me wanting to see the finished car if someone else does.





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posted on 22/6/12 at 08:43 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DIY Si
Whilst you could fit a V12, the question should be whether you should! A said, with a scratch built car, anything is possible. But you'll turn a nimble little arrow of a car into a lumpy great drag car. Although if that's what you're after, then go ahead! Personally I wouldn't do it, but that won't stop me wanting to see the finished car if someone else does.



Indeed, IMHO you'd end up with an ENGINE on wheels rather than a car with an engine which is good to drive.






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Xtreme Kermit

posted on 22/6/12 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
Sounds like a perfect drag car - Stick some turbo chargers on it too

Just don't expect it to corner too well...

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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 22/6/12 at 06:15 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry to be a stick in the mud.
Your idea sounds great in the pub but in the cold light of day it's a really pish idea.
It's not that I want to put you off but building an unsellable money pit is great if your name is Leno .
Your project will start great and end up on the bay as unfinnished.
Seen it happen many times over the years.
Chapmans ethos still rings true today.
For speed build light.
Putting stupid v12s in to a seven is about as daft as you can get
Unusable in any form other than a straight line. And never out of second gear
You are better building a gt40 wit a chassis that has downforce aero rather than a seven
Rant over go waste your money

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Xtreme Kermit

posted on 22/6/12 at 06:48 PM Reply With Quote
Handbags...

[rushes out for some popcorn and hits the sofa]




ps you having a tough day mango?

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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 22/6/12 at 07:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Xtreme Kermit
Handbags...

[rushes out for some popcorn and hits the sofa]




ps you having a tough day mango?


Every day is tough

Sticking a ships engine into the seven is like those stupid t buckets that you risk you life in every time you go in to second gear

get a light engine and put it in a light frame get it sorted by pro comp and you have a winner......


the v12 makes a great table ....

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nick205

posted on 22/6/12 at 08:02 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mangogrooveworkshop
quote:
Originally posted by Xtreme Kermit
Handbags...

[rushes out for some popcorn and hits the sofa]




ps you having a tough day mango?


Every day is tough

Sticking a ships engine into the seven is like those stupid t buckets that you risk you life in every time you go in to second gear

get a light engine and put it in a light frame get it sorted by pro comp and you have a winner......


the v12 makes a great table ....




I concur Mango






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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 22/6/12 at 09:36 PM Reply With Quote
BUILD A TABLE SELL IT AND USE THAT CASH FOR A CHASSIS

jaguar v12 engine coffee table xjs e-type top gear ferrari automobilia | eBay

[Edited on 22-6-12 by mangogrooveworkshop]

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