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spiderman01980

posted on 6/10/18 at 11:59 PM Reply With Quote
Engine package

Hi everyone. Its been a very long time since iv been here. Where to start?
I have basically changed my mind and want to take the GPZ900 out of the car and buy a 2L zetec (new) amd put that in turn the key and go.
Iv been looking around on the Web and found a few sites I can get the engine from, but i want to buy of one shop all in one go with no messing around.
I need engine, engine mounts, prop shaft and gearbox.
Kit spares seems to be a good shop. Is there a better one that I've missed.

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Daf

posted on 7/10/18 at 07:06 AM Reply With Quote
Kit spares might not be the cheapest solution, but from my dealings with them they are very knowledgeable, helpful and willing to offer after sales support.

If money isn't an issue go there in my opinion

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spiderman01980

posted on 7/10/18 at 07:28 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks Daf.
I did notice they're not cheap, but who is now days.
Have you heard of http://www.kitcarparts-scotland.co.uk/ .
Are they any good?
They seem to do bike engine kits, with a few miles on them, that just go straight in plug and play job done.
And same with car engines.

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big_wasa

posted on 7/10/18 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
You can buy a very nicley finished car for the price of a new turnkey drive line.

But having ordered a few nice bits from kitspares / Gbs I have no complaints.

2.0 zetec £1000
Sump, there own £300 Raceline £500
Induction, there plenum and omex ~£1000 and there throttle bodies and omex ~£2000
A new hd T9 gearbox is well over a grand.
There clutch and flywheel package ~£500+
Full exhaust ~£500+
Plus the little bits
Expect £6k+

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kingster996

posted on 7/10/18 at 08:47 AM Reply With Quote
Yep the engine is always the cheap bit!

Maybe go MX5 route. Engines and gearboxes are pretty cheap and designed to be fwd.






I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure

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kingster996

posted on 7/10/18 at 02:16 PM Reply With Quote
Or this...

https://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/topic/131255-18-zetec-engine-package-for-sale/?tab=comments#comment-1390756






I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure

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spiderman01980

posted on 7/10/18 at 02:51 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the advice guys. I might look into the MX5 option.
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spiderman01980

posted on 7/10/18 at 03:02 PM Reply With Quote
Am better off just buying a running MX5 and then just take the engine, gearbox and loom out.
Kingster thanks for advice.

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ianhurley20

posted on 7/10/18 at 03:34 PM Reply With Quote
Thats what I did with mine. The car cost very little and everything worked fine. I also used steering column, swithes, instruments, fuel pump and fuel gauge sender and instruments as well. Oh and gearboxx and prop shaft (modded to fit Sierra diff. It meant my total donor package cost £360 and the bits I didn't want I sold for £560!
It's exactly what I would do next time but would probably choose a 1.8 engine. If you do go 1,6 beware 95 - 98 they only had 88bhp in the uk. Before and after 110 bhp. 146 with the 1.8.





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kingster996

posted on 7/10/18 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spiderman01980
Am better off just buying a running MX5 and then just take the engine, gearbox and loom out.
Kingster thanks for advice.


And then sell what’s left over to get most of your money back






I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure

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big_wasa

posted on 7/10/18 at 03:52 PM Reply With Quote
I would start with how much power and torque you want and go from there.

If you can settle for a second hand mx5 lump them why not a second hand zetec. Or even a new zetec and compromise on the conversion parts.

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spiderman01980

posted on 7/10/18 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by big_wasa
I would start with how much power and torque you want and go from there.

If you can settle for a second hand mx5 lump them why not a second hand zetec. Or even a new zetec and compromise on the conversion parts.


Money is not so much the issue, within reason. Its mainly the wife. She's the type that believes in working to save loads of money to then die and let your grand kids enjoy it.
Buying a running car would be a lot easier I think, take it out of one and put it in the other. Obviously doing the odd mod here and there. Its an impossible task with the wife moaning, making a catch 22. If I buy all new and the items required, it comes at a high cost. If I go the cheap option and get a running car she then moans about the space and mess am taking over and making.

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big_wasa

posted on 7/10/18 at 06:11 PM Reply With Quote
No one can advise you on how to handle she who must be obeyed
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Daf

posted on 7/10/18 at 07:11 PM Reply With Quote
Get divorced and do whatever the hell you want!?
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spiderman01980

posted on 7/10/18 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daf
Get divorced and do whatever the hell you want!?


I have thought about it. At least then I'll end up with half, at the moment she has all of it.

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femster87

posted on 7/10/18 at 07:48 PM Reply With Quote
Lmao, hope just hope she does not read this. Then you are in more trouble

[Edited on 7/10/18 by femster87]

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spiderman01980

posted on 7/10/18 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by femster87
Lmao, hope just hope she does not read this. Then you are in more trouble

[Edited on 7/10/18 by femster87]


As funny as it sounds, it's true.

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