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hi all 3 months into the build of this mk1 upfront it has adjustable gaz coil overs with vented discs st 170 engine swap with type 9 box undecided on rear end yet but the plan is to turbo or super charge leave it looking like an original mk1 but with get up and go its nicknamed the granddads  sleeper 

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colr6    1,271

Love the idea. Have the same outlook with mine. Would have a check on torque figures what the engine may give with turbo/ supercharger as the type 9 may be your weak link. With ref to rear there are some people on here running 300+ turbo motors through the English axle but would suggest a good LSD and GT h/ shafts and anti tramp bars or go the whole hog with an atlas

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Jiffer    177

STs are a good cheap engine but expensive to get any massive power, they do pull well with mild tune and a set of itbs, I took mine a bit further but still NA as I wont do forced induction.

RX8 boxes are cheap and quite easy to fit and will take power, I have just removed my RX8 set up as 1st gear is a bit short for me and racing, but a smooth box with nice shift and worked well with my master cylinder.

I've run English axles in my mk1s and mk2s at santa pod without any real problems, but if you do fit an LSD fit stronger shafts, I know from experience a bit to aggressive on launch and goodbye LSD.

anyway nice car mate

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Snapper    67
On 12/09/2017 at 17:41, colr6 said:

Love the idea. Have the same outlook with mine. Would have a check on torque figures what the engine may give with turbo/ supercharger as the type 9 may be your weak link. With ref to rear there are some people on here running 300+ turbo motors through the English axle but would suggest a good LSD and GT h/ shafts and anti tramp bars or go the whole hog with an atlas

The Type 9 V6 box has better ratios and will take more torque, you'll need a spacer (Caterham type) or short input shaft to fit.

an LSD will load up the drive line, I like them and run 180bhp through a V6 Type 9  with Quaife ATB as it's a little less brutal than a plate one

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