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  1. There is a very big difference between a 285 and an FR30 The FR30 was designed as a high torque cam which revs to standard Pinto design and the 285 or FR33 will rev to 7500 and you would want fairly high compression to make the best out of it. First thing you have to do is find out what the compression ratio of your engine currently is then you can plan for a cam
  2. I have a set, can’t remember when I last used them. would never drive a car up them, have jacked a car on to them but most of the time I need a wheel of for access.
  3. Which ever way it goes it’s going to cost us, I mean you and me, add Coronavirus to it all and we are financially F*****
  4. They changed the rules you need an mot from 1st August
  5. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F312929698581 talk me through this one!
  6. I run V6 Type 9’s in my kit cars using a spacer between bellhousing and box 1 Kit car runs a 3.9 diff and 195 60 14 tyres yes the 3.3 1st is still low but engine goes to 7500 so I can sort of mask the gap
  7. It’s all about the price Type 9 price for secondhand is heading north of £250 and that’s with nothing more than a visual check by taking the lid off. i have seen recon boxes on eBay for £750+ again no way of checking quality except eBay rating. BGH Geartech is well renowned, been in the business forever and will build to any spec or ratio’s Take a deep breath when you look at prices.
  8. Tins of Slimfast and you’ll save 5Kg for little money and feel better at the same time. weight saving on a heavy car needs to be everywhere not just 1 bit, alloy hubs, alloy engine etc. etc. etc.
  9. On my Lotus 7 replica the 4 Branch manifokd wraps round the drivers footwell. I glued glass heatmat to the outside of the engine bay bulkhead and inside the footwell . for your application andbif you have space a simple ally sheet heat shield with an air gap between the exhaust pipe and pipe tunnel will help reflect heat, glueing silvered heat mat to the tunnel helps with transmitted heat and another layer of heat mat under the carpet should reduce conducted heat. its never one solution
  10. V6 Type 9 is stronger and has better ratios longer 1st 2nd and 3rd standard 1:1 4th and slightly longer 5th just need a 30mm spacer and an in-line bellhousing
  11. R,L or P stamped on the head back end on the exhaust manifold face 2.0L 48cc combustion chamber 1.6L 38cc combustion chamber putting a 1.6 Head on a 2.0L block makes the combustion ratio far to high and a skimmed 2.0L injection head is a much better base to work with
  12. Well the joy that is the current POTUS is certainly enriching the UK’s special relationship like never before. mind you making the Queen wait which she has never been made to do by the previous 12 presidents (she did not meet Lyndon B Johnson) has somewhat dimmed our view of you current democratically elected President.... Or was he, he rather like Putin does he not?
  13. What ECU and software did you use?
  14. My recipe for a fast Pinto does not include boring out to 93, I would spend on forged piston and Cosworth rods as the basis for a strong engine that can be upgraded again and again with just heads and cams. my budget engine is an injection Pinto with injection rods and injection head with an FR32 cam and bike carbs 135 ish bhp
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