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    1. The Start Line

      The place for past, present and future owners to discuss all things related to Westfields. New member? Welcome! Introduce yourself and make your first posts here!

    2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

      Valuable answers to often-asked questions about Westfields - a great place to start when you're looking for help. (If you'd like to start a new FAQ, please contact an Administrator.)

    3. Tech Talk

      For all your technical and mechanical questions and discussions, big or small. Building a Westfield? Tell us all about it!

    4. IVA Info

      The area to exchange views and get information on the IVA test.

    5. X-Cars

      The area specifically for advice and discussion regarding XIs, XTR2s and XTR4s

    6. WSCC Members Only Area

      Area with deals, offers & information for WSCC Members.

    7. Membership Info & Help

      This area is exclusively for questions and Info on membership, benefits, etc. - all other posts or threads will be moved or deleted as applicable.  Please read the pinned notice(s) at the top of the forum before starting a new thread.

  2. Out & About With Your Westfield

    1. Local Area Meets, Events & Kit Car Shows

      Find out what your area is planning to do, tell us all about how your events went, and find out about kit car shows around the country. We like photos!

    2. Speed Series / Hill Climbing / Racing

      Go competing with your Westfield!

    3. Track Days

      This is the place for Track Day life in general; discussing, planning, posting pictures and videos, anything and everything Track Day related - we like photos and videos!

    4. Places to Visit and Road Trips

      Recommendations on where to go, tales of where we've been, advice on what to take and preparing the car. (Note. Members only forum)

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    2. Cars Wanted

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    1. Stuff & Nonsense

      For those underworked owners to waste the odd hour - home of putting the world to rights, daft video clips, jokes and tall tales.

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    • Welcome and good choice to go Westfield from bike - it's what I did after 30+ years of hooning on two wheels and don't regret it. I also wanted a build, so definitely know where you are coming from. I originally wanted a BEC - something like a Busa or 1000cc Blade engine would have suited - but for various reasons I ended up building a 2.0 Zetec engined car. This puts out a smidge under 185bhp on throttle bodies and is an absolute hoot (especially when mated to a decent ratio gearbox). In a recent thread (will post a link later when I get a mo) the engine choice topic was discussed at length - and really budget vs power vs use are the deciding factors. Many people argue (and I tend to agree) that for a road going car 180-ish bhp is pretty 'optimal' as it's difficult to safely use any more on public roads and yet still gives you a real sharp car. Of course this is very subjective and many others can't live without the huge kick in the rear of a big boosted/tuned engine on the odd bit of road you can try and use it - so each to their own (popcorn required for the debate as always) But £20k is a healthy build budget, but just shy of what it might cost for a fully new Sport 250 build if that tickled your fancy. You might be able to do a 1600 EcoBoost - but bear in mind the big cost of the ECU and mapping needs to be done by someone who really knows them (I believe) - that will depend on your location too. You will do a Zetec engined build with all new parts for under £20k - but bear in mind if you end up with a hunger for power, then the Zetec isn't the most cost effective engine to tune. Also note that the 'usual' gearbox will be one with horrid ratios, so allow £2k for a decent one (less the cost of the one on offer) The s2000 is a cracking engine and well suited to our cars - but it is very heavy, so the added power does get offset a little and as mentioned, prices are steep, so you may struggle to keep under budget. If you can afford it though - the noise as it comes onto the cam is lovely! The Duratec HE engine is a good option, it should do 190bhp with throttle bodies as standard and is easier to tune than the Zetec if you need more later. Engines can be bought new too. £20k is about right I think. The 'budget' option is the Mazda - and I only say budget because the engines are cheap, plentiful and available. In standard trim they don't put out a great deal, but they are very easy to boost and thus deliver way more BHP per £ than most other options available. It can be a budget build by going the full SDV (single donor vehicle) route which means you save a lot on the parts used and get the 'age related' plate - but nothing stopping you getting a full 'mega' chassis and fitting a used fully recon engine to get a new plate if you want one. IVA it without the turbo, then fit that later for sh**s n giggles. Should be within the £20k here including the turbo later. There's also bike engines - but as you don't mention this I'll leave it for now.  
    • Thanks chaps! Yes, it is a biggie - 2CV, NHS, Silverstone, XK120, Polo Mints, the list goes on and on. And I'm 70! 
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