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    I wonder if I can cut that bit off too...

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  1. Stephen W

    Wanted: Track focused car (Westfield)

    You won’t go round Knockhill faster... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113283314537
  2. I was quite amazed too. Getting a 2.0 Duratec to 250bhp isn't too bad. Those extra 50bhp really cost you a lot.
  3. Stephen W

    Binky, Binky, Binky!

    The MG loom would work great in a Westie. Might steal that idea.
  4. You should see the invoices, its enough to make you weep. The bill from Arrow for just the crank and the rods was over £5k before vat!
  5. £19995 Westfield SE Widebody – Aero Race Chassis – 2.0 Duratec – 306bhp - 198lb/ft Road Registered. V5 Present. Power to weight = 570bhp/tonne EngineFord 2.0 DuratecBuilt in 2016 by Premier Race Engines, Brackley and Northampton Motorsport New short block from Ford UKForged Arrow Steel CrankForged Arrow Connecting RodsSBD Slipper Forged PistonsUltimate performance head with over sized valves - Flows enough for 330bhp if ever fitted to a 2.5.SBD 300bhp specification cam shafts440cc InjectorsUp-rated valve train - Solid lifters, shims, guides and valves. 9500rpm capable head.Jenvey 50mm throttle bodiesDry sumped using Titan alloy sump, pump (2 x scavenge, 1 x pressure)Pace alloy tower tankAir to Oil oil cooler55mm Coolex Alloy RadiatorOmex 600 ECUAll rotating and reciprocating parts were balanced by Premier Race EnginesThe engine was re mapped by Northampton Motorsport in May 2017 and produced 306bhp @ 8700rpm and 198lb/ft @ 5200rpm.The engine has done 8 hillclimbs, 1 track day, and a few road miles since build. (18 hours running time)Original engine build cost was £26k.Engine was purchased by myself in March 2018 from the person who commissioned it and was fitted to this chassis in June 2018.ExhaustCustom CSK Race exhausts 4-2-1.Built to exact SBD specs for £1400 in June 2018.Drive trainQuaife all alloy 5 speed Heavy duty Type 9Titan alloy bell housingStraight cut, close ratio 2.04, 1.54, 1.21, 1.0, 0.87SBD super lightweight flywheel and twin plate ‘Super Clutch’ clutchNew Hydraulic clutch release systemGearbox positioned to avoid need for selector extensionRebuilt by Brian Hill at BGH Geartech and has done 7 events since thenFinal DriveEnglish Axle with rare 4.4:1 CWP on a Quaife ATB limited slip differential – assembled by Brian HillSuspensionWestfield Aerorace with AVO dampers all roundAll joints are poly-bushed, and dampers are rose jointedAlloy uprights at frontFront adjustable anti roll barFront dampers rebuilt by AVO in spring 2015Brand new Mini-lites with one track day old Yokohoma AO48R’sBrakesFactory fit floor mounted adjustable bias brakesRace Leda four pot alloy callipers with Hawk ferro-carbon padsStandard drums at rearBraided hoses all roundChassisWestfield race chassis (i.e. additional bracing, but thinner tube, compared to ‘road’ chassis)Chassis manufactured in 1999 (so no need for a catalytic converter under MSA rules)All alloy panels were etch primed prior to painting, and are bonded using PRC (aircraft panel sealant) as well as rivetedAlloy front uprightsBodyworkNew lightweight ZK bodywork with V8 bonnet for engine clearance in August 2018.Playskool carbon aeroscreen, dash, rear deck and glass fibre ‘diffuser’Carbon NV archesInteriorDash2 Pro with GPS speed reading, internal logging and all UK tracks pre loaded.Playskool glassfibre seatsCarbon NV DashSafetyLifeline plumbed-in extinguisherDriver’s 6 point FIA harness (In date)Passenger’s 4 point Willans harness (Not in date)1kg LiPo battery with cut off switchCaged – full FIA race spec cageHistoryThe car was SVA’d when build was completed in 2001, and registered on a 1975 age related plate as a consequence of having demonstrable provenance to a donor Ford Escort.The car remains road registered and can be tax’d and MOT’d.Tax is free due to historic status.The car was converted to a 200bhp Rover K series in 2004 before competing.The car was then converted to a 306bhp Duratec in 2018.It has done somewhere around 4,000 miles in total.The car has been sprinted and hill climbed and is believed fully legal for RAC MSA approved circuit racing and speed events in UK.The car is currently sorn with no MOT but can easily be MOT'd if the buyer wants as all the lights etc are present and working. Can be delivered anywhere in the UK.
  6. When I had an actual MX-5 Turbo I ran with open diffs, they WERE a consumable!
  7. Well Bens or the BEC on racecars direct are a fine bet then. Both will sorted. Or build your own for track work. That’s the best bit. It’s why I’ve done 5 now.
  8. Paul’s a good guy. Made me loads of bits. Not sure on the love of the ECO Boost unit, the Mazda cars are just as good really with more parts and less faf. I’d go for Bens over a home brew eco boost. Turbo 7’s are a dirty word though.
  9. Like I said bolt one on. 30 min job with 2 people. Yes youll have to drill the chassis just like Westfield would.
  10. The cage just bolts onto the chassis?
  11. Will sort some out next time I go. With wider rear tyres and a softer compound all round I feel a <1:02 is doable. My 1:06.7 was not a tidy lap at all!
  12. Ha true this. My old 150bhp K series Westie (285bhp/tonne) could do 1:13's on 185 section Nankang NS2-R's. The new one with 305bhp (590bhp/tonne) can just about get into the 1:06's on 205 section AO48r's. I did a 1:09 in a nearly bone standard (bar stripping) VX220 2.2 (180bhp/tonne).....
  13. Stephen W

    High spec road car

    It’s the build which is fun for me. I’ve got other track days booked with it but I can always build another for those. As for price, message me if serious and I’ll give it a proper coat of though. At the moment the sale feeling is a bit of whim.
  14. Stephen W

    High spec road car

    I have a 306bhp n/a 2.0 Duratec engined SeW “aerorace” chassis car with a new body if you are interested.... road registered.
  15. Stephen W

    Pre Lit Ally bodied - Build Thread

    Depends if you get a pre 75 reg....

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