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  • T9 gearbox + diff soon for sale.

    Ok...

    I am ripping out my Sierra five speeder and standard diff in order to install a Caterham six speeder, lightened flywheel, race clutch pack, and a ZF limited slip (probably 1:3.38 ).

    Since I am extremely short on garage space I would like to get rid of the old parts. The box and diff has approx 12000 miles on them. The box leaks a bit, but I will fix that before I sell it. I don't know the drive ratio on the diff, probably 3:68. I'll check if anyone is interested.

    Delivery in early August when I get my parts.

    The only reason for me not to keep the diff housing to install the LSD package, is that I want to change the gear ratio as well. The ring and pinion kit plus the LSD kit will set me back almost as much as a complete unit. (Plus, I am lazy.)

    Special price only today: $600 each, or $1000 for both. Shipping not included.

    A new box retails for $1500 from Caterham USA.
    The diff retails new for approx $2600.

    Yes it is a sweet, sweet deal, and admit it: An extra gearbox in the garage will boost your chances with the opposite sex.

    /Magnus F.

  • #2
    Hmmmm, is that a higly infective strain of Upgradeitis?

    Just envious, Gert

    P.S.: Give me a clue, how do tou sell this to your wife?

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    • #3
      The wife management process is extremely simple:

      1. Upgrade her car from a Nissan Altima GLE to a Volvo S60 2.4T.

      2. When she is in ecstacy over her new toy, put on your most innocent look and ask if you can upgrade your toy too.

      3. Upgrade.

      There is a fair amount of money involved, but what the hell. You can only have a mid-life crisis once (a year).

      /Magnus F.

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      • #4
        No interest in the drive train, but I will take your engine when you get bored with it in a few months.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael Murphy
          No interest in the drive train, but I will take your engine when you get bored with it in a few months.
          Sorry.

          My engine plays a pivotal role in overthrowing Brad from the throne of speed. And by "overthrow" I mean humiliate.

          I am currently eyeing a smaller drive wheel for the blower, which will increase the boost to something like 8 psi. That could possibly give me somewhere around 260 HP at the crank.

          At this stage I envision Brad in a state of utter despair, roaming the countryside at night, stealing cheap parts from rice rockets in a futile attempt to catch up with my superior performance.

          And when he has finally scraped together enough crappy mufflers, stickers and ill-fitting plastic body kits to confront me on the battleground of manhood (Willow Springs), I shall thwart him yet again with a secretly installed water injection system!
          http://www.jacksonracing.com/Shop/Vi...eIndexID=37416

          He shall then realise the error of his naturally aspirated ways and replace his Caterham with the only thing he is worthy driving: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/...er/photo2b.jpg


          /Magnus F.

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          • #6
            Magnus: Your next opportunity to humiliate me will be @ the Q on saturday and sunday. Before God and country your car will be exposed as the second launching of the Wasa, west coast edition :!: 8) :lol:

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            • #7
              He shall then realise the error of his naturally aspirated ways and replace his Caterham with the only thing he is worthy driving: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/...er/photo2b.jpg
              Boy oh boy, a guy gets a blower for his SV and suddenly he's too good for just about everything in sight. But talking trash about what is one of the most, uh, stunning automotive designs of all time is just too much. Remember that no less a car company than Porsche designed the magnificent 928 by taking an AMC Moonunit to the yard for a smash, stretch and pull. Whatta beaut!
              Chris
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              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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              • #8
                water injection

                Magnus,

                How does this water injection work exactly. Is there an injector for each cylinder or ??? What is it's consumption rate?

                Brad, *wisper* nitrous. ;-)

                Cheers,

                Tom
                Tom "ELV15" Jones
                http://PIErats.com

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                • #9
                  Re: water injection

                  Originally posted by Elv15
                  How does this water injection work exactly. Is there an injector for each cylinder or ??? What is it's consumption rate?
                  The pump seems to inject into the manifold after the blower to down the air before it is delivered to the cylinder, thus increasing the oxygen density.

                  I have no idea about the consumption rate, but I figure I could use the windshield washer reservoir which I filled up before I registered and is still more than half full...

                  /Magnus F.

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                  • #10
                    temps

                    Magunus, do you have a way to monitor how evenly it gets distributed? Ie: EGT gauge? or I understand there is a knock sensor that can tell which cylinder the knock comes from...

                    I would think it is a fine line between too little and too much H2O.

                    Cheers,

                    Tom
                    Tom "ELV15" Jones
                    http://PIErats.com

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                    • #11
                      Hmmm.

                      In the Zetec block there is only one knock sensor in the middle of the block, which I BTW haven't wired up.

                      Water distribution could be a problem since the single injector is mounted downstream from the blower fairly close to where the manifold splits up to the four intakes. Jackson Racing claims that their inejction kit is compatible with the supercharger kit I have, but I would probably spend some time carefully mapping the engine before I started using it for real.

                      Another solution is to mount multiple injectors on the intake manifold to get a better distribution.

                      /Magnus F.

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                      • #12
                        selling stuff

                        Ahem, back to the original question: I have been selling a bunch of stuff (that I removed from my car or replaced) by listing on the Yahoo Locost group. As the name suggests these folks are of course trying to build a whole car for much less money than your gearbox upgrade, i.e. you will not get top Dollar. But I found it preferable to cluttering my garage or just throwing away and I found interested buyers within a day. Of course there is still eBay...

                        Gert

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