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  • Locost 7 v2.0 ?

    Hello all,
    I finally succumbed to temptation and bought a 2.3l Duratec crate motor for LOCOST 7.
    The plan is to gather the bits needed for the swap and try to do it over the winter. While I'm at it, I plan to fix a few other little things that have been bugging me as well.....

    Question:
    Who's got the bellhousing/clutch stuff to adapt the Duratec to my Type 9 trans over here?
    Or should I just go straight to the UK guys?

    L8R
    DaveG
    Dave Ganzer
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    805-527-6089 h

  • #2
    Jon Stokes, Chris Carter and Scot E have them on their 7s. One of them may be able to help. You could also ask William @ Autocourse since he's the guy that has been building Duratec 7s in the USA.

    With your featherweight car I expect that you will be blowing by me about next April. Smart decision on goin with the Duratec!! 8)

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    • #3
      Dave

      I've been thinking about getting one as well. May I ask what you paid for it?

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      • #4
        Magnus,
        I paid $550 + $147 shipping
        It was too cheap to pass up....

        DaveG
        Dave Ganzer
        [email protected]
        [email protected]
        805-527-6089 h

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        • #5
          Anymore available?

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          • #6
            Rob,
            I suspect he has more.

            Here's his Email
            [email protected]

            DaveG
            Dave Ganzer
            [email protected]
            [email protected]
            805-527-6089 h

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            • #7
              Cosworth in Torrance can sell you a clutch, and perhaps the flywheel. I don't know of any stateside bellhousing. The cost of shipping isn't that great for a part like that, unless you want to hand carry it...

              The crate motor comes w/ what components attached? Mine was a "long block" which meant basically the block, internals, head and water pump. Everything else was sourced in the Uk.

              Ya gotta dig the price. Blow a motor? So what? A tank of gas will cost you more!
              Chris
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              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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              • #8
                Here's the link to the engine I bought.

                http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...em=7997502281&

                Pictures appear to be of a complete engine, flywheel forward, minus wiring, starter, and alternator. (normal state for a "crate" engine)

                Looks to be a stick shift flywheel... I'll have to see if it will be usable, and how easy it would be to lighten. Lathe and mill time are free.......

                DaveG
                Dave Ganzer
                [email protected].net
                [email protected]
                805-527-6089 h

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                • #9
                  For those who asked about where I got my engine, here's another one listed by the same guy.
                  It's not as complete as the one I bought but it is cheaper.
                  It would make a good spare for someone...

                  Ebay item: 8005144590

                  DaveG
                  Dave Ganzer
                  [email protected]
                  [email protected]
                  805-527-6089 h

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