twin spark RWD?
Unexpected question, I'm sure, but I'm working hard to convince myself that I will build a Lotus 7 clone (the book by Chris Gibbs is already purchased, for starters.)
I know a source for brand newvTwin Spark engines that has 1.6, and 1.8, and I'd like to use one of those, obviously, instead of a pinto-engine..Could anyone tell me which gearbox/diff I could use for that?
Of course, I could (and likely will) base it on a MX5 instead of a Sierra, I've looked around for sequential gearboxes which included a reverse gear, but some that found cost over €10000, which rather defeats the purpose of building a car myself. (A 2nd hand mx5 costs up to €4000)
I'm rsther dmitten with the 1.8, since I've had one in a 156, very nice performance, and very nice raspy exhaust note (I've noticed othermakers' 1.8—engines having the same exhaust note. The GT I've owned for a short while had a JTS 2.0 which nicely had more torque at low revs, also the car had fabulously well weighted controls, which made it an absolute joy to drive, until I lost my job and had to sell it.... but sound-wise, I prefer the 1.8.