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Hi guys,

juts thought id let you guys in on the progress as i go with this, i started just over a week ago stripping the car out ready for the conversion to track car.....its going quite well so far and im now starting to plan which parts i need to buy so i will soon be at the point where the build can start......
 

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you can see how desperate i am for wheels now im using a get ya home wheel and a axel stand :cheese:

all thats left now is for the engine to come out and be binned (unless anyone needs any parts for a 1.6TS) and for the dash to be removed and all the gubbins behind the dash to come out aswell

unfortunatly im away as from tomorow for 2 weeks in greece so wont be getting any work done out there lol but ill be straight back on it when im back :D
 

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What engine are you planning to replace the little Twinny with?
ive not looked into it in great detail as of yet, sent a few emails to Gus asking what he reccomended, i wanted something much bigger but also simple, solid and easy to maintain, he reccomonded a 3.0 v6 which im looking towards more and more....however i will need to give him a call first to find out a bit more about it

im not planning on entering her in any races, i live less than a hour from the Nürburgring so im just planning on having some fun at the weekends as im not too inclined to take my v6 round it as ill be stuck for a car if anything bad was to happen
 

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If you can get hold of some dry ice it make it much easier to remove all of that sound deadening - but I bet you already knew that......:)

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I didnt know that! as i said in my reply to you in my other post this is the first time ive stripped a car to this extent so ive not had to encounter that before. ill keep my eyes peeled for some though :thumbs:
 

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Dry ice is only dry ice at -73 degrees - so get a block or some pellets and leave it on the sound deadening for a while and then whack if off with a mallet, it is good fun and saves hours of boring heat guns and messy scrapping :cool:

Move it around in sections sitting in place for a minute or two before you attack that area.....
 

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sent a few emails to Gus asking what he reccomended, i wanted something much bigger but also simple, solid and easy to maintain, he reccomonded a 3.0 v6 which im looking towards more and more....
Why 3.0 not a 3.2? Technically these engines are the same (as long as you mean 3.0 24v not 12v).
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Well.... party / disco shops as they use it in the dry ice / smoke machines. You can have it delivered but it is expensive. You may find a supermarket might let you have some but people can be a bit cagey as at -73 degrees it is not for playing with!

Try the web for local suppliers.....
 

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ok so im back from greece and really need to get cracking now

im realising now how far behind i really am so need to get pressing but cant even decide what engine to go for!!!

bit of advice here would be awsome

im not too fussed on size however minimum of 2ltr and not too fussed about turbo or n/a

im just after a good solid high power engine which is going to make my little gem perform well on a track

obviously im after a engine which is easy to source and maintain im useless at making up my own mind so im going to need some advice here please!!!!
 

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The Fiat 16vt???
 

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ive been looking at the engine mounts on my v6 and comparing them to that of the 1.6 and it all seems to be exactly the same which would suggest i could drop a 2.5 v6 straight into it but what baffles me still is drive shafts etc etc, what else further down would be different?? same for the likes of the 3.0 / 3.2 v6
 

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Subframe & gearbox are different on TS vs V6. Its not a straight forward conversion, neither is the electrics needed to get it running. It would require a total loom, ECU & codebox swap from another car to get it to work.

If you want to drop in a reliable high-power engine, what about a turbo Ford engine? Something like the 2.0 Turbo from the Escort RS2000? Its a very basic EFI engine, sorting the electrics out would be a lot easier than putting in a modern engine like the Alfa V6.
 

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fiat coupes 20v turbo might be a good laugh
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fiat coupes 20v turbo might be a good laugh
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Be reasonably straight forward to fit as well, its the same basic block as the 2.4 10v JTD so you could use bits from that car to get it to work, save getting stuff fabricated. You wouldn't be the first to do that conversion either.
 
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