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« on: October 01, 2008, 18:39:37 PM »




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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 20:55:33 PM »
can some one buy it, I realy want to see how these go

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 00:30:36 AM »
mike builds them well!!

johnny, i have driven a twin cam bult by mike it really shocked me.

yes a twincam boat achor with well over 250bhp and the torque was owsome.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 08:55:20 AM »
KIB bought it as far as I can tell.   He got an absolute bargain given all the extra's that went with it.  Also, iirc that engine had ported heads and bronze valve guides.

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 22:53:06 PM »
Yes he did!    
The engine will probably bee on its way to Norway next week!

Quote from: Mikey'J
He got an absolute bargain given all the extra's that went with it.
It‚‚žÂs really relaxing reading those words. Never really know what you get when buying on eBay. And it‚‚žÂs always a bit scary buying expensive items ‚€¦‚Å“unseen‚Ý...

And if I hadn‚‚žÂt been a member of this forum I‚‚žÂd NEVER dare to buy it!!!

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 16:27:18 PM »
Good stuff!  


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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008, 23:09:00 PM »
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KIB bought it as far as I can tell.   He got an absolute bargain given all the extra's that went with it.  Also, iirc that engine had ported heads and bronze valve guides.

Mike.

Mikey‚‚žÂJ ‚€€œ Got some questions for you!

I‚‚žÂm quite sure you had a post in here some where about the ‚€¦‚Å“sisterÂ‚Ý of my newly purchased engine. The one referred to in the Ebay auction.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-Cosworth-24v-Tw...1QQcmdZViewItem]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-Cosworth-24v-Tw...1QQcmdZViewItem

Think it was in a TRV race car but came up for sale. Can‚‚žÂt find the post!

Do you have any info about the engine? If is still around? In what condition? Was it reliable in the race car and how long before it needed a rebuilt? What power did it make and so on...?

Thanks, Knut

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2008, 23:40:46 PM »
Hi Knut,  the tvr race car made 450 hp at about 16 psi iirc but could have made 500.  Class rules said they had to use 350 hp or something like that depending on chassis weight.  It did 2 seasons of racing before they switched to a modified speed 6 engine for commercial reasons.  That was utter rubbish for the 2 seasons   the engine came out 14 times in the last season.

Now they want to use the 24v again:)  I just cleaned it up inside and reshelled it. The old shells weren't worn though and nothing else needed doing.  I did fit a stud kit to the heads.

Your engine is to a higher specification.  It has Gen 3 coated pistons and iirc some head porting which means it must have had bronze valve guides installed?  You can't port the heads without removing the guides first.

Dave aka Stealth has my best engine build but he's been to busy to run it. He has fully ported heads and big exhaust valves.  I have the parts to do one more of those engines.

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2008, 23:46:36 PM »

I think I am right in saying it's the sister engine to mine  

But is a lower spec as Mike says.

Mine should make over 500bhp @ 16psi  

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2008, 23:53:44 PM »
Yes, it's the same as yours apart from the headwork which you have and the mods you have done yourself

Now when you going to get it running:)

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2008, 12:28:12 PM »
Quote from: Dave
I think I am right in saying it's the sister engine to mine  

But is a lower spec as Mike says.

Mine should make over 500bhp @ 16psi

Sisters, twins, or triplets? ‚€€œ They all got the same father at least...  
 
Dave, I guess you‚‚žÂve got the MAIN engine/setup especially with those really nice VNT turbos. Will give you a lot of HP and a nice torque curve!
 
Haven‚‚žÂt got a second set of those VNT's lying around?  

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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2008, 20:22:06 PM »

Hmmm it's a pity it's all in bits still under my bench  

VNT's well they will cost you about 2000 pounds new  

Welcome to team Boost    

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2008, 22:16:15 PM »
2000 pounds!!    

I believe I read some where that your turbos where designed for petrol engines, but are they special made for your engine or some kind of raced engine? I guess it‚‚žÂs not a standard turbo from a production car?  What‚€¹€œs the chance of finding them used then? None?  
 
I guess a VNT Turbo form a diesel engine (that‚‚žÂs widely available) will fail cause of the heat?  

I just love the idea of VNT turbos with the ability to give max boost all the way from low rpm to max rpm!

Just think about what a diesel engine used to be, slow and grumpy, but now, with VNT turbos (+ upgraded diesel management system) they are quick, lively and a joy to drive!!  (as much joy that a diesel can be of course  )

Team BOOST rules!!!    

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2008, 06:50:09 AM »
That's 1000 each by the way.

Basically they are made from 3 different turbo's.

Geoff designed his own exhaust castings for them of which only 150 of them was cast.
He designed it to take a wastegate & to be able to take petrol combustion temperatures.

They are expensive but there again no other turbo of the same max flow spec can match them for spool up or lag.

A couple of STD T3's hit's 16psi at 4500rpm these do it before 2500.  The STD t3's make 4 psi at that rev  

So I have 2000rpm of advantage, this also means I can run higher gearing hence less fuel etc etc.

So if it all works out the engine will be a dream of a drive on the road with good power, very good mpg & should kick ass on the track to.

I got lucky my VNT's are 2nd hand, they came from a V6 Mits FTO that was raced on the track & made 750bhp with them.
They was however stripped & rebuilt by TT.

& I have done a few mods on them myself to try & improve them even more.



To sum up.
They won't give me any more max torque or HP than STD T3's but in reality them figures are not that important.

It's the shape of your torque graph that counts ???????
« Last Edit: October 26, 2008, 07:10:29 AM by Dave »
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2008, 11:19:49 AM »
I totally agree with you thinking! In my case I don‚‚žÂt need the 500-600hp+++ at 7500rpm, because the engine is going in to a Capri road car.
I'll always having trouble getting enough grip on the rear wheels to handle that kind of power and you don‚‚žÂt need the massive hp at max rpm driving on the road.
But with VNT turbos you‚‚žÂll alter the characteristics of the engine radically and get the toque in early and make the engine more suitable   for the road.

DAVE if you ever hear about a set of nice second hand VNT‚‚žÂs please let me know  
If I have to buy new VNT‚‚žÂs I think I have too spend my money other places first, haven‚‚žÂt even got a car ready to install the engine into and T3‚‚žÂs (new I think) are delivered with the engine.

By the way! The engine would be ready for shipping this week, Monday or Tuesday hopefully!  

Not everyday you‚‚žÂre waiting for a parcel like this to be delivered at your door step!!      
I'm really looking forward to receiving it.




Knut
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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2008, 18:41:52 PM »

Mine are the only ones I have ever come across so don't hold your breathe  
People don't want to sell them.  


GoodLuck mate.

Hope you get some good results with it
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2008, 19:29:00 PM »
Quote from: KIB

By the way! The engine would be ready for shipping this week, Monday or Tuesday hopefully!  

Not everyday you‚‚žÂre waiting for a parcel like this to be delivered at your door step!!      
I'm really looking forward to receiving it.
 

i hope your delivery man deliver, my delivery man gave up, the block was to heavy for him. now i have to pick it up. grrrrrrrrrrrr    
greetz Paul.

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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2008, 22:09:30 PM »
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the mail delivery man loves you, when he see this.  

i hope your delivery man deliver, my delivery man gave up, the block was to heavy for him. now i have to pick it up. grrrrrrrrrrrr  

Well, luckily it‚‚žÂs not my ordinary mail man that‚‚žÂs gonna deliver, he‚‚žÂd get a heart-attack if he saw this!!  

I‚‚žÂve talked to the transport company. They‚‚žÂre gonna deliver it with a lorry and a fork-lift at home if I can get an hour off at work to meet up with them, if not they have to deliver at my work.....then I have to get it home my self. Guess my Renault Kangoo work car would be ‚€¦‚Å“fully loadedÂ‚Ý with this pallet inside    
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2008, 08:27:38 AM »
i am already talking whit a other company to ship it, whit some luck there will be no problems anymore. the only problem is that is costing more money now. if i had a car, where i can fit a pallet in, i would get it my self, but the trunk off a capri is to small.
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