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    Thanks - I'll check them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Certified Lotus View Post
    I can vouch for Quicksilver. They have built a number of my engines and they know what they are doing.
    Thanks for the recommendation - I'll check them out.

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    Yeah - I think I need a 2.5 making 270 hp. Leaning towards either OMEX/Burton or someone in the US like Beachman or Quicksilver or Focus Power.


    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    Our cars are plug and play. So scrapping the car because of an engine issues seems extreme - I agree with Suave above.

    With that in mind then use the chance for a serious upgrade in performance. Options:

    1) Why stop at just 2.3L...wimp! Bruce Beachman does a nice 2.5L Duratec option.
    2) Dunnell used to have a proprietary ECU which is a big downside to my mind - not sure if that is still true but as an alternative maybe look at Raceline http://www.raceline.co.uk/ or Burton Power (p 14-15 of the catalog) for crate engines
    3) While I have not, a number of forum members on the east coast have used Quicksilver race Engines http://quicksilverraceengines.com/services.htm
    4) Do you have a Caterham? What about dropping the 620R powerplant into your chassis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMike View Post
    I know someone has shoved an EcoBoost into their Seven. But I'm not sure I want to bang my head against it for that long. After 4 years of mistakes I'm ready for a proven solution. Really at this point I'm ok spending a lot more money for something I am confident will work.

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    Apologies for going off topic but I have to ask Mike - why the Vivian avatar? Brings back memories that make me smile from when I was much, much younger, are you a displaced Brit?

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    Tom Carlin has installed an Ecoboost in a Birkin. If you are looking for 270hp, this crate motor is very cost effective. As delivered, it puts out 258hp. The ECU that comes with it from Ford is programmable to around 310hp. It's also shorter than the 2.5 and doesn't need a dry sump. Neither do you have to buy forged pistons, rods and crank, all necessary to get a reliable 270 out of it.

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    Or you can step out of the box and find a wrecked '94 - '05 Miata and use the engine and transmission in your car. It takes some fabrication and electrical skills but it can be done. For far less than some of the engines listed above I ended up with a 1,340 lb turbo charged Miata powered Caterham SV which dyno'd at 301 HP at the rear wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukchris View Post
    Apologies for going off topic but I have to ask Mike - why the Vivian avatar? Brings back memories that make me smile from when I was much, much younger, are you a displaced Brit?
    Vyvyan was my favorite character from The Young Ones, my favorite show in college. I've been using it for years as my standard forum avatar. Not a British expat.

    Mike
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    And all this time I genuinely thought it was a selfie of Mike? You know I just understood there were all types of people on here and accepted that for what it was.
    Mike
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    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - awaiting new engine)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (restoration - awaiting engine rebuild)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (catching up on deferred maintenance)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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    Me too Croc.
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car

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