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  1. #11
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    150/138 -> 170/156
    At the rear wheels

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    Very impressive, esp the torque#!
    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car
    '19 Honda Civic, Type-R

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    Thatís better than your zetec Mike. Remind us again who did your rebuild and tune?
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (restoration - engine rebuild)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (will repaint to original color in 2020)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic

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    Hey Croc.

    My rebuilt engine is an Ford Zetec SVT and Paul has the newer Ford Duratec. A SVT's power typically is about half way between a standard Zetec's 128 hp, 116 torque and the newer Duratec.

    My original SVT engine made around 162-ish hp, 142-ish torque, per my ever faltering memory. When I had my Duratec powered Birkin it made 165 hp and 148 Torque, as I recall. I'd love to have Paul's hp#'s, tho the dyno "grand prix" can be pretty meaningless. I remember Michael D's Zetec dynod at 220 hp, but I could always stay right with him on the straight at Lightening in my SVT. Tho, I have a 6 sp., and he had a 5 sp., so gearing wasn't identical.

    The Zetec SVT seems to offer a lot less potential for power than the Duratec which is a better foundation for power increases (It breaths better, spins faster, and I think it is lighter).

    My rebuilt SVT makes much less than my original SVT (I recently had it base- lined at the nearby chassis dyno shop), BUT, it has yet to be tuned by its builder, 1TurboFocus, aka, TurboTom. He tuned my original SVT with good results. That task on the rebuilt motor is getting closer to the top of my things to do list. I expect (hope?) the result will be similar to the original SVT engine's, but it wont scare Paul.
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    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car
    '19 Honda Civic, Type-R

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    Scare me? Nope.
    ill still be waving as you blast past me with your sticky wheels and blue enema
    - I’m content the engine no longer stops at 5k.

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    Oh - I thought Paul had a Zetec. My bad.

    You deserve more oomph in a engine. It would be more exciting for all of us!
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (restoration - engine rebuild)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (will repaint to original color in 2020)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic

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    Wait. You guys have 3 digit horsepower numbers at the wheels...

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    And we’ll be left in Todd’s dust every time.

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