An MX5 with a plot twist...

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  1. Aidan_G

    Aidan_G Member

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    ohhhh, td04-19t! i like the sound of that:thumbs: where did you get it?
     
  2. georgepoling

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    Its a reconditioned one we got from a company my mate uses. So should see some nice top end now when the boost is actually running high
     
  3. georgepoling

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    Had an issue with the heater hose comign off, so new jubilee clips all round and working fine again!
    [​IMG]6tag_260516-203421 by gpizzle__, on Flickr

    Tidyed up the brakes with some fresh paint:

    [​IMG]WP_20160527_20_52_30_Pro by gpizzle__, on Flickr

    Rolling shots, i think the fitment is just right!

    [​IMG]FB_20160522_22_04_22_Saved_Picture by gpizzle__, on Flickr

    And got the roof off the other day, went out for a bit of a play that involved some quiet roundabouts. It sounds so so good, it crackles and pops everywhere and mean as hell. Got the boost sat nicely at 15 psi, which is giving around 180 whp. plenty to spin 3rd gear!

    [​IMG]WP_20160528_16_34_02_Pro by gpizzle__, on Flickr[​IMG]WP_20160528_16_34_04_Pro by gpizzle__, on Flickr
     
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    Hiya mate, had a couple quick questions and sorry if they've already been asked! Whats the actual engine code for this and what car did it get pulled out of? Guessing it's the best one to go for but i'm Not savvy on saabs. Also how did you deal with engine mounts as are they not mounted for FWD originally?? Thanks again and sorry if it's already been answered.
     
  6. georgepoling

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    Its the 2.3 out of a 9000 viggen, but its a bit of a frankenstien block. engine mounts are fairly easy to make rwd, same as making any engine swap mounts. No worries, im happy to answer questions :)
     
  7. dazza9t9

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    Am I right in thinking you offer this conversation?
    I have a mk2.5 and was planning on FI but this could be another route
     
  8. Joeboy57

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    Sorry if this question has already been asked but what management did you use 93 or 95
     
  9. Jim Henry

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    Hi i have just found this item and I'm just blown away i was thinking about this exact engine swap and gearbox but a friend told me that the Omega gearbox is too low geared for the MX5 diff and you would need to fit the Omega diff as well . How did you find the gearing with the MX5 diff and if you changed it what way did you go. Great bit of engineering,
     
  10. Aarono1703

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    Hi, anymore updates on this build? It's been a while now hahaa
     
  11. Shire Motorsport

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    This the one on monkey London
     
  12. Thomass

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    amaizing buil ..
    I got a question about the hydro.as I have installed one inline hydro but it would not work no matter how much we bled the lines.. any tips?
     
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    Wing's a little big for me but looks amazing either way, nicely done.
     

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