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Offline kiwimazda

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« on: June 28, 2009, 12:01:07 AM »
You better believe it


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 11:44:37 AM »
I think pip has done a 20b one in the past !

Will be very quick !!!!! Is it n/a or turbo ??

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 11:51:29 AM »
I can see the exhaust peeping out - looks very much made for each other, that engine and that car. Low C of G, fairly back in the car....looks right.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 12:18:27 PM »
engine is sitting nicely behind the front axle

not only low c of g but nice 50/50 weight dist i sense

would love to build one myself too

although i would like to do a radical instead

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 12:27:30 PM »
Looks like it\'ll be a fun project once done :D
Have seen a similar thing before and it does look good



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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 05:19:55 PM »
If I remember correctly, the person who spotted me which ended up with me joing the forum was running a rotary in a westfield chasis - Bill Shruvington. Sadly no longer a member - but I suspect someone has contact details.
 
If you do a google search for rocus or low cost rotary you can find some rotaries in \'7\' type crates.
 
such as : http://www.geocities.com/phbura@ameritech.net/index.html
 
There was also an attempt at a commercial venture along these lines with the Viking:
 
http://www.modified.com/features/0302scc_laminar_concepts_viking_srx7/index.html
 
This has to be one of the ultimate cars to put this kind of engine into :)
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 10:13:31 PM »
Quote from: Prof;620833
If I remember correctly, the person who spotted me which ended up with me joing the forum was running a rotary in a westfield chasis - Bill Shruvington. Sadly no longer a member - but I suspect someone has contact details

The last time I spoke to Bill was when we loaded his westfield onto my trailer.
Yes its his old car. Purchased in quite a sad state and with out engine and box. We are using my 13b 4 port with full bridge on a 51mm IDA Weber. Close ratio gear box etc etc. A lot of work has gone into tidying up and taking weight out of the car

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 12:03:38 AM »
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The last time I spoke to Bill was when we loaded his westfield onto my trailer.
Yes its his old car. Purchased in quite a sad state and with out engine and box. We are using my 13b 4 port with full bridge on a 51mm IDA Weber. Close ratio gear box etc etc. A lot of work has gone into tidying up and taking weight out of the car

I reckon it will be worth it in the end though - before I bought the RX7 I was seriously considering a Westfield Seight - although it would have not been a practical daily car ;)
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 08:23:48 AM »
Brilliant - haven\'t seen this car for so long... when do you reckon it will be on the road again?
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 08:58:02 PM »
I can\'t understand why more people havent done this, fantactic idea, light car, with a light and powerful engine.

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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 10:29:06 PM »
This wont be on the road for some time. Racing only for now

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2009, 10:37:18 PM »
Should be running in about 3 weeks

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2009, 10:55:38 PM »
great work, that is gonna be one mental car! :driving

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 09:20:18 AM »
Looks like loads of fun :)

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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 08:52:38 PM »
Quote from: Kieron;627988
Looks like loads of fun :)


Quote from: chrisrx7;627932
great work, that is gonna be one mental car! :driving



Yep, fun and mental are 2 words to describe it  :Thumbs-up
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