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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:52 am 
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Farrrk, thats a bullet swift. I wish i had that engine in my street car.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:06 pm 
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Landers engine isn't much use without a super close ratio gearbox to match as the engine has a very narrow powerband.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:29 pm 
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Dattman wrote:
Landers engine isn't much use without a super close ratio gearbox to match as the engine has a very narrow powerband.



Yeah, my engine is working very well only in area 6000 - 9000 rpm.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:39 pm 
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I've had a proper close ratio group A gearbox and a genuine Suzuki plate type LSD fitted for the last 2 seasons, I just need more power to keep up with the guys that are spending £9000 ($18000) for an engine that produces 180-190hp and can only beat me by 5-10 seconds on an 10 mile stage (my old engine had covered 110,000 miles and was producing maybe 115hp).
Looking forward to wiping their smug smiles off their faces next year :D :D .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:11 pm 
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Hehe Andy,

Showing off your skill there :lol: !
So, Lander is using stock pistons and you are using high comp.
Your should go well then.
Can I have a drive when you have your car run in!?
I think I need to have a road trip to Gloucester!

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p.s. I bought yet another Suzuki Sports LSD(AF34S this time!)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:31 am 
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No probs mate,
I'm collecting the crank from the machine shop tomorrow (Monday) and dropping the block off at the same time to be bored (76mm) honed and decked , then I'm taking the crank, rods ,pistons etc to Steve for lightening and balancing etc, so hopefully by the end of the month I'll be able to start putting the bottom end together :) .
However there's one small problem, it's my 25th wedding anniversary at the end of the month so I should buy my wife something nice, because if she finds out how much this engine is costing (the real cost!) it will end in a blood bath :blackeye: , mine!!
Keep well
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:14 am 
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What you want is one of these. ;o)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:51 pm 
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@ swiftmotorsport please take some margin on the max RPM the engine can handle and don’t save money on things like valve spring and lifter.
Over the last years we had some engines in with broken valves due to wrong gear selection and over revving the engine al do with the close ratio gearbox chance is that your engine will survive a lot better jumping it in to the wrong gear.

Good luck with the engine build.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:01 pm 
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I sold my Swift to one guy in Austria.

Bye Bye Swift community. It was very nice over 5 years with my Swift and I get over 100 trophys with it. New era of my racing with Dallara F3 is waiting.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Sad to see you go, good luck with the F3.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:59 pm 
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My dallara before redesigned front wing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:37 pm 
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Best of luck to you in F3.
Here is one of my non-Swift projects.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:28 pm 
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Best of luck Lander. Was great having you here :)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:50 pm 
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Best of luck with the new project and thanks for being here. I hope you get the chance to point the new owner in the direction of teamswift to continue sharing with us where the car is going!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Hey Andy,

Drop me a line about your rally project! I'm from Nottingham, living near Boston USA and building a MK2 GTI Rally car in Costa Rica!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:07 am 
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Wow, nice toys guys!
I'm envious!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:44 pm 
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I have at home another Dallara F394! With Honda Mugen engine! Now separed in parts and monokokue in repaint. Will post pics soon.

My and my friend is starting to reorganize my team to F3 racing team in hillclimbing. For now we have 3 F3 formulas : Dallara F394 Fiat Abarth Novamotor, Dallara F394 Honda Mugen, Eufra F394 Opel Spiess and small formula Van Diemen with 1,6l Ford engine.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:41 am 
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Hi Chris,
what do you want to know?
He're a quick spec.
1990 shell, OMP cage with double diags to door bars and rear stays + 16 point attachment, Sparco Evo seats and 3" 5 point belts plus the normal extinguishers and cut out etc, standard laminated screen but the rest are 4mm moulded polycarbonate (8kg lighter than the glass it replaced).

Proper Group A gearbox with 90% plate type LSD, standard shafts.

Fully adjustable coilover suspension all round (GAZ) with billet alloy spherical bearing top mounts, poly bushed throughout, 22mm rear anti-roll bar and modified Subaru Imprezza adjustable rear toe arms.

Standard size discs, front grooved with Hawk blue pads, rear standard with EBC o.e spec pads.

The engine is in the process of being built, the bottom end is finished (Maynards race engines) and is now living in my spare bedroom much to the annoyance of my beloved!, and the head should be finished in the next week or two.
Bored to 76mm (1362cc) standard crank, knife edged, tuftrided and polished, new H beam steel rods with ARP bolts fitted,12:1 forged pistons (JE), lightwieght flywheel and Group A clutch, and the whole lot has been lightened and balanced.
The head is being ported, polished and flowed, valve guides cut back and 3 angle valve seats cut, fitted with new h/d springs and new colletts.

Suzuki GSXR 600 K4 injected throttle bodies on a custom inlet manifold and fuel rail, GM low impedence brown injectors (Astra GTE), K&N filter, and it's all going to be kept under control by a fully mappable Omex engine management system.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:34 am 
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swiftmotorsport wrote:
22mm rear anti-roll bar and modified Subaru Imprezza adjustable rear toe arms.


Hi Andy
1. what size is the front bar?
2. may we see a pic of the Suba arms?

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Fully adjustable coilover suspension all round

What spring rates do you use?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:22 am 
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I'm using a standard front bar at the moment but that may change in the future, the spring rates are 225lb 11'' front and 100lb 10'' rear (also converted to coilover), which is fine for gravel or loose bumpy tarmac, however the last event I did was on good quality smooth tarmac and the car was way to soft so the rates are going to go much harder and lower in the future.
I will try to post some photo's of the arms and suspension later.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:06 am 
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:shock: my god Andy, have your mortgaged your house to pay for your new engine :lol: should fly though!

Gas Fumes, you need a stiff chassis and very good shocks to run soft setups like this, mine is similar but setup for tarmac hillclimbs and use 175lb (10') in the back as I also have rear coil overs and 275lb (10') in the front but I will be changing down to 250 or possibly 225 in the next few months.

For Tarmac autocrossing then 275-350 in the front and 300-400lb in the rear with koni sports would be a good place to start out.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:14 pm 
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No re-mortgage just no bo**ocks if my wife ever finds out the true cost :shock: .

I have bought the bits over an 18 month period so it hasn't been all spent at the same time, also the engine builder has done me an outstanding deal for cash and some advertising on the car.
I think the total cost will be well into 4 figures (including dyno time to set it all up), but it will still be less than half what some of my fellow class competitors are spending.

Thanks for the info on the spring rates, that is around the figures I was thinking of.

Right, hopefully attached should be some photo's of the rear arms and a me me me photo giving it some through a water splash.
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The last one is of a big rad conversion I did using an Audi 80 2000cc 8 valve rad.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:43 pm 
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hi, what power did you get out of the engine when all was done.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:27 am 
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I think it was 165bhp.


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