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Nothing at the moment, health and finances a bit poorly of late  :( , but do have plans  8).

BTW, that was the designation for the engines they developed for Vauxhall, the (c)20XE, which was rather successful in the BTCC and WTCC Championships.
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is that the 16v slant 4 that was used in the Jensen Healey?
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is that the 16v slant 4 that was used in the Jensen Healey?

That was the Lotus engine, undeveloped at that point and paved the way for Jensens' demise; later used in the Lotus Elite (1974 edition)
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Nothing at the moment, health and finances a bit poorly of late  :( , but do have plans  8).

BTW, that was the designation for the engines they developed for Vauxhall, the (c)20XE, which was rather successful in the BTCC and WTCC Championships.

I thought that might have ben the case. As you may have known Ive owned 4 C20XE cars.
1980 VW Golf GTI Track Car
1995 Audi RS2
2003 Mini Cooper S
2006 Skoda Octavia vRS Combi
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I didn't - I do know Chad has had a couple, though.
Did you do much by way of modifications?
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I didn't - I do know Chad has had a couple, though.
Did you do much by way of modifications?

Na, Chad purchased my Calibra, I think you knew the person who purchased my Mk2 Astra GTE 16V and Ive had 2 Vectra 2000 GSI's.
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Offline Gordo

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South African chap, panel beater, he turbo'ed it, if it's the same chap - Samir?
Chad sold the calibra to his father, don't know what happened after.
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looking forward to the next one, prepaint assembly and test fit, should get a good idea of the final car
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it must be quite daunting designing something for someone as knowledgeable and experienced as Gordon Murray, but Murray seems quite relaxed about the whole thing

and it must be quite satisfying to get the positive feedback from him
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Offline schattenblau

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that sport quattro ...  mmmm

what was that ugly car murray arrived in ?
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didn't see him arrive in a car, but they were walking towards what looked like a KIA Soul as they left, no roof racks so it might have been the EV version
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that's the one.

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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2018, 08:28:58 am »
they're cracking on  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdKHHB3ndyc

what a mix of wonderful cars there, including a Ro80, I wonder what they're doing with that?
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2018, 04:15:01 pm »
a Ro80, I wonder what they're doing with that?

Putting a 13B turbo in it???  :laugh:

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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2018, 09:59:26 pm »
Putting a 13B turbo in it???  :laugh:

they'd have to dry sump it, Mazda rotaries (back in the day anyway) had huge ugly sumps that hung too low for the Ro80, that's one reason why Ford V4s were preferred, even if they idled like a bag of nails
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2018, 11:35:44 am »
the latest nz classic car features a restored escort twin cam.

was it usual to make an air intake out of a muffler ?





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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2018, 02:00:27 am »
It may be an OEM design - there are other cars also running that setup, and not just Escorts.
I would suggest they were used to reduce intake noise and, as form follows function, that is why they look like exhaust mufflers, because they do the same job?
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