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    Default Kit cars

    so who on here has a kit car and if so did you build it yourself and what make and model is it

    reason i ask is im buying my first a dutton melos this weekend currently has a 1300 crossflow in it before you say yes it is a ford engine and will getting replaced

    im just wondering what engines and gearbox combos people are running im currently looking at redtop engine works out at about 300bhp per tonne which is more than enough for me at moment

    hoping to have it built and ready for summer to take upto the dales and moors etc

    cheers

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    how about one of these as a kit !!!!

    gawd knows what that's based on!

    http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1250353.htm

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    I have a Dutton Phaeton, with a 2.0Ltr pinto with twin 45's, type 9 gear box, running gear is sierra/triumph.

    Bought complete, ran it then stripped it completely and started rebuilding chassis etc.

    Just got to make a new loom (fitting a digital dash), check over the brakes and refit all the panels and it should be good to go again!

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    Got a Westfield SEI 1700 x-flow, 1994 kit.... Not self built, but most of it has been rebuilt by myself, including the engine.

    Nothing wrong with the x-flow engines, they're ****** hardy little beasts, nice power and very light for the power they can deliver. 8v push rod engine too, so piece of **** to work on, with modified bottom end, race cam and tougher valve springs, mine will happily spin round to 9k rpm.
    And the sound? amazing!

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    Got a tiger Supercat E1,
    Built myself in 2007......

    take a look......site needs updating a bit but its nearly all on there...

    http://www.simons-supercat.fotopic.net/

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    Si sri, did you go to the kit car show at the County Show Ground in Stafford? Im sure i remember looking round it Lovely looking motor

    I quite fancy building myself one in a few years time

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    yes mate
    me and about 7 other tiger owners from various locations. Had a great day, with good weather.....

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    Yeah I was sure it was the same one. I think I even took a pic of it!

    It was a good day (Although I dont have one) Looking around everyone elses and the inside show was cool!

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    Hi,

    No longer own any kit cars, but have built 2 x robin hoods.
    1 with a 1800pinto mated to a type 9 gearbox
    1 with a 2.1 pinto again mated to a type 9 gearbox.

    Also built a low-cost with a 1300 x-flow mated to a type 9.

    rebuilt a dutton phaeton with a 1800 zetec ford lump mated to a MT75 gearbox.

    Any engine & gearbox is possible in any kitcar if you really want it to fit.

    HTH

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    my mate as a kit car with a motor bike engine fitted ( honda blackbird ) the first time he took me out, it scared the crap out of me. he had a crash helmet on , i had nothing. made my 150 vectra feel like a tortoise. veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery faaaaaaaaaaaast

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