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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Also the transmission losses are much more with an rx8 box due to increase gear tooth profile

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    Mk1 build starts

    Fair enough
    But for clarity they are only very slightly heavier and very slightly larger than a type 9 ( I have both). Cable clutch option available. 5 helical close ratios and a usable 1st gear for town.
    Shame about the big teeth I guess 😄👍


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    I think what you gain in having 5 decent ratios you lose in weight and transmission losses. I will be making an Rx8 carbon prop to fit type 9 - English tho, for my Mk1 and Mk2

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
    I will be making an Rx8 carbon prop to fit type 9 - English tho, for my Mk1 and Mk2
    I have a RX8 prop and for some time considered doing the same. i's on my long list of things i would like to do.

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    I picked up two on eBay for £40, just need a couple of joints

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    for a road car as long as its not dogs or straight cut it will be fine,the mx5 box is another left field option,
    although is a new helical bgh not in the £800 region so not much more than a conversion.

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    Yeah I have a straight cut dog box in my Mk2 hillclimb car. £1300-2000 for a close ratio with heavy duty synchros and bearings

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
    Yeah I have a straight cut dog box in my Mk2 hillclimb car. £1300-2000 for a close ratio with heavy duty synchros and bearings

    Is that a quaife dog box in your Mk2 then, 5 speed? And what are the heavy duty synchros, steel or brass?

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    Tran X 5speed. Yeah steel baulk rings

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    My build, which is very near completion, is almost identical to yours mechanically. Just for reference, I kept the original tunnel as my shell is a Mexico and really didn’t fancy chopping it too much but if your using a Retroford cast sump with original cross member, you will need to use one smaller engine mount so the gearbox doesn’t hit the top of the tunnel. Then the sump hits the rack, so I had to lower the rack around 10mm for clearance.
    I had my type 9 built by Quaife and thought it nice to have the alloy lid, wrong choice as this made the gearbox too high again.

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    Thanks for the info, I have a gearbox tunnel riser plate

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Took the Mk2 out tonight for some motivation

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    lovely pair of motors

    looking forward to the build

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Nice..

    I wondered what your MK2 looked like.. Forest arches rather than Tarmac, looks nice..

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    Yeah I’ve always preferred Forest arches....below the swage line

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
    Yeah Iíve always preferred Forest arches....below the swage line
    Me too, no one but me likes them on a Mk1 either...

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Oooft, controversial, I thought about arching the Mk1 but really liking the clean Twincam look on steels

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
    Oooft, controversial, I thought about arching the Mk1 but really liking the clean Twincam look on steels

    Yea I like to be different... Though it's going nowhere fast atm and has been for a very long time... It would make for a very boring world if everything looked the same. I do like the Twin Cam look on steels too..

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    This'll be a belter mate! Well need to take a wee drive in our Escorts once you get it finished up!

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    Re: Mk1 build starts

    Front end starting to go back together, ended up replacing the upper bulkhead, heater bubble and fitting a big tunnel. Also had new strut tops, front crossmember, complete front panel, chassis gussets, wings, rear arches and rear panel, still amazed how good the floors a posts etc are. Will be soda blasted underneath before paint. Click image for larger version Name:	BF544E1F-2D37-4EA6-AE24-689AE2EEA20A.jpeg Views:	43 Size:	182.1 KB ID:	83241Click image for larger version Name:	9C764CF5-0220-45F2-B595-085D844BA497.jpeg Views:	43 Size:	244.5 KB ID:	83242Click image for larger version Name:	DD297E1C-2350-47A9-BC62-E1F3DF897726.jpeg Views:	43 Size:	153.5 KB ID:	83243
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