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Old 8th January 2018, 22:51
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Hi Ian,
I stumbled across this site with incredible detail. Dave, a retired engineer,has a blog detailing his project to put an alloy V8 into a Fiero Ferrari F355 replica. The level of engineering and detail, including converting suspension systems is amazing.

https://bloozeown.weebly.com/rear-end/previous/2



converting strut-type suspension to multi-link:


cheers
Ross
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Old 16th January 2018, 16:12
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Hi All

One step closer to starting my chassis build. I've just received back from the cnc shop my engine / gearbox adaptor plate. Bit of fettling required for the starter motor and driveshafts to do then hopefully bolt the lot together ready to start on the engine bay.

ian
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Old 18th January 2018, 14:45
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Hi All

Just an update. I've finished machining my adaptor plate so it now fits on to the Toyota MR2 Turbo gearbox. I've also finished fitting it to the V6 crankcase. Hopefully at the weekend weather permitting I'll get the engine crane out and have a go at bolting the gearbox to the engine.

ian
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Old 22nd January 2018, 11:26
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Hi all

Ford cosworth V6 and toyota mr2 turbo box all bolted up. Next up engine mounts and power unit chassis / cradle.

ian
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Old 22nd January 2018, 17:32
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looking good Ian!
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Old 22nd January 2018, 17:49
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Here's a blast from the past - a Prova (Countach) chassis with Renault UN1 box attached to Rover 3.9V8. Sitting at 1200GBP now. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lamborghi...wAAOSws0JaYg1M
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square section wishbone arms! and four stud hubs on a Countach
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Old 25th January 2018, 13:26
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Hi All

With the power unit now built up I've started construction of my chassis. I'm building it in wood first to make sure all is well before I cut any metal!! Basically I've copied the deon chassis dimensions to start with and will adjust it as I go on. I've built it in three bits,front section,middle or cockpit and rear or engine bay.
I'm going to build a flat table and place the chassis on it and start by positioning the engine and then I can work from the engine drive shafts centre line.
Hopefully I'm going to get to measure the 246 shell and original chassis sometime in feb.
Photo 1 and 2 show engine bay frame
Photo 3 is front frame
Photo 4 is the cockpit
The cockpit requires a centre tunnel building in but I need to purchase the 246 tunnel moulding and gearshift moulding to get accurate measurements.

ian
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Old 25th January 2018, 13:37
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Hi

The centre section still requires a centre tunnel building and also cross bracing for the mounting of seats.The two cross pieces of timber and the diagonal piece seen here are spacers and a cross tie bar to keep the frame square.
Also where the front frame fixes there will be another frame to take the dash/steering mount and door hinges, but I'll leave this until the shell is on.
Front and rear crash structures will be designed to support the front of the car and mount the front rad and bumpers,the rear being used to support the boot floor and rear bumpers. My plan was to have these bolt on.
I intend to have 75 x40mm and 40x40mm box section steel tube.

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Old 25th February 2018, 12:54
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Can you share the Deon chassis info you are building off of? I'm in the states and looking to get started on a chassis. Looking for a good starting point. I will be using a Ford Duratec V6.
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Old 13th March 2018, 15:30
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Hi,
I have a Deon and I want to implement on it a Ford 2,5l V6 Duratec. If someone can help me.... Thanks
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Old 14th March 2018, 10:12
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Hi

What deon do you have? Is it the one with the lancia engine that takes the whole engine/gearbox and subframe? The later one where it bolts in? Or the ford 2.9 v6 option?
Either way you'll need to drop the engine (lancia) or remove through the top (ford engine ) and offer up your new power unit. You'll need to fabricate new engine/gearbox mounts and position the who unit so the drive line stays where is it now-height and position front back.
You'll need a new exhaust system,water and fuel hook ups etc-big job but anythings possible. Good luck.

ian
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