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PostPost by: jono » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:30 pm

A friend of mine is selling this if anyone fancies a foray into racing :D :

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... an/1538830

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:08 pm

One really crazy car!
I like a lot!

That exhaust looks like a plumber has been sniffing illegal substances :D

By the way; where are these cars racing this year? I'd love to go & watch them.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:16 pm

It's got a Duratec under the bonnet!

Now tat's what I call a race car :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:25 pm

I guessed you might join the party Alan :)

But don't the real ones that mean business usually have a turbo-charged Cossie engine?
In comparison a naturally aspirated Duratec is a bit "puny" :roll:

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:35 pm

How can you call 270+ BHP puny? Girly would be more appropriate :roll:

At least it won't break and there's no spooling up turbo to catch you out on corner exits.

Interesting to see how many series it's eligible for; perhaps there's re-emerging interest in these cars and a so called modern engine doesn't preclude it from joining in.
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Yes I think its great & would really look forward to watching such cars compete on track; truly incredible machines that should never have died out as they seemed to do.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:56 pm

Ruddy Duratecs get everywhere ....

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PostPost by: gav » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:41 am

The previous owner ran a Cosworth BDG with a sequential box and had great success with it.
I had a dialogue with him during its rebuild - it looked like a really good set up.
I recall that the car was a originally built by an aircraft engineer and is full of clever engineering.
Out of my price range so I ended up building my own which I might finish one day to give it a run for its money.
If money was no object I'd go for it
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PostPost by: jono » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:32 am

The car is raced at Croft regularly and holds a number of lap records.

If it doesn't sell he's keeping and investing in a 2.3 Duratec to give it the 'perfomance it deserves' :shock:

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:17 am

a great looking car and NOBODY out there could cause him troubles with one of OUR P U N Y lil TCs!! - and i've got maybe 160* (150) and don't encounter too may threats here on our local passes (*outta visit a dyno some day) cheers and enjoy your sunny ride today (at least in europe) sandy
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