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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:29 am

Nobody considered fitting the new 7 speed DSG box from the VW Polo? :roll:
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PostPost by: elansprint » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:28 am

Pete the DSG box is very heavy & is it not a FWD box
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:31 am

elansprint71 wrote:Nobody considered fitting the new 7 speed DSG box from the VW Polo? :roll:


It's 1st March Pete :wink:
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PostPost by: Steve G » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:59 am

ecamiel wrote:Has any one investigated a Honda S 2000 gearbox or engine/gearbox into a baby Elan?

It is a beautiful, sweet shifting box with good semi close ratios - one of the quickest, nicest feeling I have ever used.

The 2 liter motor is 2 engines in one thanks to variable cams. Below 6,000 RPM it is a docile, tractable street motor but above 6,000 it becomes a 240 Hp, 9,000 rpm screamer. And that with a 100,000 mile factory warrantee.
Later models are 2.2 with more torque but slightly less HP

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The 2.2 you speak of is the F22C federal (US) version and makes no more peak power (237bhp) just has a slightly broader torque spread. It does indeed spin the 'other' way to the twink.

As much as I am not a fan of fitting a contemporary engine in a classic, it does have a lovely gearbox. Quite a big one too, it's substantially longer than the Elan's one. The F20C engine itself is also heavier (137kg), longer and deeper than the Twink.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:05 pm

elansprint wrote:Pete the DSG box is very heavy & is it not a FWD box
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Really? :roll:
I was being ironic, or so I thought. I'm coming to the end of my tether with folks trying to make an early 60's kit car into a Nissan Skyline.

However; now elansprint, are you are telling us that VW have put a box into the new Polo that is not a FWD box, this is really interesting; I was in the dealership only this morning discussing my Wife's new Polo (which we collect in two weeks). Whilst we have gone for the five speed manual I did talk about the 7 speed DSG box and there was no mention of it being rear wheel drive.

The things you learn on this forum never cease to amaze me. :wink:
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:18 pm

I are also amazed!
Sorry for my 1st March dumbness.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:27 pm

D.J.Pelly wrote:I are also amazed!
Sorry for my 1st March dumbness.
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John,
My last message was not aimed at you. :wink:

I have slightly edited my post to reflect this.
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