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    Stuart Thomas

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  1. Yep, has been moved to 25th/26th July to avoid a clash with Goodwood Revival.
  2. You will need to put the car through an IVA inspection in order to register it, plenty of guidance available. Cost of the inspection is £450 and if the car fails retests cost £90. The official IVA guidance manual is here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iva-manual-for-vehicle-category-m1
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    T Series Engine

    This thread is 5 years old...
  4. Finish 2017's winter mods
  5. if it works, no reason not to use it.
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    Zetec turbo

    @DeanRudkin and @Matt brown did turbo conversions on their 2.0 zetecs, process and costs would be similar.
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    Last Stonleigh

    There are rumours every year that the next stoneleigh is the last one. Issue is that the show has become a show owners, rather than the public and the stoneleigh model doesn’t support that. H
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    Best choice of engine

    It comes down to what is easier for you to do, the engine swap or making the car nicer. For me it would be the engine swap.
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    Best choice of engine

    Wasnt questioning why remove a pinto, I totally get that. Though you can get 200bhp for under a grand if you do it right! NA tuning of a pinto is a mugs game and that is the only option are considering when they say it will costs thousands for very little power. You can efi convert and turbocharge a pinto for well under a grand if you are careful, and easily for less than cost of bike carbs and an FR32 which seems to be the defacto tuning recommendations for a pinto these days. For the kind of money some people spend on getting 160bhp NA on a pinto I have at least 275bhp from my pinto! I say at least because we had wheel spin on the dyno and so couldnt get an accurate final figure for the low boost setup. High boost will be significantly more. Anyway I am waffling on about pintos, what I really meant was why must it be an MK rather than one of the many other seven type kits? and why a duratec rather than a decent spec zetec? You could find a decent zetec powered car GBS Zero, Tiger, MK, Locost, MNR, etc much easier than just looking for a Duratec MK which is likely to be very rare. As for St170, which for clarity is actually a zetec event if it says duratec on the cover, it is a great option if swapping out an older engine, though imo you should spend the bit more and go for bike throttle bodies with fuel injection over the bike carbs.
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    Best choice of engine

    From memory it was the rods that I was always led to believe were the weak point. They can be prone to big end bearings going too, which iirc is because they are sensitive to oil levels in the sump and also can have issues with the oil pressure relief valve
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    Best choice of engine

    Am surprised to hear that Dan, everything else I have read suggests over 200 on the standard bottom end is a ticking bomb!
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    Best choice of engine

    Duratec needs a different gearbox to the St170/Zetec/Pinto. Duratec may be newer than zetec, but they are a lot more hassle to fit. They are simple enough to get to about 200, but above that they need uprated bottom end. A car setup with a 1.8 zetec already would be a reasonably straight forward swap to an st170, but then the st170 has VVT and needs a suitable ecu, so you would need to confirm that the one in there is suitable or be willing to swap ecu. Is there any particular reason you are set on an MK and a Duratec?
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    Cars for sale

    Cars for sale are included with all other items for sale. There is a general search function for the site which you can limit to search specific areas of the forum, however the first page of the for sale section is currently showing all posts with activity as recently as 02nd May, so quite quick to browse through the items likely to be currently available. As for cars, from the items on the first page these would appear to still be available:
  14. A-plan and 2gether have always been the most competitive for me.
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    Best choice of engine

    Worlds your oyster if changing engine. Zetec would probably be most straight forward though others will be able to advise better as I was stubborn and decided to see how much I could squeeze out of the pinto instead.
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