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what does it take in £

Post by e m p i » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:35 pm

Been reading through all the threads and stuff on this section and I just wondered what sort of money it takes to build an engine to run sub 18 seconds. Let's say I wanted to run a low to mid 17 and was prepared to strip out the interior of my bus which has a 1303s gearbox and irs running 14 inch wheels. If the engine was built from scratch by a professional builder, either JMR or Harry Harpic as a turn-key what sort of outlay would you expect to have to come up with. I've got s 1776 with a remote filter and cooler set up on the bus at the moment with some baby dells(has run 20.4 at the pod with the bus fully loaded with camping gear and roofrack. Oh and a BMX in the back!!!) but IF I decided to go for it then I'd probably take the whole set up out of the bus and drop it into the bug. Mind you, that'd certainly make the bug a bit lively!!!

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Post by orb » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:10 pm

Probably the cheapest way would be to have the 1776 rebuilt with a turbo.
To get a BWA time you'll need about 120bhp at the crank and a 1776 Turbo would make that reliably all day long.
The other option is to go with a larger capacity and then it's really a question of finding someone who knows how to squeeze 120bhp out of the the most cost effective parts - I would guess that in this case you'd need £4k plus to achieve this from a respected builder.

It's all the related bits that you don't think about that make the costs start to mount, oil cooling, gearbox, exhaust, carbs/injection, fuel system, breather system etc.

It's been worth the long time and high cost to get where I am but did it cost what I thought it would?
Hell no, no where near, and if she ever finds out what's really been spent then I have an expensive divorce too pay for too :wink:

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Post by vwJim » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:49 pm

orb wrote:Hell no, no where near, and if she ever finds out what's really been spent then I have an expensive divorce too pay for too :wink: Orb
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Post by richierich37 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:18 pm

orb wrote:Hell no, no where near, and if she ever finds out what's really been spent then I have an expensive divorce too pay for too :wink: Orb
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same here, its never ending too...................

things go wrong or break and that costs more money and headache to rectify! :)
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Post by bulliboyt2 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:30 pm

see orbs bus in volksworld camper & bus at brighton breeze looking sweet.

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Post by vwadnad » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:59 pm

if she ever finds out what's really been spent then I have an expensive divorce too pay for too

:lol: :lol: How true :lol: :lol:

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Post by e m p i » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:13 pm

Well I spent last night reading through all the stuff on the JMR website and I guess, like Orb said you gotta be looking at about 4 and a half to 5 grand. About what I thought to be honest. Hmm, that's what I'm paying out for my new porch/front door etc on the house....

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Post by Jenni » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:49 pm

e m p i wrote: Hmm, that's what I'm paying out for my new porch/front door etc on the house....

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Post by e m p i » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:04 pm

Jenni,
Ha ha yes I know!!! But I really do need to sort out the porch and front door as a matter of ungency. Then finish the bathroom. Then have the hallway plastered. Then have the landing plastered. Then re-decorate the lounge. Then do the study again. Phew....then I can look and 4 and a half big ones on an engine!!!!

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Ps. Oh yeah and amongst all that I've got to pull the bug off the road and strip it down and re-spay it!!!
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Post by gingerdog » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:09 pm

How quick do you expect the porch to be when it's finished? Oh porch not Porsc...

As orb said it's all the ancillaries that add up and uprating everything else around it brakes gearbox etc
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Post by e m p i » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:53 pm

Well you'll be pleased to know that the porch is all done and a snip at £4630.00 8O
Plastering has been done, painting has been done and the flooring is down and the bathroom is finished :cheers: Only bummer is that there's leak in the roof now after all the rain we've just had and that's gonna cost about a grand and a half to 2 grand to sort so looks like any thoughts of a bigger engine are gonna have to wait...
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Post by Ollie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:40 pm

The old line...

"How fast can you afford to go"

comes to mind!
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Post by jerrythegerman » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:02 pm

And trust me, never a truer word was ever said!!
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