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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Woods View Post
    Jiffy i need to use this Altezza 6 speed, and the 1mz bolts to that bad boy, i think a 1uz in a Locost (if it even fits) would be like owning an engine running in jig with wheels on it and a steering wheel!
    I'm not seeing a problem....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Woods View Post
    Jiffy i need to use this Altezza 6 speed, and the 1mz bolts to that bad boy, i think a 1uz in a Locost (if it even fits) would be like owning an engine running in jig with wheels on it and a steering wheel!

    Paul, you may not be aware of this, but the Locost is fully scratch built from plans, it's name comes from "LO- Cost" and there are full build manuals online, they have blueprints for every jig you need to make, which means you buy a load of tubes and literally build everything yourself, suspension arms the lot!

    They have a terrific community and online resource, parts are really cheap, and you can base it on the Mx5 for hubs/steering/diff etc (Miata there), there are also several US versions using Fords as donors with so many build sets and plans on the internet it's impossible not to have all the info.

    So come dive in.... we'll build them together, the waters lovely. :)
    I started looking at those today.. I'm thinking of making a Locust mid engine and with one of these:


    But I'm sure all it needs is a 1MZ...

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    Sadly paul you put a hemi in there and you'll end up with something undriveable. Lotus 7's, westies, locost's etc. Are all about balance there exceedingly light so that amount of power will leave you with something that constantly spins it's wheels and steering that snaps unpredictably and would probably get embarrassed by a sub 2 litre model that can use it's power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiff Lemon View Post
    I'm not seeing a problem....
    he doesn't own a tyre shop maybe...id build it though
    of course I dont care, your a muppet!!!

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    I agree with Chris, Paul a Hemi is total overkill, it will be way too heavy, very unpredictable and not very driveable. I do like your mid engine idea though, just the engine choice is wrong for me and i'm normally the one screaming "stuff a V8 in it" :)

    It would be super cool, but that would be about it, unless you're building more of a drag car concept?

    I'm even thinking a lowly 1mz is too much, these usually have the engine from an Mx5, Escort or 4a-ge, a lot use bike engines, it's reverse thinking, less is more.

    I need to use my Altezza gearbox so my path is pretty much set in stone, i would just be very wary of over engine'ing the car.

    Really stoked you're building one too though, we need to start a tandem build thread, it'll get a million page views per day and the internet will melt!

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    Locostbuolders have raved about the hillclimb spec ones using cosworth turbo lumps. Its horses for courses. As light as possible on track is one thing, but high power to weight ratio with the suspension engineered to put power down, along with wide rubber (not limited by arches here, just bolt on as wide as you need!) and latterly playing with downforce (totally flat bottom of car standard, tunable) make them potential hillclimb monsters. Anyway, pic speak a thousand words:







    Too much power is not the problem, its the challenge. You have a car that can take direct aerodynamic cues from past F1 principles (open wheel aerodynamics) so keeping a 1MZ gripping should be a skoosh.

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    Remember he is American they don't need to "do corners"

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