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Guess my new car.

SootySport Jan 4, 2021

  1. SootySport

    SootySport Registered User

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    Last years lockdown and restrictions have had a strange effect on me :scared2: Being retired and lots of time on my hands I bought project no. 3, so have a guess———
     

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  3. chris11122

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    Well, definitely a V6...
     
  4. nluk100

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    Looks Italian to me - with the red cam covers and messy engine bay :)
     
  5. SootySport

    SootySport Registered User

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    Messy. It’s a 3.0L v6 but what car, not Italian.
     
  6. Charlie23

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    I think its Japanese, Nissan or Mitsubishi??
     
  7. chris11122

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    Lexus Soarer?
     
  8. SootySport

    SootySport Registered User

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    Yes it’s Japanese but not the ones mentioned
     
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    creweaudiparts t.fox@creweaudi.co.uk Audi Main Dealer

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    MX5?
     
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    On the nose mate. It’s a Rocketeer converted MX5. Had a few issues when I bought it in September but most are cured now and it’s good to drive.
     

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  11. creweaudiparts

    creweaudiparts t.fox@creweaudi.co.uk Audi Main Dealer

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    Thanks @SootySport having recently watched Dan Prossers video on Pistonheads about these they look a hoot!! The noise!
     
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  13. abmat

    abmat Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I want a mx5 with a LS1 engine in it. Check out Tom’s Turbo Garage on YouTube.

    small car + V8=Fun
     
  14. SootySport

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    Maybe a bit too much power and a lot heavier, The Jag V6 engine is the same weight as the Mx5 1.8 engine. Another bonus is the whole engine sits behind the front axle.
     
  15. chris11122

    chris11122 Registered User

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    Think of the audio track from the V8 though. Simply heaven!
     
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  16. abmat

    abmat Active Member VCDS Map User

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    seriously. Look that guy up. It sounds amazing and they drop straight in, only minor work on the tunnel required. They sit in pretty much the same place as the original unit.
     
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    abmat Active Member VCDS Map User

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    this conversion is pretty much a direct swap. And as for weight, does it really matter with 500hp?
     
  18. chris11122

    chris11122 Registered User

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    I'm sold on it. LS3's are a pretty penny in the UK though...

    By the way I have started that series and on episode 4 already. Hooked!
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2021
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    abmat Active Member VCDS Map User

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    good ain’t it. Also his ls3 turbo’d hilux.

    I’d love to have a setup like his.
     
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    abmat Active Member VCDS Map User

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    But it’s not as good a Project Binky.

    Now that’s proper engineering.
     
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  21. StatedRain

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    Had a 5 before my audi, although my engine didn't look like that

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     

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