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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:34 pm

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That would work, like a CVH and I’m sure there’s an SS1 out there that could provide a bell housing and gearbox..
allegedly a Rew head on standard bottom end, done 2 seasons with oil change between (engine and box). Could be for sale as a turnkey option soon?


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Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:37 pm

turbster wrote:
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That would work, like a CVH and I’m sure there’s an SS1 out there that could provide a bell housing and gearbox..
Got a spare box too.. :mrgreen:

Block of a CVH is about the same as a crossflow and there’s a few Rebels with those in. Yes, the head is a bit wider but I don’t think there’s that much of a space concern is there?


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Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:38 pm

As for “how soon” - could be ready as early as Sunday afternoon?


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Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:45 pm

As to the Rew head - the head has been ported to a degree as I spotted when swapping to the DMTL. The twins (or rather the manifold) certainly hadn’t been port matched to it.

I’m saying 109bhp - that was on a stock SS1 exhaust manifold and down pipe and the twin DCNFs. For me (and Andy) it went even better on the DMTL it currently wears. Last season it made another 8 or so bhp when mated to a decent exhaust.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:09 pm

I have a 1.2 Renault engine in a Nissan .
Good power and revs freely


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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:05 pm

Coupe Racing wrote:
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I have a 1.2 Renault engine in a Nissan .
Good power and revs freely
could you make it RWD and run it on an aftermarket ECU?

Apparently there’s Qashqai owners scattered all over UK with dead engines :D


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:18 pm

100 bhp / 90ftlb torque is probably about the limit of what you would want to put through the stock axle, and then assuming you were not doing silly things with it.


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Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:30 pm

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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 pm

I have a Twingo RS at the moment with an N/A 1.6 in it, these engines are dirt cheap and make 133bhp


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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:49 pm

With a big enough frame, I suppose the engine would sit in the back :mrgreen: - just the management to sort out then :D


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:28 am

Just paint it, get it sign written, leave the stock running gear in & get back to the race & sprint cars...


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Post by turbster » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:32 am

BigBobPilot wrote:
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Just paint it, get it sign written, leave the stock running gear in & get back to the race & sprint cars...
To be fair that’s exactly what’s happening, just thinking out loud as an engine swap is way way down on the priority list.. I’d certainly not do anything without giving it a chance and I’ve only driven it around the yard so far.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:51 am

You can get 60BHP out of the 850 engine, with some mods. Wouldn't that be enough? They are quite quick even as standard.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:22 pm

When you're driving it just think "these had the 600cc engine to start with" and then you might enjoy how bloomin amazingly powerful the 850 seems by comparison.

Really is a nice engine to be fair. Just enjoy it. A modern lump would take away some of that charm.


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Post by turbster » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:29 pm

The original intention was to build a tuned Reliant engine to swap over later, just got a bit carried away with the engine swap idea.. I tend to agree Phil, it’s nice and original as it stands so an engine swap would only devalue and kind of miss the point of the car.


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