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johnymd
01-10-2012, 07:02 PM
A mate of mine just sent me some links to a new car he's building. It's a space framed mk1 escort but the engine and box really interested me. Anyone guess what it is? Running 450hp.

SKiddell
01-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Hayabusa with a sequential box

johnymd
02-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Well done Steve. 2.8lt V8 hayabusa. I'd never heard of this modified engine and have yet to ask him how much it cost.

SKiddell
02-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Two bore'd and stroked Hayabusa engines conjoined into a Vee, the crank apparently is pretty special
Big HP (result of big rpms) but unsuprisinlgly the torque is not monsterous.

racer
02-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Cool ! I've seen these before, I believe they were developed for radicals at first. They were bound to find there way onto the second hand market eventually. I'd like to know how much he paid for it?

tel240z
02-10-2012, 08:16 PM
A mate of mine just sent me some links to a new car he's building. It's a space framed mk1 escort but the engine and box really interested me. Anyone guess what it is? Running 450hp.


You need to get that idea out of your head :D

your supposed to be looking for a spare 1jz :lol:

johnymd
03-10-2012, 09:24 AM
Torque is under 300, around 275 I think. He's an old school friend who only lives just down the road. I'll have to pop round to see him and get the lowdown. There's a lot of stuff about his car on the ford forums along with his Mk1 cortina. Knowing how much he spent on his cortina, I'm guessing this is not a low budget build.

MikeB
03-10-2012, 07:09 PM
The engine is a Powertech V8, if it is 2.8 L then it is 460hp and 250lbs/ft.

The guy who developed it is called Ted Hurrell, he's a great guy and when I was doing hillclimbing seriously he built me a 1370cc GSXR that produced 215 bhp and 115 lbs/ft back in 1998, which was the Dog's Bollaccos at that time and set records here in Ulster as well as in England. This V8 engine has just won the British Hillclimb Championship, so they have a good pedigree and Ted is a good guy to deal with for any support and back-up, especially if this is going into a different aspect of motoring.

Cheers

Mike

Ian
04-10-2012, 12:00 AM
HOME PAGE... (http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm)

ben240z
04-10-2012, 09:22 AM
The engine is a Powertech V8, if it is 2.8 L then it is 460hp and 250lbs/ft.

The guy who developed it is called Ted Hurrell, he's a great guy and when I was doing hillclimbing seriously he built me a 1370cc GSXR that produced 215 bhp and 115 lbs/ft back in 1990, which was the Dog's Bollaccos at that time and set records here in Ulster as well as in England. This V8 engine has just won the British Hillclimb Championship, so they have a good pedigree and Ted is a good guy to deal with for any support and back-up, especially if this is going into a different aspect of motoring.

Cheers

Mike

The very modest Trevor Willis in the OMS.

The bike engine is a popular power unit for hill climb cars now with some good results.

Chris Cannell's twin engined Force SR8 is a spectacle to watch listen to and see. 2 hyabusa engines side by side running to a final drive so effectively a straight eight