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Old 02-16-2004, 10:41 PM
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I really wanna see pics of this. ..and I just may be sending emails/PM your way if I do grab up the MG Midget I have been eyeballing as of late....have to see how this Ontario car insurance thing goes in regards to modded cars.
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Old 02-17-2004, 06:15 PM
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I was hoping nevr2old would jump in here. I'll have to give him credit for jumping on one wild a$$ idea after GLHS#411 got totaled. 2.2 fits nice, some minor issues with water pump, alt etc. and the trans tunnel needs mod. But it's darn close to being ready to go. Yeeeehaaaa!
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Would that Rear Wheel Drive kit work on any 2.2/2.5, like an 89 CSX? =P

16v Neon headed RWD 89 CSX = DREAM CAR
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:53 PM
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I really wanna see pics of this. ..and I just may be sending emails/PM your way if I do grab up the MG Midget I have been eyeballing as of late....have to see how this Ontario car insurance thing goes in regards to modded cars.
I am still trying to get it in to the shop to finish up the exhaust and tunnel. As soon as I can I will get some pics taken and get them out. If you dont mind seeing a complete mess I could get some taken sooner.
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:16 PM
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so, any updates on this hybrid tranny?
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:11 PM
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Yes, the AX-15 bellhousing does mate up with the Supra trans. I know because I am looking for a nice Supra trans and the bellhousing to put in my Gremlin. Then i have a trans that can handle OK amounts of HP and not break like the T-5 that I am puttin in now.
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Old 05-25-2004, 06:41 PM
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If you're into mid-engined formula/trackday cars, Kennedy Engineered Products makes an adapter plate/flywheel/clutch kit to mate a 2.2L Chrysler engine to a Porsche/VW transaxle. Use a 914 transaxle for a a mid-engine application.

Imagine the posibilities though. 2.2L TD powered Bugs, 914's, Van's, and 911's. I went from wanting to build a TD-914 at first, then i considered using a small British sportscar as mentioned previously. Now i am thinking something inspired by a vintage Formula Ford car, powered by a 2.2 + 914 tranny would be best.

For those of you thinking "MGB" or "Spitfire" check out Champion Motorcar's Lotus 7 kits. Much easier than a formula car, and 250hp in a 900lb car? Say goodbye to Mr. Driver's License.
Old 05-25-2004, 09:00 PM
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I have been thinking about building a Lotus Super 7 clone for a while. Got plans from Formula 27, a British kit car company. The book " How to build your own Sports car for under 250pounds" (British book) goes into a lot of the details. Champions cars are based on that.
I got the late Dak bell housing. Was looking for the right deal on a Supra trans. The early Dak trans is junk, avoid it. The late Dak trans and also 2wd Cherokee will work but, truck gearing and the shifter is too far fwd.
The VW adaptor would be neat for a sand buggy. But it would probably be easier to use the engine in the back transversly with a Mopar trans.
Either way, 1000 pound car with RWD and big HP.

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Old 05-25-2004, 10:24 PM
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That Kennedy Engneered deal sounds ideal for my dream car-1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, like the one James Dean died in. Although, I'd get a kit car. They are built to use a VW 4 cyl. motor, and I always wondered if a 2.2/A555 could be stuck in there, but the way you described with that adapter, would work awesome. I thought of using a 2.2 T2 becuase to make a 250 HP T2 costs about $1000...and to get that kind of power reliably from a VW motor costs 5 times that, if not more.

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Old 05-25-2004, 11:07 PM
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Those Kennedy Engineered kits are designed to use a VW tranny (adapter plates and flywheels) and mount the engine in the stock VW location, so you are stuck with a REAR engine car...not mid engine that is mated to a tranny that won't hold the power. I was looking into it for a 2.2 powered bug but decided on something else.

Instead, my idea has changed to a mid engine RWD 2.2 TII Plymouth Arrow. At 2100 lbs fully loaded it is pretty darn light. I think I can get it down to 1900.
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Old 05-25-2004, 11:17 PM
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Yes, the RS550 is definitely one cool little ride. Beck 550 is a wish list car because it is more accessable and you don't feel like a heathen modding it.
In the meantime I've been eyeing a Ghia for a build and a leftover Mitsu turbo just might find it's way on there!
Sorry got carried away there. As for the Spitfire conversion, it does run. Still waiting for the exhaust and trans tunnel before testing and tuning can begin. It's at the shop now by the way.
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Old 05-26-2004, 02:16 AM
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The 914 uses the same bolt pattern as a normal Bug. However, it is a mid-engine car. Kennedy says they make adapter plates for the 914 tranny as well, so i don't see any reason why you couldn't use one in a mid-engine application..

Maybe i'm missing something.
Old 05-26-2004, 03:07 AM
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man have I got it bad.... a cravin for a SC doin a wheel stand.... now thats what I call fun.......with a neon headed 2.5 and a 904
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Old 06-02-2004, 12:41 AM
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long run

this post has been going on for almost a year... that's AWESOME!!!
Maybe I just found a way to stick to a manual tranny behind the 273 in the omni, (not a pipe dream I swear) that I've been collecting parts to make happen.....
Thanks to all those that contributed.... I know it's not td, but hey, this post sounds like it may spawn some WICKED rides...
Keep to the grindstones all
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Old 06-11-2004, 12:57 PM
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Show me some pics! : )

Gotta bring this "year old" thread back to the surface.
nvr2old- What are you doing about the speed/distance sensor? Are you using a SMEC from a manual trans car/van?
I want to do this to my 32 Plymouth 3 window/rumble seat coupe. It's just a shell and a pile of parts now, so I'm not hurting anything. First it will run on a 2.4L/5 speed and chassis from a 93 RAM50. I want to swap to 2.2 or 2.5 T1(and SMEC) with a Dak bell/Supra trans and work the bugs out...then it's time for the Hybrid head.
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edit: So what about the 6 speed? Like from a 95 TT Supra? Is this a different bell/bolt pattern that the earlier (87-92ish) 5 speeds?

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