Zetec Powered MGB Build Thread - Page 4 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Engine & Transmission Swap

Engine & Transmission Swap The place to chat about any engine and transmission swap.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #31
my_beautious_ZX3
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Fan#: 32386
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2002 charcoal XZ3

Posts: 745
FF Reputation: 5 my_beautious_ZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
dude, you are like a god to me.

awesome project...great photos...amazing talent

so many questions...

ZX9R carbs?!? wtf?? That's awesome - mated to a custom manifold, ported head, and stage II cam, that baby is gonna scream!! What's the cfm on that 4x carb - over 600?? Is it easy to sync?

...Back in the 80's, I had a '79 Spitfire. Replaced the 150 cfm Zenith-Stromberg "dashpot" carb with a 350 cfm Weber DCOE sidedraft. Not a bad product considering it was Italian engineering, but with so many jets it cost an arm+leg to tune. Supplier who sold it to me said "Guaranteed to work right out of the box!" Well...that turned out to be technically true - in some alternate universe where a 6000RPM idle qualifies as "working right out of the box".
__________________
"I'm jealous of girls because they get to wear dresses." (Todd Flanders)
my_beautious_ZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #32
Mustangsix
Focus Enthusiast
 
Mustangsix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 106702
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 32 Ford, 73 MGB GT

Posts: 62
FF Reputation: 1 Mustangsix Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
http://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/file...F166.bike_.pdf

Hi! I'm the other half of the build team ( dad) and this is one of the coolest projects we've ever done! I've been wanting to do an MGB for a long time!

Stand by; lots of updates to follow!
Mustangsix is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #33
79mgb
Focus Enthusiast
 
79mgb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105006
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 1979 MG MGB, 2008 Mazda 3

Posts: 154
FF Reputation: 3 79mgb Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Quote:
Hi! I'm the other half of the build team ( dad) and this is one of the coolest projects we've ever done! I've been wanting to do an MGB for a long time!
Ah, so you finally quit lurking and joined the forum!

Everybody, my father is helping me with this build since he's been a grease monkey for a long time and is the most knowledgable person I know. He's rebuilt/owned dozens of interesting cars and even founded fordsix.com, a forum dedicated to Ford inline six engines. His current cars are his 1983 Jaguar XJS (which is currently powered by a pretty peppy Chevy small block 350) and his 1932 Ford Roadster.




We built most of the 32 roadster together and it was a lot of fun.

It's been a few years since I've worked on a car project with my dad but two things made me want to start this new project: First, a close friend of ours was killed by a suicidal driver about three months ago while driving on the highway. He was a fellow "car guy" and loved to work on sprint cars with his son. The news of his death was devastating but made me realize that life is too short and it's important to spend time with the people you love. In a way, restoring the MGB with my dad is a great dedication to our friend. Second, I'm getting married and starting grad school soon. I figured we should work on a project before my future wife sees how much money I spend on cars.

But seriously, it means a lot to have him helping me with this project. Please welcome him to the forum.

Last edited by 79mgb; 12-01-2012 at 11:15 PM.
79mgb is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 09:46 PM   #34
sleepyboy
FF's Night Security
 
sleepyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15335
Location: SW Houston, TX, United States
What I Drive: 01' Yellow ZX3 euro, 04' ZX5 SVT

Posts: 25,240
FF Reputation: 47 sleepyboy Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
Wow nice article on the bike carbs! Welcome to the forum
__________________
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

Hatch Nation #15 (Ole' Yeller') & #150 (The SVT)
Moderator for
Technical Chat
Zetec Performance Chat
Southern Fanatics Chat
sleepyboy is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #35
ah1f39
Alone in the Cave
 
ah1f39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 70006
Location: In the Cave, MI
What I Drive: 2000 Explorer 4x4, 04 Mini Cooper S

Posts: 5,587
FF Reputation: 28 ah1f39 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
I've always loved the 32's. Your very lucky to have a father to share your builds with.
ah1f39 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 12:13 AM   #36
my_beautious_ZX3
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Fan#: 32386
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2002 charcoal XZ3

Posts: 745
FF Reputation: 5 my_beautious_ZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustangsix View Post
Hi! I'm the other half of the build team ( dad) and this is one of the coolest projects we've ever done! I've been wanting to do an MGB for a long time!

Stand by; lots of updates to follow!
welcome to the forum!

I'm living vicariously through you two, so don't disappoint me.
__________________
"I'm jealous of girls because they get to wear dresses." (Todd Flanders)
my_beautious_ZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 01:31 AM   #37
volcomstone1966
RIP 02 SVT 0209
 
volcomstone1966's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Fan#: 35104
Location: Tracy ,Nor-Cal, CA
What I Drive: 04 PWSC EAP SVT - 04 Kawasaki ZX6R

Posts: 3,787
FF Reputation: 15 volcomstone1966 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (44)
Nice this should be sweet
__________________
04 SVT EAP #1131 -POWERWORKS-Torsen-Clutch Masters-Top Speed-Massive-Brembo-Fifteen52-Steeda-UNDER CONSTRUCTION
04 Kawasaki ZX6R
volcomstone1966 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #38
79mgb
Focus Enthusiast
 
79mgb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105006
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 1979 MG MGB, 2008 Mazda 3

Posts: 154
FF Reputation: 3 79mgb Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Quote:
Your very lucky to have a father to share your builds with.
Absolutely. It's been a great way to spend time with each other. We've had a lot of good memories building things together and he's always been a great help. This is my first time documenting a build so it's also nice to be able to share it with the Focus community and receive some feedback.

Quote:
I'm living vicariously through you two, so don't disappoint me.
I hope everybody here enjoys what I have planned.
I should have a lot more updates in a week or two.
79mgb is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:27 PM   #39
freemind
Vince your Moderator
 
freemind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fan#: 67513
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 2002 ZX3 and a 2010 Focus SE (Work)

Posts: 4,183
FF Reputation: 22 freemind Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (20)
This has now become my favorite build thread!
__________________
133whp-126ftlbsTQ Eclipse CD8443,Eclipse PA5422, JBL GTO751EZ, PPI 356cs(Rebranded A/D/S 346cs), JBL p1024, SubThump enclosure, RAAmat BXT, Damplifier Pro

Hatch Nation #140
Caeci caecos ducentes
freemind is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #40
Mustangsix
Focus Enthusiast
 
Mustangsix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 106702
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 32 Ford, 73 MGB GT

Posts: 62
FF Reputation: 1 Mustangsix Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I think we'll go grab an engine this weekend. We found a few nearby for a decent price.

We need to get a contour oil pan, too. The stock focus pan might be a little tight against the front crossmember. I'd rather not modify that, so the shallower Contour pan might be a good option.

My son has been mocking up the bike carbs and exhaust so we can get an idea of intake runner length.
Mustangsix is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.