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  1. pie-face
    19-01-2014 08:14 AM
    pie-face
    hi mate sorry to bother you just wanted to pick your brain about the st 170 turbo engine you are running . I know you have to use a 1.8 mm head gasket but is that 1.8 mm compressed thickness ? or 1.8 mm before its fitted ? and I know u use the 170 valve springs on the black top head but I saw on one of your post that you mentioned 3mm shims ? could you shed some light on that subject thanks in advance .... excellent threads by the way
  2. jamesymac666
    12-06-2013 10:48 PM
    jamesymac666
    did u get my message unsure it sent need some info on my zvh engine management any info would be much appreciated thanks
  3. andrewow47
    05-02-2013 09:27 PM
    andrewow47
    Hi Karlos

    I was advised to message you about the ib5 gearbox.

    I am putting a 2.0 silvertop zetec into a mk 3 Fiesta base kit car (Quantum H4) mechanically and suspension wise it is literally identical to a Mk3 Fiesta Si which has a 1.6 zetec engine and a bc box.

    In addition to the 2 litre silvertop I want to upgrade to an ib5 box at the same time.

    I can get hold of an Escort RS Turbo Series 2 box, but I've been told that the ratios might be too tall, but I like the idea of an LSD.

    I have also been told that the Ka Sport box would have good ratios but it doesn't have a LSD and so I don't know which is the best option.

    My car has a cable clutch, I don't know if I will need to fit a hydraulic clutch?

    By the way I really liked your work on the St170 bottom half with a blacktop top half for the Zetec turbo, I might have a crack at that in a couple of years but I need to walk before I can run! I fancy trying to mate this up with a Jag x type manual 4wd transmission. My understanding is that the Jag has an mtx box, plus a transer box and obviously a propshaft and rear diff. I guess this is a similar set up to the Mk1 Mondeo 4x4?

    Ny guidance on the ib5 plus silvertop would be much appreciated.

    Andrew
  4. Karlos G
    15-09-2010 12:45 PM
    Karlos G
    Yes Butchi still on Spax lowering springs.
  5. Butchi
    15-09-2010 12:39 PM
    Butchi
    Hello Karlos.

    Still got the lowering springs?

    Br Butchi
  6. Karlos G
    05-09-2010 04:44 PM
    Karlos G
    I did it for about £600 mate for everything! See my thread here http://passionford.com/forum/ford-es...quirt-efi.html
  7. craig rst kid
    05-09-2010 04:01 PM
    craig rst kid
    hi m8 good luck with the just a quick question how much wud i pay to go efi just need a rough guide lin to how much it costs
  8. Karlos G
    28-08-2010 07:20 PM
    Karlos G
    Overkill mate, it will be very laggy and would be good for around 270bhp! lol
  9. craig rst kid
    28-08-2010 05:35 PM
    craig rst kid
    hi karlos will a stage 3 hybrid be suited for 200 bhp as mines runing 180 bhp at the mo and dnt really want more than that cheers
  10. Karlos G
    06-08-2010 11:51 AM
    Karlos G
    Cheers mate, still looking, but need some without holes really

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