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Enjoyed watching those three teasers.....waiting for the real stuff to start :)
 
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Must admit this would be the conversion I'd most like to do.....knowing just how sweet the Jag V6 is!

Only thing I wasn't keen on, was shown on the 'Car Throttle build' and that was chopping the hole in the Mx-5 bell housing to accommodate the Jag starter motor... :rolleyes:
 
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Excellent! This chap is far more watchable than that awful 'Car Throttle' individual (wouldn't you like to 'throttle' him?!!) and the second video contained a fascinating insight into the Jaguar engine and it's heritage.
 

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Must admit this would be the conversion I'd most like to do.....knowing just how sweet the Jag V6 is!

Only thing I wasn't keen on, was shown on the 'Car Throttle build' and that was chopping the hole in the Mx-5 bell housing to accommodate the Jag starter motor... :rolleyes:
My concern is the spectacular carbon fibre inlet manifolds. Designed to allow the engine to be crammed under the MX-5 bonnet, and reduce weight, they don't look ideal for airflow to me. With cost of making them I'd have thought the shape would be more scientific (as were the huge Jaguar ones). They obviously work but what are the losses from the design?
 

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I think it would be wise to read this:

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a24226421/acura-integra-v8-for-sale/

It was on the Road & Track website and I thought it was helpful.

Just saying...
Ha! that's just plainly ridiculous isn't it?

As an exercise in extreme conversions it may appeal to some, but putting an over-blown, eight litre truck engine into a delicate, well balanced sports car will hardly improve it's dynamics! In fact it is probably 'unsafe at any speed' (apologies to Ralph Nader.)

I would also be surprised if there was sufficient air remaining in the cabin for anyone to breath!!
 
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Must admit this would be the conversion I'd most like to do.....knowing just how sweet the Jag V6 is!

Only thing I wasn't keen on, was shown on the 'Car Throttle build' and that was chopping the hole in the Mx-5 bell housing to accommodate the Jag starter motor... :rolleyes:
My concern is the spectacular carbon fibre inlet manifolds. Designed to allow the engine to be crammed under the MX-5 bonnet, and reduce weight, they don't look ideal for airflow to me. With cost of making them I'd have thought the shape would be more scientific (as were the huge Jaguar ones). They obviously work but what are the losses from the design?
I have spoken to these guys for the last 18 months or so. I plan to fit into my s-ltd once complete if finances allow

They seem to know what they are talking about and i would not worry about the inlet plenums (as they call then)

Here is some of the science behind the intake development..

http://www.rocketeerltd.com/single-post/2017/01/13/Rocketeer-MXV6-Development
 

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Must admit this would be the conversion I'd most like to do.....knowing just how sweet the Jag V6 is!

Only thing I wasn't keen on, was shown on the 'Car Throttle build' and that was chopping the hole in the Mx-5 bell housing to accommodate the Jag starter motor... :rolleyes:
My concern is the spectacular carbon fibre inlet manifolds. Designed to allow the engine to be crammed under the MX-5 bonnet, and reduce weight, they don't look ideal for airflow to me. With cost of making them I'd have thought the shape would be more scientific (as were the huge Jaguar ones). They obviously work but what are the losses from the design?
I have spoken to these guys for the last 18 months or so. I plan to fit into my s-ltd once complete if finances allow

They seem to know what they are talking about and i would not worry about the inlet plenums (as they call then)

Here is some of the science behind the intake development..

http://www.rocketeerltd.com/single-post/2017/01/13/Rocketeer-MXV6-Development
I feel more confident in the design after reading that. It is reassuring to see they've done a computational fluid dynamics simulation. It was just my rack of t'eye analysis that questioned the transition from chamber to the inlet runners and the air having to make 90degree turns into the outer legs. I guess the plenum chamber evens out the air flow as each cylinder breathes in turn. Probably induced swirl also.
 

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It's fair to say the 'Rocketeer kit' is far better thought out /engineered than it's given credit for (I too have looked in great detail at it.....mainly due to owning the Jag!!)..... :rolleyes:

And nothing like the piece of s*** that Martin posted from 'Road and Track'..... :frantic:

:giggle: :giggle: :hug: :giggle: :giggle:
 

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First one down and nothing skipped. Next two for lunch. :thumbsup:
Enjoyed watching those three teasers.....waiting for the real stuff to start :)
Ok, I'm all caught up with the vids and looking forward to the next.

The explanation as to why this engine was so suitable was excellent.
Glad some are enjoying

Looks like he will run through every step of the kit steps...
Excellent! This chap is far more watchable than that awful 'Car Throttle' individual (wouldn't you like to 'throttle' him?!!) and the second video contained a fascinating insight into the Jaguar engine and it's heritage.
Thank you, Flood. :thumbsup:

That really is getting interesting.
Just created an account here. I'm Dave, the guy creating these videos.

Thank you so much for the kind words!

If you have any feedback on things you'd like to see, things you like/don't like, I'd love to hear them. I'm not going to be making a penny from these videos, so it's all just about documenting the project, as I plan to keep this car for many years to come!

The latest video went live a couple of days ago :)

 
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