EDITED, unfugged the huge bassakwards.
This can serve as my intro thread I guess. I've had a 1971 Lotus 69 chassis (always mixing those two up) for about 2 years now. It's time to start the build.
I've done my fair share of building things... built my mustang (03 GT, www.54stags.com
) so I'm not a real n00b. That said, I know very little of the mid/rear engine specifics I'll need to finish this project.
My chassis has some hill climb wins in its past so I'm going to preserve the body style and paint scheme and try and make a retro/commemorative build from the zero information I have.
The first order of business is power/trans. What to use? I know a Cortina engine is traditional and that VW motors are also popular but I want something a little cooler since it sits behind a cover and this will be made street legal (reliability). I had thought about setting up a gas turbine from a couple hx35 turbos or even doing a 'Busa motor or a Miata, Pinto, Focus, Geo Metro, VW, etc....
So, spit some suggestions. I need really to figure out the tranny issue I think before anything else. Once that's decided then my motor combo will be selected for compatibility. I had originally thought of finding myself a used Hewland 4 speed but they're kinda spendy and I'm hoping for a more economical solution than a 4K-20K 4 speed that is street/track worthy.
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