December 5, 2008, 2:05 pm
i have just thought of a really mad idea that could possibly work-
get a standard 1300 ford ka remove the 1300 lump replace with an 1800zetec - mondeo engine-with a port and polished head- and i high lift road cam - then get a gearbox from a sierra(if this will work on the 1800 engine- then get the sierra prop shaft get it cut down and get a 105-100e rear axle and diff so it will be rwd!-
well more power? well thinking about it there will be no where near enuff room for a turbo of a descent size so do you either make a cut out on the bonnet for the turbo(bad idea as it will nack up in no time) or do you get a supercharged!- -with a striaght through pipe fitted into either a 3" round cherry bomber exhaust or a 3" round peter lloyd rally exhaust
now the bodywork---
spray panther black- imperial blue or frozen white
with the rally arche extensions then with the 10mm wheel adapters then fit the rs 7 spoke brookland capri alloys then lower it 1-2mm or as much as possible with out it looking daft or without cuasing probs- then wilwood 4 pot calipers with greenstuffs brake pads ,discs at the rear (find a way of fitting them)with bmw 3 series brake disc ,grooved and drilled discs all round- then buy the reaco seats from a rover 800 vittese and have them re-covered in black leather with coloured piping to match the car- with the ford bad embossed into the head rest or have the ford badge sewn in- with KA at the top of the seat then reacro just under that in little fancy italics writing- then rear seats- take out the originals get the foam reshaped on the bottom and the back so they have a slight smooth curve- then get them recovered to match the front seats with head rests mounted in the back-door cards and the rear door cards- have these made from mdf- covered with black vinyl- have some 12x9's fitted with a good sound system fitted- then have a cat 1 alarm n imobiliser fitted
obviously there is a few things i have missed out as it would take too long to say
this is just the creation in motion
December 5, 2008, 2:13 pm
Sounds like a good plan. You going to do it?
There is a man on another forum at the moment who has succesfully put a Vauxhall Vectra 2.5 V6 engine in the front of his Ka.
December 5, 2008, 2:18 pm
yeh i sure will it will be a while before its done tho - also ive the seen the black ka its on my ka.org did that ever get finished?? when i saw the fotos of the work he had done - fitting it and moding the dash etc i thought if it works he might as well fit wings to the side an claim it a plane! lol
December 5, 2008, 2:30 pm
[quote name='vinnyvangough' post='8092' date='Dec 5 2008, 02:23 PM']Sounds like a good plan. You going to do it?
There is a man on another forum at the moment who has succesfully put a Vauxhall Vectra 2.5 V6 engine in the front of his Ka.[/quote]
i seen the video's of the car he did....the saying ''a wolf in sheeps clothing'' comes to mind,love to see that ka fly away and leave bigger cars behind
i reckon imperial blue is a gorgeous colour,wished mine was that colour
December 5, 2008, 2:33 pm
Yea, total street sleeper. Imperial Blue is an awesome colour.
I'm sure Seven Valley done a 4x4 Cosworth Ka a few years ago too.
December 5, 2008, 2:45 pm
yes i read about the 4x4 cosworth ka - the last i heard was that it just wouldnt work properly without extensive mods to the engine bay then strenthening the front end..... but that was a while ago tho
December 5, 2008, 2:53 pm
Yea, seem to remember it was a bright yellow one on 18".
So you gonna do the convesion?
December 5, 2008, 3:04 pm
more than likely - need to gather the parts n a few more funds-
ile let you know when te work begins!!!
December 5, 2008, 3:25 pm
Sounds good then
December 5, 2008, 6:22 pm
done a little more research - if i modifiy the gerar ratios in the 5 speed sierra gearbox to get it to do 60mph in 1st it will crack 160mph by 4th gear! as i have just spoken to a gearbox specialist who builds boxes for a living ! oohh!!
also the suzuki sj running gear 4wd system can be made to fit in to the ford ka so- acceleration will be mad!- it should shift!!!- and also the supercharger i was planning on using wouldnt fit because of the room left for the oil feet to the charger itself would be in the way so its either a supercharger or no brakes lol- but i could fit a t2 garret turbo ! but i will have to modifiy the original bonnet some what - make a buldge in it somewhere for it to fit.
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