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 Post subject: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Does anyone know about this car? was built a few years ago and was on Ebay late last year.

RP91gt posted this on Teamswift
http://caroftheday.com/2016/11/03/when- ... lown-away/
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Someone needs to sort out the suspension, steering and brakes and race this thing 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:07 am 
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neat conversion no doubt, but for the effort wouldn't a car engine be a better prospect. bike engines rev high have reasonable power but little torque?
Or am I trapped in a old world think.

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 Post subject: Re: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:51 am 
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I think the fact that it makes 197 bhp from a factory 1340cc engine, it still makes g13b levels of torque (130nm) but it's at 8500rpm instead of 4500 odd rpm in a g13b, a NA g13b will never make that sort of power levels.
Sure it would be hard to keep it on the boil as a street car but the potential as a race car with a 6 speed sequential box is pretty cool 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:50 pm 
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I originally posted that and ran the VIN. The poster on eBay IMO destroyed a rare (NA) GTi to build this. I don't know what it ever went for or if it even sold.


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 Post subject: Re: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:21 pm 
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The weight of the car is far above that of the Busa so the stresses on gearbox components is excessive, particularly on take off. The concept is good and it looks like an AWD rear end, but weight is the problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Seems like the later version engine has a stronger gearbox, there are at least 3 busa powered starlets running very successfully here in NZ that I know of and a mk3 gti being converted to busa rwd in Auckland.

Theres a video at the bottom of this article, hmm maybe I'm doing it all wrong :-k
http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/03/bui ... busa-kp61/


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 Post subject: Re: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:57 am 
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From what I've read the output shaft seems to be the main weakness. Seems like there are plenty of options for dealing with this.

There are some main stream players making gearbox final drive adaptors for motorcycle powered cars. Quaife, as one example, make gear drive systems that would solve a lot of the issues for both fwd and rwd installations. At a price no doubt. Motorcycle powered track cars and kits cars have been around in the uk for a long time so the bits exist to make the project as easy or hard as you want to make it, or as easy as the budget allows.


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 Post subject: Re: Busa swift- how did I miss it???
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I noted recently that Hartley Enterprises (makers of the twin 'busa headed v8)
Have dropped the H1 from their line up, in favour of a 1.4L 'busa headed I4 engine..
Downsizing engines seems to be the manufacturer trend at present..


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