Thanks Tim, if i use bike carbs i won't be able to control the mixture with the ECU, I can only control the ignition with the megajolt. I am not sure what the effect would be. I guess worst case I have to lean it out for the MOT and then adjust the carbs again afterwards.
I'll have a chat with my MOT inspector next time i see him.
Good that you got through with no CAT though, it all sounds doable.
Orange MEV Rocket, 1.6l Zetec SE - Standard in every way
I have been thinking about bike carbs and I am not sure what the effect would be on the emissions. I suspect I would go for a megajolt ECU, but could i get that through the MOT? I'd be grateful for your thoughts.
Bike carbs should work fine, try Yamaha R1 or R6 carbs. Not sure if they will need rejetting first to achieve performance and emissions. You could run these with an OMEX 200 which pop-up on ebay every now and again. Bogg Brothers could fabricate a manifold to suit. If you go this way do some research on the intake angle; I think they need to roughly match the angle on the bike.
I also like the look of the uprights that you show, would these work with 15inch wheels? If the upper arm is higher i guess not
Unfortunately the Uprights only fit under 17" wheels, although this is purely because of suspension droop (fully unloaded). The top arms would catch the inside of the wheel on anything less than 17's. Next time you lift the rear of the car see how much clearance you have between the top arm and the rim; there may be some scope to lift the pivot point. The latest chassis have a pivot point that is ~20mm lower on the chassis pick-up (same effect).
Nice work Paul, Must say I'm very jealous of your design works especially the CAD work,,,,
Thanks! It's not as difficult as it looks and is almost as rewarding as building the car.....plus the spare room is warmer than the garage in Winter ;D
Think I missed this one! What was the question?!!! Still in the running in period of my engine mods but hoping for 220-230bhp. Only running the ib5 with ford racing puma internals. Would love the Quaife kit but it's just a bit too expensive at the minute!!
;D there's probably quite a few running 200hp now Paul but when that was written; almost 12 months ago there were just a few. I expect the number of 200hp+ cars will steadily increase due to the packages offered by the likes of OMEX, etc. Great stuff.
[quote so the Rocket may be for sale later this year.[/quote]
Would be a shame Paul as the development plans looked very exciting
Although its not a classic Ford forum - would like to see some pics if possible. My brothers first car was White Mk1 escort with bubble arches, rev wheels etc. Still have pictures and it still looks amazing
Yep, would be a sad day but I don't have the space for both. The plan is to have the shell repaired and modified professionally then complete the rest myself....I won't even post pics of its current state; you'll think I'm mad but the plan is to end-up with something like this.....
Hi, Stuart here from New Zealand, I'm in the process of building a Rocket in NZ I purchased one of your gear changes and throttle pedals, however I'm working offshore in Malaysia and have a guy in NZ helping and he is good. However he seems to be having diffuculty with the gear change. i.e, 1st where reverse should be and reverse hwere 1st should be, otherwise back to front. Any ideas contact me on email@example.com you may be able to help with anything else we have bother with.
The QS Kit was originally designed with the IB5 gearbox in mind but some owners have used it with the MTX and GETRAG MT285 (ST) gearboxes also although I'm not sure how many MTX installations are complete. I have not fitted a MTX gearbox myself so maybe one of the other owners could comment on the original thread?
With the Kit now sold it's time to have a clear-out and most of the tuning parts that were destined for the kit should be in the For Sale section soon before going on Ebay or other forums. I'm having a clearout on the PC too and came across these renders of the CAD model which could make a nice desktop or pic for the garage wall. Download the attachment for the full size image.