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Nooby build

Postby jonnyt80 » 31 Jul 2014, 05:42

Hi folks.will hopefully be starting my build later in the year.
I will be using a 220bhp duratec 30 (3.0l V6) and associated gearbox with a Link G4+ Xtreme ecu to run it all.some really nice builds in here so plenty food for thought

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Re: Nooby build

Postby bgkast » 31 Jul 2014, 12:26

Sweet, a V6 build! Looking forward to seeing it. :mrgreen:

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Re: Nooby build

Postby dpkilty » 01 Aug 2014, 09:11

Me too. I'm the crazy trying to shoehorn an EJ25# Subaru motor into a Midlana... So we may have to share some ideas. :D

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Re: Nooby build

Postby big_wasa » 01 Aug 2014, 10:43

I've already bought a low millage 2.0 Duratec but I am now looking for a 3.0 Duratec for mine. I will start it on the st220 ecu for iva and the goal is to get some shorter rods and add a turbo.

Looking forward to your progress.

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Re: Nooby build

Postby jonnyt80 » 02 Aug 2014, 08:04

Turbocharging is on my list but requires the block be modified with oil squirters for piston cooling.shorter arrow rods from a Noble M400 are also on the shopping list.

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Re: Nooby build

Postby jonnyt80 » 02 Aug 2014, 08:11

dpkilty wrote:Me too. I'm the crazy trying to shoehorn an EJ25# Subaru motor into a Midlana... So we may have to share some ideas. :D

I do like the idea of an EJ25 but id rather go 4G63. Both good powerplants and easily tunable on the stock management via opensource. It is in the back of my mind to build a 4g63 powered midlana as iv tuned those for years

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Re: Nooby build

Postby dpkilty » 04 Aug 2014, 07:08

jonnyt80 wrote:
dpkilty wrote:Me too. I'm the crazy trying to shoehorn an EJ25# Subaru motor into a Midlana... So we may have to share some ideas. :D

I do like the idea of an EJ25 but id rather go 4G63. Both good powerplants and easily tunable on the stock management via opensource. It is in the back of my mind to build a 4g63 powered midlana as iv tuned those for years


Might not be a bad idea. The 4G63's are great motors as well. Plus it might not be too hard to find a good transaxle unlike the Suby counterpart. I've toyed with that idea myself, but don't want to learn a new platform for the build.

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Re: Nooby build

Postby jonnyt80 » 08 Aug 2014, 02:59

Be far easier fitting the 4g63 imo. The ej25 would certainly be different but you will have alot more headaches.

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Re: Nooby build

Postby ChrisS » 01 Apr 2015, 03:12

I'm still very much at the will I/won't I stage at the minute....but one of the thoughts I had was for a V6. I did consider the ST200/220 option, but also as I have a bit of previous with Alfas, a 166 donor seems a contender too. My last build had the old 12 valve V6 in the back of it so I already have solutions to some of the issues. Bit of a big old lump TBH, but makes decent power in the later 24V format. Of course, the Toyota V6 is another nice option....decisions decisions.....

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Re: Nooby build

Postby jonnyt80 » 14 Jun 2015, 04:33

Well things have been slow mostly due to work but I have done some prep work for parts.
The doner car is nearly stripped. Engine and running gear to remove but it will remain in place for now as im currently wiring up my standalone ecu and will get it running shortly.
my plan is to utilise most of the mondeo parts

Steering rack
suspension uprights
wiring loom etc

I love how midlana is put together but I want to use what I have off my doner as theres literally hundreds of mondeos breaking and parts are a plenty.

I will be starting the chassis build later in the year as ill need to order my book first from Kurt

Kurt any shipping discount to Scotland :D


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