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Old 2nd August 2016, 12:48 PM
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Hi Guys,

About to order a Talon Chassis, the TMXR one.
I am going to build as Sierra kit but with Zetec 2.0L engine, Type 9 Transmission and Sierra diff.

Any issues you foresee before I order the flat pack?


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Old 2nd August 2016, 01:36 PM
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The tmxr is for the mx5 donor just ask him for the standard chassis kit of you are using a sierra donor
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Old 2nd August 2016, 01:48 PM
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Hi,

The message I got was that the chassis is sierra based, just with extra parts supplied to fit MX5 if required so just a case of bits I wont need.
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Old 2nd August 2016, 04:01 PM
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I believe the transmission tunnel is different on the tmxr chassis he till do a type 9 tunnel for you just ask him when you order the flatpack
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Old 2nd August 2016, 06:10 PM
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Hi ya,

They emailed me saying all the tubes for both Transmission tunnels are supplied!
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Old 11th September 2016, 11:11 PM
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Zetec and Type 9 is a popular combo. One thing to keep in mind when making the chassis is that either the gear stick (and the reverse light switch), or the thermostat housing is interfering with the chassis. The solutions are either to use the Raceline Zetec water rail, or make a cutout in the tube that is the rear top of the engine bay (with another tube backing it), or modify the transmission tunnel and shift the engine a bit forward (compromising the gear stick reach).

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Old 12th September 2016, 02:17 AM
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I've got some Zetec engine mounts if they'd be useful for you
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Old 12th September 2016, 11:21 AM
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Hi ya,

Which mounts are they?

Is there any reason the engine is so far back?
In my CAD model, the engine wasn't that far back?
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Old 12th September 2016, 03:44 PM
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I think you will find you struggle to reach the gear stick if the engine is to far forward, my seats are on runners and I am able to reach but if your not on runners you have to very careful where you place the gear stick in relation to the seat, if that makes sense

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Old 12th September 2016, 05:20 PM
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Hi ya,

Which mounts are they?

Is there any reason the engine is so far back?
In my CAD model, the engine wasn't that far back?
If you look in my build diary you can just about see them. They are the round tube style ones. Really well made tbh. Also have a few other Zetec bits laying around, flywheels, clutch release bearings, spigot bearings, overhaul deal kit for type 9 box, shortened oil pickup maybe more but would need to dig them out.
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