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Old 15th November 2015, 09:01 PM
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How much clearance is under the bonnet of a roadster0
I'm trial fitted my mazda lump and I got a measurement of 230mm from the top chassis rail to the top of the engine
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Old 15th November 2015, 10:34 PM
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i can measure the engine later for you but basically there is very little clearance on mine, i am using the mk2 1.8 engine, the sump hangs 40mm below the chassis. i am using a saturn large bulge bonnet, engine is over to the side very slightly as well and the throttle cable bracket rotated 180 degrees.
you would be lucky to get your fingers between the bonnet and rocker cover
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Old 16th November 2015, 07:46 AM
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It depends which body kit you chose. Equinox were the ones offering the highest under-bonnet clearance to my knowledge (main reason why I chose to buy my body kit from them)

BonnetParalSide by Sylvain ROIG, sur Flickr

If you use GRP side panels, you can also add 3-4mm of side panels tab thickness over the top tubes of your chassis.

You can also check with Vmax how high is the bonnet of his new body kit?

Hope that help
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Old 16th November 2015, 10:51 AM
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Hi I dont have that information yet maybe someone with a saturn wide scoop bonnet could measure and post details
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Old 16th November 2015, 11:01 AM
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Everything is available at our forum Just use search function

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Old 16th November 2015, 05:56 PM
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Looking at them figures I think it's going to be a bit tight for me
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Old 16th November 2015, 06:01 PM
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I used Equinox bonnet with the scoop the only problem I had with clearance was the scoop projects down inside and fouled the cam cover so you really need to position the engine to clear it, I cut that part out and moved it forward apart from that it cleared everything fine.
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