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#1 User is offline   frankyknuckles 

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 06:52 AM

I have always wanted to build a kit car, and I have just started to research the possibilites. I have been looking at the Westfield XTR2, or the Megablade (Honda Fireblade Engine 12000 redline), but the Megablade comes

'Sold as a complete kit less engine gearbox wheels and tyres'

The text is straight off the web site, but is it bad english, or really, does it come without an Engine, without a gear box and without wheels and tyres, rr, does it come without the gear box and without wheels and tyres?

I'm a bit confused? What is the point in selling a complete kit without the engine and gear box?

http://www.westfield...k/megablade.htm
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 06:58 AM

I too was looking at the XTR2 a while back when things were not quite so tight finanically....looks like a serious bit of kit
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 07:48 AM

yeah, but it only comes factory built with a new engine? all the other options for various modelsrequires you to purchase a re-conned engine.

How are you meant to build an XTR2 without the engine?

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 08:52 AM

I had a chat with Westfield, they cannot supply the engines, because the original engine manufacturers will only sell complete bikes, not just the engine.

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 09:13 AM

you tempted then?

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 09:51 AM

when I have the money I will definately do this, my S will have to stay out of the garage, but yes, I'm defo tempted. I'm even considering a partnership buy with a friend of mine :) This would be ideal, because he has a spare garage at his house :cool:

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:02 AM

Megablade, megabusa and megabird are all the same chasis, it just depends what engine you want to put in it.

Megablade - Engine: Pre 1995 CBR900RR Honda Fireblade
0-60 4.1 seconds
Max Power: 128ps @ 10,000rpm
Max Torque: 90.83nm @ 8,500rpm

Megabird - Engine : Honda Super Blackbird 1100
0-60 3.9 seconds
Max Power: 165ps @ 9500rpm
Max Torque: 119.nm @ 7250rpm

Megabusa - Engine: GSXR1300R Suzuki Hayabusa
0-60 3.48 seconds
Max Power: 180ps @ 9800rpm
Max Torque: 138.29 NM @ 7000rpm

They all look like alot of fun. But maybe a Honda engine is the way to go?

They all have sequential boxes as well :cool:

I also think this chasis style looks much better than the caterham 7.

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:33 AM

Caterham 7 style does nothing for me either although I did consider a Tiger but the rear doesn't have the ugly roll bar and the bodywork seems more moulded

What I like about the Xtr2 is it looks like a mini Le Mans sports racer

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:45 AM

hey, I've just been to a kit car convention GF's dad has just purchased a Robin Hood 2B kit and also the 2.0litre Sierra for the donor car ( you need the engine, dash, pedals, steering etc etc).

I suggest you go to one of these conventions as there were all sorts of exhibitors with some of the strangest looking machines I've ever seen. There seems to be a lot of knowledge to be gained from these days if your interested in starting down the track of "kit car world".

I couldn't believe how many different types of cars there were. Looks like the main kits are Robin Hoods, Westfields, Tigers and the newer ones that look like that lovely Radical/XTR2 that has just eaten the Nurburgring for breakfast.

Do it, you know it makes sense ; )

I will one day when I get the time!

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:49 AM

There's an event on here:

15th/16th November The Great Western Kit and Sports Car Show
Devon County Showground, Exeter
A well-supported event with plenty of kit manufacturers' displays and trade stands. Normally a good display of cars outdoors, too. Further details from European Promotions, tel: 01233 713878.

link from here: http://www.which-kit.../eventsList.asp

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