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Postby ross.cheeks » 24 Mar 2007, 11:47

just wondering if theres any gearboxes for rwd that can do this?
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Postby Gordo » 24 Mar 2007, 12:23

Which engine are you thinking about? The only one(s) I can think of are the Honda which I've heard alledged that they turn "the wrong way" but don't have confirmation. If so, an S2000 box may work and/or the diff'.
If you're using a 'box with straight cut gears, I doubt there'd be a problem running it in reverse but it may pay to have a word with the people that supply the gearset.
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Postby mikuni » 24 Mar 2007, 13:12

The F20C engine in the S2000 spins the 'right' way, so the gearbox will be conventional.

Me and my freinds have talked about this in depth several times and really, it boils down to being too much work to justify. I'm not sure how you would go about it, but if you're looking at fitting a Honda engine (or something else that spins the 'wrong' way) then you might aswell just flag and spend that money on putting something easier in there.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 24 Mar 2007, 15:12

ive been looking into 1.6 vtecs but the more and more i look into it its just gettign more of a pain in the bottom so i think im going to go with the original idea of a redtop just due to ease of parts and people to ask.

it was a mates 1.6vtec mini that set me off with the idea. that thing is insane, just so fast. so i thought a chvette doesnt weigh much more and its rwd mite have to lookinto it but tbh i cant justify spend the money need to do it when i could just redtop it for cheaper and save alot of hasstle.
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Postby mikuni » 25 Mar 2007, 00:17

Thats what it boils down to aye. Like us, you have seen it as a good and exciting idea, but in reality it doesn't really pan out that well.

Using the b16a in a fwd layout, as it is in the mini, means you can still run the standard gearbox and drivetrain. Its just when it comes to rwd'ing the engine that you run into trouble.

I know there are some rear wheel drive integras and civics around, mainly in the states. I think they still run the standard engine but use Honda CRV running gear to get drive to the back, so this won't help a conversion.

Buy an S2000 motor :P
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Postby ross.cheeks » 25 Mar 2007, 03:37

mikuni wrote:Buy an S2000 motor :P


this was another idea i was looking at as theres a guy down west wales running the gear in a mk 2 escort its just the amount of money involved i just cant jusitfiy spending it when a red top is relativly speaking a piece a piss
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Postby CancerWagon » 25 Mar 2007, 05:55

Use an RR or mid-engine layout. :twisted:

With enough re-working to the back of the car and removing the back seat, it is possible.
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