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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:33 am

I am just getting links for wiring and what not as I want to fit an obd2 port on the mojo and found this link http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthr ... tid=179921

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:12 am

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:12 am

First job is to get the old engine out and sold

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:58 am

I have been looking at the gearboxes on the Zetec and what others are using....

Most people who convert their Mojo to run Zetec they use a gearbox from a 1.3 KA.... where as I want to try and use the standard gearbox from the focus which is a MXT75....

I have been told that the MXT75 gearbox is a lot bigger than the KA Gearbox but is a better stronger gearbox so this is the one that I want to get in the Mojo... somehow

so while googling I found this site https://www.8balltuning.com/blog/technical/

and more to the point this photo....

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The MTX75 looks massive :-(

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:06 pm

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Got the pug engine out of the mojo.... at last

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:08 pm

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Then decided to start getting the zetec out....

Hoping to get it out through the front.... all the panels unbolt

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:08 am

I have found a gearbox that should fit on tho the 2.0 Zetec block....

Its a 1.3 Endura engine from a 2001 KA... £30

From my research and other MOJO owners it looks like this will do the trick...

I really want to get the original engine and Gearbox from the focus in but frankly I cant be bothered to be messing about making brackets and what not when I have all the bits I need for this engine and the endura gearbox...

I need to try and keep the build time down and the costs down as the end results will still be much the same....

I pick the gearbox up on tuesday so will see :D

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 pm

After a close inspection of the chassis... looks like it was originally designed to take another type pf engine so either which way i will be making up engine mounts.... YAY!!!

On a side note I picked up the Gearbox today and decided I needed to penny pinched so haggled the price down more and got £20 for the gearbox :D :D

Still going to try and get the complete engine and box in :D

This weekend should be the key if I get enough time away

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:50 pm

Well today I managed to dump the child to a neighbours so I can meet the electricity board to get my meter installed for the electric to my garages and shed!!!

Well.... they could not fit the meter because of an issue so I need to wait now and see who is going to put that fault right!!!

Anyway so while all that was going on I decided to see if I could get the focus engine running on the Frankenstein wiring loom I bought...

Took a bit of fiddling and also had to power up the fuel pump so out came the seats and chopping the wiring and then sticking the jump pack on the wires the fuel pump ran :D

The car fired into life and all is well in the world :D

One thing that concerns me though with this loom is that they have bypassed the Lambda sensors... they say it is fine and not caused any problems but I would prefer it if that was all working as well... unless you guys think different :D

So all I plan on doing on friday is getting the engein out of the focus and over to the MOJO to see if I can squeeze it in :D

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Phaeton » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:57 pm

Yeah bypassing the Lambda sensors is fine for banger car racing but of no use to you

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:01 pm

Phaeton wrote:Yeah bypassing the Lambda sensors is fine for banger car racing but of no use to you


yeah thats what I thought :D

From reading online it is not too bad putting it back in and also putting the comms port back in as well :D

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby ChaosMS » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 pm

Yeah you need the Lamda sensor Danny without it it will be a pain to pass the emissions, I know when the Suzuki one on the buggy went on the fritz it was all over the place

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:09 am

ChaosMS wrote:Yeah you need the Lamda sensor Danny without it it will be a pain to pass the emissions, I know when the Suzuki one on the buggy went on the fritz it was all over the place


Thought so I will see the wiring nearer the time and wire it in :D I also want a comms port as well :D

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:16 am

So yesterday I got the engine out of the focus :D

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Took quite a while to do but it is out and I made up a roller platform for it as well so I can push it around etc :

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Then today (saturday(ish)) I decided I was going to look and see if I can get the engine and standard gearbox in the chassis...

I literally spent all day trying to do it and although the engine and box do fit it is going to be a pain to do and also there was almost no space for exhaust manifolds and what not...

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So I have to admit defeat and fit the Endura gearbox... I still have a fair bit of fabricating to do to get it in the chassis but that but is fun :D

I do have one small problem with KA gear box and that is that it is rod change... I don't want rod change so I am looking at converting that to cable change....

Looking at my Buggy build I used this form Mike Satur

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so I think this may be an option to go down which will make my life a lot easier if I can get cable change to work :D

I also need to find a flywheel and clutch for a 1.8 focus to fit the new gearbox :D

SO although I did not get anywhere today I fell like I achieved a lot :D

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Re: Sylva Mojo build

Postby Danny » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:31 pm

So after some research.... this is the clutch I need

https://www.burtonpower.com/luk-std-clu ... 09100.html

Just need to find a suitable flywheel as well


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