Cox - 2.0 16v Westfield SE
my car; it was built from mostly new parts during 96/97.
built it to be a fast road car after a few years racing Escorts and
a Hillman Hunter in the post historic touring car championship.
I wanted was an easy life and a nice clean new car to work on. Very
early on I decided to use the non-ecotec 2.0 Vauxhall because I
thought that in the long term it offered the best basis for a strong,
easy to work on, tuneable engine. And up till now I have not been
some homework I decided to go for SBD 208 kit, it offered me good
horsepower and flexibility without me have to delve into the internals
purchased a second-hand engine from Motoring news fitted all the
parts in SBD’s kit wired it all up and much to my surprise it
started first time! Once the Westfield was finished I thought
I would start contesting some of the rounds of the 1998 Car and
Car Conversions speed Championship, a second place in my first
sprint was a real bonus. I used the car all through 98 without
a hitch, it was great fun and the engine was so flexible it made
running it on the road a real pleasure. Then I was offered a chance
to do the "At the clinic" feature in C.C.C (this is where cars
are tested, reviewed and appraised).
came out in the December 98 issue and was very worthwhile judging by
the result. It turned out that due to a faulty throttle pot my engine
was only producing 165 hp instead of 208 hp! MY FAULT by the way. When
I phoned Steve Broughton he could not have been more helpful, we discussed
all sorts of ways of getting some more power. Steve told me that he
had a 225 kit in mind to produce and would I mind if he experimented
on my engine. When we talked pound notes I couldn’t turn it down. A
fully dyno’d engine ready to re-install with more power for the price
of gasket’s and consumables is hard to turn down.
the engine was apart I did add a few extra’s like a nylon oil relief
valve (the metal one’s jam), and a lightened flywheel. With everything
re-installed it ran again first time and has not missed a beat all season.
The good thing about the 225 kit is that it doesn’t seem to have lost
any of the flexibility of the 208 kit, I can’t recommend it enough.
Well I’ve got to the end of the 99 season without any problems and I
have won the class 8 category of the C.C.C sprint championship.
I’ve decided to do the Westfield sportscar champs this year (2000) so
the car is coming apart again during the winter for a freshen up, the
only thing the engine needs is some new oil and maybe a drysump system.
Taper Throttle 225bhp kit
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