Man buys Honda F1 Car for £37,000....

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    From F1Technical.net forums - guy buys a Honda RA107 (minus an engine) and attempts to rebuild it in his home garage.

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    Quality, Imagine if you had it Road legal. Be cool as hell cruising about in it, wonder what engine he will try put in it.
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    Bound to be just a shell, will need all running gear and everything. Cool kit car project I guess :p
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    It has no running gear.....

    but you could push it down a hill, pretend to be Rubens and go Bbbrrruuuummmm like a V10 lol
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    He should definitely stick a b18 with an induction kit it
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    LOL @ photo ............ that's bizarre. "What have you got in your garage?" ..."Oh, only a motorbike, usual tools, my TVR ............... and an F1 car."

    Fair play to him, not many people have the balls - or opportunity - to buy an F1 car with a view to putting a new engine in it.
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    TVR? Thats a Dodge Viper isnt it? :p
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    Is it? Only glanced at the photo and thought it was a Cerbera, looks like the side profile of one.
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    C32B 3.2L NSX Engine would be the job lol
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    Maybe the engine outta the viper is goin in it!
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    at least thats one car his missus wont be getting her hands on!
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    read the whole thread there, that car could cost him easily 80-100k in the end. He is budgeting 40 on top to get it running and Id say thats optimistic. The challenge of finding a suitable engine and mating it to the gearbox in the car is massive, then he has no electronics or hydraulics to run the box. Putting in a different box will mess up the chassis dimensions.

    Dont think its the bargain people think.
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    I'd be happy enough having it sitting there not running lol, my life expectancy would also be greatly increased
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    Understatement of the day there pablo!!

    I read most of it there too, getting an engine with the structural ability to hold the car together and mating that to a suitable box is the problem. It really needs the original engine and box to be anywhere near the actual F1 car. It will take proper engineering ability to get that car to even sound like a F1 car again nevermind drive like one.

    It would still be brilliant fun to work on and a hell of a project if you had that much spare cash laying around (y)
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    would need some sort of crazy busa engine maybe, plus a frame to give the rigidity to the chassis. Would be like sticking a K series in a 911 tho maybe :oops:
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    A motorbike engine and a few scaffolding poles might be doing things a bit too cheap, considering he spent 37k on the chassis lol
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    he said he wants to track it lol, dont these things need massive speed for the aero to work?
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    Now there's a project lol

    Fair play to him!
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    I guess he could turn it into a formula masters or a libre car... People (with money) do these things...
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    id love to c hear me da if i phoned him and said here pull the honda out ive something new for the garage. thats class.
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    Anything other than a proper F1 engine is ghey.

    Perhaps nobody else was stupid enough to buy it (y)
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    Ford DFV v8 F1 engines are readily available (apparently....) as they're pretty much the default engine of the FIA classic F1 Championship. How much they cost and how the hell you go about ordering one, i'll never know.....
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