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Old 05-18-2011, 10:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The 1.9 is by and large a stand alone system.

Sure there's wiring, but its only a few sensors and some injector trigger wires. 30 wires, maybe?

You don't even have to tap it into the Jag harness, you can leave the two parts separate from each other.

The AHU only has one engine mount, on the front. A bar could be made to stabilize it across the longitudinal engine bay, or bosses might be found on each side of the motor to mount it.

Big Dave's favorite suggestion is a T56 trans, which has a double over drive ratio. The 1.9 may need a little massaging to pull 62mph @ really low rpms, because it doesn't get into the good boost until 1400+rpm.

I think the target rpm for the 1.9 should be about 1300rpm @55-60mph. With a nice exhaust and intake, and a good tune on the motor, it should be do able.

I look forward to seeing this done.
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