406 V6 Coupe

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Re: 406 V6 Coupe

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I've found a performance car garage who will attempt a mondeo v6 into shaun's fiesta. It will cost a fair bit so it may never happen. There's no rush for it, the car is in hiding in my daughters garage which she does not use.

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Re: 406 V6 Coupe

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It sounds possible Davie, I remember years ago a mk1 corsa with a 2.5 V6 fitted in a maxpower magazine article. I bet it handled like poo, just like most poxhalls.

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There's a few Peugeot 306's about running 3.0 V6 engines, the same engine that's in the 406 Coupe. Apparently they have to sit to far forward on the mounts and it just screws up the handling. Quick in a straight line, dangerous in the corners!

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I think that a v6 in a fiesta won't work. Yep good in a straight line but handling could be rubbish. A better idea is chuck in a 2.0 focus engine, then tune it. That basically makes it a fiesta st and is not too difficult as far as i know.

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Well, a serious conversion might work. Mid engine, rear wheel drive (bit like a Renault 5 Turbo!). I don't know how it would handle, as I never have driven a Renault 5 Turbo.

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Re: 406 V6 Coupe

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I wonder watever happened to that Visa that was having a V6 fitted to it? Last report I saw it was mounted but like the 306 it was sitting well forward and there was precious little room for a rad...

I'd love to know if it was eve finished...

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If it is as far forward as be unsafe would it have been better mid mounting the engine and have battery radiator etc under the bonnet?

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The 406 is booked in for its MoT on Thursday morning so fingers crossed for that, it's only done minimal mileage since the last one so I'll see what tomorrow holds in store.

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Fingers crossed, Mark! I'm sure it'll be fine :)

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CitroJim wrote:I wonder watever happened to that Visa that was having a V6 fitted to it? Last report I saw it was mounted but like the 306 it was sitting well forward and there was precious little room for a rad...

I'd love to know if it was eve finished...
I believe it's still in progress Jim with the owner being a regular to the Visa Forum and I believe is still carrying on with it!

Lord knows how long it will take to finish but the enthusiasm is certainly there!!

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Re: 406 V6 Coupe

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That looks very nice! They are a good looking car and a manual V6 has got to be the pick of the range. 8-)

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Re: 406 V6 Coupe

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Well I'm just sat sheltering in mcdonalds watching the snow fall very heavily while I wait for the 406 having its MoT. It looks like it might be my vehicle for work at this rate seeing as the berlingo is on the drive and that will be staying there If I can't get the pug back to bed in the garage. Let's see how good the pug is in the snow them.

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Re: 406 V6 Coupe

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We always found ours to be more then capable of holding it's own in the bad weather!

Been snowing really heavily here as well. Got a phone call last night from Cheryl to go and tow her home as she was stuck on the hill and when she tried to go backwards the car was going sideways. I reversed down the hill in the Range Rover, told her just to leave it in neutral with her feet off the pedals as I didn't want it to grip and catapult into the RR. Amazingly the Range Rover didn't even spin a wheel, the traction control didn't kick in at all :D

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It's nice to have a 4x4 in the fleet I must admit David. Well the 406 passed with only one advisory which was the front brake discs were pitted/scored, these will get replaced when the weather picks up. And it does look like the 406 will be my chariot for work as I couldn't get it up the drive and into the garage. There will be a serious washing session soon to get the winter road muck off.

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Re: 406 V6 Coupe

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Great news on the MOT pass =D>

It's horrible using a car that you care for in this weather with all the salt on the road :(

David.