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It is interesting as is a 2.3, most for sale are 2.0.....yes, very pricey...I remember seeing complete 400 engine for sale ( was fitted in a Peugeot 205 and 309 , I think) many years ago for £5000..., being rare, it was probably worth it...

 

 
 
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From The Archives: Rick & Danny Morris - Peugeot 205 GTI #Thundersaloon with Opel 2400cc power, captured here at Brands Hatch 1991 #Dimma (
 
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http://www.specialsaloons.co.uk/peugeot/4582311328

 

 

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Thats interesting, knew of a home built 205 / 400 rally car, engine was mid mounted i think! Wonder if the race car became rally, or rally became race car, looks like the racecar here was badly damaged early 90s. Think the rally car was that era too! 

Not so long ago it was costing 5k 6k 7k to throw a rally xe built engine into a mk2.

Engine here is 2.1 bore,  2.3 crank, ....interesting. 

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My mate has an all singing/all dancing 2.3 going in his mk2 escort rally car. That uses a Vauxhall Signam 2.2 XE block as it has a taller deck height so you can run a longer stroke crank.

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On 09/01/2021 at 16:42, cam.in.head said:

it cant be £9000. surely. probably one of those ebay sellers who put stupid prices on to encourage you to buy " off ebay".

there are plenty of those around

There’s a company out there that will sell you a rebuilt XE with 300 ish HP normally aspirated for about €16000. Ask me how I know 🤣

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On 13/01/2021 at 20:21, ®evo03 said:

How do you know? ????

16k! Chocolate pistons, diamond tipped, kryptonite crank? 

Interesting read, didnt know opel managed a 16v head. F2 280bhp?

https://web.archive.org/web/20130529173528/http://www.customs-n-classics.dk/Artikler/CIHHistorieUK.html

Or the turbo A was recalled and destroyed, 


https://www.staffordengines.com/vauxhall-c20xe.html

 

€17500 actually. 307hp 2.1 XE. 
 

I need a lottery ticket or two 

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These engines are a class specific lump, so you should be looking at them as race engines not road car lumps.

Easy 300 bhp lump with bolt pattern same as XE .😎

Around 1K with very easy T5 management. And for that you get a pretty trick management system too. Might be SAAB, but it's a GM first  🤣

 

 

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