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Old 05-18-2007, 06:40 PM   #31
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i do beleave that the car the thread is about is a diesel/electric hybrid, similar to a freight train. the diesel runs a generator at its most efficient speed.
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:16 PM   #32
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>>I dunno where this fear of being rear-ended comes from... Just stay on the right where you won't get people going 85mph up your butt.

Wish that were true on the freeways in California :-)
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #33
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Wish that were true on the freeways in California :-)
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:48 AM   #34
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A smart cdi engine in an aerodynamic and light car like an Insight would be a nice combo.
You read my mind. And even though it would be a frankenhonda/smart, it would drive, ride like a normal car, a/c, stereo...I NEED my a/c!
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:00 AM   #35
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Actually that's incorrect, SVO. What you are referring to is a block guard [as demonstrated in the first picture]. This essentially makes the engine a 'closed deck' design. Aftermarket sleeves appear to be fitted to the engine in the lower picture. Sleeving an engine is basically replacing the cylinder walls with stronger walls, and while doing this, you can either put in larger or smaller diameter bores. I actually had a covnersation with Earl Laskey and Dan Benson about sleeving my 1.5L down to a 1.3L or smaller. They discouraged me from doing so, as the sleeves would have to be custom. They make their sleeve blanks at a diameter larger than the diameter I would need to get below a 1.4L engine. Not to mention, custom pistons would need to be made, which would be $$$.



Haha, it reminds me of that cheezy 80's movie, 'The Wraith'

Might be easier to get a custom crank and shorter rods to reduce cubic inches...a De Stroker Motor
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:21 AM   #36
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Wow...

When I look at this car, all I think of is "1980's version of the future."




I actually got a chance to sit in one of these cars earlier this year. The guy I sold my Honda Beat to has one.
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I agree. You should sleeve your engine and use smaller pistons. That would be sick. A 4 cylinder 1.0L engine.
Since we're bringing this thread back from the dead... A Spitfire, at least my 1965 model had a 1.1 liter 4-cylinder! Awesome little car, but I have no idea what the mileage was.

I have had many thoughts about using another Spitfire for a chassis for FE testing ideas.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:10 PM   #38
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Its a small world- I had a 74 Triumph Spitfire about 15 years ago. Very light and very easy to work on with the flip up front end. I never bothered to check the mileage when I had it- I only cared about power and cornering back then.

Its weight and low frontal area would make it a great FE project car.

Here's a member with one: http://www.gassavers.org/garage/view/1043

I am puzzled by the new 600cc Honda car- is it the Fit? With such a small engine, I figured the mileage would be in the 70's or so, but it isn't- any thoughts as to why its not much higher than civics and metros?
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the new 600cc Honda car
Link? I'm not aware of it...
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I guess its not that new after all- the 660cc Honda Beat

http://www.kei-cars.com/index_files/beat_info.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Beat

But why do you all think it doesn't have better FE numbers? If it was geared to low for the highway, you'd think it would still get really good FE in the city.
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