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Discussion in 'Performance' started by sylster, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    why would you put a smaller engine in there?? the kei trucks (typically) make 45hp and 45ft/lbs of torque... looks like you just wanna spend some money to me :D
  2. o8k

    o8k Member

    Well if I have a super cheap mini with no engine. Then yes I am looking to spend money... Ugh to get it running. Super cheap engine. Seemed like a viable way to go.

    Bit under powerd but torque would b par. Actually I don't own a mini in this config but am considering this as an option.
  3. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    if you got a mini with no engine, i would contact the site sponsors, a lot of them bring in used engines and trannys.
  4. tmikewww

    tmikewww Member

    How's the "family" coming along?
  5. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    it's moving right along... the kid is the size of an apple this week (according to jen's book :rolleyes:) and we find out if it's a boy or girl on saturday. she's been sure it's a boy since the beginning... so i'm expecting to have to start painting the room pink with the way murphy's law applies :D
  6. confuzed

    confuzed Member

    cover ur butt pink n blue stripes:D
  7. bronco351

    bronco351 New Member

    I'm thinking of a motorcycle engine that has a shaft drive and use a Samurai T-case. They are divorced so it should be easier...

    Also thinking of doing a similar conversion in a Ruesch side-x-side....
  8. IndianaJason

    IndianaJason Member

    Thats what Im talking about!!!!

    I have 7 Geos, 2 are road worthy, 5 for parts..... Been wanting to do something like that for awhile.

    Am waiting on the motor to give out on my convertible daily driver, but at 260,000 miles , its still running strong. I think the original clutch is starting to slip a little though ....

    I want to transplant a Harley motor in instead of a crotch-rocket....just because.... and have the drag pipes come and turn out on the side like a vette or cobra....

    Oh yeah ! ;)
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  9. Colin

    Colin Member

    Jason - there's a guy who has swapped a Harley engine into a Festiva: http://www.fordfestiva.com/members/Mook/mook.htm

    Technologically interesting, but if I were going to swap a bike engine, I wouldn't waste my time with a loud, irritating, hulking V-twin with a poor power output-to-displacement ratio.

    I suppose you can guess the country in which my bike was built. :p

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  10. confuzed

    confuzed Member

    Not sure about u Colin but up here in Canada i want heat in the pics noooo heat lol
  11. o8k

    o8k Member

    Im a little sensative to this comment that makes V-twins come off as "bad". Yes V-twins are typically lower in power-to-displacement by design. They are designed on purpose to enhance torque. The design does this at the expense of power. Power that a similar in-line engines gains ONLY by higher RPMs. A well ballanced V-twin is right up there w/ the in-lines (LOL ducati).

    So if your valuing an engine swap based on only power, i concede to your comment. However i counter with the fact that torque is a commonly overlooked design nesesity, more so for daily driving than racing.

    Two extreem oposite examples:

    Honda S2000 240hp 153 ft-lbs (gutless below 6000 RPMs but blows doors off in a flat out race)


    TDI Jetts 100Hp 177 ft-lbs (might beat a honda FIT in a race (maybe), but dont have to drop 3 gears and darn near blow up your engine to pass someone on the freeway.
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  12. o8k

    o8k Member

    My only other thoughts... was that the Tires smoking in that photo or the engine? :sly::sly:
  13. Colin

    Colin Member

    Whoa, don't get all butthurt.

    I'd swap a boxer. Who said anything about inline fours?

    Ahh yes, it was easy for me to overlook that small detail way down here in Minnesota, which is situated near the sunny equator.

    If you're interested in swapping a Harley engine and a functioning heater core is a requirement, I suggest finding a V-Rod engine as a donor. :p
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  14. o8k

    o8k Member

    I didnt mean to come across as Butthurt. However i did find myself compelled for some reason to defend the V-Twin (an engine im fond of). I can get a little exciteable some times for no apparent reason.

    In-line fours... I guess I did :confused: Not sure why, guess i just left out the Boxer from my mental inventory. Even Better!.... /slaps self
  15. confuzed

    confuzed Member

    Colin I thought you might appreciate heat to lol but I guess if you can get from point A to point B fast enough heat would be a luxury lol. As my daily commute is 3 minutes i don't relly get heat anyways, as it takes a while for the little Subaru to pump heat up to me
  16. Colin

    Colin Member

    I don't worry too much about heat, either. I normally commute on the Panther during the cold months. :D
  17. confuzed

    confuzed Member

    Panther? Is it your bus service?
  18. Colin

    Colin Member

    What? No...

  19. confuzed

    confuzed Member

    ok lol got u now
  20. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    Love the leopard print. Grrrrowwl! :D

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