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Old 03-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
zonker
50 mpg Fiat 500 Project
 
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or... in the efforts to save the parasitic losses, make it an atkinson cycle type of motor first (the parts list above, minus the supercharger), and if power was not being produced in sufficient quantity, then add a turbo/manifold etc from a 2.3 t-bird turbo in order to bring power up to a drivable level.

i realize this motor will probably not produce enough manifold vacuum so i'll probably have to run manual brakes, and a vacuum reservoir or even a vacuum pump to control the hvac.
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