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Old 06-17-2015, 11:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
Isaac Zackary
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Originally Posted by RobertISaar View Post
when in doubt, emulate. older Porsches are easily the closest design to the VW boxer(and for good reason), but Subarus are a close second, they certainly had fun options.
I think I can do fine with the VW engine. I'm not in this for power. The magnesium case on a VW engine is 2/3 the weight of aluminum. Calling it alawn-mower engine isn't too far fetched. I can pick it up by myself with just my arms and hands. The whole vehicle has a curb weight of 1,900lbs. I might cut a lot of that off if I go with fiberglass fenders and hoods someday.
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