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Old 10-10-2020, 11:29 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Been my experiences that cooling issues rear their ugly head and are responsible for the failure of some modified engines. If he can keep it cool, should work out
I have a thermalcouple on the cylinder head and actively keep an eye on the temperature. So far the temperatures have been in the safe zone at full power and with a full load. I often wonder how much more power I can get out of the engine before it starts having cooling issues.

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Old 10-10-2020, 11:34 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I can't wait to see him throw in a factory stock 20 hp motor. I would honestly get a kick out of a car like that that is able to maintain 70 mph on occasion and to see how many miles he got out of the thing before it blew up. lol

Honestly a kubota diesel or a Honda v-twin would be sweet to watch. Just need some more viewers to cash flow the project.
Lots of engine choices, like you said, more viewers, then more engines. It will be interesting to see where this project ends up.
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:08 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have a thermalcouple on the cylinder head and actively keep an eye on the temperature. So far the temperatures have been in the safe zone at full power and with a full load. I often wonder how much more power I can get out of the engine before it starts having cooling issues.
While you can warp valves, the piston pin failure is probably more interesting because you can't accurately measure that temp, you can only predict it with oil temp rises,and after the rod has exited the block, it's a wee bit late.
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I can't wait to see him throw in a factory stock 20 hp motor. I would honestly get a kick out of a car like that that is able to maintain 70 mph on occasion and to see how many miles he got out of the thing before it blew up.
IIRC around 14 years ago BMW declared it would need only 22hp for a 1-Series to sustain cruising speed.


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Honestly a kubota diesel or a Honda v-twin would be sweet to watch. Just need some more viewers to cash flow the project.
Even though they may be too heavy to be fitted into an Insight, those Japanese horizontal-single engines from Kubota and Yanmar could be interesting. They're quite crude, but are still praised for their ruggedness and are somewhat efficient for small farm machinery, small fishing boats and stationary equipments.
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See I feel like you're on the same page as me. lol

20hp or less is all the insight needs to go 70 mph. Fun facts: A Guy has put a kubota 600cc diesel in a Ranger. He didn't do it for mpg but still gets 30mpg on some crazy big mud tire setup.
A old article I read said it took 15hp for a Honda gullwing to maintain 70mph. It was talking about regears to increase mpg on long adv riding.
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20hp or less is all the insight needs to go 70 mph.
I'm sure it's more likely to need less than 20hp.


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I wouldn't be so willing to try anything smaller than 1.5L in a Ranger, especially if it's naturally-aspirated.
Its a four cylinder turbo diesel Kubota. The 600 would be cool for something else. Looking at his dyno video which was a poor state of tune he was making 36whp without boost and 75.5whp with 16psi of boost.
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Its a four cylinder turbo diesel Kubota.
IIRC some Kubota and Yanmar 4-cyls ranging from 2.2L to 2.4L became quite common for engine swaps in the United States due to the lack of anything other than them and Volkswagen TDI's when it comes to light-duty Diesel engines.
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My 420cc gets horrible MPGs!

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Maybe I should check the MPG, without the Sling-Blade running?

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212cc is just slightly larger than my 200cc motorcycle engine. Honda CL200 (same engine as a CB200 which is much more common). Though I wouldn't recomend you use that engine for a project like this because the carbs are too small (easy replacement of course but...) and the cam shaft is too wimpy. Nothing you can do about that.


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