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Old 12-08-2022, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Robot Cantina: 212cc Insight and Kubota Saturn.

I am home sick.

No, I will not go towards the light.

I really want to work on projects, but I keep telling myself that I need to stay in my room and get better faster.

Can I go into the out now?

It is weird how YouTube's suggestions change over time. It was pretty much just showing variations of the last 5 things I watched until it suggested the Kubota-powered Saturn.

Wait, what?

No I will not link it!

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Sick at home or pining for the fjords?
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Old 12-08-2022, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are at least 28 videos about the Insight, but when I opened each of them in background tabs they automatically started playing, so right now I have 28 instances of the same guy trying to be funny.

If Compy doesn't have a mental breakdown I will.

It was giving me a split-level head, but I managed to pause it.

Here is the trailer for it:


























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Who doesn't pine for the fiords?

I have the sniffles, a cough, and sound like Lurch.
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Who doesn't pine for the fiords?.
I DON'T

cold I'm told, freezin the reason.
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Robot cantina is pretty much my guide to build a leaf range booster. Because of that channel I know that a 207 to 212cc gasoline engine is probably only good for about 40mph pushing a leaf.
A 390 to 420cc gasoline engine is probably good for 60mph behind a leaf.
And a go-kart cvt won't work how I thought it would on something the size of the leaf. Basically the cvt will run through their entire ratio regardless of what how fast the load is going.
I thought if the vehicle wasn't up to speed the driven end of the go-kart cvt would select a numerically lower ratio until the driven end speeds up. Some amount of fiddling with the cvt might get you there but it doesn't seem like it.
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Surely even the fiords have a local summer! :)

Then you can appreciate the pebbly bits!

I watched most of those videos. He made the 212cc engine go 50 MPH and 54 MPG, but not necessarily on the same run, and then swapped in a 420cc engine, but he wants to be able to go back and forth between the two.

I don't know if he modified the 212cc as much as possible, but he keeps modifying the 420cc.

The last video suggests he blew up the engine and ended the project, but then there seem to be more videos.

I wonder if I would understand anything he said if I were in full health.
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The 212cc engine pretty much stayed stock.
He did all kinds of nutty stuff to the 420cc engine.
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The 212cc engine pretty much stayed stock.
He did all kinds of nutty stuff to the 420cc engine.
Being familiar with small-displacement engines in general, also considering how those stationary ones are not so rev-happy as some motorcycle engines within a similar displacement bracket, at least the 420cc seemed more realistic, but it's still adapted to a featherweight 2-seater. Otherwise it would be as overkill as trying to fit a Vortec 2200 out of an S10 into a Silverado 3500...
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Let me go back. AHHHHH! AHHHHHH!
He advanced the timing and increased the carburetor jets twice each.

This has the original Insight 5-speed, a go-cart CVT, and a belt drive.

How many losses does he have?!

He modified the camshaft, installed a high-compression cylinder head, stainless steel valves, 18-pound valve springs, and ARC billet connecting rod, and an ARC billet flywheel that didn't cool enough, so he removed it.

I felt disappointed that he didn't find a flywheel that cool adequately or modify it.

He installed an oil pump and upgraded the carburetor, a DynoCams cam, custom header exhaust, a better spark plug, and governor delete.

He tried running the CVT without all of the pucks and it kept failing, so he drilled out the steel weights in the rubber pucks, and something else broke.

He said that he would continue to modify it, but it must have been in episode 13.

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