@Lane Anderson posted:
@Lane Anderson almost here. Can’t wait 👍😎. What brand of adjustable shocks use? What spring rate use upfront and rear? Torsion bar? Looking at wider rims?
I replied to Calmotions PM, just wanted to reiterate that our specs are specific to our new suspension, which is unequal length a-arm front suspension and rear suspension similar to our GTS, designed after the Chevron B-16 with a mid engine drivetrain placement. These have absolutely no bearing on VW based suspension with a rear engine.
Carey just told me that repop 356 steelies have quadrupled in price (!) but he's found a set of original 356C wheels in good shape for less money. Since they have to be refinished anyway, it's a win-win. Now I can claim to have some real Porsche parts on the car. Yay me!
Lane. Did you consider using original 911 spare tire wheels? They are 15 x 5.5 and plentiful at reasonable prices. I picked up 5 for my envemo for about 100 bucks a piece. Come in original silver so no refinishing needed.
Hey @chines1, is it too late to toss the Subaru and go with this instead? Who needs legroom anyway?
After seeing what GM did in the front of the limo (turning a V8 and transmission sideways and cramming it over the front axle), anything is possible if one tries hard enough (I suppose).
Pretty cool how you finally decided on the color: just use the same paint as is on the lift. That should do it.
This car is going to be quite something. As I pretty much understand the engineering that is under the skin (having pestered Carey mercilessly a year + ago at Carlisle) I know how it's going to go: fast and sure. E-N-V-V-I-O-U-S. Especially concerning that suspension.
ALB/Yoda: The Type-R too bad you ruined your chance to test that rascal. Alan is correct that 2.0 four-banger will turn around 300 hp if tweaked. My Accord Sport 2.0T has that engine and runs at 250+ hp. I'm at about 15k mi on my 2018 6-spd version and it is a REALLY great car. For "sporty sedan" it is all you could want. OK maybe a Bimmer, but seriously, for the money and reliability, the Honda really can't be beat.
Oh, but the sound!
The sound card is getting overplayed in every car magazine and venue everywhere. You know what sounds good? An engine in good tune.
I'm at a weird point in my life where I'm starting to like the sound of a flat 4 at full song almost as much as a pushrod V8, unmuffled.
None of them will ever sound as good as a 2-stroke street bike coming on it's pipe, but any engine running well is like music.
@Stan Galat posted:
...I'm at a weird point in my life where I'm starting to like the sound of a flat 4 at full song almost as much as a pushrod V8, unmuffled.
None of them will ever sound as good as a 2-stroke street bike coming on it's pipe...
All western music is based on a 12-tone chromatic scale.
Coincidence? I think not:
I'll take my flat 4 any day. Or my flat 6. Or like Stan says, any engine in good tune.
I agree with the 2-stroke "coming on the pipe" statement. A 2 stroke model airplane engine on the pipe between 15 and 20 thousand rpm is musical indeed. Especially if it's Italian(Super Tigre or Rossi) and going right by you in excess of 120mph! Raises the hair on the back of your neck it does.
A flat 6 is almost as good as that Ferrari flat 12. It has 3 pulses per revolution instead of 6, so much of the same harmonics. A V8 has 4 pulses per revolution, a flat 4 has 2 pulses, so a whole different set of frequencies and harmonics are produced. Then you get into flat-plane crankshafts versus cross-plane, another whole set of different.
Science, don't blind me with it.
I had a Honda RS 125 two stroke GP bike I bought from a guy that imported used ones from Japan. It was modified with a carbon fiber/kevlar ram intake with an air-box. The sound that made when it hit 12-13,000 RPM and the intake and expansion chamber resonated...man! It was enough to make Helmholtz himself cry for joy. There was also the power boost from them working together, that thing was a blast to ride.
Now you need to send it in for powder coating More to the point you don't need a reversed R&P on your tranny so will the shifter be a cable shift?
"I'll take my flat 4 any day. Or my flat 6. Or like Stan says, any engine in good tune."
Obviously, you've never had occasion to relish the unsteady beat of the Ford non-turbo 2.3 litre so-called "Pinto" engine. You think a Harley V-twin sounds bad? They stole that sound from the Pinto after cleaning it up.....
I remembered, before I saw who had posted, when I saw the picture that you had a polished tranny Bruce.
It's sort of weird too, that Lane's transaxle has a clear plexiglas rear cover just like mine. I made my cover to protect what was behind it, even though there isn't anything there. I don't know why. I just thought something was missing ? I think this end does get an aluminum cover and yes it will have cable shifting. To me, cable shifting seems scary, a little hokey (from my experiences with morse cables) and not precision but that is what is the current choice. The whole idea of being able to remotely shift a 5 speed is more complex than my little pea brain can handle ! Except when someone had some really good "whacky backey" to make things "perfectly clear" ! Ha ha !!..........Bruce