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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post

    I think this would look pretty under the hood of my Miata.
    I'd tell you to shoehorn a Boss Nine in there instead, but I think the engine would be bigger than the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post

    I think this would look pretty under the hood of my Miata.
    get the Lingenfelter version.....a few extra hp's couldn't hurt

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    Yesterday, in the garage next door, there was a guy working on his track-prepped Porsche 944. He said he was installing the stock cast-iron header, getting the car ready for sale.

    Stripped interior (at least the rear half, anyway), roll bars, race seats, harnesses, extra wheels with Toyo RA-1s, coilovers in front, etc. I tried to convince my wife that since I should be able to carry my tuba in the back, it's "practical", and is a good deal at just $4000. She wouldn't go for it.

    Wish I could have taken some pics. I've said it before in this thread -- although pristine, clean-enough-to-eat-caviar-off-of, high-dollar works of art are impressive every time, I really like the examples that have been through hell and back and have the scars to show for it. It's cool to see a bumper screwed onto a fender with the story behind it being something like, "Yeah, that's from when Jimmy and I bumped at Turn 3 at VIR last August."

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    Classic lines ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    That has always been in one of my top three most beautiful (E-type 6 cylinder and Dino being the other two).
    The DS is considered to be one of the greatest cars of the 20th century, the lesser 2Cv is also quite remarkable in it's design.

    I would not mind having one of each despite them being on the total opposite end of the spectrum.

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    And...now I want a velomobile. When I used to draw nothing but bikes and cars all the time, I designed several different variations, including one that might be possible to build myself. But not only did I never have the money to try it, I never figured out a good way to make a nicely shaped body using my limited means, so I gave up. My last iteration was a trike with two wheels in the front, both with Alfine dynohubs powering all the lights. I also drew a tiny pickup truck version with an electric motor, where the pedaling system would mainly serve as an emergency means of propulsion if the battery died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post

    I always thought the Go-One3 was cool looking.
    Yeah, well... the Go-One3 looked unfinished to me. I think they did better with the Go-One Evolution:

    http://www.gizmag.com/httpwwwgizmagc...on13735/13735/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    And...now I want a velomobile. When I used to draw nothing but bikes and cars all the time, I designed several different variations, including one that might be possible to build myself. But not only did I never have the money to try it, I never figured out a good way to make a nicely shaped body using my limited means, so I gave up. My last iteration was a trike with two wheels in the front, both with Alfine dynohubs powering all the lights. I also drew a tiny pickup truck version with an electric motor, where the pedaling system would mainly serve as an emergency means of propulsion if the battery died.
    Make it in a cad package of your choice, get cross sections printed on a plotter (or tape lots of 8.5x11 together), glue to insulation foam sheets or cardboard, cut out, assemble like those balsa wood dinosaur kits, plank like a boat with more foam, coat in fiberglass, remove foam. Fairly cheap, easy to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post

    I think this would look pretty under the hood of my Miata.
    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    get the Lingenfelter version.....a few extra hp's couldn't hurt
    That would be damn scary in a Miata. I'm readign a build thread on Pro Touring where a guy just dropped that motor into a 70 GTO with a 6 speed behind it. 418hp at the wheels before tuning and mid 12 quarters in a 3800lb car and hes getting 18mpg on the hwy running 80mph. After reading that my 4 Runner will soon be on the block and I'm building a apocalypse looking slammed 2wd K5. It will get the same MPG as the 4runner. Why the hell not drive something with 400hp.
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    http://www.swaptastic.net/index.html
    ^^^
    A handful of Miatas with LS engines.

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    EthanYQX reminded me.... Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but legendary nonetheless. The w201 190 Evolution II 2.5 16 valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    http://www.swaptastic.net/index.html
    ^^^
    A handful of Miatas with LS engines.
    Check out Keith Tanner's Flyin' Miata.

    http://www.flyinmiata.com/projects/targa/

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    Looks awesome. One thing I know for sure about Benz's is that they were meant to run at full throttle all day every day, so it would most likely at least finish. I was doing a little research and discovered that some of the Evo's had hydropneumatic suspension on the rear, so you should do some research on that... But if it were me, I would convert it to regular shocks and coils, especially for competition applications. I'm not sure about its performance, but it is a somewhat unreliable system.

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    Suspension is free under the rules aside from mounting points, a company called HotBits has been developing basically every application they've been asked to, they could most likely come up with something for the Benz. The top three cars in each division (classic, modern, open) all ran their setup this year. That's a pretty ringing endorsement plus the owner of the company is usually around through the whole thing. Hotbits parts can be found here on Mini's, E30 BMW's, modern BMW's, Subaru's, Mitsubishi Evo's, Porsche 911's, all kinds of stuff.
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    I just checked out their website, looks like they do have a kit or two for the 190E. The prices are in Malaysian Ringgit
    http://www.hotbits.org/catalogues-de...=21&kitsid=418

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    Yeah I have no idea why that is. Same company though. They'd be my go to based on results here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    http://www.swaptastic.net/index.html
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    A handful of Miatas with LS engines.
    That does lead me to ask: what happens if you shoehorn a LS9 motor into a velomobile?
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    Porsche 918 EV Hybrid ... go green

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
    Porsche 918 EV Hybrid ... go green


    Looks red-white-and 2 shades of blue to me. Yummy!
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    Porsche 918 Spyder clocks a time of 7:14 on the ‘Ring
    By: Greg Kable on 9/19/2012

    Porsche has announced an official Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes, 14 seconds for the 918 Spyder following a series of official tests with prototypes of the advanced gasoline-electric hybrid supercar at the famed German circuit this week.

    Although Porsche isn’t prepared to confirm who was driving the early version of the 918 Spyder at the time, it does say the lap time was achieved with a prototype boasting what it describes as an optional Weissach package that provides a series of yet-to-be revealed handling tweaks and on standard Michelin road tires.

    “With a time of 7:14, the 918 Spyder has confirmed the potential of its future-orientated driveline concept after just a few months of testing,” said Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder development.

    The official lap time for the 918 Spyder is among the fastest for a road-legal car at the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit, undercutting by some 18 seconds the fastest time of its predecessor, the Carrera GT, achieved back in 2004.

    As well as confirming the 918 Spyder’s testing pace at the Nürburgring, Porsche has also revealed its hybrid driveline puts out 784 hp. Powering the new two-seater is a mid-mounted 4.6-liter V8 gasoline engine loosely based on that used by the Porsche RS Spyder race car and a pair of electric motors mounted within the front-axle assembly.

    The 918 Spyder is planned to go into production at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen headquarters on the outskirts of Stuttgart on Sept. 18, 2013.

    Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...#ixzz273103SwO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    That does lead me to ask: what happens if you shoehorn a LS9 motor into a velomobile?
    I was wondering that myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    That does lead me to ask: what happens if you shoehorn a LS9 motor into a velomobile?

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