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What engine are you?

Old 03-29-15, 05:34 PM
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What engine are you?

In this thread you discribe what engine do you think are based on your fit level. I will go first, i would say i am a Inline three cylinder engine with a small turbo because i can drop 250 watts pretty good and get up to 25 mph for a mile or two, not to powerful in the hill but i can stretch my power consumption over 121 miles for ten hours is my best, humour me and have fun.
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Old 03-29-15, 05:51 PM
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Old 03-29-15, 06:23 PM
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Probably a 2 litre air cooled pancake. Good low end and pretty efficient fuel wise but gotta downshift like mad in the hills.
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Old 03-29-15, 06:30 PM
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Right now probably a flathead straight eight :-)
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Old 03-29-15, 06:31 PM
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I guess I would be a Yugo Zastava 1.1liter w/ 4sp manual...slow on the flats, no ability to climb and can only exceed 40 mph by going over a cliff.

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Old 03-29-15, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by trainsktg View Post
I guess I would be a Yugo Zastava 1.1liter w/ 4sp manual...slow on the flats, no ability to climb and can only exceed 40 mph by going over a cliff.

Keith
I actually laughed at this one. Clever.
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I fancy myself like an Audi 4.2L V8 TDI turbo diesel. I make good power, run all day efficiently at a high tempo, and share the distinction of being a heavyweight of the performance category, comfortably situated in the upper echelons, but often pipped by smaller engines nonetheless. Good torque, low revving, and a steady, all-'round performer; the thrilling surges and sound-and-fury stuff is not me, but when it comes to covering big chunks of ground at a rapid rate, I'm in it for the long haul, without the need for a rest stop or fill-up.
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Old slow tired Mercedes diesel. Doesn't go fast but can slowly climb steep grades.
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I think everyone aspires to be like one of the Diesels, but in reality I'm more like Percy.

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Slant-six.
+1 Me too! A very impressive engine (45 years ago) but way too bulky and heavy for the horsepower... by modern standards.
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oh please, I'm way beyond engines.

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Old 03-29-15, 10:36 PM
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Recovering from a shattered tibia last year so no muscle mass on my left leg. I'd say sewing machine engine. I can crank up the revs but no power at all.
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I'm a spinner, so I'm a Honda B16A (1.6L, 160hp @ 8000 rpm). Great performance engine in a lighter chassis

My wattage probably isn't as high as it should be, so the 111 lbs/ft of torque this engine has might be appropriate for me--my own power-to-weight ration isn't so great, thus why I'm slow.

FWIW, I have "DOHC VTEC" decals on my rear wheel in tribute to this engine, as I have one in one of my cars (99 Civic Si). I'm 42, so I'm an OG Honda guy.
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Old 03-30-15, 12:07 AM
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I'm not very familiar with engines, but how would you classify a spinner with a short fuse, slow to accelerate and just manages to get to her destination at a steady (not fast) pace?
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Old 03-30-15, 03:39 AM
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Thats great.......Cipollini for sure.
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