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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:43 am

Since you guys don't really care about the character and feel of an IC engine I suggest you go electric!! You can't beat those washing machine on wheels Teslas if torque and back shove only is your thing!!
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:39 pm

2cams70 wrote:Since you guys don't really care about the character and feel of an IC engine I suggest you go electric!! You can't beat those washing machine on wheels Teslas if torque and back shove only is your thing!!


Most ( :D ) of the turbo engines I have enjoyed have been IC engines.

I care deeply - to the point of getting all weepy - about the 'proper' engine in my car(s).

My last transplant victim had the following (IC) engines examined, offered up, installed, removed, re-installed before I settled on the one I felt right for the car.

Fiat 1.8 Twin Cam
Mazda 2.0
Pinto 2.3
Zetec 2.0
KA24DE
Gen 1 SHO

I eventually settled for a Honda (IC) engine because it fitted the character of the car - had I found an all electric 'engine' which felt right I may have gone that route. I am no snob when it comes to engines, if a turbo works well on a particular car, great, bung it on and give the welly, ditto a supercharger etc.

Nothing is sacred in my book - as long as it fits, for me, the character of the car. :D
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:48 pm

i do also keep K24's around
I haven't gone for a 20 or 24 in the elise because it really isn't needed

my debate is what's modern and correct
A cosworth, formula atlantic, or other high dollar lump for those of you with dollars

the duratec is just not enough of a jewel as i see it, as good and reliable as they are
yes, one can fabricate parts to make it look better. Individual throttle bodies, valve cover... whatever.

maybe the title of the post should have read, PowerTrain options
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