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June 22, 2018, 02:29:52 pm

Jetmugg

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Help me figure out a De-Stroker 1.5L engine, please.
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:29:52 pm »
I'm actively soliciting ideas to build a 1.5L displacement (actually needs to be just under 1.5L) engine for a land speed racing application.

Ideas include having a crankshaft welded and ground to de-stroke a 1.9 down to 1.5.

Another idea might involve sleeving a block, or building a bad-ass 1.4L 3 cylinder.

Let's hear some ideas, please.

Steve.



Reply #1June 22, 2018, 03:24:26 pm

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Re: Help me figure out a De-Stroker 1.5L engine, please.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 03:24:26 pm »
If you have the ability to travel abroad seek out the 3 cylinder tdi polo engines. Disassemble the block and ship the motor in pieces. You can declare the import as "car parts"

Reply #2June 22, 2018, 03:45:05 pm

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Re: Help me figure out a De-Stroker 1.5L engine, please.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 03:45:05 pm »
That's true - I could get my hands on a 1.4L 3 cylinder.  That being said, I haven't seen many (if any) 1.4's over 200HP.

Steve.

Reply #3June 22, 2018, 10:25:18 pm

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Re: Help me figure out a De-Stroker 1.5L engine, please.
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 10:25:18 pm »
You wanted something to do. So start building that 200 HP 1.4 and see what comes of it.
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Reply #4June 25, 2018, 11:53:48 am

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 11:53:48 am »
You wanted something to do. So start building that 200 HP 1.4 and see what comes of it.

I'm afraid that what may come of it would be a pile of broken parts, and no new records.

Steve.

Reply #5August 31, 2018, 11:58:45 am

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Re: Help me figure out a De-Stroker 1.5L engine, please.
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 11:58:45 am »
hey you tried that with an old 1.5(iirc) and franken set-up, how long did the clutch last? and the motor did it last one season, to the next race or something. and kind of expensive. lots of ponies for a 3cyl. one thing it has going for it, in this respect, its a newer design. one thing i bet you can break a/the record, depending, as far as keeping it going(??)

 

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