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Old 12-14-2010, 08:01 PM
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Geo Metro 3cyl 1 litre

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Geo?

Actually the Geo Metro (Suzuki) is about 61 cu inches but its only 55 hp - a lot shy of the 1.5 hp per inch level we are looking for
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:16 PM
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Nolan, can the "CID" of a wankel even be truly measured? I sure don't know how you could. Even with some sort of fluid or something to measure the volume, where do you start of stop each "cylinder"?

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Actually the Geo Metro (Suzuki) is about 61 cu inches but its only 55 hp - a lot shy of the 1.5 hp per inch level we are looking for
when i worked at a chev dealer in the early 90s they had a geo metro sport
if i remember right it was a turbo 3cyl and that thing would pull so hard for such a small car it would pull toward the ditch in the bottom few gears
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:57 AM
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Ok I got no clue

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Actually the Geo Metro (Suzuki) is about 61 cu inches but its only 55 hp - a lot shy of the 1.5 hp per inch level we are looking for
Came out of thin air....I just wanted to participate... It ought be one of the dual overhead 4 cylinders but I can't come up with it anywhere. Ok I got no clue
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Ccd To Cid

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Nolan, can the "CID" of a wankel even be truly measured? I sure don't know how you could. Even with some sort of fluid or something to measure the volume, where do you start of stop each "cylinder"?

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Seems to me that they can calculate the area displaced by the rotor. Read this cause I ain't no Wankel wizz. Nolan
http://wikicars.org/en/Pistonless_rotary_engine
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Cadillac Style

Cadillac supercharged Northstar LC3 4.4L(266)
STS-V(469hp) 1.76hp/ci
XLR-V(443hp) 1.67hp/ci
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The one I am thinking of is naturally aspirated (no turbo or supercharger) (but I really do love that Caddy Northstar! - wish Caddy had not sold out their own reputation for years with trash cars)
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Vtec

The its got to be one of the Honda VTEC engines, seems there is more than one that eclipses the 1.5hp/ci mark. 1600/97ci @158hp in CivicSi I think they called it. My daughter had a Prelude with the VTEC but hers was one of the lower hp models. Seems there are several different ones in different cc that also are near or surpassing the 1.5hp/ci point. olnolan
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Good guess

The Honda VTEC was not the first engine to get a N/A 1.5 hp per cu inch.

The first was much earlier
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about time

I was wondering if you were going to give us a hint. Still stumped. Goes to show what I know! Any other takers here? Good one Dave! onolan
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hints

I'll let it simmer for a bit yet before I give any more hints

To recap:
First vehicle to have more than 1.5 hp per cu inch (naturally aspirated)
Reliable as the sun
literally millions of them sold
predates the Honda VTEC
Yes it is a gasoline powered piston engine

What izzit?
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HONDA S-600 FACTS

The car was powered by a 600 cc (37 cu. in.) engine that produced 57 hp at 9,500 rpm. That's more than 1.5 hp per cubic inch in a production model car. It had four side-draft carburetors, and the crank, cam, and rods rode on roller bearings. The tachometer was redlined at 9,500 rpm.
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I painted one of those S600s back around 1979. It was WILD, it had a rear differential that looked like a little miniature rear end you would find in any car, like a 55 Chevy or what ever. The difference was it was mounted about 18 inches in FRONT of the rear wheels. Now, how does that work you ask, it had SWING ARMS going back to the wheels!!!! It had friggin SWING ARMS with chains in them going back to the wheels!!!!

When you sat in drivers seat you could easily rest your hand on the passenger door, that is how small this car was.



It sounded just like a Honda 750 4 motorcycle when running.

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I think it was a R.W. Morris engine of Morris Garage, for the car known as MG
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