- Is it at all possible to build a locost below 550kgs
With alloy engine, guards etc
And everything pared right down?
has anyone done it?
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- Porsche Waddell skrev:
> having already built a 7, my bro and I are seriously considering a dieselYes, it has been done a few times before. I even saw that someone built a
> engine in the next (thats if the bike engine fries!)
> WHAT I hear you say!!! -- an OUTRAGE!!! ... well hear me out ..
7 that ran on vegitable oil so they got their fuel for free from the
> I have a Vauxhall Astra here in the UK .. called other things in otherYes, either Opel Astra or Opel Kadett in mainland Europe (depending on
> countries ..
when it was made).
> The bad news is its front wheel drive .. but get over that and I thinkUnless you want to mount it in mid-engine position or use front wheel
> some guys have .. I'm sure it will be an outstanding engine.
drive (now what would cause an outrage!) you could look for a suitable
rear wheel drive gearbox from a car using an engine in the same family. If
it's the JTD engine ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JTD_engine ) it looks
like it was used by many manufacturers. GM Omega is a popular choice for
RWD conversion. Perhaps you could check if that fits.
It's a long shot but I see that it was used in the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 and
Saab engines are a popular choice for engine swaps in BMWs and sine back
then Saab was a GM product you could perhaps use a BMW gearbox.