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Old 12-04-2007, 04:37 PM
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S2000 with NSX engine

Was talking in work with a guy about modding S2000's and cars in general. I've often seen cars like a BMW 3 series fitted with an M5 engine or Merc's with bigger engines installed.
Anyone ever tried to put an NSX engine into the S2000? Is it possible?
Imagine a 3.2 V6 honda VTEC installed (S3200 would be nice. The new Type R)
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:40 PM
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Seems like a exspensive hard to find motor that doesnt have that much more power than we have now.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:03 PM
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and to mention that the NSX is mid engine, (in back) that would be kinda difficult
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:19 PM
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Try it, take lots of pictures, post them here. While I wouldn't do it for my own reasons, if I had the cash and the free time, I'd try it.
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The NSX engine spins the other way so you would also have to modify the tranny and the diff. Lots of money and mods to get less power than boost. A cool concept and one that would get a lot of attention in th S2K (S3.2K?) community, but too much money for me to try.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:44 AM
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Cheaper and probably easier to swap in a LS series engine and six speed.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:14 PM
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Wasn't there a Prelude, a few years back, whut had it's normal power train up front n' another reversed set up in the back. Dual engines respondin' to the go pedal. Though it was completed, I never heard anything further aboudditt.
N' then you could always Tommy Ivo Stewie with one engine per wheel.
'Godda go with Go (aaaay! That's catchy!) in thinkin' that, for all the back n' forth that's gone on about the topic, the only practical HP for Stewie comes under FI.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:59 PM
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I like the "one in each wheel" concept:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006...ybrid_mini.php
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Con, where do you find this stuff?
That's flat-out scary to a gear-head.
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Maybe, I know the golf-cart whine doesn't quite instill the same amount of awe as a v8 spewing forth mad amounts of fire, but you can't deny the torque of a good electric motor, or 4 of them generating 160hp each.

I spend a lot of time on car sites, like autoblog and left lane news, edmunds, etc. I don't think we're done with the internal combustion engine, but I think what we use it for and what we burn are going to change. Technology moves fast, and there's always some "gearhead" that will slap it in a car.
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Everybody'll stand back n' look at the first one like the weird thing that it'll be.

Then somebody'll build the second one n' you know that the second one's gonna godda be raced against the first, n' once that happens, everybody n' his brother'z puttin' their own version together . . . .n' they're in like Flynn.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:06 PM
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Nice thing about electric motors is the instant full torque right off the bat, no "revving it" to get torque. They just use a lot of power to do it which will drain batteries pretty quick when under full throttle. Trains use a system of using a big deisel to run a big generator and have electric motors that actually move the train.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by controller View Post
I like the "one in each wheel" concept:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006...ybrid_mini.php
I've always felt this was the best way to go. The gas engine can be fine tuned for max mileage and minimum emissions.

That's how the diesel trains work. Dr. Porsche designed a 10 wheel troop mover with a motor at each wheel during WW2.

Don't remember his name, but someone tried 2 Porsche engines one time. One at each end. Couldn't get them to sync properly.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:56 PM
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Phil, if I'm remeberin' correctly, that was also tried with the Olds Toronado with one 425 at one end n' another down the other end. For some reason I wanna say that James Garner (not Jay Leno category, but a car nut, at least at that point in time) was involved innitt.
'Mussa made for a helluva bus ride.
For all the attempts at engines at each end, none ever made it past the "golly, that's interestin' " stage. Hell, if Porsche couldn't make it work . . .
Buggatti (Ettore, the real one) was big on the use of multiples of his engine in everything from aircraft, to trains, boats and submarines, but I don't recall that he ever used multiple engines in his cars.
Although maybe he did n' even the master'uv multiple engines couldn't gedditt ta play out worth a damn in a car either.
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Porsche didn't try it to my knowledge. I am blanking on the name. I think it was a Lou somebody.

Bugatti was a real character. He built a 125 mph train engine. Broke out the wall of his factory and had his people push it several miles to the railroad tracks. All the while the women supplied pasta and vino.
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"Lou"???
Somehow with a first name like Lou, it jus' don't seem likely that the last name in the equation was Porsche.
A displaced Italian livin' in France, Ettore seems to've gone oud'a his way to make sure folks knew where he originally hailed from.
Who, but an Italian'd intentionally push a train through the wall'a hizown factory I ask ya.
Hell! For pasta n' vino?
I'd geddout n' push!
Ya godda wonder though, it muss'a been one helluv'an engine that he developed to be used in all those very diff'rent applications.
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The "Hairy Hurst" 442 used a Toronado drivetrain at each end. Somewhere I have a photo I took at Englishtown of this car belching some serious smoke from all 4. There was another car, I think it was called the "Terrible Toronado" or something like that, built the same way.

Notice the blower in the back seat. Where ya gonna put the groceries?

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Don, all I can do is repeat myself: "either you're extremely agile with a keyboard 'r you got one helluva library n' an equally impressive filin' system."
We godda be talkin' serious archives here.
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http://www.suzukisport.com/motorspor...imb/index.html

It's in Japanese, but it highlights the multi engine Cultus and Escudo from Suzuki used in the Pikes Peak hill climb. Any Sony Grand Tourismo players would recognize the car.
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Some of the tractor pull machines take the prize. As many as 5 big block V8s linked together. Sorry, no pics here.
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Originally Posted by DJJSR View Post
The "Hairy Hurst" 442 used a Toronado drivetrain at each end. Somewhere I have a photo I took at Englishtown of this car belching some serious smoke from all 4. There was another car, I think it was called the "Terrible Toronado" or something like that, built the same way.

Notice the blower in the back seat. Where ya gonna put the groceries?
where do we put the groceries with the cars we have now? can't even fit a whole grocery list in my car.
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Originally Posted by controller View Post
http://www.suzukisport.com/motorspor...imb/index.html

It's in Japanese, but it highlights the multi engine Cultus and Escudo from Suzuki used in the Pikes Peak hill climb. Any Sony Grand Tourismo players would recognize the car.
The Escudo
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:05 AM
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the s2k would be pretty nose heavy... not to mention ive heard of someone or maybe even bmw messin around, fitting the new m5's v10 engine in the e90 3 series sedan.
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Originally Posted by philiam View Post
Some of the tractor pull machines take the prize. As many as 5 big block V8s linked together. Sorry, no pics here.


Now, if it was only spa yellow...
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