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Here are two projects that I may never get round to doing. Offered here for your contemplation, dilectation and, maybe, fabrication. Both are rear engined. Both involve Centos.

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Take one Cinq and one MR2 turbo (they handle, can be made to do in excess of 200mph, and are becoming cheap). Chop the top off a Cinq, the bottom off a MR2. Weld together. Enjoy on a race track or toll motorway near you.


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Take one Cinq, a weld in roll cage and some big, thin wall CDS square tubing. Add the engines out of two Ducati 888s. Engines drive by chain to a transverse shaft and from there to a LSD equipped (you'll need it) flywheel, clutch and gearbox assembly. Suspension both ends by double wishbones and monoshock suspension (a la Dallara, Megapin, etc.). One engine can be turned off (and the bike box popped into neutral) for shopping trips, while a crafty ledge above the front cylinders provides a handy receptacle for a week's shopping.

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FIAT powered by Duecati (get it?)

Take one Cinq, a weld in roll cage and some big, thin wall CDS square tubing. Add the engines out of two Ducati 888s. Engines drive by chain to a transverse shaft and from there to a LSD equipped (you'll need it) flywheel, clutch and gearbox assembly. Suspension both ends by double wishbones and monoshock suspension (a la Dallara, Megapin, etc.). One engine can be turned off (and the bike box popped into neutral) for shopping trips, while a crafty ledge above the front cylinders provides a handy receptacle for a week's shopping.

A nice 2liter+ sport/tour bike engine would be much better. (powerfull as feck but not all revs like a pure sports bike)
OR twin bmw gs 1200 engines. no need for a chain but might be hard to link them (unless 4wd mewahahah)
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Nice thing about the Ducatis is that they'll rev (at least by car standards) very well indeed and still produce oodles of torque. And they're light.

By comparison, the big Honda and BMW engines are in the dark ages of engine design!
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hayabusa engine, that not be a better optionS??

Only recommending that because of the mini guys :P

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hayabusa engine, that not be a better optionS??

Only recommending that because of the mini guys :P

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Easier to do, and a well trodden path. End result would have less torque, less capacity, less power (although people have obtained stupid power outputs from those engines for a while) and wouldn't sound like 2 16stone bumble bees flying in close formation. Also, unlikely to be room for the monoshock.

I think if in line 4 was the order of the day, a cheaper and easier alternative would be to pinch the engine and box from a Tomcat (or go FIyota and get the handling straight out of the crate).
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Great ideas, but all slightly mad.

Having seen a 1000 cc 2 cylinder BDA in the rear of a Fiat 500 spin in a straight line, no thanks.

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Great ideas, but all slightly mad.

Having seen a 1000 cc 2 cylinder BDA in the rear of a Fiat 500 spin in a straight line, no thanks.

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Ah, that would be this one. Now with a mini engine, but still bloody fast! I love that car! As with the Stratos "He who lifts off, spins!"

Competes in the same series as John (Nitrane) but in a different class.
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Could be, the one i knew did belong to Adrian Hamilton many years ago. It was as wide as it was long and once it started spinning it didn't really stop for a long time.

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theres a sei grass track car on ebay with 2 r1 motors in it but i can't find it a think it sold
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it comes without the engines tho. its just a shell
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theres a sei grass track car on ebay with 2 r1 motors in it but i can't find it a think it sold
Yes, I remember seeing that -- didn't notice 2 engines,though. I wonder, 1 at each end or a U8?
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think it was 2 at the back ?
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Fix blue first
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Yep. That's why I may never get round to them. :bang
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What is actually happening to blue and blue 2 ? Just been really busy ??
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