"Loading" up the transmission to prevent gear strippage

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Post by LHOswald » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:35 pm

now that you say that i do remember seeing some of the cars as either RR or maybe even MR. i wish we had something like that around here, that would prove to be extreme amounts of funness. too bad the US has to many retarded laws and would shut it down before it even started. either that or some stupid redneck would start screaming that he won the race and someone else cheated and someone would get into a fight.
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Re: "Loading" up the transmission to prevent gear strippage

Post by theholycow » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:07 pm

I'm sure they have fights there too. The difference is that here there would be a lawsuit worth millions of dollars...
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Post by mad_finn » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:18 pm

well there are races to race every weekend all over finland, no time left for fighting :D
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Post by watkins » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:41 pm

LHOswald wrote:i wish we had something like that around here, that would prove to be extreme amounts of funness.
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Re: "Loading" up the transmission to prevent gear strippage

Post by Tups » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:32 pm

mad_finn wrote:Fiat 850 2.0 twincam
How the hell do you fit a 2.0-liter engine to a Fiat 850 and how fast it'll go if you manage to do that? I saw a Seat 850, which is basically a rebadged Fiat 850 built in Spain, couple of years ago on the backyard of an abandoned factory, and the car was so small that I could've kept it in my pocket and drive from the parking lot to the door of my apartment...
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Re: "Loading" up the transmission to prevent gear strippage

Post by mad_finn » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:21 am

Tups wrote:
mad_finn wrote:Fiat 850 2.0 twincam
How the hell do you fit a 2.0-liter engine to a Fiat 850 and how fast it'll go if you manage to do that? I saw a Seat 850, which is basically a rebadged Fiat 850 built in Spain, couple of years ago on the backyard of an abandoned factory, and the car was so small that I could've kept it in my pocket and drive from the parking lot to the door of my apartment...
I actually asked the same thing, and I asked the same question about fiat 600 wich is smaller and fiat 500 wich is even smaller.

Anwser is sipmle, rules allow you to move the wall between enginebay and cabin 20cm. (7.87 inches) wich makes a lot of more room in enginebay, and that makes possible to put there much longer engine than orginal. allthough, there is left only 1 cm (0.39 inces) wetween lowest timingbelt pulley, and rollcages lower rearmost beam.
Plus radiator is either removed, or chaged to smallerone and palaced between engine and the wall between enginebay and cabin. they actually dont need too much cooling because the race lasts 2 laps. 3 laps on finals, and track length is as about 1.2-1.8km. (0.7-1.1miles) a lap. so the engiine is bit cold when you are on starting grid, and slightly overheated, when you come to finnishline.

Another video again...

car number 72 is fiat 850 and car number 28 is Fiat 133. car finnished 3rd is VW beetle wich is just about the same size.
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