~ Return to 'Son Of Xweb' here ~

  Return to > DF  

I have looked at that as well

April 7 2008 at 4:17 AM
Karl Mead 

Response to If you're going to spoil it with something of Jap origins...

I've looked at that, they are much more rare here, a least the 5 valve version. In my case I was interested in something that might be smaller as well as lighter. Reducing the weight back there seems it would a worthwhile pursuit. The G13B can produce plenty of power with ease and would start out with considerably more power than the 138 series motor. It is also good looking motor which would add to the engine bay.

Which does of course beg the question, why not just mod the existing motor. It fits, it is a fine motor and would maintain the existing balance of the car, weight wise.

One of the things I like about the G13B is that I could keep the emissions systems and get good fuel economy. The car it comes from is about the same weight as an X and has more frontal area so my economy would likely remain the same as what the Fiat motor can deliver (in the 30s which has always been a great part of owning this car). In any case, keep the commentary coming.

 Respond to this message   

Xweb 'Calling All Cars' Bulletins:
Be sure to add yourself to Xweb's Registry and User Map
Xweb BUG REPORT/Q&A can help you get around!
Special section: X1/99 Concept forum

Xweb Forums Contacts:
Forums Moderators: Moderators moderators AT xwebforums.org
User Registry: Mark H markyharris AT gmail.com
User Map: Andrew rooy AT new.rr.com

XANA Homepage:
Xweb 101
Best of ...