All right - enough of this crap. There were 2 S2000's
at Elkhart Lake today (both silver - does the S stand
for "Silver?"). It didn't exactly draw a crowd parked
near Thicko Village. On the track, it caused a
traffic jam at the lunch time laps (I got stucjk
behind one in Speckman's 948). I'm sure they are very
nice cars to buy for your mom as a retirement gift.
With Frank coaching
--- Tom Zuchowski <email@example.com> wrote:
> I would expect the 2000's engine to last for several
> hundred thousand miles.
> Honda has been doing high-RPM engines for just about
> forever. I doubt that
> anybody knows more about it than they do.
> Honda's racing heritage is all about high-RPM power.
> Back when they raced
> 4-stroke motorcycles in the '60's, the power band
> RPMs they used were well
> into the teens. Honda did much to resurrect the
> 4-valve concept at a time
> when it had been mathematically proven that two
> valves flowed better than
> four. I don't know if they worked out better flow
> rates, the "swirl"
> combustion chambers 4-valvers use today, or took the
> flow hit and made it
> back with more power strokes per second.
> Honda's racing motorcycles were wonders. My favorite
> was the 2-cylinder,
> 4-valve-per-cyl. 50cc racing engine that made peak
> power at 23,000 RPM.
> Imagine the size of an exhaust valve, let alone the
> valve keeper. They must
> have employed some of Japans' finest watchmakers to
> build those puppies.
> The two things I took away from the magazine reviews
> of the 2000 were first,
> that the exhaust note was awesome when in the power
> band. Second, that if
> you want to drag race it, you will be on a
> first-name basis with your clutch
> parts supplier because of the total lack of low-end,
> off-the-line grunt.
> Me, I like that kind of engine, one that pushes you
> into the seat as it
> comes up on the power band. Different strokes for
> different folks, I guess.
> Tom Zuchowski
> '61 Bugeye
> Clemmons, NC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AHSprite78@aol.com <AHSprite78@aol.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Friday, September 17, 1999 9:59 PM
> Subject: Re: Honda 2000 - Saw it last night
> >The Honda has a 9000 RPM redline, but how long will
> >that engine last at those speeds?
> >Actually I read somewhere that honda has yet to
> have a warranty claim on
> >V-TEC engines, and they've been making them for
> years. They have to
> >them with so many precautions because of all of the
> moving parts and such.
> >Matt Smith
> >'67 Sprite