David Massey wrote:
> A 64 pound auto engine producing 120 hp? I don't think so!
> The crankshaft from a TR6 alone weighs 60 lbs. The only way thay
> make a 4 cylinder engine weighing only 64 lbs would include extensive
> of titanium for the rotating components (read: Mega-bucks).
> I think our friends at the Wall Street Journal must have dropped a
> 164 lbs might be feasable with extensive use of aluminum (aluminium)
> the head and block AND if you don't count things like the manifolds,
> alternator, power steering pump, flywheel, transmission, etc. you
> get down to 164.
> The Wall Street Journal has a bunch of very intelligent people on
> staff but
> I don't think there is a motorhead amoung them. And I'll bet a dollar
> to a
> doughnut the editor isn't a motorhead! That's not their market!
> Dave (Yeah, I'll stir that pot) Massey
How about the extensive use of ceramics?
Just thought I'd ask.
1964 Spitfire4 (with iron block)