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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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I want..... No.... Need One of These!

http://www.ktm-car.com/

How cool is that?

A few ccs short of a full litre.
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Re: I want..... No.... Need One of These!

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http://www.ktm-car.com/

How cool is that?
Yeah, it's cool, but it seems like a rip-off of the Ariel Atom.

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Re: Re: I want..... No.... Need One of These!

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Yeah, it's cool, but it seems like a rip-off of the Ariel Atom.

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I like the Atom better. The Atom embodies the idea of the pocket rocket better. Looks cool and fast but a lil rough around the edges. Cookee wasn't the Atom made in Australia?

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I like the Atom better. The Atom embodies the idea of the pocket rocket better. Looks cool and fast but a lil rough around the edges. Cookee wasn't the Atom made in Australia?

P.S. I love the quote from Bruce Lee. That used to be my mantra, be like water
No, made in the UK.


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I think I like the KTM better. There's something about bodywork that I like and the Atom has pretty much none.

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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 07:54 PM
 
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what they should do . . .

you know what they should with the car. . . and I have been thinking this for a while (to make as a buisness)

thay should make a car with two motorcycle engines in it
one engine to power the front wheels
and another to power the back wheels
=OR=
four engines , one for each wheel
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to keeps it as simplistic as possible . . . the car will only be in manual, because the transmission will have synchronization problems if automatic
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You know that Formula 1 racing cars have basically a V-12 motorcycle engine - - - it not actually a motorcycle engine, but thats how I relate it (eg HIGH revving)

AND the displacement of a V-12 formula 1 engine is ONLY 2.4 L
thats 2,400 cc, thats only 200cc/cyl - - - amazing

But, a Formula 1 car is a V-whatever engine that revs to 20,000 RPM

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Instead of putting four engines or whatever,
just slap on one HIGH revving engine in a car, and you have a SUPER super car
(thats another buisness i want to establish)
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I agree that Formula 1 cars are absolutey rediculous.

I'm not sure if this works by gearing or revs (?), but check this out:
http://www.break.com/index/we-are-the-champions.html

2 engines may work. In fact, I'm sure it would draw A LOT of attention being as no Atom-sized cars have been made with 2 engines yet (I know some FR/MR VW GTI's, but a GTI is on a whole different page from the Atom and KTM). But then again, it would be heavy compared to the Atom, and the Atom already does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds (If I remember correctly). 4 engines would be a little rediculous. I'm pretty sure if an Atom had 4 engines, it would handle like crapola.

I really don't know why anyone hasn't created a car like the Atom or the KTM with a motorcycle engine. I'm sure a small high-revving engine would be perfect for an Atom-sized car for the track and such. Plus, how can you not be drawn to the motorcycle engine sound?
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I think you guys are digging for a world of confusion with the two engine setup. You'll probably need some mechanical linkage to synch up the RPM, but then how are you going to synch up the clutches and trannies?

I've seen a different effort that might be worthwhile. Some guys took 2 zx6 heads, and machined a v8 block to use them (one mounted backwords). They used zx6 pistons and rods, but I dont know where they got the crank shaft (machining a block is easy, a crank shaft, not so)



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Twin engines can be done.

Back in the 80's, there was a ute that featured in a car mag down here. It had a 253ci in the front and a BLOWN 350ci in the BACK! Both engines provided drive to the rear wheels. Don't ask me how it was done, but it did work. No B/S. It was called BLOBAK.






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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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TWO ENGINE

If would be simple to make a two engine setup . . .

Just make the two-engine car ONLY in manual, so just link the two transmissions to one shifter,and one cutch, and you would not have any problem.
Right. . . ? Yeah , it will work without a dought
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