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Re: 13B>>>>Quattro -Reply

On Tue, 25 Mar 1997 STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:

> >My question is a more practical one.  Rotary engines are going to be lighter
> >than virtually anything they replace.  I have conceptual objections to 

Just as a point of reference here.  A bare rotary block is about 200
pounds.  I can just lift it off the floor.  Adding the accessories 
would add another hundred without too much trouble.  I'd guess that is 
still a hundred or two lighter than the I-5, so that would be a welcome 
decrease in the 5KCSTQ.

> Why would you want to add weight to the front of a car that is already 
> seriously out of balance? The 13B conversion would help to ruduce the 
> weight dist to something more reasonable like 55/45 F/R down from the 
> 63/37 that it is.

Exactly.   Removal of 200 pounds from the front of the Q would change the 
weight distribution in an entirely desireable way.   Just think, those 
245/45s would grab so much faster!  :-)

Graydon D. Stuckey 
'86 5KCSTQ, GDS Racing 3" exhaust  :-)