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Re: 4000q hp

On Fri, 27 Jan 1995, Ernest Wong wrote:

> [from Joff]
> [snip]
> >They can get at least 200 BHP out of the five cylinder by increasing its
> >capacity, fitting new cams and poished, airflowed ports. On the five
> >cylinder 20 valve they were offering a 240 BHP conversion - of course you
> >could get a lot more, but not with the day to day useability of this
> >vehicle (according to Car Magazine). Apart from the extra power (and more
> >importantly, the big torque increase), the engine didn't exhibit any of
> >the characteristics of highly tuned motors - i.e., rough idle, dodgy
> >cams, poor reliability and tardiness at low revs.
> >
> Any rough idea how much displacement the 200HP engine was running. I
> remembered seeing displacement enhancing crankshaft and pistons advertised
> for the inline 5. It bumped displacement to 2.5 liters. Forget if that
> required boring out the cylinder walls.
> Thanks,
> Ernest Wong
> email: esw5@cornell.edu
I think it was either 2.4 or 2.5 litres; really can't remember if that 
meant boring out the cylinder walls, but I'm afraid that I think it did. 
Still, they sell what I guess would be fairly standard tuning components 
like special cams and stuff to achieve a more modest power hike.