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    edward ericson


    A VW Type 1 engine, dressed, displaces 1600cc, weighs about 265 lbs and makes about 60 horsepower.

    The block for this new engine weighs 50 lbs. I’m guessing it will be about 140 lbs dressed. It displaces 1000cc and makes 123 horsepower.



    Is this a 4 stroke?  I guess it is.  Here is what I think is amazing:

     “produces 90 percent of its maximum torque at a relatively low 1,500 r.p.m.” 
    Paul Mossberg


    Yes, it’s a four stroke engine.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    I understand MINI will be using a 3 cyl in 2014 along with the BMW 1. Projections are 50 hp per cyl. Each cyl 50cc. Modular engine based on their current straight 6. … 150 hp 1.5 3, 200 hp 2.0 4 etc.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    Dan Rosa


    GEE ,,i remember when 1 H.P. per cubic inch was a lot ,  and 61 cu in 1 L. was a standard Euro car sized  engine   and the VW had the 1.2 L. at 36 HP. TIMES ARE A CHANGING . Dan R

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