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2nd April 2000, 16:24

I'm a newbie here...

Whats an engine ?



Benjamin Culverhouse
2nd April 2000, 16:38
They fought the cowboys in the wild wild west.

2nd April 2000, 20:31
HI jay, where you been hiding, thought you might have eloped with anders http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Dave Mitchell
2nd April 2000, 21:12

Interesting question...


Ponder...ponder... http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Dave Mitchell
2nd April 2000, 21:13

Interesting question...


Ponder...ponder... http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

3rd April 2000, 00:27
Some are impressed by the size of it!
Others like the blue hue to my throbbing machinery and it is all down to Firefox tech http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Seriously the colour is great, I am struggling waitnig for stage 2 and 3 http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

3rd April 2000, 12:37
Engine, Hmmm... LOL http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

3rd April 2000, 16:09
About £2500 maybe, if you really shop around? http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

Adam M
4th April 2000, 15:03
Dont know what the f*@# you are all on about but I have glad to see J is back. Glad you could join us.

Does anyone know what a car is?

4th April 2000, 18:04
typical friggin forum...

Many replies.. the thread starts to wonder off....and still no one has answered my original post....



4th April 2000, 20:38
Main Entry: 1en·gine
Pronunciation: 'en-j&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English engin, from Middle French, from Latin ingenium natural disposition, talent, from in- + gignere to beget -- more at KIN
Date: 13th century
1 obsolete a : INGENUITY b : evil contrivance : WILE
2 : something used to effect a purpose : AGENT, INSTRUMENT <mournful and terrible engine of horror and of crime -- E. A. Poe>
3 a : a mechanical tool: as (1) : an instrument or machine of war (2) obsolete : a torture implement b : MACHINERY c : any of various mechanical appliances -- often used in combination <fire engine>
4 : a machine for converting any of various forms of energy into mechanical force and motion; also : a mechanism or object that serves as an energy source <black holes may be the engines for quasars>
5 : a railroad locomotive


http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif I like #3 best


6th April 2000, 20:43
hello,hello,hello......some of the same old reprebates have turned up again.......

Foxy......i think its the metal bulge with Derby rodents running around metal wheels within ! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif)

ps how u all doing (and the beast?....foxy)

pps Foxy....Have now got brand spanker uk turbo + 2200 miles with bonnet scoop splitter ..... which on the digital(motorsport spec.)boost gauge gave a peak of 17 Psi , holds 15 no problem. IS THIS OK ?????(WORRIED)

[This message has been edited by BladeRnnr (edited 06 April 2000).]

6th April 2000, 21:29

thought you would have known what an engine was. It's a lump of metal with other moving metal bits inside. You chuck in some fuel, some air and few sparks. The explosions provide enough energy to move some of the metal bits, which in turn can be connected to other bits on a car (via more metal bits, a clutch and more metal bits) which can make the car move.

The more fuel, air and sparks you can chuck in without causing some of the metal bits to break and destroy other metal bits the better http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Mike Rainbird
7th April 2000, 09:10
An engine is basically an air handling unit. The more air you can get in, the more power you can get out...

Hence why forced induction is sooooo good.

7th April 2000, 19:51
Hi Blade...

Do I know you ? should I know you ?

Each car is slightly different... but if you have a standard ECU.. and no boost cut.. and you arent getting det/knock... then you will be fine..

That boost will be ok.

I'm not to sure about the useful-ness of the splitters... I have seen the effects of the airstream into the cooler... and on mine it was ok...

true the back does get more.. but the front also gets its fair share.

Thanks Mike and John..

Mike..you are exactly right... engine power is directly related to the amount of air it can breathe/consume..... dont get me started on valves.... lift... cushion areas... diameters... duration...lol

Pizza is going cold.. Dominos every Friday night... mmmm



12th April 2000, 17:40

Don't forget about the fuel.... if it doesn't flow enough it will go bang or melt, then not go very well anymore :)