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I once again own a Honda product.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Loco Honkey, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    So I picked up my Honda GX-31 last week and just got a chance last night to fire it up for the first time. Oh my sweet lord, this engine speaks my language. Never in my life have I heard such a sweet sounding, smooth, mellow engine note. It idles right around 1900 RPM and spins up to 9800 RPM. The clutch starts to engage at 4000 RPM which is just a little before the torque peak.

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    No pics of my engine yet, because I don't have internet at my new house yet, but I've been taking pictures of the modifications. :) Stock is 1.5 HP. I'm shooting for quite a bit more.
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    over powered leaf blower? wtf are you doing with it?
     
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    lowandslow Senior Member

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    sounds like a home improvement episode
     
  4. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    I'm trying to start a new show on Discovery called Monster Lawn Care.

    As for what I'm really doing with it... ye shall see. It'll have a cool factor of +100^99.
     
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    looks like fun
     
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    that was sarcasm wasn't it?
     
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    Guess its supposed to be a good show. :shrug:
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    Loco...for some reason I would see it as a step DOWN to abandon moding cars for moding lawnmowers. Don't you find it kinda sad? :p






    j/k :)

    [edit] btw, what are you going to do with it??[/edit]
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    so what are you plans? Turbo, NA, or NAAWWS? Will that thing fit in my civic?
     
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    Is this the AWD turbo scooter project? Overkill maybe, but it looked like fun. Nah, not overkill. :D
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I thought you had that old school Honda...hence you've had one for some months now??
     
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    airplane project maybe?
     
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    can i put that in my EF ? does HASport make a mount kit for it ? how are you gonna wire up VTEC ? :blink:
     
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    I agree with tab and GSRCRXsi... It's either the scooter project or an airplane project.
     
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    Some Walmarts and Pep boys sell a gas powered snow board. More of a snowboard in size, and it has straps for your feet and a controller. Well, ultimately these things come in off the trailer, and some dumb ass sales associate fills the to the top with oil and they sell them as "rebuilds". Yank the motor, drop that one in.

    Some coleman camp tanks, propane the biotch.

    -> Steve
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    It's for my skateboard. I've scaled the project back quite a bit, but ubercool, none the less. As for mods to it, I would love to turbocharge it, but the compressor and turbine wheels would be around 1" in diameter, and the cost of having a shape that small and complex machined, much less having the volutes machined, does not make it worth while. However, I have designed and built a prototype of a supercharger that is both a postive displacement pump and a centrifugal pump. Yes, I hate superchargers with a passion, but the turbo is just not feasable for this application.

    Here's a dyno graph of the engine from the Honda website:
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    Now, keep in mind, it's only 31cc displacement, and it's a four stroke, and is an industrial engine designed for continuous WOT operation. I figure I can get at least 3 HP out of it without any ill effects to the engine.
     
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    you're just twisted in the head
    lol

    i envy your free time...
    lol

    lookin good though
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Note the red Type R valve cover... ;)
     
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