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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:30 pm 
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Hello, I am new at the forum and I immediatly want to thank the administrators for let me in...

So, let's make the things interesting...I just started to build my Haynes Roadster a few weeks ago and now I want to know the best way to choose the engine...which factors do I have to consider to choose the best engine...Which are the pros and cons of using a bike engine, the honda cbr 600 for instance...The pipes thickness influence that choice I know, but I'm wonder which is the best way to start...

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Hi and welcome to the forum, I don't think there is a set criteria for engine choice, it comes down to personal preference and your build ambitions really and how much of a challenge you want to take on, you've got the safe options of the tried and tested book engine's, through bike engine's and then V6/8's and beyond, recently read someone planning a V12 :shock: Each engine choice will come with its own pro's and con's so would have to be weighed up individually.

Please share up some pics of your progress so far, be great to see :D

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Bruce has covered this one but I will add that people who have used bike engines have reported they can be a handfull on the road and around but really come into there own on track

All depends on your preference I do have a mx5 donor pack chassis and wishbones on ebay at the moment due to a house move

If your interested in doing a deal off ebay send me a pm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:18 am 
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Thank you guys for the answer...I think I'm getting, for now, by the safe zone, that is use the books advise and expertise...

Maybe in a posterior tune up to the car I'll use a bike engine or a V8...but by now, my budget is very limited, so this is the main consideration for now.

By now I only have mada a few bars with 18 metters of 25X25 tube...I need to buy the rest of the steel to continue the build! :?

I'll create a page to post my progress!

Once again, thanks for the advice!

P.S.:I would like to make a deal with you but I'm from Portugal anda I think that it will be to expensive to bring a car from there to here...But thanks any way!

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nice collection of power tools you have there good luck with your build

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:14 pm 
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That is a nice collection of dewalt's :lol:


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:D My father used to work for DeWALT for about 15 years...so the amount of tools started to rise and nowadays I have a few... :D

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