Ring and Pinion gears

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wcapron2001

Guest
Members, I'm very much interested in getting a R&P set that would
reduce engine rpm. I would like to install a Toyota Fuel injected
engine of about 1.5 litres. This would give somewhere around 70 or 80
horsepower. I am a little concerned about the strength of the
transmission but feel that less shifting would offset the increased
horsepower. If a new R&P cannot be manufactured, the engine choice
would have to be something like the twin cam unit used in the Toyota
MR-2. This engine will run at 6000 rpm all day but would make a LOT
of exhaust heat doing it. In addition the MR-2 engine is about 130HP
which I think is too much.
Bill Capron, Blue '64 Swimmer. Red '62 being assembled
 
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John Friese

Guest
Hi,
The ring and pinion is one way to approach it, the other way is to
change forth gear ratio. I know some people are looking into these
changes but either way you would have to use a stronger engine to
make it work well. Eventually, most Amphicars will probably be
switched to 1500's anyway since there were many more of those made
and until a later date.

I think it would be fun to install a Wankel engine in an Amphi.
Perhaps from something like an RX3 engine. Those engines can scream
at high rev's all day and hold up. With these engines a transmission
gear change wouldn't be necessary at all and it's just possible the
engine would fit in the small space of the lower rear body.

John Friese
White 67
Red 67





--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "wcapron2001" <wcarron@q...>
wrote:
> Members, I'm very much interested in getting a R&P set that would
> reduce engine rpm. I would like to install a Toyota Fuel injected
> engine of about 1.5 litres. This would give somewhere around 70 or
80
> horsepower. I am a little concerned about the strength of the
> transmission but feel that less shifting would offset the increased
> horsepower. If a new R&P cannot be manufactured, the engine choice
> would have to be something like the twin cam unit used in the
Toyota
> MR-2. This engine will run at 6000 rpm all day but would make a LOT
> of exhaust heat doing it. In addition the MR-2 engine is about
130HP
> which I think is too much.
> Bill Capron, Blue '64 Swimmer. Red '62 being assembled
 

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