Yamaha R1 engine in a Caterham

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Violet Elizabeth
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There was an interesting question on the BEC list a while back, "how can you tell if a particular bike engine needs dry sumping". The answer appeared to be "wait until a few start to go bang, then you need one". Also appears to be some small modification done to the oil pressure relief valve to help with getting the oil back to the sump. Nice "tulip" thing @ £10.
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Don't know about R1 engines in a Caterham but, I'm looking to buy a Hayabusa engine in a Caterham. Some pieces had to be custom built but in the end no trimming to the car was needed. The hayabusa engine/tranny being much lighter than a regular car, this particular SV body caterham weighs only 1070lbs. With the 185hp of the Busa engine it gives the car the same hp/ton ratio as a R400!!! I haven't driven it yet but it is very quick! The builder tested it on a track and did the 0-60mph in 3.25sec! Can't wait to test drive it!
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fk that is quick, in road trim? BB
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I saw that on the site and the figures were authenticated by a division of the Canadian Mounted Police!
Badger Bill
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My, that is some horse power... Have a nice weekend! BB
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If anybody is interested, you can watch one of those Hayabusa 7 here: http://homepage.mac.com/lotuslad/iMovieTheater11.html Click Seven in Chemainus!
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Do you guys think the Ital axle could handle something like the 150-160 BHP (or even as much as 172 BHP in Richard Miles' Striker) produced by the R1 + sticky tyres? Obviously, the overall weight of the car is down significantly, so we can't compare the stresses on the Ital in a BEC directly to the car-engined live-axled debates of old (XXX BHP will shag it). But do you reckon it would cope well?
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Has anyone done a De Dion BECat? Been looking for one but they all seem to be live axled Accumulating bits . . .
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Adam - the Blackbird Cats are DD methinks
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I think we figured out recently that the extra "bits" required in the DD set up were about 40kg over the weight of the LA. Which when you are trying to get down to the "magic" 400kg is is a fair chunk. 150-160 bhp would seem to be OK, given that is the usual standard Roger King Xflow upgrade territory ? 172 bhp on slicks or Avons though .... Would a bit of overfilling still do the job ?