Gee wiz Sandchris Your brain must be as big as my truck. I ran it by my motor guy at A.C. and your rite.
He wants to know if your looking for a job.
Come on I've been their four times the weather is to die for 30 below and 35 mph winds it was great.
I like this quote because I talked with speedwerx about there big bore and it was actually like 1039 or something like that. I just laughed. what a waste.Even at 1170cc, which any vendor would call a 1200cc, do all the parts bolt on? Could this be a factory bolt on big bore kit, or was somebody just dreaming?
Holly crap Chris i just called 911 my dam head just blew up. Now that you have layed down all the facts this is just a rumor. Dam I need a hair dryer for Christmas,Birthday,Fathersday and so on.Oh they will do 80-90 probably more.I have only looked at these motors from the outside and on the parts look up on AC's site.The potential is there.There is some power in the heads and cams in these motors guaranteed.The first guy that invests in the cylinder heads with porting cams and maybe valve springs oh and a higher revving cdi and then the clutch work is gonna be pleasantly surprised.And don't forget some more compression too if you want to go further.
Or you could leave the motor internals stock and turbo charge it.Don't get me wrong you will still have to get the clutching down.But you are gonna have to do that either way.I know some people think that it is a big deal and it scares the hell out of them.But I gotta tell you guys dollar for dollar it is better.I will get into the money thing for a moment.Lets do a fictional build aspirated.I will try to keep this as real as possible.
1. Head porting x2 is 400.00-600.00 total for 2 heads
2. Cam shafts x2 is 300.00 total
3. Valve springs x16 400.00 total
4. High compression stock bore pistons x2 550.00 Off of speed werx web site.
5. New gaskets head and base. guessing 50.00-80.00.
6. Fuel controller 200.00-300.00
7 Exhaust 500.00-800.00
8. Labor free if you do it your self. 0.00
9. Labor if you pay to have motor work done.500.00-1000.00
So lets add this up on the low side and the high.
Ok the low side if you do the work yourself with out dyno tuning is 2900.00 for the stuff above.
If you pay someone else to do all that 500.00 it is 3400.00 plus dyno tuning.
Now the high number is 4000.00 and that would include all the higher numbers that are probably more realistic.And for that number you would have dyno tuning on the fuel controller.And hopefully labor to install all this stuff.I am still probably low even on the high number though.
Ok so lets say we get all this stuff done for a deal at 3500.00 and we make 85 hp to the tire.That is a respectable ride right?I think so.
Allright now lets talk about the turbo ride.No bull **** if you can weld and have minimal skills you can do it yourself for around 2000.00.If you can't weld and have minimal skills you can buy a kit for 3000.00-4000.00 and install it yourself.If you have no skills and have to pay someone to install a purchased kit for you I am thinking 4500.00.
And you will have at least 100 probably more to the tire.It will be quiet and quick.It won't be tempramental.It will start when it is cold, it will idle like a stocker.
In my opinion You will get more bang for your buck dollar for dollar with a turbo.But they are not for everone or everyones budget.
The nice thing about a aspirated engine is you can add a little at a time.Sooner or later there will be some bigger ticket items to get big numbers.
The nice thing about a turbo motor is you are not adding more compression and rpm and noise all the time.It is just when you need it it is there.I gotta tell you guys turbos on cvt vehicles is a perfect match.