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Offline m_fumich

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Another hypothetical project: 4 cyl 2 stroke boxer engine
« on: July 22, 2019, 09:54:24 AM »
Is there any reason the VW Beetle boxer engine couldnít be used as a platform to build a 2 stroke engine? What is required of a 2 stroke block that the VW engine doesnít have? The cylinders, heads, pistons, and intake systems obviously have to be changed. I donít have much experience with 2 stroke engines.


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Re: Another hypothetical project: 4 cyl 2 stroke boxer engine
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 08:49:56 PM »
Is there any reason the VW Beetle boxer engine couldnít be used as a platform to build a 2 stroke engine? What is required of a 2 stroke block that the VW engine doesnít have? The cylinders, heads, pistons, and intake systems obviously have to be changed. I donít have much experience with 2 stroke engines.


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 it would require a ton of work to change any 4 Cylce eng to a two cycle. Would require different heads, cam, cylinders, distributor drive.....
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Re: Another hypothetical project: 4 cyl 2 stroke boxer engine
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 09:17:53 PM »
What advantage would the two stroke be over what the engine is now? It might be feasible if you have a full on machine shop, foundry and a vault full of cubic dollars.

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Re: Another hypothetical project: 4 cyl 2 stroke boxer engine
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 10:08:27 PM »

 it would require a ton of work to change any 4 Cylce eng to a two cycle. Would require different heads, cam, cylinders, distributor drive.....

2 strokes donít have cams. Custom cylinders are made all the time on racing engines. Thereís nothing to a 2 stroke head. Ignition system is no problem.


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Re: Another hypothetical project: 4 cyl 2 stroke boxer engine
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 10:17:56 PM »
What advantage would the two stroke be over what the engine is now? It might be feasible if you have a full on machine shop, foundry and a vault full of cubic dollars.

2 stroke engines run at higher RPM and theyíre more powerful.

Iím sure there are 2 stroke engines with cylinders that would fit with a little modification.


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