914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/13/24 7:28 a.m.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
5/13/24 10:29 a.m.

Shadeux
Shadeux SuperDork
5/13/24 5:02 p.m.

Shadeux
Shadeux SuperDork
5/13/24 5:02 p.m.

Shadeux
Shadeux SuperDork
5/13/24 5:02 p.m.

Shadeux
Shadeux SuperDork
5/13/24 5:03 p.m.

Shadeux
Shadeux SuperDork
5/13/24 5:03 p.m.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/13/24 5:08 p.m.
Shadeux said:

 

Without scale, that is enough like a Volvo Amazon that I had to look twice. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/13/24 8:59 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/13/24 9:42 p.m.
Shadeux said:

I still want to know how they dimensioned the pistons, AND how the piston rings even worked.

RichardNZ
RichardNZ HalfDork
5/14/24 1:07 a.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Assuming it's a Honda NR500 there is a decent amount of information here: https://global.honda/en/heritage/episodes/1979pistonengine.html 

It remains as a testament to how rules can have odd side effects - the modelling said eight cyclinders ought to be competitive but the rules mandated no more than four so out came the hacksaw smiley

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/14/24 1:08 a.m.

myf16n
myf16n Reader
5/14/24 1:38 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
Shadeux said:

I still want to know how they dimensioned the pistons, AND how the piston rings even worked.

When Honda made the NR750 in 1992 I knew I wanted a piston assembly. In 2004 an opportunity arose and I jumped on it. I ordered a piston, wrist pin, rings and both connecting rods from a small local dealer in Japan. The piston ($750) and wrist pin came in about a week. The rods were $500 each and I decided that I didn't need them that badly, but I wanted the rings. The rings were the hardest part of the entire design. The rings for one piston were $1500 and on back order with no deliver date on the horizon, but I really wanted them. I waited a few months and and ended up leaving Japan without them.

RichardNZ
RichardNZ HalfDork
5/14/24 1:43 a.m.

In reply to myf16n :

TIL that there was a street version of the NR500 smiley

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/14/24 7:35 a.m.

914Driver
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5/14/24 7:38 a.m.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
5/14/24 8:15 a.m.

I saw this yesterday.  Beautiful color in person.  Amazing contrast to all the beige and silvers of the world.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
5/14/24 9:31 a.m.
Indy - Guy said:

I saw this yesterday.  Beautiful color in person.  Amazing contrast to all the beige and silvers of the world.

 


Variants of that shade of blue have been becoming very popular. I first saw it on the Rabbit edition of the GTI. Then Toyota did a variant. It seems Honda has jumped on the bandwagon, too.

914Driver
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5/14/24 9:47 a.m.

Old_Town
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5/14/24 11:10 a.m.

914Driver
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5/14/24 1:44 p.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/14/24 3:27 p.m.
Old_Town said:

That's like the dorky high school classmate that took off their glasses, got a haircut, and was suddenly hot.

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/14/24 5:39 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Low Pass series 20240513:

Shadeux
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5/14/24 5:46 p.m.

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