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#183

Nice made it past the first bins!


#184

It doesn’t really matter. The local dealer called me to say it sold it last Saturday. They found someone who loves old unreliable french cars. :joy:


#185

Ha! Close, Pulsar is french, LHE is American, Unreliable?

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But, at least it isn’t an Auto!


#186

expected bin, got binned.

I’ll be real here, I made the Gira Junior SR(which does NOT stand for senior but Sports&Racing) for another competition and pretty much submitted it to this challenge knowing full well it wasn’t really designed for it. Lotsa weird quirks which altogether make it kind of a head scratcher to most.

The high service costs are due to the engine having a bit of trouble fitting properly. Which tends to happen when you stuff a 3.6 boxer in the back of a small car.


#187

Honestly, not my best creation, so I deserved the bin. But there’s one thing I don’t agree with the review, because a turbo engine from the 80s with 3000 thousand rpm would be normal


#188

Whether it was a bug or not, I actually wasn’t able to fit a boxer-six in the Porsche body to meet the 3.9 liter Mezger-like engine. So I had to stick with a boxer-four. Which was 3.9 liters only if ah, fully bored out, since it was currently stuck at 3 liters.

Don’t have a good excuse for the other choices though. But this excuse was significant enough to make mention of, the boxer-four was literally the only engine that fit.


#189

So, where can I look up technical details on engines, up to technology behind them? Wikipedia?
And yes, apparently I was foolish enough to use a body with noticeably shorter wheelbase than the car I was initiating without considering size (which, the game does not take care of)


#190

Google what cars of the era had, when certain tech was more common, what stopped being used at what period etc


#191

Any words to use when searching for engine crank or pistons? “car (piston/crank) technology 90s” didn’t offer much help.
I figured out solutions for other parts, but not these two.


#192

Unless you’re doing a high end car or a limited edition of a car, pistons and cranks are usually only only cast or low friction pistons after they’re invented. This tends go for most cars, and most engines are over-square.


#193

Most modern engines also use hypereutectic pistons


#194

fair enough. not the best car ive built. i did kind of make it purposefully a tad unreliable because of the stupidity of the milage calc. I did screw up with the wheels (if u got 17 inch ones i must have forgotten to change them back to 16 b ecause the car was intended for 16s) I tuned it for regular (read spicy-water shitspec 91 RON fuel) because its a US model. and its a decent 3 door GT so sportiness isnt its focus. Fair enough it wasnt the best car ever though i still think it shouldnt have been instabinned. eh well. good luck to those who werent launched off the face of the earth.


#195

A laggy turbo from an early 80s turbo car is fairly normal, yes, but Kayla doesn’t want something a laggy turbo.


#196

Yay!, Top 34. I’m getting there lol


#197

still survived the first round, phew


#198

Mechanicals aren’t my strongest point lmao


#199

:rofl::rofl::rofl: I really didn’t spend much time or thought doing this challenge, and the results show.


#200

They weren’t that laggy tho. BMW 2002 Turbo which is propably the best example of early turbos revved up to over 6500k rpm with torque topping out at 4000rpm.


#201

Have you seen the model year of BMW 2002?


#202

Aw man. I’ve yet to reach a second round of CSR. Oh well, at least my designs are getting better! I was banking completely on the lightness of my car to upset the turbo lag of the boxer 4. I originally made a turbo Inline 4, but I scrapped it because I didn’t want the top trim to differ in engine layout (the Espada S6 has an NA boxer 6, so I wanted to stick to that) I guess I should’ve ultimately gone with the +3 or +2 configurations. It still did well for a car I’ve made a long time ago.