Champlain Automobiles Ltée is proud to present it’s first production model, the St-Laurent. The St-Laurent is a samll affordable car that will allow everyone and its mother to enjoy the freedom of owning a car. It’s simple to operate, safe and reliable.
To move this first car entirely made in Quebec, we needed an engine. Thus we created the Econo 4 engine. It’s a 134ci straight four engine, fitted with the trusty overhead valve technology. It’s light, reliable and thrifty.
No clue what you did, but the engine seems te be really underpowered. ALso you have a low Fuel Octane and realllly high emissions. I tried making an engine in 1949 myself quickly, and I end up with an engine almost making 100hp with single carbs and such, no quality at all. So maybe you should revise the engine
[ol] ]This car needs to be easy to use, so leaded 87 fuel it is, because I don’t want some moron to put 87 in a 93 only car./:m] ]It’s 1949, who cares about emissions?/:m] ]It has to have a kinda flat torque line, because of the 3 speed tranny./:m] ]we’re still 4 years out of WWII. Quebec wasn’t that rich back then. So it’s cheap, but not too much, in order to still keep it reliable, and it’s not a gaz guzzler./:m] ]It seems underpowered, but you have to consider that the Chevy 3.5 l6 of the time put out 85hp. and frankly, 53hp on a 753kg car isn’t that bad for the time. Just some more perspective, the Beetle at the time had a 1.1l 30hp engine./:m][/ol]