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jonathan

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2017, 07:47:44 AM »
I'm not a xmax scrooge but this thread is getting slightly of tangent!!!!!


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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2017, 09:56:36 AM »
Well off tangent. That seems to be the way of the best conversations. They start off in one place, meander in and out, and end up somewhere completely different!

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 10:07:51 AM »
I'm not a xmax scrooge but this thread is getting slightly of tangent!!!!!

Ha, Ha welcome to clubjazz - where they do things differently - mainly down to its older membership I fear

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2017, 07:21:03 PM »
As I have said elsewhere, my wife doesn't drive. She is not all that aware of what the car is doing, taking months to realize my gearbox was howling like a troupe of monkeys. However, today I was trying to join a busy roundabout where the A720 City bypass joins the main A1. As I eventually got a gap that allowed me to join the traffic she commented,
"It takes away like a sledge without snow". Sums it up perfectly. Not the most spirited of vehicles.

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2017, 08:27:24 PM »
Jocko

You sound a little disenchanted of late. Easy to forget that some of us have a massive 141cc extra to spare. Never really understood why they bothered to offer the two engines with so little between them but I guess if you sat down and calculated the power to weight ratio it might possibly make sense. Possibly. I still think they are a great all round practical vehicle with that reputation for reliability being the icing on the cake. On balance, I am OK with that.

PS - Quick calc suggests a straight line, pound for pound advantage of @3% to the 1.3 (AKA 1.4) !!!
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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 11:38:24 AM »
Honda engines are legendary. I do believe that a version of the Jazz engine is (was) used as a spec engine in an open wheel race car series in America.
A recent Honda fan... previously BMWs... first I owned a Honda CR-Z... a great little car but too small... now driving a Honda Jazz GD. I plan to upgrade the GD to a GE sometime this year.

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 12:00:16 PM »
It was used in Formula F, I believe.
https://www.autoblog.com/2009/11/05/scca-approves-honda-fit-based-engine-for-formula-f/
Whether that is still the case, I don't know.

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2018, 01:43:13 PM »
Honda engines are legendary. I do believe that a version of the Jazz engine is (was) used as a spec engine in an open wheel race car series in America.

Jazz engine also used as Marine outboard engine, aircraft engine (Viking aircraft USA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68lXteGu0GU ) and half of it used as twin cylinder motorbike engine (Honda NC700 commuter bike ).
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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2018, 04:28:35 PM »


This afternoon, with a nicely warmed engine, from a standing start I joined the Sheriffhall Roundabout (above) at the 12 o'clock position. I was in 5th before leaving at the 5 o'clock position. That's flexible.

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2018, 04:49:00 PM »

Jocko

Ah, but you didn't mention what speed you were doing when you approached the roundabout though...

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2018, 05:37:41 PM »
from a standing start.
Stopped at the red light - second in line.

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Re: Incredibly flexible little engine.
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2018, 06:11:32 PM »
from a standing start.
Stopped at the red light - second in line.

So you had at least a car's length to get those wheels spinning and into second gear, if not higher if you are a shift shortcutter. Fair enough.

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