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Any one here following the 600cc engine proposal for F500? It looks like this proposal is starting to gain some momentum and [cross fingers] will get approved for nationals for next year. [/uncross fingers] This will hopefully give a big boost to F500 by running a modern EFI 4-stroke with sequential transmission. I shipped my car off a couple of weeks ago to a shop for the conversion to a '09 600cc GSX-R. I can't wait to get my car back. :evil::evil::evil:
 

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was not aware of this but sounds like a great idea. I'd love to drive a GSXR equipped F-500! what will your hp:weight be when your conversion is done?
 

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The HP to weight is still up in the air a bit as we will be handicapped the first year or two to make sure we aren't faster than existing top national F500 cars until we get some track data and dyno runs completed. That being said, it will be much easier to make a 600cc car as fast if not faster than most regional F500's as the learning curve on tuning the two stroke and the CVT is pretty steep to try and get that last 10%. EFI and a sequential gearbox takes out the learning curve. We will have to run individual inlet restrictors, but the HP number has not been decided. Initial minimum weight at the end of a race has been set at 850 lbs with driver. I'm investigating the costs involved with putting my '09 engine on a dyno to help with the proposal to the board for approval. Stock 600cc engines are putting out around 110-115 hp at the tranny output shaft so that works out to between 7.3 to 7.7 lbs/HP. :coolnana:
 

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Have to keep my eyes in my mirrors more in my Vee now. Still got you in the turns though.:D

Jim A.
LOL! We can take a FF in the turns ... bring it on! :p:D
 
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