Thread: Hello XLT
05-26-2007, 11:24 PM #1
As my project B-18-C gains momentum,I'm learning what can and cant be done.I have also purchased several books to school myself on the amazing little honda powerplant.In doing so I have made the desicion to follow this build and knock another project down.As each hurdle is cleared the knowledge can be extended to the following project.The Xlt should prove to be slightly easier,as its roomy (stock oil pan will work) and I wont have to overcome the dreaded hot exhaust manifold syndrome the turbo exhibits.To provide power for the XLT I have puchased a honda S-2000 engine and a 62-ci eaton blower.I should have an update next week on the Hello Honda project as the head,turbo,and motec ecu are all scheduled to arrive.I hope to be able to run with the big dogs by world finals.Now will someone please tell me how to pass the buck
05-27-2007, 02:37 PM #2
So no more Samari-powered GRP? How much money would a person have sunk into the "junk yard dawg" so far?
According to Joe, the XLT and GPR engine compartments are pretty similar. I have no idea, other than what I saw on a friends ski.
05-27-2007, 02:41 PM #3
The xlt is slightly narrower than the gpr compartment.
05-28-2007, 01:45 AM #4
The XLT is deeper from the center of the coupler,and mucho taller also.
05-28-2007, 02:00 AM #5
Good luck. I'll be interested in how it comes out.
05-28-2007, 09:57 AM #6
BTW,Joe was right,The xlt is only 1-1/2 inch deeper from the center of the coupler down,and only 1/2 inch taller up top.Total hieght is Gpr=21-1/2 XLT=23-1/2.It just looks much bigger.The critical area is the oil pan.It will be only 2 inches deep in the GPR!
P.S I'm scraping the supercharger Idea for now.I think I can get enough hp & torque out of an over bored 2300cc F-20-C(the redline on this stock engine is 8900) with a good injection system,and avoid a lot of complication.I will try to make this as much of a budget build as I can.The hull is cherry,and the f-20-c was dirt cheap(scored cyl.)so my mission will be to see how low I can keep the investment on this one.
Last edited by H204YOU; 05-28-2007 at 11:55 AM.
05-29-2007, 07:25 PM #7
05-29-2007, 09:04 PM #8
well.. if you had to buy the hull 900.00, rxp engine and electronics and fuel tank 4500.00, drive shaft 500.00. lets say an updated 05 pump , 500.00, solas dynafly 250.00, some prop repitching 150.00. 6700.00 to 7000.00 if you started with nothing.
05-29-2007, 09:26 PM #9
Guess I'm in deeper than I thought.Oh well,theres no lookin back now.If you wanna play you gotta pay.Any idea what a theme ski like spitfire might cost?
05-29-2007, 09:39 PM #10
05 pump solas dyna-500.00
ape hanger bars-free from hydro
riva deluxe bilge pump-145.00
rr high boost impeller-550.00
4" rear airintake-100.00
dual 4" frsh air intakes-75.00
custom battery bracket-priceless
custom intercooler bracket-priceless
airbrushing-500.00 to 1000.00
gps motorcycle mount 35.00
garmin etrex legend cx-200.00
Parts that I bought that didnt make the cut-300.00
silicone couplers-250.00 easy
t bolt clamps-100.00
misc hose- 75.00
Things to come
riva valve trane-600.00
You do the math, It hasnt been cheap but it was a labor of love for Mark and myself. I wouldnt trade all the bloody knuckles and cuss words and the 3 month build for anything. It was probably the happiest time in my life besidesgetting married and having children.
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