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Old 12-11-2012, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Did they ever get the IMA working on the Lupo Insight conversion?
Yes. Those pictures are of that car. They managed 107.6 mpg on the road race in the rain.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This is a fantastic project! I can't wait to see come together!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here are some figures I had back in 03 for the LLR. I used the Gtech pro meter, early version for the tests.

Look at Permalink #8.
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Willie, this information is great! Do you mind if I post it on my website as a comparison? I will post a follow up update later this week with more data as to how I recorded the data, the conditions, etc. Oh... and what happened to the Beetle as a result of beating on it...

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This is a fantastic project! I can't wait to see come together!
Thanks! I'm in the middle of research mode right now but am looking forward to posting updates with some real info in them.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I believe the K series Insights that were mentioned as an example of fitting a four cylinder are also available with a Jackson Racing Supercharger or a turbo, so fitting a turbo may be possible, especially one with oem compactness. I myself always dream of a Civic CNG engine swap.
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I believe the K series Insights that were mentioned as an example of fitting a four cylinder are also available with a Jackson Racing Supercharger or a turbo, so fitting a turbo may be possible, especially one with oem compactness. I myself always dream of a Civic CNG engine swap.
Yes the K20 motors can be swapped into the insight but the entire hybrid system must be taken out.

LHT Performance in Florida does a swap which everything in the Insight works like stock.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Greg any luck finding a donor yet?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Greg any luck finding a donor yet?
Nope. Everyone wants buku bucks for their high mileage busted Insight.

It will probably take awhile to find the right one.
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Yes the K20 motors can be swapped into the insight but the entire hybrid system must be taken out.

LHT Performance in Florida does a swap which everything in the Insight works like stock.
And they do nice work. But it sure ain't cheap. I'd have to think hard before dropping $20K into my Insight!
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Since the diesel had a lot more available torque, he was trying to find a way to get more control over the IMA functions.
Diesel might have more torque, but that 1.2L engine only has 45hp. It has lousy acceleration in its stock configuration (17 seconds 0-to-60 in the lupo). The electric motor would provide a nice boost to shorten that time.
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Garages and frickin' laser beams!

Click to view my latest post below

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Starting to get geeky now...
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