oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
6/19/13 3:52 p.m.

For sale: 240hp re-engineered Honda B16 that revolves in a clockwise direction - opposite of the original B16 engines rotation. Below is a video showing how the reverse rotating B16 looks during operation.

http://youtu.be/YyQ78gHTAiA - engine operating with hood up

http://youtu.be/lKZ6HFU6NMA - B16 powered Escort tearing through the back roads

This engine has only dyno time on it, the person who commissioned its development went another path, and so his investment (over $18,000) is yours for just a little more than 1/3 of that!! Just $6500.00 - this is a very firm price.

I know this isn't aHonda Forum... but we have a few folks who co-mingle... pass it on if you know someone who just would love to have this....

Send me an email... oldeskewltoy@yahoo.com please title the email: "Counter Rotating B16"

mndsm
mndsm PowerDork
6/19/13 3:54 p.m.

Lemme be the first one to ask a dumb question, Why would you build it to rotate backwards?

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
6/19/13 3:56 p.m.

In reply to mndsm:

so you can run it in a rwd application..... like the Escort in the 2nd video.

You can't use a conventional B16 in rwd application because it does rotate counterclockwise

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr HalfDork
6/19/13 3:57 p.m.

Because hondas of that generation rotated backwards from almost all other vehicles.

This one can be used in a different car. Meaning you could put it in an escort, or sentra, or whatever else and not have to figure out why the transmission is on the wrong side.

Basically it made it rotate the same direction all other cars do.

Rob R.

mndsm
mndsm PowerDork
6/19/13 3:57 p.m.

Ahhhhh. Thanks!

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/19/13 4:12 p.m.

Does the photo URL have any hints as to the history/details of the motor?

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
6/19/13 4:17 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Does the photo URL have any hints as to the history/details of the motor?

??? just clearing space... but I should ask what you mean???

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
6/19/13 4:37 p.m.

It says "Honda Atlantic" in the picture URL.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
6/19/13 6:24 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: It says "Honda Atlantic" in the picture URL.

kind of......... yes..........

This engine was designed(re-developed is a better term) to be used in an open wheel Atlantic type car. The engines owner knew the B16 by reputation, and inquired as to its feasibility to be used in an Atlantic chassis. The owner spent a great deal of money converting it, but when it was all said and done... it couldn't make any more power then a Toyota 4AG Atlantic, and because the 4AG uses an iron block, its mass center is far lower then the B16... so development was halted after it was built

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/19/13 7:01 p.m.

That is cool. So if I put that in my wife's Civic Si she'd have five reverse gears and one forward?

yamaha
yamaha UberDork
6/19/13 7:28 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
6/19/13 11:40 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: That is cool. So if I put that in my wife's Civic Si she'd have five reverse gears and one forward?

nah... I'm thinking you'll have a transmission filled with junk in short order...

tr8todd
tr8todd HalfDork
6/22/13 6:56 a.m.

I can understand throwing stupid money at engineering a flat plane crank for a V8, but just can't wrap my head around this one. I suppose someone had to fork over the cash to figure out that it wasn't as good as what everybody else was using.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
6/22/13 11:19 a.m.
tr8todd wrote: I can understand throwing stupid money at engineering a flat plane crank for a V8, but just can't wrap my head around this one. I suppose someone had to fork over the cash to figure out that it wasn't as good as what everybody else was using.

It is tough to understand (income disparity) if you are the typical GRMer... even most of the atypical ones likely don't really understand...... I see it happening, and I don't really understand it

The old adage, "how do you make a small fortune in auto racing?.... start with a large one" Is ABSOLUTELY true!

In racing making as much/more power as 97% of your competitors still leaves you behind the top guys in the field. This client has the funds to place at the top nearly all the time

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