OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

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OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby okayfine » 02 Apr 2014 06:56

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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby Byron510 » 02 Apr 2014 08:15

OK - that's pretty cool.
Peaked interest => YES!

We'll have to wait and see what these masters will come up with.

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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby Mattndew76 » 02 Apr 2014 14:07

WOW

If I had more engine knowledge a project like this would be in the works. That is an amazing kit.
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby ///FiveOneOh » 21 Apr 2014 11:06

See the comments? Prices quoted at 32K for just the head... ouch.
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby okayfine » 21 Apr 2014 11:16

OS was saying ~$24K for the TC24 at SEMA. TC16 has to be cheaper. Probably won't get much change from a $20,000 bill, though.
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby Mattndew76 » 21 Apr 2014 11:27

Is there honestly a customer base for a DOHC head for L series at 16-36,000$ O.O

With retard prices like that why would anyone consider, Modern DOHC engines are superior at 1/16 the price.
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby okayfine » 21 Apr 2014 11:49

Depends on your angle. I'd venture to suggest that some guys doing high-end SR swaps are doing it because that's the high-end engine for 510s, not because they want/need 350HP. A few JCCS show cars get shown and shoved in a box for 300 days of the year.

If you had that kind of jack to throw at a 510 and wanted to be different, how different would you be if you had a TC16 (or, as far as that goes, a works LZ20B)? If the performance result isn't as important as the uniqueness factor, a 240HP TC16 would definitely make a statement.

Of course, that sort of market is a handful in total, so...
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby Mattndew76 » 22 Apr 2014 22:45

This really has me wanting to make a DOHC L project..... Must refrain from tangents lol
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby icehouse » 23 Apr 2014 07:26

Don't get me wrong defiantly cool... Although...

The first Dual Cam 4 cylinder was raced in 1913 so even the OS Giken head when it came out was old technology. I'm sure it rips and would be a cool piece to show off if that's what your into. I myself place it in the same but way below and FJ20. Yes they would both be cool but a SR, KA, CA is just a much better and smarter direction for every reason I can think of. It reminds me of when we built Dave's turbo L series. Once you're behind the wheel of a turbo car that rips, who cares if it's a L series or a KA!!!
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby Mattndew76 » 23 Apr 2014 12:19

Agreed. I'm not looking to be Mr. Special at any scene, I just want an efficient output that DOHC provides. With a manageable price range.

Now if I was Mr. Deep Pockets I would buy this just because I could :)
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby okayfine » 23 Apr 2014 13:10

The KA DE head on an L block? Not a bolt-on, but perhaps just some chain guides and double-row cam gears away?
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby Mattndew76 » 23 Apr 2014 13:25

I think a bolt on front gear pack could be made with a little math involved.

Argh I'm hooked!!
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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

Postby 510rob » 23 Apr 2014 13:33

Mattndew76 wrote:I think a bolt on front gear pack could be made with a little math involved.

Argh I'm hooked!!

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Re: OS Giken for L-16 article, very cool

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