Following Ginch's thread on the new Malossi 177 kit, I've been thinking about an engine that I'd like to build over the cold winter months. I have a fairly ratty but serviceable 200 engine casing (PX EFL) which has already been molested for reed induction by the previous owner, so a rotary build is totally out of scope. I'm now considering the components that I would need to build a 25+hp motor. My build objective would be dependable street racer, as I already have a great touring setup.
The cost of crankcase reed induction is considerable when you add the cost of the reeds (RD350) + block (MRP/MMW/MBD) to the cost of the cylinder kit. The more expensive Pinasco 960 VTR Slave (cylinder induction) kit looks better value because it includes the reed setup.
- Can anyone vouch for the Pinasco VTR kits with direct/cylinder reed induction?
- Is cylinder induction a better (and sensible) option, given the objectives?
- Is Malossi still king for 200 based power builds, and would the Sport or MHR be the better choice? I'm assuming MHR, but never used Malossi before.
- If I went cylinder induction, would I just blank off & seal the crankcase inlet, or is it better to fill it in completely? Does it matter?