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 Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox 
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Post Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox
Picked up a Visa engine to go in the Bedouin.

Well, two engines, but one is just block, barrels and flywheel

The other engine is more complete, but no flywheel, alternator, carb or ignition.

1st major, task will be to see if the bores are ok.

2nd will be getting the flywheel altered to fit inside the 2cv bell housing.

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July 3rd, 2022, 12:25 pm
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Post Re: Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox
FYI
2cv crankcase can be modded to take visa barrels
From the VGS site …
There are several reasons why our engines are always built on a 2CV crankcase. The advantages of the 2CV crankcase compared to a Visa engine include:

The 2CV crankcase fits standard in a 2CV, so you don't have to make any adjustments
The 2CV crankcase has a better alloy than the Visa crankcase
You can use the original ignition
A 2CV crankcase is easier to find and therefore cheaper
The engine looks the same from the outside as original. We also use the 2CV crankcase for the larger engines, so only the cylinders are different from the original. This is hardly noticeable.


July 3rd, 2022, 9:05 pm
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Post Re: Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox
Where's the fun in that :D

I'm thinking of swapping out the ring gear and having it moved back to fit the housing. That way I can use a 2cv starter motor.

If I have a trigger wheel cut into the flywheel at the same time, I can use my Speeduino engine management to run spark, and also fuel injection later. Possibly add a turbo later still. :D :D :D

But first, I need to sort out my little motorhome to use as a workshop. I can park it outside of my home in the road. :D It's been at the back of a barn for the last six years, so I need to evict a lot of spiders. :lol:

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July 3rd, 2022, 11:59 pm
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Post Re: Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox
This is to be my workshop on wheels.

I got it down to the farm parking area and gave it a good wash.

Still need to clean inside prior to handing it over the garage for work.

I know it needs welding. Front brakes were a bit grabby, but were easing off buy the time it was put back in the barn. Hand brake had been left off during storage, so hadn't seized on.

Appears to drive ok. :)

unfortunately, it only does about 18 mpg. Which is why it will be a workshop. :)


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July 4th, 2022, 11:10 pm
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Post Re: Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox
When I used an LNA bell housing the 2cv starter need the nose/flange made shorter in the lathe.


July 5th, 2022, 8:54 am
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Post Re: Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox
^I milled the bellhouse on that, to have standard starter to fit 2cv6 engine with Visa/LNA bellhouse on GS box. Somewhere on this site should be photos with measures oh that..?


July 5th, 2022, 1:20 pm
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Thanks Jasu :)

I think I may have seen your name pop up in research a while back.

I will look again.

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July 5th, 2022, 1:27 pm
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Post Re: Visa Engine & 2CV Gearbox
Roger,
I did mine in my lathe, if you need it done pm me.
Cheers
Peter

Ps
Like the camper shame about mpg :(


July 5th, 2022, 1:47 pm
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