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If you do a google image search for Varieze, I see very few that appear to have lengthened noses.  There is probably a good reason.  🙂 Usually the nose is lengthened to accommodate a battery but if you are concerned about total weight, a battery, copper cables solenoids and starters are going to add a significant weight.  Maybe a modern lithium battery can be used, mounted on the centerspar.   However, I hand-propped an O-320 for a while.  It was doable and would probably be easier with an O-235.  The guys using smaller engines can start them with a one-handed flip.  Looks pretty easy.  

Here's how I lenthened the nose of a Long-EZ.


Below is a Long-EZ nose drawing with the pivot positioned lower and more forward. 


I would look on the COBA website and ask questions on the Rutan Long-EZ and Varieze Public Group (Facebook).   I wouldn't use a (heavy) electric noselift on a Vari.  I would commit to hand-propping with an electronic ignition and manual primer mounted at the back of the engine.

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