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  1. XXL__
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    With compound screws, no less.
     
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    Novi V-8 Paxton Supercharger 7928ebae01d0c3f86cfc5897aa0f39f7.jpg
     
  3. firingorder1
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    Blown Weslake single.

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  4. I was fortunate to get a ticket to go to Goodwood Revival when I was in the UK in 2016. One display area had all (most?) of the 1966 Formula One cars - the first year of the 3 litre formula. I will leave it to the experts to decided which engine is which. IMG_5887.JPG IMG_5888.JPG IMG_5889.JPG IMG_5890.JPG IMG_5892.JPG IMG_5893.JPG IMG_5894.JPG IMG_5895.JPG IMG_5896.JPG IMG_5897.JPG IMG_5898.JPG IMG_5899.JPG IMG_5900.JPG IMG_5887.JPG IMG_5888.JPG IMG_5889.JPG IMG_5890.JPG IMG_5892.JPG IMG_5893.JPG IMG_5894.JPG IMG_5895.JPG IMG_5896.JPG IMG_5897.JPG IMG_5898.JPG IMG_5899.JPG IMG_5900.JPG IMG_5901.JPG IMG_5902.JPG IMG_5903.JPG IMG_5904.JPG IMG_5905.JPG IMG_5906.JPG IMG_5907.JPG IMG_5908.JPG IMG_5909.JPG IMG_5910.JPG
     
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  5. Something unusual. This confection was a way of using up two military 750cc Coventry-Climax generator engines, and having some fun along the way - by trying to climb muddy hill courses. The other one is our 1926 Pontiac. IMG_8346 - Copy (1024x770).jpg IMG_8363 (1024x768).jpg IMG_0947 (1024x761).jpg
     
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  6. Ned Ludd
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    Here's a little-known bit of unusualness:
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    Matra-Talbot prototype dual-crank, dual-block U8.
     
  7. sliceddeuce
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    Indeed...Hosed Ferguson on that deal. And let`s not forget Fordlandia...
     
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    After my comment that Henry was not a metallurgist I was not going to mention the Fordlandia venture, but since you brought it up here is one telling fact- Ford invested $20,000,000 in the project and sold the property back to the Brazilian government for just over one cent on the dollar.
     
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    As with any extremely successful man, you will see a string of failures right along with successes. One thing that can be said about ole Henry..... he was not afraid to try something...it seems more like anything, when you look at that group of engines recently found in Detroit.


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    Twin plug Ford flathead. 51f86d3c7856023e983a11c9c311283f.jpg
     
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    Ford 289 Overhead Cam. 7cfb441601b2504b724366131574f7a6.jpg
     
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  13. I had not seen that one before but it reminded me of the stillborn project Ducati Apollo.

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  14. Goodwood Revival 2016. BMW supercharged (1939 I think). IMG_5667 (800x600).jpg IMG_5668 (800x600).jpg IMG_5671 (800x600).jpg
     
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  15. IMG_5813 (1024x768).jpg IMG_5814 (1024x768).jpg IMG_5815 (1024x768).jpg Goodwood Revival 2016. Coventry-Climax powered Austin-Healey Sprite, as driven by Jack Brabham.
     
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  16. Ned Ludd
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    It reminds me of the almost equally abortive Brough Superior Golden Dream of 1938:
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    Probably the cleverest engine layout I've ever seen for an air-cooled motorcycle.
     
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    When I saw it, I wondered if it were based on 2 sets of Apollo cylinders on one crankcase, but I guess not.
     
  18. XXL__
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    Except for what the model suggests may be a horrific vibration problem.
     
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    Pontiac sohc [​IMG]
     
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    :D^^^^^^
     
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    Gobron Brillie` opposed piston. 1 gb.jpg
     
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  22. Ned Ludd
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    You reckon without counter-weights. Any engine can be 100% balanced in the cylinder axis by counter-weighting. The problem arises at right angles to the cylinder axis – which is why singles are conventionally not counter-weighted to even nearly 100% balance. Here the two cranks' counter-weighting cancels out in the vertical direction.
     
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    Look like they could change the timing to where the pistons would be going in different directions.
    Wisconsin engine company offer two models of their two cylinder engines. One fired 180 the other fired 270/90. The later was rated more horse power.
    The 180 degree firing engine, both pistons went up and down together. The 270/90, one piston was going up, while the other was goin down.

    Just thinking......


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  25. XXL__
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    That was my first thought when I saw the model. While, as @Ned Ludd points out, you can counterbalance... it seemed simpler (cheaper, lighter, etc.) to just put each reciprocating pair in opposition. This would create some amount of back-and-forth rotational torque on the engine itself, but (no math or modeling here...) seemingly easier to deal with. Perhaps not (??)
     
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    63 Ford Indy Engine dyno pic. 63 Ford Indy Engine.jpg
     
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    Oldsmobile OW43 Quad Cam 8433281d38c384b06a96d695d45d405b.jpg
     
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    There wasn't much left of the car to id it but I got imagine it's early 1900s IMG_20180929_124440303.jpeg

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