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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by William Thompson, Sep 28, 2018.
With compound screws, no less.
Novi V-8 Paxton Supercharger
Blown Weslake single.
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.
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.
Here's a little-known bit of unusualness:
Matra-Talbot prototype dual-crank, dual-block U8.
Indeed...Hosed Ferguson on that deal. And let`s not forget Fordlandia...
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.
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.
Twin plug Ford flathead.
Ford 289 Overhead Cam.
Ducati 1.5 Liter
I had not seen that one before but it reminded me of the stillborn project Ducati Apollo.
Goodwood Revival 2016. BMW supercharged (1939 I think).
Goodwood Revival 2016. Coventry-Climax powered Austin-Healey Sprite, as driven by Jack Brabham.
It reminds me of the almost equally abortive Brough Superior Golden Dream of 1938:
Probably the cleverest engine layout I've ever seen for an air-cooled motorcycle.
When I saw it, I wondered if it were based on 2 sets of Apollo cylinders on one crankcase, but I guess not.
Except for what the model suggests may be a horrific vibration problem.
Gobron Brillie` opposed piston.
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.
Junkers Jumo 205 aircraft engine:
They made a smaller, horizontal version for a bus. They are 2-strokes, mostly diesels.
Weslake-developed BWM 2-stroke diesel boat engine:
Diesel Air MkII opposed-piston 2-stroke diesel aircraft engine:
And, of course, the Commer TS3:
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.
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 (??)
63 Ford Indy Engine dyno pic.
Ford Magnesium V8
1964 Ford 4 Cammer
Oldsmobile OW43 Quad Cam
There wasn't much left of the car to id it but I got imagine it's early 1900s
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