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    Default Favorite Experimental Engine Designs.

    This one has always been my favorite. it seems to change owners every 5 years or so. The Dynacam. The components are shown toward the end of the video.

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    That's always been one of my favs too. You could have a little fun with the design, change the crank cam to 8 strokes per revolution... or more... or less. Gotta believe it's one of the smoothest running designs, right there with turbines.
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    Wow. pretty cool design. I can tell by the video its from the 70's....so why has it not made it yet. whats wrong with the design?

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    Mine would have to be what they are using on trains...which I am sure will be main stream in vehicles within the next 20 years. You have a generator making electricity...then individual electric motors turning the wheels. Sure, you have to convert energy into electricity, but there is something that makes a lot of sense to me about not having to change the direction of the energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    Mine would have to be what they are using on trains...which I am sure will be main stream in vehicles within the next 20 years. You have a generator making electricity...then individual electric motors turning the wheels. Sure, you have to convert energy into electricity, but there is something that makes a lot of sense to me about not having to change the direction of the energy.
    Suppose that would fall under transmission design. But who cares, it's all cool stuff. Not too far off of some hybrid designs in todays world. In the trains, I'm pretty sure they're done that way to transmit massive torque at nearly zero rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    Mine would have to be what they are using on trains...which I am sure will be main stream in vehicles within the next 20 years. You have a generator making electricity...then individual electric motors turning the wheels. Sure, you have to convert energy into electricity, but there is something that makes a lot of sense to me about not having to change the direction of the energy.
    Not a bad idea but you would be adding alot of weight....I think the real world application would be an outdrive boat with a surface piercing prop. since the drive would not be mechanically connected it could be lifted at take off and lowered once on plane...turbos would be the logical power adder and you could have a boat that is quicker than a jet and faster than a v-drive???? Or i could be daydreaming...lol

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    Actually, I am downright shocked we haven't seen this in heavy duty trucks yet. The gas/diesel engine would be a lot smaller as all it is doing is creating electricity...then you have much smaller electric motors at each wheel...talk about power where you need it!

    I guess I always like the idea of a wenkl as well...it shocks me that in the last 100 years, we still haven't come up with an engine design that isn't fighting it's own internal rotation.

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    A small rotory driving your generator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schick View Post
    A small rotory driving your generator?
    nah. engine to electric then to an electric motor would be 80% efficient at best. a rotary would have to be charging batts at full throttle while cruising. 1300hp turbo BBC generating enough power to run two remote outdrives at 520 hp....it would have to be a boat that can take advantage of remote propulsion...ie surface drives. ???

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    Default Old but still experimental

    E.J. Potter put a W-3420 into a pulling tractor.

    This was a rare experimental Allison designed for bombers.

    ......a 24 cylinder engine which was really 2 V12s side by side, with the two crankshafts geared together.

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    That's a good looking design. They had it running pretty good off of that single carb. It will be bad ass with the full EFI and a couple large turbos.
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    That was interesting !!!

    Very high output ,light weight motors, that can spin sustained RPM's

    Evinrude / Johnson put a rotary O/B race motor on the circuit

    It won Mercury cried and it was banned.

    Mazda rotary 787 won Le Mans 24 hr overall banned.

    A few years back I spoke to a Mazda Rotary engine builder. N/A and turbo for aircraft / helicopter use.

    About adapting and using his vertical helicopter motor oiling system
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    I remember there was a compound turbo on turbo, blow thru, dual fuel, aluminum block with a turbo powered 2lb vortex intercooler, TFH killer being developed. What ever happened to that thing?



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