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    Default Big Horsepower!!!

    http://www.boattest.com/Resources/vi...px?NewsID=3055

    Just imagine how much torque this thing makes.

    I'll give you a guess, its a lot more than 100,000.




























    Try about 5.6 million.... obviously this is somewhat theoretical based upon calculations.
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    Umm... yea an educated guess.

    Just like a top fuel engine. No one knows for sure. All they can do is calculate how much power was produced determined by how much fuel was used during the run.

    But how much of that went out the exhaust unburned?

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    think they're runnin clevites?

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    "and weighs 2000 tons."
    For its weight...that pig better make some power
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    "and weighs 2000 tons."
    For its weight...that pig better make some power
    lol it's not going to the moon.


    it doesnt have to fly lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    lol it's not going to the moon.


    it doesnt have to fly lmao
    But it does go in a boat...
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    Running flat out at 102 rpm


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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    But it does go in a boat...
    Goes in something like one of those huge container ships.


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    In the early 90's, I did some consulting on a few similar engines. They were still V-12's but about 1/3 the size of those pictured. Originally they were designed for locomotive power but in the application I worked on they were used for pumping natural gas and also burned it for fuel. Were kinda cool in that they were both turbo and supercharged. The turbocharger fed the inlet of the supercharger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    In the early 90's, I did some consulting on a few similar engines. They were still V-12's but about 1/3 the size of those pictured. Originally they were designed for locomotive power but in the application I worked on they were used for pumping natural gas and also burned it for fuel. Were kinda cool in that they were both turbo and supercharged. The turbocharger fed the inlet of the supercharger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordog009 View Post
    Goes in something like one of those huge container ships.
    "Costs more than the ship it goes into" and "burns 1660 gallons an hour"

    And while it does seem unlikely that it will break, I bet that thing still has an achilies heel, and when it quits off the coast of Somalia and there is no second engine to keep going, we will see how much it is really worth.
    BTW...is that Asian crank a Scat or Eagle?
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    5,149,020 ft lbs @ 102RPM based on the mathematical calculation of Torque = (HP X 5252) / 102 RPM with HP=100,000.

    The above equation is the HP=(Torque X RPM) / 5252 equation flipped around to give a torque value.

    Basically...a SHITLOAD of fuckin' torque!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    Waukesha?
    It was a long time ago and I don't remember the engine mfg. I was working mostly on the turbo's helping to resolve some vibration/bearing stablity issues. We were also looking at if vibration analysis was a reasonable mechanical condition assesment approach for large recips (it's not).
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