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Radial engine made from old VW engines

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cymaz04/07/2014 18:27:49
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This is a great piece of engineering.

roger graves04/07/2014 18:41:28
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Brilliant

kevin b04/07/2014 18:50:16
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Coo ! I wonder what he's going to put it in ?

Paul Jefferies04/07/2014 19:38:53
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Sevensprung Dutch Technique.......wink 2

cymaz04/07/2014 19:41:17
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Now I know why there are so many broken down VW camper vans......half their engines are missing for radials!

avtur04/07/2014 19:47:34
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Wow, that 7 cylinder is a piece of engineering ...

Brings back happy memories of making one running VW engine from the components of 4 different engines ... mix and match crankcase, cylinders, pistons and cylinder heads ... those were the days ....

Edited By avtur on 04/07/2014 19:52:20

Andrew Dunn 104/07/2014 20:08:54
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Did anyone notice how it still sounds like a VW ?

Ross Clarkson04/07/2014 20:24:40
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Oh my, wow.

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Bill_B04/07/2014 20:56:35
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 04/07/2014 20:37:38:

The original VW engine was actually a cut down version of a WW1 radial engine.

So how would you cut down a radial to get a flat four out??

Bill_B04/07/2014 21:06:05
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Posted by kevin b on 04/07/2014 18:50:16:

Coo ! I wonder what he's going to put it in ?

I wouldn't have thought a full-sized aeroplane as it's only got one spark plug per cylinder.

KingKade04/07/2014 21:34:39
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Posted by Bill_B on 04/07/2014 21:06:05:
Posted by kevin b on 04/07/2014 18:50:16:

Coo ! I wonder what he's going to put it in ?

I wouldn't have thought a full-sized aeroplane as it's only got one spark plug per cylinder.

I dont understand..... Why?

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Pete Crosby04/07/2014 21:45:37
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I think it has to have two spark plugs for redunacy.. ? but either way thats a very nice piece of engineering .

John Olsen 105/07/2014 08:57:04
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Lots of homebuilt aircraft have VW engines. I am not sure if they tap the head for another plug and have dual ignition or not. But anyway, a great project.

I've seen a rotary engine running that a local guy, now deceased, built many years back. It would be a similar size to this.

John

Martin Whybrow05/07/2014 22:23:22
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I think Tom has his facts confused; there is a connection with a radial engine however:

'Zundapp, the motorcycle manufacturer, wanted to get into the car business, and hired Porsche to build a prototype. Porsche suggested an air-cooled, horizontally opposed engine, similar to those that Hans Ledwinka had designed for Czechoslovakian automaker Tatra, but Zundapp specified a water-cooled radial five-cylinder, which turned out to be a failure. Porsche's engine designer, Josef Kales, then designed an air-cooled engine for a high-volume, low-priced car that NSU wanted to build, but that company lost interest, too. '

This is from a history of the development of the VW.

Engine Doctor06/07/2014 10:29:04
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Too big for our field !!! bur brilliant.

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