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Old 06-11-2004, 04:43   #1 (permalink)
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Could an engine like this work?

I was just thinking about this and was wondering if you guys think it would work...

Here is a sketch, excuse the roughness I whipped it up quickly in paint, from what i was thinking it combines the pro of both a straight and V shaped engine.

What do you think?
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

yes, its call an W engine, as in the VW W12
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

Seriously is that what it is? because I've asked on here before and people have told me the W enigine is 2 V's inside each other, like on top of the other one, unless I mis-understood them, its a pretty cool design I thought
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

Its exactly what the W design is. A W12 is 3 banks of 4.
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

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Its exactly what the W design is. A W12 is 3 banks of 4.

nope shane, the W12 is 2 V6 engines sharing the same crank,there are 2 banks like a V engine and just 2 cyl heads, each bank contains 6 cyls in a v config with a cyl head per bank..complicated setup..
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

sorry, phil, your right, I was getting it confused with something else I had read.
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

So that sketch in my first post isnt an engine thats been made?

also how do W engines work then? wouldn't the inside cylinders be offset from the crank?
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

i think old aeroplane engines look like that
maybe with 5 or 6 in a circle
i am guesstamating
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

You may have trouble getting rid of the exhaust gasses on that engine from the centre bank, intake runners may be a problem to get right as far as length and height of under bonnet requirments
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Re: Could an engine like this work?

This engine design has existed in aeroplanes before. Although that should not be confused with a radial engine which had 7 or 9 cylinders around a common crank pin.
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