Monday, June 15, 2015

"Electric" V-8 Engine

Pretty clever...

It's one of those "What If...." scenarios where the thinking goes "What if I replaced the internal combustion mechanism (pistons driven by expanding gas) with something else that pushed the connecting rods down to turn the crankshaft?".


See for yourself.....



5 comments:

  1. That's cool!! There are some talented people out there.

    Glad I got to see it before the oil companies buy it OR the guy that built it dies in a car crash on a cold rainy night out in the middle of no where.

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  2. VERY cool. I don't know about the torque rating, nor about its longevity if asked to actually propel a vehicle, but still ... :)

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  3. Turns out these are quite popular.

    I've seen 5 and 7-cylinder radials, V-12's, V-Twins (like a Harley), and even a single cylinder.

    They're efficiency is very low, and power/torque aren't very high, but it's an interesting play thing.

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  4. You answered my question with your last comment... :-)

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  5. I knew I should have watched this when I first saw the post.
    Very interesting and way cool.

    I see it still has a tiny little cam shaft in it to keep the "firing order" straight!
    That must have taken some serious skill to grind that little puppy.

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