A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

All that has to do with the power train, gearbox, clutch, fuels and lubricants, etc. Generally the mechanical side of Formula One.
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A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by djos » Mon May 18, 2015 10:15 am

Omg, check this 80's Ferrari powered beast out! It made 1400 Hp on 120-octane super-premium race gasoline.

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"Flat-12 Ferrari Boxer block fitted with 4-valve Testarossa heads, topped with a beautifully sculpted and truly massive air-water intercooler mounted directly on top of the block. The intercooler featured 12 super-high-flow electronic injectors spraying furiously into velocity stacks integral to the intercooler. The massive intercooler unit bolted directly to the heads and functioned as a combination intake plenum/intercooler/fuel rail/manifold unit.

The centrifugal blower—salvaged from a gigantic British locomotive engine that apparently no longer Thought It Could—was driven by a 1.5-inch shaft that traversed the length of the engine and was driven off the flywheel via a reversed Allison turbine helicopter gear-reduction unit originally designed to step down turbine velocities to something the main rotor could handle. The FAA required this type of gear reduction to be replaced after even a single emergency auto-rotation power-off landing, guaranteeing availability at fire-sale prices. The blower, looking like a hugely-overgrown Vortech blower sent back in time by The Machines to destroy all human life in 1989, had a five-inch impeller that was capable of gobbling air at the rate of something like 500 pounds per minute, a rate that could probably suck the air out of double-wide in less than 60 seconds

The supercharged 12-cylinder Boxer engine, featuring a lightened flywheel and knife-edged crank, and could rev from the engine’s 1200 RPM idle to the 9K redline in just over a tenth of a second, and had been certified on a Superflow 901 engine dyno to make 1400 horsepower on 120-octane gasoline at 60psi boost. The short-stroke 3.2-inch bore engine was upgraded with a billet Crower crankshaft, extra-long Crower rods, custom forged pistons, and was managed by a Haltech F3 EFI controller and a Firepower direct-fire 12-coil ignition. According to Norwood, each 24-valve head was carefully flowed and mildly ported for optimum forced breathing."

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Full text here:

http://www.bobnorwood.com/un-salted%20f ... -power.htm
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Post by nokivasara » Sat May 23, 2015 8:20 pm

How about the incredibly successful Ford BDA?
Beatiful song @ full tilt, 10 000 rpm...
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They are still available but started out back in the 60's. The most powerful I know (BDG) of has about 300hp, pretty amazing from a 2-litre n/a lump :shock:

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Post by RicerDude » Sat May 23, 2015 9:54 pm

Alfa's 3.5 litre V10 found in the plain bonkers 164 procar from the 90's. It was originally destined to power the Ligier JS31 for 1988.

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Post by stefan_ » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:42 pm

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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Post by flynfrog » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:06 am

Lets revive this thread it is the off season after all

I give you the Pontiac 4 cam V8. Sequential fuel injection all started in 1963


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Hot Rod mag article
http://www.wallaceracing.com/ohc-v8-cover.html

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by donskar » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:51 am

This thread is an old favorite. Reminds me that Xpensive is gone. But NOT forgotten.
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Post by roon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:26 am

Toyota TRD-BIZ001

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Twin turbo (sequential) Hayabusa built for standing-mile record.

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by roon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:53 am

RicerDude wrote:Alfa's 3.5 litre V10 found in the plain bonkers 164 procar from the 90's. It was originally destined to power the Ligier JS31 for 1988.

http://www.berlinasportivo.com/features ... 4_eng3.jpg

http://assets.blog.hemmings.com/wp-cont ... ar%202.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73 ... 04531f.jpg
That last pic makes me wonder: where is the oil filter on more recent F1 engines, and what do they look like?

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by flynfrog » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Here is the Clisby F1 engine. Built but a rule change meant it never raced.

http://www.theadelaidetimes.com.au/index.php?p=1_46

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by gruntguru » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:58 am

Interesting engine. It seems to have two spark plugs per cylinder so probably very high B/S ratio. Wide Vee angle too, 90 or 120 perhaps?
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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by wuzak » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:03 am

gruntguru wrote:Interesting engine. It seems to have two spark plugs per cylinder so probably very high B/S ratio. Wide Vee angle too, 90 or 120 perhaps?
Interesting indeed.

I can't recall for certain, but I don't think any of the 1.5l engines from the 1960-1965 formula were supercharged for the 1966 formula. Renault, of course, took up the supercharged rules with their turbo in 1977.

I wonder that if any had if they would have been competitive with the V8s and V12s.

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by flynfrog » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:21 pm

I dug up some more info. Seems like this guy was pretty well know in Australasia not so much out side of there.

http://www.collingrovehillclimb.com.au/haroldclisby/

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There is also a 24 Cylinder 2 stroke he built.

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by bill shoe » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:24 pm

gruntguru wrote:Interesting engine. It seems to have two spark plugs per cylinder so probably very high B/S ratio. Wide Vee angle too, 90 or 120 perhaps?
Also may be related to DOHC config with total of 2 valves/cyl. Once you maximize valve diameters you end up needing to locate the plug off to one side or the other, so might as well do both sides.



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