A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by djos » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 pm

BassVirolla wrote:
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djos wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:14 am
Zynerji wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:54 am
I always liked flat heads...

Id love to see a side- fired tji implemented into one, but with 4 valves, 2 on each side of the cylinder.
They look cool, but they would have to be the most inefficient head design possible!
But rock-hard reliability and an awesome and quite special sound does for me forgiving it. I have a single cylinder flathead with over forty years still running from time to time. And it always start at first try. :D
Really? I don't think I've ever seen the words reliability and flathead in the same sentence before, unless prefixed with the letters "un".
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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by roon » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:57 pm

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by strad » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:10 pm

Far cry from Cadillac's latest V16 concept
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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by saviour stivala » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:30 pm

Zynerji wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:29 am
roon wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:13 am
I bet someone's made a 4-valve/cylinder flathead in the past hundred years.
Can't find any...🤨🤨🤨
I don't think you will find any.

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by e36jon » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:56 pm

Hey Roon, it looks like the two red horns are shouting at each other! Do you know what's happening there, as they seem too close to each other to be effective intakes. And what is the engine? I can't recall ever having seen those parts before...

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by J.A.W. » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:20 am

La France V12, almost a flat head, but actually an overhead 'side-valve', & with oddly TJI-like porting..

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by flynfrog » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:35 pm

e36jon wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Hey Roon, it looks like the two red horns are shouting at each other! Do you know what's happening there, as they seem too close to each other to be effective intakes. And what is the engine? I can't recall ever having seen those parts before...

Cheers,

Jon
I think its a demo intake showing changable intake runners. The engine is chevy ls based. I think the intake is made by FAST

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by subcritical71 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:47 pm

Zynerji wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:29 am
roon wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:13 am
I bet someone's made a 4-valve/cylinder flathead in the past hundred years.
Can't find any...🤨🤨🤨
Check out the Pierce Arrow;

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by Big Tea » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:06 pm

Twin plug, but only 6 nipples on the distributor?(mag)
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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by subcritical71 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:13 pm

Big Tea wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Twin plug, but only 6 nipples on the distributor?(mag)
Good catch. The penetrations don't look similar though so I wonder if they are both for plugs? One penetration looks deeper than the other and the second cylinder from the left seems to have a port on the bottom penetration(?) This is definitely a museum/display piece and I'd love to find some more photos of a working one.

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by Zynerji » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 pm

subcritical71 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Zynerji wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:29 am
roon wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:13 am
I bet someone's made a 4-valve/cylinder flathead in the past hundred years.
Can't find any...🤨🤨🤨
Check out the Pierce Arrow;

http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Ramblur ... 3.jpg.html

http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Ramblur ... 4.jpg.html

http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Ramblur ... 1.jpg.html
Thanks!

No one thinks this would be ripe for the TJI combustion chamber wizardry? Center the spark plug, and it might just be a thing!

Ebay link to more pics...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2543645054

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by subcritical71 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:31 pm

Zynerji wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Thanks!

No one thinks this would be ripe for the TJI combustion chamber wizardry? Center the spark plug, and it might just be a thing!

Ebay link to more pics...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2543645054
I just found that cover on another sale board also. I found a lot of dual distributor setups, so that would support the 12 spark plugs. Seems the museum piece may be showing incomplete parts.

To answer your question, it seems the t is already there to exploit TJI, if I understand the system correctly.

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by Big Tea » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:34 pm

I just found that cover on another sale board also. I found a lot of dual distributor setups, so that would support the 12 spark plugs. Seems the museum piece may be showing incomplete parts.

To answer your question, it seems the t is already there to exploit TJI, if I understand the system correctly.
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That would be it then. If one mag went down the engine would still run. I was thinking on it, and seem to remember something (Fire engine??) that had coil ignition and a mag. Before my time, but still 'talked about' when I was a kid.

Edit.

This came up on google. Dennis.

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Belongs in the ugly section though :D
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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by roon » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:39 pm

subcritical71 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Zynerji wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:29 am
roon wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:13 am
I bet someone's made a 4-valve/cylinder flathead in the past hundred years.
Can't find any...🤨🤨🤨
Check out the Pierce Arrow;

http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Ramblur ... 3.jpg.html

http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Ramblur ... 4.jpg.html

http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Ramblur ... 1.jpg.html
Great! Thanks for that. Cross-flow flathead's gotta be a rare thing.

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Re: A shameless image thread for the enginephiles

Post by doji desu » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:53 pm

Big Tea wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Twin plug, but only 6 nipples on the distributor?(mag)
Twin distributor just missing the second cap. You can see the where the rotor sits in the second body so twin spark.