Author Topic: Engine Balance  (Read 789 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline daveismissing

  • Two Buicks- too little money$$
  • Turbo Street Outlaw
  • *******
  • Posts: 5949
  • PSI: 4
  • Two Buicks- too little money$$
    • View Profile
Engine Balance
« on: February 12 2016, 11:03:11 AM »
Rich posted an interesting article:

http://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/bangshift1320-tech-stories/deep-tech-compensating-for-the-dozens-of-variable-that-affect-engine-balance-requires-serious-research-and-experimentation/


And I'm reading "IF cylinders were directly opposed ...counterweig hts...etc... "
Hmmm, never thought about it,... Subaru?...
YEP:


cool stuff

-custom oil pan by Rich's Auto

Offline TexasT

  • Legend in my own mind
  • Turbo Street Eliminator
  • ******
  • Posts: 1722
  • PSI: 1
  • So, This black car is fast?
    • View Profile
Re: Engine Balance
« Reply #1 on: February 12 2016, 09:29:28 PM »
Or Porsche

Though it quite interesting.
Rich

"Goals without actions are just dreams."

Offline daveismissing

  • Two Buicks- too little money$$
  • Turbo Street Outlaw
  • *******
  • Posts: 5949
  • PSI: 4
  • Two Buicks- too little money$$
    • View Profile
Re: Engine Balance
« Reply #2 on: February 12 2016, 10:12:33 PM »
Is that just the engines for the boxer or all of them?
-custom oil pan by Rich's Auto

Offline TexasT

  • Legend in my own mind
  • Turbo Street Eliminator
  • ******
  • Posts: 1722
  • PSI: 1
  • So, This black car is fast?
    • View Profile
Re: Engine Balance
« Reply #3 on: February 13 2016, 04:23:17 AM »
I'm pretty sure the 911 Porsche has an apposed arrangement but the 928 is a v8. As you can see these are older models. I'm not even sure about newer stuff. I always liked those two models.
Rich

"Goals without actions are just dreams."

Offline good2win22

  • Turbo Street Eliminator
  • ******
  • Posts: 1807
  • PSI: 0
  • No man lives happily lest he remove the boredom
    • View Profile
Re: Engine Balance
« Reply #4 on: February 13 2016, 05:39:15 AM »
That was a good read.  Thanks for sharing Rich!  I'm not certain but believe the horizontally opposed engine was designed by a German individual. I do know that BMW used an opposed engine in some of their cars. And I can't think of any production piston aircraft that don't use a horizontally opposed engine.
Jason

1982 Jeep Wagoneer Limited
1987 Turbo Regal Limited
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK
2015 Ram 2500 Cummins

Offline TexasT

  • Legend in my own mind
  • Turbo Street Eliminator
  • ******
  • Posts: 1722
  • PSI: 1
  • So, This black car is fast?
    • View Profile
Re: Engine Balance
« Reply #5 on: February 13 2016, 09:23:12 AM »
Didn't some of those old 70s small planes(Cherokee maybe) have the valve covers sick out the side behind the propeller? Maybe they were radial, I'm not real up on aircraft.

I thought it a cool article on a subject I don't know too much about. Funny how there is so much knowledge out there we would never be exposed to without the interwebz.
Rich

"Goals without actions are just dreams."


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo