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You've Just Got To Love Those ICEs
« on: June 25, 2018, 06:18:36 AM »
A fun video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BE476MvO_g&t=0s&list=WL&index=83

Rolls-Royce Merlin says it about best for me.  Just a click or two beyond my Morris Cooper S.  But then the Allison V-12 got me to thinking I'm just a chump for V-12s.
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Re: You've Just Got To Love Those ICEs
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 09:40:08 AM »
I frequent these videos all the time. Beautiful machines!

This Merlin engine is on display at the Johannesburg military museum. The detail and finishing is next level - especially taking into consideration that most of the engines where mass produced during the war.  English journeymen where (are?) known to be real proud workers. This one is dressed up for show, but it's still the same thing they used in hundreds of Spitfires to scare thor with  :D
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Re: You've Just Got To Love Those ICEs
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 03:45:38 PM »
Anyone ever seen one of these?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Vulture

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Re: You've Just Got To Love Those ICEs
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 06:09:49 PM »
I believe Ford experimented with the X configured engine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_engine Yup
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Re: You've Just Got To Love Those ICEs
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 12:50:52 AM »

My Favorite " Out of the box" engine Design.
 The Napier Deltic. 
They were used in production in boats and trains and were outstanding in performance compact size and light weight for their time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8dJrnADE4Q

Unreal sound when under load as well.  Spose you get that from 18 Cylinders! 

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Re: You've Just Got To Love Those ICEs
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 01:55:30 AM »
I'm thinking that the Napier Deltic should be filed under "Really Complicated". 

I suppose that if we weren't attracted to simple and works good we'd be on a different blog site.
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