Author Topic: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019  (Read 4186 times)

Offline kuhncw

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2019, 11:56:46 PM »
Smallest V8 spark ignition engine in the world. I do not know of another one with a smaller displacement.

Since the builder's name isn't on the spec sheet, I'll add it to Steve'so post.  Chris Dinardo designed this little V8 from a clean sheet, then built a very nice engine detailed to the point that the valve train is lubed via oil flowing thru the tiny pushrods.

Chuck

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2019, 03:40:51 PM »
I am not so sure about the claim to be the smallest- Eric Whittle brought a V8 air cooled engine several years ago and that was pretty small. It was written up in the UK magazine, but I cant put my hands on it right now to see its displacement.

Regardless of claims of smallest it is still a fine piece of work.

I just looked back through this topic and see that the fellow I had a nice chat with was Art K, of Madison WI. We were back to back on our tables and until now I did not realize it was someone on this forum. We need hats, or big buttons next year to identify us a forum readers.
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Offline Jasonb

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2019, 05:06:59 PM »
The Whittle used glow plugs

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2019, 05:11:24 PM »
The Whittle used glow plugs

Yes, eight of them. That's a mighty big, 16 amp, draw for a 2 volt battery. You didn't get much time for starting even from a fully charged battery

Mike

BTW the Whittle V8 displaced 10.6 cc, that's 0.65 cubic inches but was not spark ignition.
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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2019, 02:12:39 AM »
I am not so sure about the claim to be the smallest

If you see a smaller engine that is fired with spark plugs through a distributor, let me know I would love to see some pictures of it. If a smaller one exists, the pictures are not on the interweb.
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Offline petertha

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Re: N.A.M.E.S Expo 2019
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2019, 05:33:13 AM »
Thanks to all for contributing the pictures & verbiage. Its the next best thing to being there. I would like to see some of those projects up close one day.