Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
The first V-type engine (a 2-cylinder vee twin) was built in 1889 by
Daimler, to a design by Wilhelm Maybach. By 1903 V8 engines were being
produced for motor boat racing by the Société Antoinette to designs by
Léon Levavasseur, building on experience gained with in-line four-cylinder
engines. In 1904, the Putney Motor Works completed a new V12 marine racing
engine -- the first V12 engine produced for any purpose. Known as the
'Craig-Dörwald' engine after Putney's founding partners, the engine
mounted pairs of L-head cylinders at a 90 degree included angle on an
aluminium crankcase, using the same cylinder pairs that powered the
company's standard 2-cylinder car. A single camshaft mounted in the central
vee operated the valves directly. As in many marine engines, the camshaft
could be slid longitudinally to engage a second set of cams, giving valve
timing that reversed the engine's rotation to achieve astern propulsion.
"Starting is by pumping a charge into each cylinder and switching on the
trembler coils. A sliding camshaft gave direct reversing. The camshaft has
fluted webs and main bearings in graduated thickness from the largest at
the flywheel end." Displacing 1,119.9 cuin (18,352 cc) (bore and stroke
of 4.875" x 5" (123.8 x 127 mm)), the engine weighed 950 pounds (430 kg)
and developed 150 bhp (110 kW). Little is known of the engine's
achievements in the 40-foot hull for which it was intended, while a scheme
to use the engine to power heavy freight vehicles never came to
fruition. One V12 Dörwald marine engine was found still running in a
Hong Kong junk in the late-1960s.
Two more V12s appeared in the 1909-10 motor boat racing season. The Lamb
Boat & Engine Company of Clinton, Iowa built a 1,558.6 cuin (25,541 cc
(5.25" x 6" (133.4 x 152.4 mm)) engine for the company's 32-foot Lamb IV.
It weighed in at 2,114 pounds (959 kg). No weight is known for the massive
3,463.6 cuin (56,758 cc) (7" x 7.5" (177.8 x 190.5 mm)) F-head engine built
by the Orleans Motor Company. Output is quoted as "nearly 400 bhp (300
By 1914, when Panhard built two 2,356.2 cuin (38,611 cc) (5" x 10" (127 x
254 mm)) engines with four-valve cylinder heads the V12 was well
established in motor boat racing.
In automobiles, V12 engines have not been common due to their complexity
and cost. They are used almost exclusively in expensive sports and luxury
cars because of their power, smoother operation and distinctive sound.
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Jokers Wild - Pro Street Lawn Mower (Part 1)
Custom Pro Street Lawn Mower "Jokers Wild" - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - All new
or custom built. No expense spared. All new Jr. Dragster running gear
including Mickey Thompson rear slicks! "Jokers Wild" also includes a
custom tube chassis, brand new Briggs & Stratton World Formula Racing
Engine with electric start, hydraulid disk brakes, automatic transmission,
electric start, wheelie bars, top fuel style ZOOMIE headers exit each side
in front of each back tire, top fuel style rear wing, parachute, tilt front
end, 2 nitrious bottles, chrome top fuel style bird catcher covered by a
custom build fiberglass hood scoop, BMW blue head lights with bright white
outter rings, neon lights with switches on the dash, extended front end.
This is my first You Tube video. The next one will be better!
New Skool Rat Rod
Just a Short film ... This is my 1st shot at messing with Video Editing,
still a lot to Learn.... Filmed in Grand Junction, CO
Hot Rod Crusher Camaro Redux
Hot Rods David Freiburger gets you caught up on the status of the Crusher
Once it's running again, look for the Hot Rod guys to be road tripping the
crud out of this thing! Keep checking back for more videos of the
adventures and go get a Hot Rod Magazine to see the details on the build
Motes and Williams Twin Engine Dragster KABOOM
Here is the final video clip. This is the last time the car ran in 2006.
Pretty much destoyed the front engine. Back two cylinders, gone. Rods,
pistons, valves, heads, crank, can we say toast. RC is behind the car on
World smallest V12 engine
Apparently the builder's name is Yesus Wilder and he only used three
materials to build the engine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.
All credits to him.
Starting up a 460
Starting up the ford 460 that wad built in my shop at my tech school.
Theres flames coming out of the awesome headers.
Twin V8 inline engine coupler, up close
Here's the video many of you have asked for, a close up view of the coupler
disassembled. There will be a part 2 with a how i built it with exact
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World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world's
best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic
quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's
field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's
Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black
Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911
Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered
together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which
car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range
of power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining
them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple...
Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 2 concludes our special 2012 Best Driver's Car
Week here on the Motor Trend youtube channel
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