Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @ 69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
Brutus (Hubraum: 47.000 cm³) - GRIP - Folge 246 - RTL2
Hubraum-Wahnsinn "Brutus"! Ein Eigenbau angetrieben von einem BMW
Flugzeugmotor aus den 20er Jahren. 12 Zylinder, 750 PS, 2600 NM Drehmoment.
Niki Schelle wagt sich an die Apokalypse auf vier Rädern.
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How to start a 1912 Cadillac
The 1912 Cadillac is the first automobile in the world to include a starter
motor. This is the procedure in starting one and driving away.
"Brutus" race car - 750hp 46L V12 1908
"Brutus" from Germany at Concours d'élégance Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn,
An extraordinary vehicle that was constructed in the Auto & Technik MUSEUM
SINSHEIM's workshops under the project name "Brutus", is - like the Maybach
special racing car - also following the tradition of the Blitzen-Benz.
After WW I many aircraft engines were available since Germany was not
allowed to own aircraft. These engines were installed on old undercarriages
and used to perform races. An undercarriage with chaindrive of 1908 was
being used as a basis for the "Brutus" project. A 12-cylinder aircraft
engine with 46 liters displacement and a constant performance of 500 hp at
1500 rpm or 750 hp at 1700 rpm, that was located in Spain by our club
member Hans Dittes, was mounted on top. The attraction of this vehicle is
not least due to the fact that it is going to reach a speed of far beyond
100 km/h at about 800 rpm only. After several years of hard work the
vehicle was completed. It already was presented in action at many events.
Sabre Jet Engine: first start
The first start and initial test run of the Orenda type 14 turbojet that we have been working on for almost a
year now... you and me!
It's been a lot of work, and now it's all on the line as we crank this baby
up, hit the sparks and spray those combustors with Jet A.
It was an exciting and Exhausting
A special note: this is not a hot start, but fairly typical of the older
generations of turbojets to have flames
shoot out the tailpipe on startup.
The video response is from Burning Man participant Kunal Dovedy, and the
engine section he used is the exact one featured in my video "dropped into
a turbine engine".
Ursus C-45 1st start after 40 years
A short documentary about the first start of a one-cylinder Ursus C-45
tractor after 40 years. You will see a huge piston moving in the cylinder,
and various mechanisms of a running two-stroke engine.
Eine kurze Reportage über den ersten Start eines einzylindrigen Traktors
Ursus C45 nach ca. 40 Jahren. Sie sehen wie sich ein riesiger Kolben im
Zylinder bewegt, sowie verschiedene Mechanismen des laufenden
Krótki amatorski reportaż o pierwszym uruchomieniu jednocylindrowego
ciągnika Ursus C45 po 40 latach. Pokazano ogromny tłok poruszający się
w cylindrze oraz różne mechanizmy pracującego dwusuwowego silnika.
Kawasaki 48 Cylinder Runs!
Quick clip of the Worlds largest multi Cylinder Motorcycle, this 48
cylinder bike was built by my pal Simon Whitelock - here it is at the
Triples Rally in 2004 - it is actually 49 cylinder as the initial sound is
of the single cylinder starter engine
Twin Turbo Ferrari Testarossa on Engine Dyno
Twin turbo Ferrari Testarossa on Engine
Dyno. The motor is a
4.9L flat 12 which has been upgraded with EFI via a Bigstuff3 PRO SEFI ECM
and twin Precision turboturbochargers. At this stage the motor is running
6psi Boost and has no internal
modifications. We ran it from 3500rpm to 7500rpm and it produced 650hp and
600lbs*ft of torque. Enjoy!
Also I just posted a new video on my channel showing a walk around of the
car with some of the new wheels and brakes mocked up on it. If you guys are
interested check it out there.
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Tiger Tank 131 " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The inertia starter " Schwungmasse " works by rotating a heavy mass at
speed, once it reaches 60rpm a lever is pulled below the hand cranking arm,
this pushes the drive pinion onto the fly wheel, making the engine rotate
and start. These men starting the Tiger are very experienced tank
mechanics, who volunteer to keep Tiger 131 working.
Evinrude 300XP -91
After a few hours in the workshop..
The expansion chambers are "home made" by hydroforming. The original Exhaust is milled away and the engine
block is filled whit plastic.
This engine will get electronic fuel injection and will not be used in a
8V53T Detroit Diesel first start
Engine is for sale,
Serious inquires only please, listed at this link, you need to be
registered to see classifieds (it's free, and a great forum anyhow)
First start in several years, it's a new engine to me and had been sitting
a long time before I got it.
It is an 8V53T even though it appears to be only an 8V53.... I removed the
turbo for now but it'll go back on soon.
You can look forward to a another video as a true 8V53T!