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Martin Whitmarsh reaffirms McLaren's commitment to Mercedes as its engine supplier amidst Honda reports

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March 07, 2013 5:53 PM

sunny. what ever happened her? i know that she was initially bullied off the site, but she did come back.. if she reads this....we miss you, newbie!

by the way. just reading about a U16 engine. never knew such a thing existed. also a two stroke duplex engine, with two cylinders but four cylinders. ??????????

sam - Unregistered

March 07, 2013 11:36 PM

of course merc engines are our no1 choice.. nudge nudge wink wink
shh.. don't say anthing until the honda engine is installed..over and out..yours truly twitmarsh


March 08, 2013 1:24 AM

Richard, re the "U" engine configuration, remember me talking to you about a job I done on a Ruston 16 cylinder parallel twin (marine propulsion)?, this engine configuration has 2 crankshafts geared together, this design was first introduced by Bugatti in 1915 (U16).
Re dublex configuration, first introduced by Wright before WW11, CYCLON R-3350 18 CYLINDER RADIAL 3700HP.


March 08, 2013 11:12 AM

sunny. thanks. the U was used in a speed attempt , to get the drive as low as possible. hard to know if it was of benefit due to extra weight on two cranks and a drive shaft. re the duplex, it was used in a trojan car, but i honestly cannot visualise how it worked, as they say that the conrods flexed laterally.

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