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The Animated Engine Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TwoManyXS1Bs, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    I have always had a long-term fascination with innovative alternative engine designs.
    Thanks to a bumper crop of talented CAD designers, the web is full of mesmerizing animations.
    Some are almost hypnotic. Enjoy...

  2. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    Friend of mine built one of these back in the '80s.
  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

  4. goodgollyjosh

    goodgollyjosh XS650 Addict

    Very Cool! I wonder if Coates has gotten anywhere with this stuff...
  5. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    Ah, yes, the spherical rotary valves.
    Their animation won't imbed, so you have to click on these links:



    Here's a 100 CuIn Harley with the Coates valve system.


    And a recent write-up on this thing:


    More rotary valve history:

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  6. goodgollyjosh

    goodgollyjosh XS650 Addict

    You've already posted two versions of the Duke Engine but here is another video of it.

  7. goodgollyjosh

    goodgollyjosh XS650 Addict

    Neat application that will run on existing OHC short block designs. Been following this one for a while.

  8. goodgollyjosh

    goodgollyjosh XS650 Addict

    A little more on Free Valve Technology

  9. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    I love it! Variable-valve, free-valve tech was mostly concept and pipe dream back in the '80s. Was hoping to live long enuff to see this stuff come to fruition...
  10. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    Them Horex boys are still at it.

  11. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    I like the looks of this single pin crank engine.
    I'll bet it has lots of tourque
  12. goodgollyjosh

    goodgollyjosh XS650 Addict

    I took a VW VR6 apart one time. I realized quickly that even if I wanted to I wouldn't be able to bore it because the boring bar I was using referenced off the deck and the cylinders weren't 90 degrees to the deck. Besides, the cylinders may have been Nikasil, I can't remember. Also, how often do you see a 14 degree V6 with one cylinder head? Nuts!
  13. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    Oh, yeah. As much as I appreciate and admire these innovative designs, there's no way I could afford the exotic tooling to work on them.

    Here's another site: http://www.animatedengines.com

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