What's old is new again: the opposed piston engine

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Re: What's old is new again: the opposed piston engine

Postby CREEPING DEATH » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:27 pm

I'm really curious how you'd time an opposed-piston four-stroke-cycle engine!
If you want to learn about a single-crankshaft opposed-piston engine, google "Commer Knocker".

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Re: What's old is new again: the opposed piston engine

Postby ex Budd man » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:44 am

The American auto builder Kelvinator/Nash built a protype boxer engine intended for their International (later Metropolitian) model. It was a six cylinder, water cooled, L head arraingement with two rows of three cylinders. There is a picture of it in a book featuring the Nash Metropolitan, which is about as far as one can get from locos and subs!
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Re: What's old is new again: the opposed piston engine

Postby pswag115 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:00 am

This tread is not about "boxer" engines...
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Re: What's old is new again: the opposed piston engine

Postby renrut44 » Tue May 21, 2013 10:30 pm

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but obviously no older Pommy members on this site, or they would have brought up the Commer double knocker truck engine, which was also popular in Australia and South Africa in the 50's and 60's, a unique sound

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commer_TS3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-OqYFB4ofY

Junkers Jumo 204
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Jumo_204
http://inter.action.free.fr/images/affi ... s-jumo.gif

Napier Deltic, anyone who has heard one of these under full load will never forger the sound
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic
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