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Old 13 December 2005, 12:04   #11
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..... 2 v blocks mounted on top of each other but opposite way around so the "points" of the V meet.
Great for an aero engine where vertical space is available but not in a car and what do you do with the sump
W engines are cleaver because of the overlap of the two Vs when designing them, you can use space that is normally wasted in a single V Des
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Old 13 December 2005, 12:15   #12
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In this particular application, where achieving the lowest possible centre of gravity is paramount, I would suggest it IS the optimum layout.
No if you want a low c of g go for a H or boxer configuration!!!
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Old 13 December 2005, 12:16   #13
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Great for an aero engine where vertical space is available but not in a car and what do you do with the sump
W engines are cleaver because of the overlap of the two Vs when designing them, you can use space that is normally wasted in a single V Des
Surely these engines would be dry sumped anyway!!!
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Old 13 December 2005, 12:22   #14
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Surely these engines would be dry sumped anyway!!!
Yeh but even dry sump systems collect the oil using gravity below the pistons, if you have two facing downwards the oil will collect on the back of two bottom pistons
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Old 13 December 2005, 12:26   #15
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No if you want a low c of g go for a H or boxer configuration!!!
H configs engines are wide so difficult to install, W gives you a good compromise
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Old 13 December 2005, 12:29   #16
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One of my customers was part of the team who designed the dashboard.
Is he German ?
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Old 13 December 2005, 13:05   #17
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A few years ago I met a bloke who worked for AMG racing in Germany. He was Scottish and we got talking about cars - he said he worked on the carbon fibre bodyshells. I asked him if he spoke German and he said he didn't need to because about 30 of the team were British anyway!!!
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Old 13 December 2005, 13:51   #18
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One of my customers was part of the team who designed the dashboard.
That will be the Mark 11 Bugatti dashboard then. Slightly different from the mark 1 version
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A few years ago I met a bloke who worked for AMG racing in Germany. He was Scottish and we got talking about cars - he said he worked on the carbon fibre bodyshells. I asked him if he spoke German and he said he didn't need to because about 30 of the team were British anyway!!!
You've actually met a Scot who admitted to being British?

Blimey.
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Old 13 December 2005, 17:53   #20
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You've actually met a Scot who admitted to being British?

Blimey.
Well I am British and proud of it!!! Once upon a time it was ALL Britain anyway!!!
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