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Gary E Avatar
Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, NC, USA   USA
How about a suitcase size engine..


https://newatlas.com/nissan-zeod-rc-engine/30611/



Gary

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Tbird ET Taylor
Land O Sky, NC, USA   USA
400 hp - shazam !!!

That turbo charger might look a little funny sticking out of the hood though.


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colynf Colyn Firth
South Yorkshire, UK   GBR
I notice that the cylinder head and engine block are cast in one piece, I suppose with so much power a separate cylinder head with a gasket would not be able to survive the forces acting on it.
A nightmare to work on the cylinder head and valves with this set up I imagine.

I bet there is room for at least two of those engines beneath an MGA hood! smiling smiley

Cheers
Colyn

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copernicus Nick Kopernik
Snowless Winter, CT, USA   USA
In reply to # 3887318 by colynf ...................................I bet there is room for at least two of those engines beneath an MGA hood! smiling smiley

Cheers
Colyn

How about one per wheel!

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Aridgerunner Silver Member Bill Bussler
Montoursville, PA, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The A"
1959 Triumph TR3A "The Mistress"
Somehow I don't think having the turbo sticking out of my hood would bother me.

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Bolney Coupe David A
Haywards Heath, Sussex, UK   GBR
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe "Iris"
How is it cooled? No sign of a water pump.

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Speedracer Platinum Member Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
In reply to # 3887318 by colynf I notice that the cylinder head and engine block are cast in one piece,

Yep Bentley did that almost 100 years ago grinning smiley With that said, that is one cool little engine. It just goes to show you what they can do today, and after driving a 2.7 twin turbo V6 Ecoboost F150 last week eye popping smiley I am a believer in modern technology.



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dickmoritz Platinum Member Dick Moritz
Philly 'burbs, PA, USA   USA
Think Offenhauser... winking smiley

Dick



In reply to # 3887318 by colynf I notice that the cylinder head and engine block are cast in one piece, I suppose with so much power a separate cylinder head with a gasket would not be able to survive the forces acting on it.
A nightmare to work on the cylinder head and valves with this set up I imagine.

I bet there is room for at least two of those engines beneath an MGA hood! smiling smiley

Cheers
Colyn



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colynf Colyn Firth
South Yorkshire, UK   GBR
I hadn`t realised that the idea was so old Hap.

I recall Brian Harts Racing Formula One turbo engines were made like that in the mid 1980s and, until today, I thought that he had invented the "monobloc" engine.

They were quite some engines even for an 1500 cc in-line 4 and they used to make anything up to 1000 bhp depending on the boost, but his was a very low-budget operation and so he couldn`t compete with the Renault and the BMW turbo engines of the time.

Cheers
Colyn

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