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NiftyNev
06-05-2013, 06:18 AM
Go Qld. :D

Nev.

Doozer
06-05-2013, 08:11 AM
I really like inline 8 cylinder engines.
I think Oldsmobile were overhead valve,
whereas the others were flat head.
--Doozer

wbleeker
06-05-2013, 08:23 AM
Go Qld. :D

Nev.
Yeah they LOST 14 to 6
Go NSW

davidh
06-05-2013, 08:24 AM
and buick up to about 1952. they were soooooo smooth. sorry couldn't resist .:)

sasquatch
06-05-2013, 08:28 AM
Oldsmobile was also a flathead.

Doozer
06-05-2013, 11:03 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rVP2AtSIPhI/TzROGJ5jkXI/AAAAAAAAGHc/ZwczYslfuNc/s1600/straight%2B8.JPG

Ah yes it was Buick with the OHV.

--Doozer

bob_s
06-05-2013, 12:35 PM
1953 Buick still had the straight eight.

rdfeil
06-05-2013, 01:34 PM
My 1937 Buick Roadmaster phaeton has an origional 320 Buick overhead valve straight 8 and still purs like a kitten. After we get the body work, interior and top done all are welcome to take a ride with the top down if you pass through central Washington State :cool:

Robin

doctor demo
06-05-2013, 03:43 PM
all are welcome to take a ride with the top down if you pass through central Washington State :cool:
Robin

Do You provide the rain gear or do we have to bring our own?:D
By the time I come back through Wa. I will have forgotten your kind offer:(

Steve:)

nuccore
06-05-2013, 04:29 PM
My father had a 1953 Packard Clipper that was a flat head straight eight.

Frank Neal

sasquatch
06-05-2013, 05:36 PM
Can't remember which year, but Buick 8's also had an optional twin carb set up.

topct
06-05-2013, 06:10 PM
From soccer to engines. Got to love it. :D

saltmine
06-05-2013, 06:43 PM
Why don't we still have straight-8 engines? Crankshaft flex, or whip. Straight-8's were notorious for breaking crankshafts. Of course, they were incredibly heavy engines, too....A 322 cubic inch Buick inline-8 weighed more than a 392 Chrysler "Hemi".....but, the "Hemi", of that time period, produced 200 more horsepower.

jkilroy
06-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Did Hudson have a straight 8 as well?

NiftyNev
06-05-2013, 08:07 PM
From soccer to engines. Got to love it. :D

Soccer!

Nev.

Doozer
06-05-2013, 08:07 PM
My father had a 1953 Packard Clipper that was a flat head straight eight.

Frank Neal

Frank-
I thought your dad also had Peirce Arrow cars. I remember you told me he scrapped the one during the war effort for the aluminum.
I assume the Packard was after the Peirce.

--Doozer

Jim Hubbell
06-05-2013, 08:08 PM
In the late '30s my dad had a Pierce-Arrow Limo. Straight 8 FH . By chance I saw one just like it at the local auto show last weekend. That was one fine auto.

sasquatch
06-05-2013, 08:16 PM
Yes Hudson had straight eights also. they were a 3 inch bore x a 4 1/2 inch stroke, quite a torquey engine, my book shows back to 1941.

rdfeil
06-05-2013, 11:15 PM
Do You provide the rain gear or do we have to bring our own?:D
By the time I come back through Wa. I will have forgotten your kind offer:(

Steve:)


Steve,
No rain gear required on my side of the state (east) most of the time. Now the west side keep the top up most of the time.
I will try to remind you if I hear that you will be in my area.

Robin

v860rich
06-06-2013, 12:14 AM
Can't remember which year, but Buick 8's also had an optional twin carb set up.

'41 Buick had 2 Strombergs and factory dual exhaust. It was also the first year Buick had inserts in their rods. I have a '40 Super coupe with a '41 compound carb engine.

THANX RICH

Ed P
06-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Why don't we still have straight-8 engines?

I may be wrong but I think it had more to do with the fact that engine compartments are basically square and straight 8's are not. This same fact resulted in the demise of the straight 6, arguably the smoothest engine. Although I agree with you regarding the crankshaft, it is very long, therefore heavy and expensive.

Ed P

saltmine
06-06-2013, 10:56 AM
One of the biggest problems we used to have with inline engines was fuel distribution. You would get the idle mixture right on about half of the cylinders, with some lean and some rich. Chrysler tried to address this problem with their slant-six, though it was quite by accident. They needed to keep the overall height of the engine down so it would fit in the more modern cars coming out, so, they fashioned a huge spider of a manifold to place the carburetor on the drivers' side of the engine compartment. Ah, waddya know....ram intake tuning. Fortunately, with the advent of port fuel injection, Jeep produced the 258 inline six for their Jeep Cherokee models. It would have never met emission guidelines with a carburetor.

During the Second World War, British engineers at Rolls-Royce went to great lengths to eliminate or minimize crankshaft whip on V-12 aircraft engines.

Guido
06-06-2013, 11:36 AM
No biggie, but has anyone motated to the new versions of a 1.6 or 2.0 L, turboed four banger driving through a six speed automatic? Experienced a 4 door, 4 peoples BMW trip/version last week and very pleasantly surprised. MPG was not too shabby, either.

We believe all things talkable fall into the 'If a little is good, more is better'.

--G

The Artful Bodger
06-06-2013, 04:12 PM
During the Second World War, British engineers at Rolls-Royce went to great lengths to eliminate or minimize crankshaft whip on V-12 aircraft engines.

Oh dear! This could become interesting...:(

bob308
06-06-2013, 06:10 PM
a lot of the race cars of the 20's and 30's had stright 8 engines. miller, alfa romao and bugotie were some.

NiftyNev
07-17-2013, 08:02 AM
Qld won. That's eight years in a row. 12-10 was the score.

Nev.

Tony Ennis
07-17-2013, 08:12 AM
During the Second World War, British engineers at Rolls-Royce went to great lengths to eliminate or minimize crankshaft whip on V-12 aircraft engines.

Oh, did the British make aircraft engines?





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LKeithR
07-17-2013, 09:56 AM
From soccer to engines. Got to love it.

I think we're talking Rugby--a real man's game--not soccer...


Oh, did the British make aircraft engines?

Yeah, the Rolls Royce Merlin which actually made the Mustangs perform better than the POS Allisons they originally came with...

rohart
07-17-2013, 12:01 PM
I'm just looking one Test at a time, so, go for two in a row, England !

jkilroy
07-17-2013, 01:56 PM
Oh, did the British make aircraft engines?





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The very definition of Troll on display here folks...