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The Artful Bodger
12-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Encouraged by Brian's topic, how about this engine?

Two cylinders horizontally opposed with four combustion chambers, the piston rods pass though stuffing boxes and connect to the crank via a slider. There is a combustion chamber above and below each piston.

It is a big image but not of high quality..http://www.billzilla.org/ffeng.gif

Richard Pearse was an aviation experimenter New Zealand in the first years of the last century, it is unconfirmed that he ever made a successful flight.

Bob Fisher
12-18-2013, 07:44 PM
IMO, stuffing boxes are trouble just waiting to happen. Too much maintainance. Bob.

brian Rupnow
12-18-2013, 08:03 PM
Stuffing boxes worked great with steam engines. Not so much with internal combustion engines.

wierdscience
12-18-2013, 09:16 PM
Stuffing boxes worked great with steam engines. Not so much with internal combustion engines.

Aren't they what the Snow engines used?They are IC and double acting IIRC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ACUNh0YY00