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Old 08-25-2009, 01:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I think he's just confusing the issue by saying they move half the speed instead of saying half the frequency

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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why wouldnt you need normal springs then, light springs might not exactly float, but they wouldnt close when they should
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oh wait... maybe hes an idiot



^ that wasnt very nice

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:43 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I'm new to your forum. I'm the former owner of lola gt #002. purchased it from alf francis in the early 1980's. I'm also the sole inventor of the WHITMER ALTERNATING VALVE ENGINE that will near double the rpm capability of your race engine or near double the fuel milage of a small or medium sized passenger car. Could I build one for your gt 40 ?
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just scammin for capital to build theoretical engines...... whats wrong with that?
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:53 AM   #36 (permalink)
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The concept is flawed.
Jim, the valve overlap would be such that the invention might as well be an engine with no valves.
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I got the download from Jim, and I hinted that his Patent agent might be taking advantage of him. There was not even a rationale for using the valves alternately, instead of leaving one closed. I havn't heard back from him.
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What is the concept?

None of the claims made any sense. None.

For example, double the rpm? The valvetrain isn't the only limiting factor. I'm not gonna be able to rev my Tempo to 13 grand no matter what I do to the valvetrain because the mass of the rotating assembly becomes a limiting factor long before then. High rpm engines are able to do so cuz they are designed to, not by accident.

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