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Old 10-11-2022, 01:35 PM   #1341 (permalink)
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Old 10-15-2022, 04:26 PM   #1342 (permalink)
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I stopped by Barnes&Noble to see what's up with print magazines, and the only VW titles they have is VolksWorld from the UK, and Volksmania

https://volksmania.com/portal/

I don't have a copy in front of me, and the website is typically obfuscated, but IIRC they have editorial addresses in Canada, the USofA and Australia. A search on their cover story leads to:

https://www.enginebuildermag.com/202...radial-engine/



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Radial Motion’s three-cylinder compact radial engine is a four-stroke gas engine in a 120° radial configuration. Lightweight and compact, the 2.0L and 2.1L engines deliver both performance and reliability with unique visual appeal and an emotive exhaust note. The engine features a common journal crank and gear-driven triple camshafts actuating the overhead valvetrain via pushrods. Each head contains two valves, a 2˝ intake and 1.5˝ exhaust. The engine is capable of withstanding high cylinder pressures, making it well suited for turbocharging and supercharging.
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In automotive applications, the Radial Motion engine offers some distinct advantages over common existing engines. With a compact footprint and low overall weight, weight distribution can be improved in most applications, without sacrificing ground clearance, and individual cylinder barrels mean the cooling system can be smaller.
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Old 10-16-2022, 02:42 AM   #1343 (permalink)
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I like the Radial Motion engine. Hadn't it been suitable only to be placed in the longitudinal position, could've been an interesting option for other vehicles too. But anyway, as it's quite short, might not be so much of rocket-science to make an attempt to adapt with a VW transmission in a car originally fitted with a transverse engine...
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Looks like someone built a rotary motor for small aircraft. Rotax had done that along with others that have faded into oblivion. If you can shove one into a bug or porsche then with a bit of thought it would fit into a typical american car with one cylinder facing down where the oil pan now sits.

Wonder if you have to wind it up backwards to prevent oil hydrolocking.
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Not much original bug still there, mostly just seats, front part of the tunnel, the steering and aft of the rear suspension mounts. Swing axle. Really?
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More creature comforts then?


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The way I got 8" wide rims was to have Buick rims riveted to VW centers. Looks like these are offset for being reversed.
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Looks like someone built a rotary motor for small aircraft. Rotax had done that along with others that have faded into oblivion. If you can shove one into a bug or porsche then with a bit of thought it would fit into a typical american car with one cylinder facing down where the oil pan now sits.
I guess you're refering to the 3-cylinder Radial Motion engine. It's radial, not rotary. Well, maybe it could fit to the frame of an American car too, as long as there would be not much interference from the 2 lower cylinders to the frame rails.
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That's a really unfortunate two-tone combination.

And a really large 4230x3456 picture.

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