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Old 08-30-2020, 12:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I had been keeping an eye on Achates' progress, but not a close eye.
I hadn't been keeping a close eye too. Recently it had been harder to find any relevant info.


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It is about time one of these good ideas finally makes its way into production.
With stricter emission regulations on the way, it might finally become a reason for mainstream automakers to quit being too proud when it comes to incorporating technologies from startups.


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I still suspect there may be an advantage to the single-crankshaft design within a particular range of engine sizes.
What might be more troublesome for the single-crankshaft design is that, much like boxer engines, this layout becomes more suitable to a longitudinal engine position which used to be the rule but now is the exception when it comes to light-duty vehicles.


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I was going to mention earlier that perhaps at least some of the picturesque, orange wooden fishing boats at Mar del Plata in Argentina may still be powered by Rootes-Lister TS3 marine engines.
AFAIK they're still around, with the same old faithful engines.


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I don't know if it would be worth the trip to go see them, but if you do, check if any are still around, and accessible, before you go.
I don't expect to go to Argentina so soon.

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