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    Default F1 engine anyone?

    What a beast. 10,000hp allegedly. And it's a boat engine!

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    Original spec before being converted to methanol

    42 cylinders heptagonal-star/6 cylinder rows
    diameter 160 mm, stroke 170 mm, capacity: 143.500 ccm (8.757 cui)
    7 over head camshafts driven by shafts, central steer time adjustment
    4 valves/cylinder, 168 valves operated by roller rocker arms one cam moves an exhaust valve and an inlet valve
    rotational speed: up to a maximum of 2.500 rpm
    torque: about 15.000 Nm
    power: about 4.500 kW
    fuel consumption: 205 g/kWh resp. about 800 litres diesel/h
    direct injection 9-hole injectors
    decentralized fuel injection pump, per cylinder p ~ 1.000 bar
    turbo compound: 1 step axial turbine and 1 step radial blower (p ~ 2,1 bar)
    joined with crankshaft via 3 parallel hydrodynamic couplings
    compressed air start system is at work with 150 bar compressed air on 2 cylinder banks (12 cylinders)
    dimensions: diameter 1.600 mm, lenght ~ 2.000 mm

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    Default Re: F1 engine anyone?

    That's the lift engine sorted.
    Any thoughts on one for thrust??

    Kip

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    Default Re: F1 engine anyone?

    I reckon, you'd get a fair few Nectar points when buying the fuel for it.
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