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Old 07-02-2010, 09:02 PM
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hypothetical 2 engines one car

is it possible to make a car to have 2 Independent engines one to run fwd and one rwd it would be a fun project would i need 2 shifters or could i just use one what would i need to do it or is it even possible what do u guys thank

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It has been done, back in the sixties. A '66 Toronado with engines front and back. Don't know much more than that. I've had a few Toronados, and the thought crossed my mind.
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Yeah, that Olds was the weirdest thing I ever had seen.

Twin Engine Olds
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.....W.T.F!?
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History channel has a documental about dragracing in the 60's and they show a few cars with two engines but was a bad idea in that times cause that makes a lot of smoke so you cant see anything the first 60fts........ i dont know if its a good idea to run but sounds very funny!!
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:34 AM
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it might be funny but it will be fast
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Barris' crew made a few cars with dual engines tv tommy Ivo had that 4 engine olds dragster, Roth made one.rob riener made one carl casper made some. i was wondering why no one in here ever tryed it
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:08 AM
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Dual motors double the trouble I suppose.
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We have a member with a 2 engine hot rod......

2 engines is one thing, but having one for mileage and one for racing doesnt really make much sense....too much weight to drag around

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History channel has a documental about dragracing in the 60's and they show a few cars with two engines but was a bad idea in that times cause that makes a lot of smoke so you cant see anything the first 60fts........ i dont know if its a good idea to run but sounds very funny!!
Most dragsters did that back then.....Tire and clutch technology was not what we have today
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You could theoretically use a fwd with its present drive train then put a Jag (or BMW) which are you using? in the back seat then the transmission with the output yolk connected directly to the Jag irs. but you're going to have 7-800 lbs of dead weight there since you're only using the rear engine.
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you can do anything if u have a bottomless bank account......no really i saw a Dodge 60's van with 2 426 hemi's in the rear bed hooked up to a reverse 4x4 transfer case
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Twice motored dragsters.
Dual motors were a result of the nitro fuel ban.
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yea, they were out there

I remember a dual engined Caddy out there & it ran pretty well. I googled it & found this. Click here
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Hurst Hairy Olds. 442 with twin Toronado drive lines. There were actually two cars, a 66 and a 67. They were both ill handling and eventually the 67 crashed. http://hursthairyolds.com/1966.aspx

Here's a video of a lower hp, modern interpretation.

http://www.streetfire.net/video/thes...-olds_9659.htm
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How about 2 455 cube tri-powered Olds motors, fits inside a station wagon for burnout contest. The rear is from a Tornado. My friend made the exhaust system for the car. Sorry I do not have any photos of the finished car.
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what would be the best motor to put in back
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