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Old 06-16-2012, 12:44 PM
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That pic is toooo cool! I am going to save it in my pics, it would make awesome wallpaper on the PC.

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This car was on a roll during WW2, it's mpg made it a highly wanted vehicle. The engine weighed only 58 lbs, but it lead to the demise of the car because of the reliability issues. What car and why was the engine a failure?
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:14 PM
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That might be the Crosley and their Co-Bra engine had corrosion problems. The block wasn't cast, it was laminated brazed steel plates that were machined into a block.
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That might be the Crosley and their Co-Bra engine had corrosion problems. The block wasn't cast, it was laminated brazed steel plates that were machined into a block.
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Lets see if our engine guys can get this one. Name that engine. It's very famous. Made in the good old USA!
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:20 AM
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It's a 3L engine making 510 hp. Named after a town in Michigan
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:06 AM
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I don't have a clue but DAMN it is a cool looking motor! Man would it be stunning in a slow slung 27 T speedster with a track nose, holy cow that would be something else.

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Old 06-17-2012, 11:37 AM
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We've all heard about this engine but I'll bet Only1% have seen it. I never have. If you did have one in a "T" you'd be 5he only kid on the block that did!
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Looks like a V8 Offy.
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Nope not a Offy.
But since you brought it up, and correct me if I'm wrong, there never was a true Offenhauser V-8. Louie Meyer and Dale Drake bought out Offenhauser in 1946 and the name came with the sale. They continued to use the Offenhauser name along with their own and the four cylinder engine became the Meyer-Drake Offenhauser. In 1965 Meyer and Drake eventually went there separate way mainly because Ford wanted Meyer. Drake formed his own company Drake Engineering and Sales Corp. In 1972 Dale Drake dies but his brother John has come on board. Now it gets good! The Offenhauser name is still attached to the engine although Meyers is not so we have the Drake Offenhauser. Now in 1976 - John Drake,George Salih,and Hans Hermann ask Stewart Van Dyne all working at Drake Engineering develop the DT 160 Drake V-8. Fred Offenhauser never built a V-8, for that matter he never built a four cylinder either!. He bought the rights to a engine developed for boats by a man named Henry Miller
who lost his company at the beginning of the depression. Miller had developed the engine in the teen's. Miller is the same Miller associated with Indy racing from the early start of Indy.Oh yeah, Fred Offenhauser was his chief mechanic.
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I cheated, is it a Novi? Google poiinted me here:http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Colonna.htm
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Yes this is the famous Novi Engine. Listen to this clip! I can still remember sitting at out table listing to the Indy on the radio.
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I did not mean it was an actual V8 Offy. It looks like a V8 Offy. Offy = Miller/Myer/Drake, et al design 4-cylinder racing engine as used at Indy, etc (which the Novi could be argued to be of that pedigree). I already knew the answer, but I didn't have a question and Garrell hasn't been around in a while to pass it off to.
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Hey guys I am back around but laying kinda low. My heart problem has reared it's ugly head and tommorrow we see a doctor and get the results of 7 hours in a mri machine week before last I am not too worried about that though. I run anywhere from two to four degrees temperature every night and drench my tee-shirt sometimes changing twice but I figure I am just going through the change , Hey Brian how old were you when you went through the change?
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I did not mean it was an actual V8 Offy. It looks like a V8 Offy. Offy = Miller/Myer/Drake, et al design 4-cylinder racing engine as used at Indy, etc (which the Novi could be argued to be of that pedigree). I already knew the answer, but I didn't have a question and Garrell hasn't been around in a while to pass it off to.
Well I wasn't sure.so I did a little research. All of those guys interconnected through the years. Offenhauser worked for Miller, Drake worked for Orffenhauser and Meyer. Miller probably contributed most of all. He built numorus racing engines prier to the Offy as we all knew. The Miller 4 cyl looks similar to the Offy but not the same. He designed them in 4, 6,and 8 inline configurations and was very successful in boat racing as well as track racing.

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