Posts Tagged ‘engine’

Are 2 Stroke Diesels Making a Comeback?

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

    With fuel economy and emissions requirements continuing to tighten around the world, new and old technology are being evaluated to develop more efficient engines. Electric vehicles are competing for a place in light duty vehicles (assuming supporting changes to optimize and cleanup the electrical grid can be done in parallel). However, internal combustion engines are […]

Steam Locomotive Manufacturing

Monday, November 11th, 2013

This is a pretty good video from 1935 detailing the manufacturing process of a steam locomotive (No 6207)  from start to finish.


Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Spherical Piston Engine

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Able to achieve horsepower ratings equivalent to piston engines in only one-half or one-quarter their size, the Spherical Golubev’s Machine (SGM) offers a unique approach to creating rotation that is small, highly reliable, and that places balanced, uniform loads on its parts. For example, a 500 HP, 5-liter engine measures 430mm x 430mm x 450mm […]

Tractor Pulls

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Willcox, AZ tractor pulls.

Briggs and Stratton Flamethrower Exhaust

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I was working on a project that involved some pictures of a small engines, so I while I was working on that I got board and decided to play around with some fire effects. Here is what it produced. Small: Medium: Large:

Packard Straight Eight Motor

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I recently picked up this motor from a guy who wanted to get rid of it. Not sure what I am going to do with it yet. Maybe sell it or put it in something. Anyway here are some pics of it. I believe it is an early 50’s engine and is either a 288 […]

Six Stroke Engine

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Originally Featured on Auto Week   By PETE LYONS Bruce Crower has lived, breathed and built hot engines his whole life. Now he’s working on a cool one—one that harnesses normally-wasted heat energy by creating steam inside the combustion chamber, and using it to boost the engine’s power output and also to control its temperature. […]

BMX To Motorcycle Conversion

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Here are plans to build a small motorcycle from any old BMX bike and get close to 100 miles per gallon in the process. The tools that I used were a welder, die-grinder, crescent wrench, and other smaller hand tools that are common around most people’s homes. My finished product had a gear ratio of […]