[Land-speed] Multiple Engines

MEIERLE Mike Mike.Meierle at alcatel-lucent.com
Tue Mar 23 14:32:52 MST 2010

So the idea is to make it a smooth V16 instead of a synchronized Double
V8? Wonder what the Tractor Pull guys are doing with the 5 engine

Mike Meierle
Sr. Systems Engineer
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Dublin, OH 43016
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-----Original Message-----
From: land-speed-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:land-speed-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Dave Dahlgren
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:04 PM
To: land-speed at autox.team.net; Skip Higginbotham
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Multiple Engines

Having never done done this but intuitively I would separate the firing
points 45 degrees EX if engine 1 were to fire at 0 BTDC I would have
2 fire either 45 BTDC or 45 ATDC to fill in the time between firing any
other choice would have them add to a higher torque level for the rear
crankshaft. Obviously you need to add the ignition advance and only used

those numbers for easy math..
BTW thanks for the racing related post!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Skip Higginbotham" <Saltrat at pahrump.com>
To: <land-speed at autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 4:42 PM
Subject: [Land-speed] Multiple Engines

> List,
> When connecting two engines together at the crankshafts, what is the
> offset to use? My thought is that harmonics should be arranged such
> the rear crankshaft gets as little abuse as possible. Ideas?
> Thanks,
> Skip
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