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« on: 22/11/2007 10:23:38 »
Has anyone else seen this?
people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/
Not bad for efficiency, either,

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« Reply #1 on: 22/11/2007 13:11:50 »
1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour. WOWSA!!!!!!!!!! That is incredible engine, it is huge!!!!

That would be an nice way to learn to work on an engine ... you can see so much better how everything woks and less cramped and really darn cool.. I have never seen an engine that big before..Fabulous!!!! Dude I had to get out of bed and off my phone to come look at this in large view!..... AMAZING, but my Q did not do the pictures justice..WOW!!!
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« Reply #2 on: 22/11/2007 15:21:41 »
Does it have a dipstick ?
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« Reply #3 on: 22/11/2007 16:05:30 »
Maybe it was the fellow they had standing down inside that thing with the blue hard hat on! LOL..

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« Reply #4 on: 22/11/2007 19:06:16 »
That is incredible; thanks for posting it. I was gobsmacked!

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« Reply #5 on: 22/11/2007 19:52:18 »
Does it have a starting handle?
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« Reply #6 on: 25/11/2007 07:18:08 »
How about just a giant keyed ignition switch!

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« Reply #7 on: 25/11/2007 12:54:51 »
Although the really impressive bit is the 50% energy efficiency which is increadibly good for a heat engine. Even quite good car engines are about 30%

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« Reply #8 on: 28/11/2007 03:50:20 »
That would fit nicely inside my fiesta engine bay, i may have a bit of trouble starting it with my battery but as i live on a hill i could always get a few mates to push start me  [;D]

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« Reply #9 on: 28/11/2007 06:36:20 »
WOW Michael.. You have lots of friends! LOL!

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« Reply #10 on: 02/12/2007 04:38:52 »
OH...........MY.............GOD  imagine the horsepower of that beast. i would have the fastest el camino on the planet
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« Reply #11 on: 05/12/2007 17:52:55 »
You can see from the photos why they call them Cathedral engines.  You need a big engine in order to drive a ship thats the size of four footie pitches and which goes fast enough to waterski from (not that I would want to).  The old steam turbine engines were even more powerful but they just ate fuel. At full speed these ships are burning away about USD50-70000 a day in fuel costs alone.  In every way they are 'just too big' to understand and envisage.

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