Re: The Eagle has landed. Repeat, the Eagle has landed. Pics!!!!!!
Sir Thomas Crapper wrote:
I think he prefers the term Visionary.
I always thought idiot savant was more accurate.wvumtnbkr wrote:
yes there was a diesel rotary. It didn't work that well (sealing is an issue).
I thought in order to compete in a lemons race, teh car had to be a production car under a certain weight. Does this THING hit either of these targets?
Don't get me wrong, it is awesome, but doesn't this open the door for homemade specials that are straight up racecars?
I can't wait to see it on track! (Maybe the shenandoah circuit!!!???!!)
This is a very special case. Think of it as an oddball exhibition car with special blessing from Jay. Your average homebuilt special aint gonna make it past Jay. But if you have something unique and unusual you can always ask for an exemption.
Also with speedycops track record (*cough* thunderbird *cough*) I think Jay is assuming it wont be on the track long J/K SC, you know I love ya.
Now tell me more about this diesel rotary, I was just kidding around. Man the compression levels on something like that musta requred magic apex seals.
The link above refers to a book that has a few chapters on Diesel rotary engines. There are still companies today that are trying to make a "single stage" rotary diesel.
Basically the shape of the combustion chamber has to change to make teh diesel fuel auto ignite. This causes problems with sealing and wear.
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