Someone find this man a Goggomobil!
http://jalopnik.com/5302246/awesome-def … goggomobil
You realize of course, that if you're going to really be true to the Fokker tri-plane, the crankshaft must be fixed to the fuselage, and the engine rotates in order to maximize gyroscopic effects on vehicle dynamics, and cool the engine.
if someone can find us one of those, I'm DEFINITELY using it!
sorry, our engine will be fixed. it's also an american engine, but it'll be close enough.
I don't know how well a steady-state engine like this rotary will respond to the constant throttle inputs needed in a car of any form......
this is where the fuel injection will come in. if necesary i may use a DBW throttle also so the pedal position is more directly related to the torque request.
What's the plan for cooling? Those were air-cooled, right?
yes, it is air cooled. the plan involves lots of ducting, fans, 5 head temp gauges and water injection if necessary.
Thanks for all the support guys! i think with this and the 2010 camry engined MR2 we can simultaneously have the oldest and the newest motor on the track at the same time!