Double acting marine petrol engine.

Discussion in 'Identification' started by nickh, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. nickh

    nickh Member

  2. picklesquirt

    picklesquirt Member

    Whilst I don't recognise it, somebody appears to have tried steam engine technology to an i.c engine. I wonder if it worked? and what it's problems were.
    Regards
    Ewan
     
  3. nickh

    nickh Member

    Well, someone thought it was worth £700 - still no ideas on manufacturer?

    NHH
     
  4. steve646

    steve646 New Member

    Looks an interesting engine and bit of a different take on steam technology.
    From the pictures it looks as though the lower inverted cylinder will have a full cylinder head rather than the piston rod passing through a gland with packing, due to the links either side of the piston. This would overcome the problems of having to seal high pressure and speed with packing.
    Similar in some ways to the way the upper piston is connected on "Junkers" type engines with single crankshafts.

    Steve
     
  5. lambe

    lambe Member

    with that piston and high external con rod is it an opposed pistonengine?
     
  6. nickh

    nickh Member

    Appears to be single 'double ended' piston with combustion chamber at each end - look at the plugs.

    NHH
     
  7. nickh

    nickh Member

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