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Insane that everything can withstand that...!


BMW 130i M-Sport / Yamaha XJ6

My mechanical sympathy has increased greatly! :lol:


Jimmy Choo said...

Hang on, Motors is on Freeview now??? I'm off to rescan!

ilmostro said...

Yeah - it's only been mentioned on this forum about 10 million times!

Engines still amaze me.

An engineers party trick used to be running an engine at 2200 rpm on the transient test rig without a cylinder head and writing a visitors name on top of the piston due to it spending more time at tdc :lol:



I came here to drink milk and kick ass..... and i've just finished my milk!!!!

GraniteV8 said...

Engines still amaze me.


If you told someone you were about to spin this cam round 230 times a second, and the follower would remain in contact with the cam surface via the mechanical wizzardry of "a big spring" you'd think they were mental.

I'm always very pleased that the inner workings of cars, planes* etc are just that - inner. I would hate to see it all cut away and have some idea of all the things that could go wrong.

* Emirates A380 yesterday notwithstanding, obviously


Much blasphemy ensued, and some menace, which I stopped by dismounting and opening the carriage door, and intimating an intention of mending the road with his immediate remains, if he did not hold his tongue. He held it.

Amazing vid. And to think V10 F1 engines used to hit 20,000rpm :shock:

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