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Engines From The Past: 9-cylinder Radial 1321ci & 1101ci V8


Own a piece of history with these classic engines from the 40s and 50s. 

A 9 radial 1821ci used in multiple aircraft from 40s & 50s. In later years to present has been used in airplane racing and in restoring antique aircraft. 

Details like push rod tubes, intake and exhaust piping, cooling fins on cylinder and head, and detailed carburetor.

Over 350 parts. 

Performance nine-cylinder single-row supercharged air-cooled

Engine Specs:

  • Power output: 1,000 hp (746 kW) at 2,200 rpm for takeoff
  • Specific Ratio: 0.46 hp/in³ (20.88 kW/L)
  • Compression Ratio: 6.45:1
  • Specific Fuel Comsumption: 0.6 lb/(hp•h) (362 g/(kW•h))
  • Oil consumption: 0.35-0.39 oz/(hp•h) (13-15 g/(kW•h))
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.84 hp/lb (1.39 kW/kg)

Model size: 6in 6in 5in

Classic all-aluminum V-8 engine,1101ci D.O.H.C. 4 valves per cylinder. This V8 powered several forms of heavy equipment. 

This V8 engine is an American all-aluminum 32-valve DOCH 60-degree V8 engine engineered and produced by a popular US auto company during the 1940s and 50s. It featured twin carburetors, dual magnetosand twin spark plugs, making up a full dual ignition system and crossflow induction. It displaces1,100 cu in (18 l) and puts out well over 1,000 pound-feet (1,400 N·m) of torque from idle to 2,200 rpm. The factory-rated output was 500 hp (370 kW) at 2,600 rpm. In terms of its capacity, this V8 was the largest mass-produced gasoline V8 engine in the world. In it's later years to present has been used in agricultural/farming as irrigation pumps. 

Good project for any auto or airplane enthusiast. 

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