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    New Combustion Engine design.

    Why didn't i think of this ! Dare i say it on here , but its a Kiwi design .
    How Duke Engines increase the efficiency of the internal combustion engine
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    Interesting always interesting to see if it will catch on like Mazda's miller cycle came and went.
    I'm thinking compact cars loads of power....like.
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    I LIKE it ... pity oil is running out but ... &&&

    It reminds me of swash-plate pump technology which never got off the ground, perhaps inspiration was derived from the same original kiwi source.
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    Notice the only comments have come from Kiwi's ! 555.
    Yes it is an interesting concept hey. Can imagine it would put a lot of power into a small car .
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    Impressive specs and no valves....bit of a cross between a 2 & 4 stroke.

    Will be interested to see how they go with reliability.

    Anyone remember Sarich's Orbital engine? seemed a big break through with the injection system alone but appears to have a died a slow death.
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    From memory, the Sarich engine project was moved to the US !
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    The Kiwi bros had to come up with something to re-power all those Austin A40s,Standard 8s, Morris 1000s and Ford Zephyrs they're no doubt still chugging around in 555!
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    Lets just hope they can keep it out of the hands of the motor vehicle and oil industry long enough to make it a reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazmac View Post
    From memory, the Sarich engine project was moved to the US !
    Bit of info about the orbital engine..

    The public perception is that because Orbital Corporation doesn't manufacture and sell engines itself, its success is implicitly doubted, when in fact it became a company that sold IP to manufacturers in various fields to help improve their own engines. This is reflected in the fiscal years 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 when Orbital's profit was A$92 million.

    Orbital's strong performance in 1991/1992 advanced the group to its most impressive recorded audited pre-tax profit for the 1991/92 fiscal year of A$2.7 million), an increase of 28.7% over 1990/91.

    Orbital's capitalised value upon Sarich's retirement as CEO in 1992 was in excess of A$1 billion at the time. Over A$200 million at the time in cash, receivables, and research value convertible to cash, were scheduled for commercial investment as insurance against excessive dependence on the auto industry. Namely, he deemed it prudent to convert a component of the risk element into relatively secure investments in synergetic corporations for the good of shareholders and employees as patents expired and hence related IP income ceases. Since his retirement, the management chose not to follow this direction and instead spent these funds on further research, thereby prompting him to sell his equity.


    I think the "IP" refers to the injection system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazmac View Post
    Why didn't i think of this ! Dare i say it on here , but its a Kiwi design .
    How Duke Engines increase the efficiency of the internal combustion engine
    Looks a bit wobbly. 5555

    Interesting concept.

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    Wonder if it would torque up like a Moto Guzzi??
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    It looks like there would be quite a bit of friction between the reciprocator and the crankshaft - with subsequent reliability issues. It doesn't have the sheer beautiful simplicity of a rotary engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    The Kiwi bros had to come up with something to re-power all those Austin A40s,Standard 8s, Morris 1000s and Ford Zephyrs they're no doubt still chugging around in 555!
    HEYYY !! nothin wrong with my old land crabber ... the morrie 1100 was a stunning box of a car ..55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    HEYYY !! nothin wrong with my old land crabber ... the morrie 1100 was a stunning box of a car ..55
    I had a side valve Morris Minor prik of a car...Nothing like my Mark IV Zepher ahh awwweee
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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbits View Post
    Nothing like my Mark IV Zepher ahh awwweee
    Hey bro what tribe you from ?...


    Bet it was rust free as well...555
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    I owned a couple of British cars. They went brrrum when I turned the key and they attracted the broads. What else is there that matters?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    Hey bro what tribe you from ?...


    Bet it was rust free as well...555
    Both had rust, Nga Puhi owwww.5555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    I owned a couple of British cars. They went brrrum when I turned the key and they attracted the broads. What else is there that matters?





    When did you buy your Healey ?

    I sold mine to go to Canada in 1965 coincidentally but not that one - mine was a 100M (6 only into OZ).

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    Ian do you remember you have already posted these pics...........Old fella's.555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    When did you buy your Healey ?

    I sold mine to go to Canada in 1965 coincidentally but not that one - mine was a 100M (6 only into OZ).
    I had 3 Healeys, a 1958 which was a great car, a 1962 which was a lemon because of the brass synchro rings, and the 1964 which was also a good car. They had a lovely throaty roar, but they were too low and the muffler at the back often scraped when going through a dip in the road at high speed.
    The Lotus was a fun car but I sold it when I needed a down payment on my first home.

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