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Engine/Motor
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 12, 2018 01:33PM

Just curious. Saw Mel's thread "They can't figure out how it was done" and thought....Yeah, I've heard that. Then they ask, "What kind of an engine / motor is that?
Do you say a "Pancake-six"?
a "Boxer-six"?
"Flat-head six?
(Not really a "Flat-head but close enough)
Just wondrin how others splain our air-cooled wonders!

Yeah, I'm bored...smoking smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: June 12, 2018 02:17PM

Horizontally opposed 6.

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: June 12, 2018 02:29PM

Chris Lampe Wrote:
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> Horizontally opposed 6.


Yeah!..I can imagine the question marks over their head before they say "Whaaat? ggg

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
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(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 12, 2018 02:42PM

stitch Wrote:
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> "Flat-head six?
> (Not really a "Flat-head but close enough)

Not even close...you might want to look up images for a flat head.


I've always said horizontally opposed 6 also. Never thought to say anything else.

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 12, 2018 03:26PM

I have heard them called:

Boxers,
Flat-six (NOT flat-head),
Pancake,

But I usually say "Horizontally Opposed, Air-Cooled, Six Cylinder."
By the time you get all of that off your tongue, most jaws are on the ground, and eye-balls are spinning in their mindless skulls.confused smiley
Most people have never heard of such a thing.
Those that have, usually say,"Oh, like a Porsche!"
To which I reply, "Yes! But Chevy had one first."cool smiley
Which completely Boggles them!eye popping smiley

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: June 12, 2018 03:51PM

Mels car has a V-8 in the back!





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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: June 12, 2018 04:06PM

Actually, I think Lycoming had them first!

Most of the small airplanes I flew had "pancake 6 cylinder" engines (I never quite finished my pilot's training and have not flown one in years but I remember how!).

The Corvair engine is a unique design, but I don't think it was "their" idea!

Just my thoughts!

Dale cool smiley

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: June 12, 2018 04:36PM

I have read somewhere that the Vair engine was modeled after the Continental Opposed 6 aircraft engine.

Either way, it's an Overhead Valve engine, not a "Flathead", which had the valves in the block. You could call it a 180 degree V-6 smiling smiley which would be sort-of true!

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North Richland Hills TX
(Now, South of 820!!)
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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 12, 2018 04:41PM

Except that 180 is not a V it's a -

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 12, 2018 04:46PM

oldqmguy Wrote:
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> Actually, I think Lycoming had them first!
>
> Most of the small airplanes I flew had "pancake 6
> cylinder" engines (I never quite finished my
> pilot's training and have not flown one in years
> but I remember how!).
>
> The Corvair engine is a unique design, but I don't
> think it was "their" idea!
>
> Just my thoughts!
>
> Dale cool smiley

I didn't mean that Chevy had THE first, just that they had one before Porsche.

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: 7004doorL ()
Date: June 12, 2018 06:14PM

Ugzilla Yo.

With the lightened decklid?

A very cool car.

Mike

1960 4 Door
80 HP PG

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: Grandpacorvair ()
Date: June 13, 2018 04:01PM

I usually go with "horizontally opposed six or boxer" with appropriate hand motions showing piston movement....winking smiley

Kerry Borgne
Birmingham, Michigan

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: June 13, 2018 05:26PM

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Re: Engine/Motor
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: June 13, 2018 07:27PM

The local Corvair club sells shirts that say:

CORVAIR
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