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Old 03-28-2003, 08:01 PM   #1
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Twin-Linked Engine Conversions

Can anyone tell me what's envolved in linking two car engines together ? ?
I tried to find some information out via books and search engines on the internet but I've had no luck (
I would appreciate any useful replies wink
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:39 PM   #2
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I thought that twin engined cars had one gearbox and one clutch so that the power from both engines goes through a shared torque converter, however I've also heard of twin engined cars with two gearboxes with the front engine driving the front wheels and the rear engine driving the rear wheels.
In that case, isnt there a chance of one pair of wheels turning faster than the other pair?
I don't suppose there's anyone who knows what a drive-by-wire system is?
As well as having venturi tunnels for the rear engine, another issue would be the exhaust for the secondry engine e.g. a rear engine in an Escort. A full system would need to be customised to snake round, yet avoid the exhaust from the original engine, although I have heard of flexible stainless steel exhausts.
Well that's all I know about twin engined cars ? .
I'd appreciate it if anyone can clear things up for me )
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:43 AM   #3
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1994 Oldsmobile 442 (400 hp (total)-4 wheel drive-2 (twin) engines)

yes you can twin engine a car and so far we only have 2300$ into the whole project so far-the rear 3800 will be turbocharged by next racing season.
here's a link to see more info:
Redneck racing!
http://www.xsorbit4.com/users/allold...num=1090969830

its amazing what you can do with a plasma cutter and welder
regards James
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thats cool and all, but holy crap! this post is from 03... !
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