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Old 02-09-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default 109,000 HP ...is that enough for you?

Just when you thought that Top Fuel cars were high horsepower...

Check out these specs and click the link for more info:

109,000 HP @ 102 RPM

5.5 million foot pounds of torque


http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/

Thanks samnavy, corrected the link.

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That link goes to some not-english login page.
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Suddenly I'm not so impressed with the LS1 dyno chart someone posted up a few days ago.


Nevermind that an LS1 can fit in a Miata and that a Miata could probably fit inside this beast.
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I bet that bitch would be fun with a lightened crank
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that answer is always more boost.
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Wow. I've seen those pictures, but never read the specs before.

Five MILLION foot/lbs.



How do you measure that? Seems like it'd just pick up the building the dyno is in and throw it across town.
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Five point six MILLION foot/lbs.
Fixed, 600,000lb/ft is nothing to sneeze at.
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I found this fact about that motor astonishing:
Even at its most efficient power setting, the big 14 consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour.

The original F-14A in ZONE-5 afterburner at low altitude consumed 70kPPH... per engine. That's 140,000 lbs of fuel per hour... or 20,600 gallons per hour or 340 gallons per minute or 6 gallons per second.

The Tomcat carried 16,000 internal, and 3800 external... which means if a Tomcat "A" selected ZONE-5 off the catapult and never pulled the throttle back, he'd flame out in just over 8 minutes.
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needs a tubular manifold and sheet-metal intake.
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How do you start that thing? Turning that crank, with all that heavy ****, is not an easy job I would imagine.
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How do you start that thing? Turning that crank, with all that heavy ****, is not an easy job I would imagine.
These huge engines are usually started by injecting compressed air into the combustion chambers to turn the crank.

They are also direct drive, meaning there is no transmission. So if they need reverse, they spin the engine backwards....very cool stuff!

edit: I think I am wrong with the compressed air being used on this engine to start it, I see a flywheel with teeth!

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How do you start that thing? Turning that crank, with all that heavy ****, is not an easy job I would imagine.
Big 3 phase motors. Have to phone the power company before starting it.
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Spec says the thing is turbo... I want to see THAT thing. GT3057075560048?
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Big 3 phase motors. Have to phone the power company before starting it.
Jeezalou,

I want one!
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Spec says the thing is turbo... I want to see THAT thing. GT3057075560048?
disco potato can make anything more powerful.
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Big 3 phase motors. Have to phone the power company before starting it.
Sounds familiar. When we built a pair of 2 megawatt AM transmitters about 10 years ago at the main factory in Quincy, IL, they were only able to run them at full power at night, and only after calling up the electrical supplier to inform them of the load, as well as to inform them when it was about to be switched off.
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I found this fact about that motor astonishing:
Even at its most efficient power setting, the big 14 consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour.

The original F-14A in ZONE-5 afterburner at low altitude consumed 70kPPH... per engine. That's 140,000 lbs of fuel per hour... or 20,600 gallons per hour or 340 gallons per minute or 6 gallons per second.
You didn't catch what size injectors they're running did you?
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I want two...one for each miata. Wonder what kind of lubrication they are using...probably the blood and tears of emo kids...that's what I use.
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They are obviously running 109,000 PC-Pros in parallel, and therefore need neither cooling nor lubrication.
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Saw this thing a year ago, the 50% thermal efficiency is the most amazing part.
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