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Old 09-08-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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Ever seen a W4 motor? Me neither.
W4 with dual crankshafts, W3 with single crankshaft.
W engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Interesting. Right after making this thread, I remembered that Wikipedia has exactly the information I was looking for: Straight-six engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , V5 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , etc., but I would have made this post anyway because I wanted a discussion.

This monster is an I-12 used for container ships.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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lol, i checked out that monstrous I-12 link, those comments are hilarious!

"connect one of these to the driveshaft of a Subaru and it will do Warp Factor 5."
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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You know your engine is big when there's a step ladder built in ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXHvY-zY9hA
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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The geometry of a an odd numbered V configuration is nonsensical and would be a balancing predicament. I-3 is around, off the top of my head I can think of the 1.0L in a geo metro.

HONDA uses a V-5 configuration in its MotoGP bikes quite successfully.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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Anybody know of engines that were...

V-3/I-3?
no V3, but as indicated there are cars that have inline 3 cylinder engines, the geo metro being one. i believe diahatsu also had in inline 3.

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V-5?
honda had a V6 engine they raced, and VW had kind of a V5 engine, though it was actually a staggered cylinder design rather than a true V type engine

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I-5?
a few manufacturers had/have inline five cylinder engines, mercedes, volvo, audi, gmc, to name a few.

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I-6?
there were many inline 6 engines going way back to the early 20's chevrolet cars up through to todays BMW.

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V-7?
I-7?
the only 7 cylinder engines that i can think of were radial engines, and only used in airplanes or tanks.

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I-8?
many manufacturers had a straight 8 engine design; read this;

Straight-eight engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Chrysler, Duesenberg, Hudson, and some other American marques made inline 8 engines till the mid-50s.

V4s were made by Lancia, Saab, and Ford Europe (4 different V4s, in fact).

Ford Taunus V4 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ford Essex V4 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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by the way, there are also V10's, V12's, and even V16's by a few manufacturers. in addition ferrari made a flat 12. bmw had a flat 2, there have been a few flat fours and flat sixes, and as i recall a flat 8 as well.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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And Pontiac had some what of a slant 4 the they had in their early Tempest models where the cit the 389 in half.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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My dad had a straight 8 Buick, 1951. It had a 3 speed column shifter and was fast.
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