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1910 Fiat S76 Airship Engine. (28 litre, 4 cylinders !)

 
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jfairchild



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 14:20    Post subject: 1910 Fiat S76 Airship Engine. (28 litre, 4 cylinders !) Reply with quote

Would anyone out there have knowledge of such an engine in a museum or other collection ? The chance to examine one close hand is needed to aid a restoration project (not my own unfortunately !).
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lmoretti



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 15:42    Post subject: Fiat S76A engine Reply with quote

One such engine is exhibited at the Politecnico di Torino engine collection, in Turin, Italy.
Details and a picture of it can be found on:
http://www2.polito.it/strutture/cemed/museovirtuale/english/memoria/4-02/4-201/float/ac006.htm
What is the subject of the restoration?
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jfairchild



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 15:04    Post subject: Fiat S76A Airship Engine Reply with quote

Thank you for the information, which I have passed on.
The project is apparently to reconstruct a running Tipo S76 Fiat car ('The Beast of Turin') using period mechanical parts. All has been obtained with the exception of the engine for which a full set of detailed drawings have been supplied by Fiat. It would be ideal if some original parts can be found (a complete engine ideally !). All information in this direction would be gratefully received.
N.B There is a short history of the car, and photographs in 'Aero-Engined Racing Cars at Brooklands' by Bill Boddy. ISBN 0 85429 867 3.
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jfairchild



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 15:50    Post subject: 6 Cylinders, 69 litres ! Reply with quote

Looking through Alec lumsdens book "British Piston Aero Engines ...". I notice the Beardmore 'Typhoon I' which appears to be a 6 cylinder water cooled inline gasoline engine of 4207 cu. in. (approx. 69 litres). What's more, it appears to have gone in an aircraft not an airship.
Does anyone know of an aircraft engine cylinder of larger volume ? !
As someone who became fascinated with aero engines because of the sound (predictably a Merlin !), what would this engine have sounded like?
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