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Gman1000000
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Oct 24, 2012, 10:56 AM

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With a parallel twin or single motor, is it mechanically feasible to turn the cylinder backward with intake forward and exhaust out the rear.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 24, 2012, 11:19 AM

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If you turned a typical internal combustion engine backwards (not just pistons) it would draw in exhaust and exhaust out intake. If you want to change an existing one you'd be out of any chance of succeeding at that IMO. I don't have a clue what you are really trying to do?

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Gman1000000
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Oct 24, 2012, 12:21 PM

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I was just wondering if there is a mechanical reason why a typical motor is configured with the exhaust leaving the front of the motor and then making a u turn. If you want your exhaust out the back, just face the exhaust port out the back. And if the intake ports and carbs face forward that woild have a ram air effect.


Hammer Time
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Oct 24, 2012, 12:25 PM

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You have too much time on your hands. There is no "ram air" effect, regardless of where the intake is and it doesn't matter which side the exhaust is on.



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Gman1000000
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Oct 24, 2012, 12:29 PM

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Then why do they design them that way?


Hammer Time
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Oct 24, 2012, 12:51 PM

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Because they wanted to.



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Gman1000000
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Oct 24, 2012, 1:47 PM

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Why does a hood scoop or a supercharger point forward on the hood of a car? Answer: to catch air, not just because they wanted to. Have you ever seen a hood scoop mounted facing the rear?


Hammer Time
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Oct 24, 2012, 1:55 PM

Post #8 of 8 (1256 views)
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As a matter of fact ... yes. It's called "cowl induction" and was first introduced on early GTOs.

You need find some other hobby and take this nonsense elsewhere.

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