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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

ROTARY AUTOMOBILES

A CAR’S wheels rotate, they don’t go up and down. Thus, whatever other complications in moving a car, there has to be a basic transformation of reciprocating pistons into rotating … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

ROTARY ENGINES: HOLD THE CRANK, SPIN THE REST

I’M TALKING about a rotary engine in the traditional sense, its crankshaft firmly fixed to the frame, its engine block with radially aligned cylinders spinning around and producing power. (By … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments