Does your vintage aircraft need a spare engine?
That is bound to be a bargin to the right person.Wow.I wonder how it could be cooled in a auto application?
Water cooled, 300 hp. KB
The Hispano-Suiza 8 was a water-cooled V8 SOHC aero engine introduced by Hispano-Suiza in 1914 and was the most commonly used engine in the aircraft of the Entente Powers during the First World War. The original Hispano-Suiza 8A was rated at 140 hp (102 kW) and the later Hispano-Suiza 8F reached 300 hp (220 kW).
A total of 49,800 HS-8 engines and variants under different names were built in twenty-one plants in Spain, France, Britain, Italy, and the U.S. ...
References1.^ Browne, T.C. "Retrospect: 1924 Hispano-Suiza H6c Speedster", Motor Trend, 4/84, p.118.
Looks like it's already been done, Mack. It needs a big radiator.
I re-drew up a set of plans for a Thomas Morse Scout for the magazine WW1 Aero Ace. They were used in the film Wings and were modified to look like French Spads. That is the aircraft engine because it has the tapered crank case. The automobile engines would not have such a deep pan.
I believe Leno has a car with one of these engines:
It really looks like a wild ride!
This would make a great start, with spare parts, for a "Half a Hisso" powered period race car. Check here: http://winfield.50megs.com/HissoEngine.htm
WOW! Only about a three hour drive for me. I wish I could afford it.
I think everyone should have one.