This is the last six cylinder racer (that I'm aware of). The article says the racer will be shown at the Ford auto show display. However, the racer is wrecked during the same month, so isn't shown.
If the standard Ford six cylinder (Model K) has 4 1/4 by 4 1/2 bore and stroke, and was listed as a 405 cubic inch engine, would the 1907 racer be about 570 cubic inches?
6.5"x6x6 cyl is a huge engine, 199 cu in per cylinder, 1194 cu in total
It would be around 1200 cu in.
1150 cu in KTA Cummins, 2100 hp 4000 ft/lbs torque.
Wonder how the Ford compares?
Most 6-cylinder engines nowadays are about 3 liters. That engine had each cylinder displacing more than 3 liters!
Yep: 6.5 squared X .7854 X 6 = 199.09 CID
A tiny bit smaller than the Wright Cyclone 1820 9 cyl. radial engine cylinder which was 6.125 X 6.875 and thus sported 202.57 CID in each cylinder
Thanks guys. I needed the conversion for a video about the six cylinder racer I've been collecting stuff for.
If you have 11 minutes to waste, have at it (and enjoy),
Very nice, Rob.
Interesting that the big 6 racer uses the same Buffalo carburetor that the later K used.
Great work Rob,many thank you's enjoyed it would love to drive the real thing. Doug
A very good presentation, Rob. Clear and concise. Thanks for putting it together.
I enjoyed the video, thanks
There must be a way for you Rob to get access to view and get more photos of the remains of the 6 cylinder racer in storage at the Henry Ford museum..?
I'm a little suspicious of the carburetor on the racer at The Henry Ford. I also wonder if that is really the 120 - 150 horsepower engine the racer had by 1908/1909. It appears to be the racer, or what was left of the racer Frank Kulick wrecked in October 1907, possibly with a Model K engine on it.
I like Roger's suggestion that we get a close look at the racer in the future. Glenn Miller was kind enough to send photos of the racer in storage, and I'll post them in a new thread later.
I changed a few things on the video and sent it to youtube.
If anyone would like it, the links are below:
Or new Dropbox link: