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hey fella's, got a question. I want to know what the biggest engine's you have heard of are. If you can, give the sizes to me in liters and cubic inches. I have a friend who has trouble visualizing cubic inches. He grew up in Asia, what can I say. Try to keep it limited to just automotive engines if possible. If you want to throw in the hp and trq outputs as well don't let me stop you That is what it is all about anyway
The biggest engine I have seen personally was a V16 diesel in a railroad locomotive. There was a link here some time ago about a custom built diesel for a huge container ship, the engine was several stories high.
My other truck is a Pierce pumper
The Tucker Torpedo in the 1940's hand a 500 something cubic inch air cooled STRAIGHT SIX!!!! The car, and the engine only lasted a couple of years. Go figure.
Actually the Tucker was an opposed six based on an aircraft engine, 355 inches, 166 hp. 51 were built, 47 exist today.
The Bugatti Royale had a 12,763cc engine (300 hp at 1700 rpm) and 36" wheels with an outside diameter of 40". After the Royale was discontinued (6 exist today), the same engines were used in railroad switch engines. This was one BIG car.
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