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  • AER ALMS engine, possible Indycar?

    Granted it was designed for twin-turbo induction with ACO-spec intake restrictors, but the claims of compactness, light weight, and low frictional losses makes me wonder if it'll be competitive with cam and engine management modifications for naturally aspirated competition? All it would need is a manufacturer to step up and badge it....

    http://speedtv.com/articles/auto/roadracing/20684/





    Maybe Penske can approach Dyson during a race weekend to discuss the possibilities of a Dyson expansion into Indycar? Of course provided the right set of sponsorship and badging circumstances arise and the engine is indeed viable for IRL...



    If this is judged as 'way out there' please blame it on a 99.5 deg fever and strong flu medications..ugh

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    All it would need is a manufacturer to step up and badge it....

    Ah, therein lies the rub.
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    • #3
      It's a 75 degree engine, has to be 90 degree to be IRL legal.

      Not today, mon frere...
      "I kill for the code to disarm this mess..."

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      • #4
        True, and I also failed to notice the displacement would need to be reduced by .6 liters.

        Of course the rules could be relaxed to allow the narrower v...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SportscarBruce
          True, and I also failed to notice the displacement would need to be reduced by .6 liters.

          Of course the rules could be relaxed to allow the narrower v...
          Are we getting around to saying "close but no cigar" yet?

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            Ironically, isn't that the Judd "MG" engine that was to have been the CART spec engine until they went with the spec-Ford?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SportscarBruce
              All it would need is a manufacturer to step up and badge it....
              And the IRL designated Bore size, deck height, weight, size, etc..........

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