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plane engine in car?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:49 pm
by northcoastvibes
would it be possible to mount an airplane engine in a car as its engine?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:14 am
by Sean_Caranna
Aircraft engines are really not usually suitable for cars, most are air cooled so proper airflow is critical; they are not designed for the constant rpm and load changes imposed by stop and go driving, the list goes on...

That said there are two automotive engines that are regularly converted for aircraft use.  The Corvair and VW type 4 engines.  Both of these engines are horizontally opposed and air cooled with a aluminum block.  Look at and

Re: plane engine in car?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:49 am
by planecrazzzy
suzienderson wrote:Don't worry after some years cars are also going to fly.

That's when I'll move UNDERGROUND....
A little bump on the ground... could be a disaster taking it into the sky....
Gotta Fly...
Mike & "Jaz" the Flying Dog

Re: plane engine in car?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:08 pm
by team_skyflash
It would also not be very fuel efficient to drive with an aircraft engine in most cases ... As already said the load characteristics, cooling but even fuel availability could become serious problems.

Re: plane engine in car?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:16 am
by dennis123
i dont think so that it would be possible any way just because the body of the car cant carry the weight of that engine and yes it would not be fuel efficient