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Old 06-20-2019, 08:41pm   #6
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Ever since I learned in high school auto shop how a four stroke engine worked, I found it easy to understand.

But it amazes me to this day how fast it works.
Here's what Mr Nicolas A Otto designed and got to work that evolved into the engines we have today.

As you look and watch, a couple points.
The power stroke was originally the weight of the piston and rack coming down ( weight and vacuum from fired hydrogen mixture cooling)

No spark plug. Ignition was a sliding block ( slide valve) that literally cut off a piece of the hydrogen flame and transferred it to the combustion chamber.

Engine speed is controlled by restricting the exhaust gases.

This engine is a replica built by Wayne Grenning

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An original Otto Langen engine at Rough and Tumble
it's the third oldest running atmospheric engine in the world and the oldest in the Americas
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