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1986F150six

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Here is a little information:

I found this:

Hydrogen Engine Center Unveils 3-Cylinder, 2.4L Mini Oxx01 April 2006Hydrogen Engine Center (HEC) unveiled its new Mini Oxx three-cylinder 2.4L engine at the Aviation Industry Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. The Mini Oxx is a compact version of HEC’s Oxx Power six-cylinder 4.9L engine—the company’s basic product. (Earlier post.)HEC is targeting the 65hp (48.5kW) Mini Oxx for applications such as luggage tractors and other airport ground support equipment.The new three-cylinder engine features interchangeable parts with its six cylinder counterpart.We wanted the engines to share some of the same components to increase efficiency in production and maintenance. Seventy-two of the 81 parts used in the six cylinder, 4.9L engine are the same for the new three cylinder Mini Oxx and are interchangeable.—Ted Hollinger, president of HECHEC Engines produced at HEC are sold under the Oxx Power brand. In addition to their gasoline engines, HEC developed a family of engines that use fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas, propane, and methane. The engines include the same essential technologies and can be converted to use hydrogen when it is available.HEC has targeted production of the Mini Oxx to begin in the first quarter of 2007.Posted on 01 April 2006 in Engines, Hydrogen | Permalink | Comments (2)CommentsAt 0.8L per cylinder, this engine is built for low-end torque and fuel efficiency, not high RPM. The 65hp rating is fairly meaningless for the applications it is intended for.Still, it is ironic that hydrogen is to be used at airports, where jet engine emissions and fuel consumptions are sky-high anyhow. Luggage tractors et al. are prime candidates for serial electric hybrids with small diesel engines. And: Home > Hydrogen News > Press Area > Hydrogen Engine CenterHydrogen Engine Center Unveils Mini OxTM) Three Cylinder 2.4L EngineWednesday March 29, 11:04 am ETLAS VEGAS, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hydrogen Engine Center (HEC) today unveiled the new Mini OxTM) three cylinder 2.4L engine at Aviation Industry Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Mini OxTM) is a compact version of HEC's Oxx Power(TM) six cylinder 4.9L engine."Before the conception of the Mini OxTM) many aviation experts were consulted regarding the feasibility of a three cylinder engine for the industrial market," said Ted Hollinger, president of HEC. "We discovered a need for a smaller version of our 4.9L engine."The Mini OxTM) will produce approximately 65 horsepower. Many applications exist for the Mini OxTM) including luggage tractors and other airport ground support equipment.The new three cylinder engine will also feature interchangeable parts with its six cylinder counterpart. "We wanted the engines to share some of the same components to increase efficiency in production and maintenance," said Hollinger. "Seventy-two of the 81 parts used in the six cylinder, 4.9L engine are the same for the new three cylinder Mini OxTM) and are interchangeable."The Mini OxTM) is the newest addition to HEC product line that already includes five engines. Engines produced at HEC are sold under the Oxx Power(TM) brand. In addition to their gasoline engines, HEC developed a family of engines that use fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas, propane, and methane. The engines include the same essential technologies and can be converted to use hydrogen when it is available."We were presented with a challenge and we exceeded expectations in the creation of the Mini OxTM)," said Hollinger. "We are committed to the promise of hydrogen fuel; it burns cleaner and it reduces our dependence of foreign sources of fuel." HEC has targeted production of the Mini OxTM) to begin in the first quarter of 2007.
 

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Thanks David. But that info raises more questions than it answered. Where's it been since '07? The one on ebay looks like it is a welded up prototype. If it is indeed a runable engine then that is a great price for a potentially runable engine. I'd like to get details, e.g. CR, cam specs, etc. I could see one on my garden tractor. Or a mini-rod.
 

rocklord

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THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER":2a7xoqyf said:
Thanks David. But that info raises more questions than it answered. Where's it been since '07? The one on ebay looks like it is a welded up prototype. If it is indeed a runable engine then that is a great price for a potentially runable engine. I'd like to get details, e.g. CR, cam specs, etc. I could see one on my garden tractor. Or a mini-rod.
If you look at their website, the three, two, and single cylinder engines are all made by cutting the six cylinder up and welding the pieces needed to make the smaller ones.

https://web.archive.org/web/20080331060 ... gines.aspx
 

clintonvillian

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HAHA

I just found this and was getting ready to post in the main forum...…thought I'd check here first.

This is neat. Put a T5 behind it and you can put it in anything.
 

rocklord

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clintonvillian":29nv2ant said:
HAHA

I just found this and was getting ready to post in the main forum...…thought I'd check here first.

This is neat. Put a T5 behind it and you can put it in anything.
If you don't mind it sticking out of the hood considering it's the same height as the 300 (4.9).
 

jamyers

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THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER":1nnkgu6x said:
Wouldn't an inline-8 derivative be cool? That would pretty much insure that it would not fit in any vehicle...
...'cept maybe a '53 Buick.
or your dragster...

:mrgreen:
 

1986F150six

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jamyers":1twkv48i said:
THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER":1twkv48i said:
Wouldn't an inline-8 derivative be cool? That would pretty much insure that it would not fit in any vehicle...
...'cept maybe a '53 Buick.
or your dragster...

:mrgreen:
Hmmm? There is no replacement for displacement! :)
 
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