V8 Powered Cessna

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Is this real? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpZYfd0GzuQ Im a bit sceptical as car engines arnt desined to be fun at high RPMs for a long period of time like ones designed purely for avaition. Thanks Ewan
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I always thought that car engines generally ran at higher rpms than aero engines!!

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But if its a car engine then the torque band will be much higher than an aero engine, hence the higher RPM settings
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There was a Canadian firm retrofitting V8s into King Airs...don't know how they're doing.

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Thats a bit wierd, surely a piston engine will be less suitable than a turbine. I dont think theyd get many orders

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OOOOO i want a 172 with a 76 Chevy Impala engine in it, Power with quality sound :D
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There was a Canadian firm retrofitting V8s into King Airs...don't know how they're doing.
Those were Orenda OE600 engines a V8 purpose built aircraft engine, not a car engine conversion. The engine seems to have faded away after about 2002. There is a very short mention of it at the bottom of this Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orenda Here is a flight test report on one of the AG planes equipped with the engine. It appears that this reporter, at least, is happy with the engine: http://www.agairupdate.com/aau/articles/2002/oct2002.html