[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: 5 bangers galore

   On Thu, 10 Nov 1994, Bruce Bell wrote:


   the 5 banger has its cranks spaced 120 degrees apart and it does fire
   evenly.  it is perfectly balanced in terms of the 4 modes of
   vibrations that people normally look at.  the inline 4 is not balanced
   in the mode of vibration known as the secondary couple.  but as i've
   said, the 5 shakes longitudinally and this is absorbed by soft engine


You must have thought about an inline six. The 5 banger has its cranks
spaced at 72 degrees (360 / 5). Firing is 144 degrees apart though.