Wolseley 60 hp
|Preserved Wolseley 60 hp|
|Type||Piston inline aero engine|
|Manufacturer||Wolseley Motors Limited|
|Major applications||Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.1|
The Wolseley 60 hp or Type C was a British liquid-cooled V-8 aero engine that first ran in 1910, it was designed and built by Wolseley Motors. The engine featured water-cooled exhaust ports and employed a 20 lb (9 kg) flywheel. During an official four-hour test the engine produced an average of 55 horsepower (41 kW). A larger capacity variant known as the 80 hp or Type B used an internal camshaft and propeller reduction gear.
- 60 hp
- 80 hp
Engines on display
A preserved Wolseley 60 hp is on public display at the Science Museum (London).
Specifications (60 hp)
Data from Lumsden.
- Type: 8-cylinder, upright, 90-degree Vee engine
- Bore: 3.74 in (95 mm)
- Stroke: 5.51 in (140 mm)
- Displacement: 482 cu in (7.9 L)
- Dry weight: 385 lb (175 kg)
- Valvetrain: Sidevalve with single external camshaft
- Fuel system: Single Zenith carburettor
- Fuel type: 40-50 octane petrol
- Cooling system: Air-cooled with liquid-cooled exhausts
- Reduction gear: Direct drive, left-hand tractor
- Power output: 60 hp (45 kW) at 1,800 rpm (maximum power)
- Specific power: 0.12 hp/cu in (5.7 kw/L)
- Power-to-weight ratio: 0.15 hp/lb (0.25 kW/kg)
- Comparable engines
- Related lists
- Lumsden 2003, p. 232.
- Lumsden 2003, p. 231.
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