Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mechanical Oddity

This motor is from 1922 Tatra T11 racecar. It had the most peculiar casting The finned cylinder heads are enclosed within it and are cooled by a huge fan attached to the flywheel - the air being forced through the various tubes in the casing. The hole at the top is for access so that the engine can be assembled.

You can see the sort of car it comes from here...

http://www.tatraworld.nl/tatra_motorsportfotogallery.htm

and wikipedia has a nice picture of a complete engine and chassis...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_11

9 comments:

ITSCCChaneey. said...

-wow, thats a pretty cool picture,
cx.

stefan said...

Thanks for the nice comment! I was beginning to wonder if anyone was looking at my blog any more.

Artoonator said...

Linked you at http://digi-sketch.blogspot.com

karlsimon said...

Just found your blog. Very nice work! I especially like your ink location sketches. Will check back regularly. Keep posting! =)

jfidz said...

Have just found your blog via Drawn.
You've created beautiful and extremely sympathetic drawings of fast disappearing machinery (despite the best efforts of our classic car brethren). Are your illustrations published?
Have bookmarked your blog.

RAWLS said...

Beautiful work here Stefan! Love yer sketches!

Mark said...

amazing line work! i'll keep checking in.

stefan said...

Cor, thanks for all the comments - it's great to know that someone's had a look. Next week I'll be posting loads of sketches from Norway - houses mostly.

stefan said...

... thanks also for the link Artoonator - I'm going to have to have a sit down and look through your blog - I can see some lovely plein air paintings.