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Posted by Rusty Shackleford on December 23, 2003, 3:23 am
 
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Posted by Rusty Shackleford on December 22, 2003, 2:32 am
 
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Yes, I did.  Note I said verifiable claims.  


So let me get this right.  You're saying most of the manufacturers
bought licenses, a couple set up a factory, but none use the engine?  



Posted by News on December 22, 2003, 12:50 pm
 

conventional

They "bought" licenses, see the link I gave.


You got it in one!

The engine is proven: half the weight, 50% more mpg, half the size, simple,
smooth, fewer moving parts, tuned correctly in the right car a gearbox is
not required, reducing weight yet again, etc.  Design a car around the
engine and the knock on effects make it even more attractive.  A small car
does not require power steering as there is little weight over the front
wheels, smaller engine bay giving better front air design, etc.  Most signed
up and paid million to Orbital, a factor was setup and  NONE make it.  Well
Mercury and few marine people use it.  Where the bulk of fossil fuel is
consumed, in road vehicles, they developed selective amnesia.

It appears the factory Frd/GM set up is being used for low volume marine
applications.



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Posted by mikell on December 21, 2003, 11:11 pm
 As a former employee of OEC yes the engine  did work well and the owner of
Orbital made a bunch of money. What didn't work was trying to make the
worlds largest automakers pay nearly 100$US royalties to refine and build
the engine. Delphi is currently working on our own system that took off
where they left off. The orbital engine had problems with the cold and
humidity nothing that couldn't be overcome but charging royalties for an
idea that was far from complete would be a bit stupid.

mikell



Posted by News on December 22, 2003, 1:03 pm
 


mikell,

Are you saying the Orbital was "far" from complete?   It was almost there, I
drove one, and as you say, nothing that was insurmountable.  Car mags were
giving test reports on car built for it with Orbitals inside.  There were
few negative comments.




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