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Postby PaulR » Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:43 am

I've found someone selling a Heenan-Froude DPX1 (?) dyno here in the UK. I've found some info on it but would like to learn as much as I can before jumping in and buying it.

Anyone know of good sites or could supply copies of manuals etc? A google search didn't give much...

Cheers

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Postby RRBD » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:35 pm

The other post pretty much covers the Absorber, so I thought I would add a topic on the framework for this homebuilt Dyno. I see in industry there are a few different approaches to Engine to Dyno coupling. What are the pro's and cons of each? If a person wanted to start with a clean sheet of paper what would you guys like to see?
My personal favorite seems to be the Froude layout.

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Postby RRBD » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:25 pm

Wierd, I automatically got the above when I posted a new topic, like PaulR knew I was going to post this in 04 already.Spooky
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All right fella's 30 views and nobody can comment?
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After some research, I see the rolling cart is beng used widely, which makes a little more sense than the Blue 901 set up to me.
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Postby bruce » Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:49 pm

For some reason the Dyno discussion forum is messed up? I tried everything to fix it
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Postby DaveMcLain » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:18 pm

I tried posting in this thread yesterday and it appears that my reply never posted!

We used the DTS docking cart setup at Bill Mitchell's place in New York a couple of years ago when we were there for the Engine Masters'. It was a slick setup and it allowed them to test a whole bunch of engines over only a couple of days.

One thing I didn't like about the DTS setup was that the driveshaft didn't have a slip yoke. You had to feed it's splines into the driveplate on the back of the engine while getting the cart lined up and attached to the dyno, I thought that was bogus. A better setup would have been to make it like a tractor PTO shaft where you hook up the impliment and in this case the cart, then you extend the shaft to hook it up and it locks in place.
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Postby Tony » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:58 pm

Same here, my post of yesterday never appeared there either.

That thread is probably the best and most popular here ever, it is now getting 100+ views per day and climbing. If it has broken, can we begin a new thread. It is far too valuable to just end.

Perhaps "home made water brake #2" or something, with a short explanatory introduction and a link to the original thread, and continue on with it afresh ?
Also known as the infamous "Warpspeed" on some other Forums.
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Postby bruce » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:12 am

The problem is with the dyno forum not just the thread. let me make a whole new Dyno discussion and I'll close the other one for read only.
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