Questions about engine design
I was wondering, other than making it fit in the engine bay, what are the differences btw. say a 90 degree piston alignment vs. 45 etc. How does this change the performance of the motor if at all? For a project I'm trying to design an opposed cylinder motor and the closest thing I have for comparison is a boxer engine but that has cylinder heads and only one crank shaft. I'm trying to see how performance would change with an opposed cylinder motor in a V configuration but I not sure how piston angle alters performance..
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