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Perhaps it would help to clarify it a bit if you added that the early engines had rotating c/cases & pistons around the stationary crankshaft, rather than the standard definition of a set of reciprocating, radial pistons cranking a rotating crankshaft!
Hello theMag, a great thread starter, this! And you're right - it would impress the hell out of my circle seeing my tech expertise!
At a slight tangent, I will add that VW had a large stock of their air cooled, flat-4 blocks lying idle after they ceased production of this unit. They apparently sold a consignment to Hatlapa, the air compressor manufacturers. Hatlapa subsequently converted the blocks (minus the reciprocating ohv gear & associated bits and pieces) to air cooled air compressors. These still had the VW logo embossed on the crankcase when I worked on them (I was 2nd Engr at the time) on the "Marine Ranger", a Panamax bulk carrier I was on back in 1990!
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