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    Emile Mathis was the man who modified the Ford flathead that ended up in the Vedette. This is another of his creations from the 1940's.

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    Wow! there's some interesting stuff ... I had always thought that the Vedette V8 was a straight drop-in of the V8-60 (the "little" sv V8 which I think also went into the Ford Pilot).
    What mods/alterations did Mathis engineer, then?

    And that three-rod/two cylinder arrangement I think I have seen elsewhere.. maybe in an aero engine setting. Not at all sure on that - will do some delving.
    Good post!

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    http://thersic.com/wordpress/wordpress/?p=6504

    (later again) Yep ... it was indeed an aero-related engine.
    Anzani made an experimental horizontally opposed engine with the 2 pistons-3rod arrangement.
    Source - "Aircraft Piston Engines" by Herschel Gibbs (1981). pg 200.
    While chasing this up, I found this image on an aero forum thread.

    It may not be the same engine, but is very possibly so, I consider, as just about the only "common" Anzanis are the 3 cylinder jobs in either "fan" or (later) "star" arrangement. Fascinating stuff!
    Last edited by petitepoupée; 3rd January 2011 at 11:55 AM. Reason: new found info

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    This guy was intending to drop this into a 100E ... ???
    The mind boggles.

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