With all the engines going on Ron Quarnstrom’s dyno at R&R Performance, there’s bound to be a couple of out-of-the-ordinary powerplants.
Over the years, Quarnstrom has dyno’d more than 7,800 engines at his in Spring Lake Park, Minnessota, shop. He’s seen everything from chainsaw engines to a 30-cylinder tank engine, although the latter never did get on the dyno as it won’t fit through the door. EngineLabs has showcased some of his work before, but when he sent in a shot that was basically a spaghetti bowl of header pipes, we had to know more.
Turns out the engine in question was actually a pair of BMW V12 engines mated side-by-side and will be linked to a common output shaft that will hook up to a Turbo 400 transmission. Eventually, the owner wants to install this unique setup into a ’57 Chevy.
Quarnstrom also sent pics of other interesting engines, including an all-alloy V12 boat motor from Italy and a screaming late-model Hemi.
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Enjoy this mini gallery of powerful and unique engines from R&R Performance.!