Stirling Engine


I have a 4.3l v6 that came out of a s-10 pickup.
 I was wondering if i could make it run on the stirling cycle? It is a 90 degree v6 so it should work, This is the only site i could think of to post this question on. I was thinking i would isolate the waterjackets to the right and left bank of cylinders then heat one side and cool the other. I am good with engines and am skilled in the garage. I'm just tinkering. Maybe run a generator with it if it runs. I have a welder, plasma cutter, ect and can use them. Just kinda throwin it out there...

qparker (author) 7 years ago
The pistons are at the right angle from eachother, and I was thinking I would connect 1to2 3to4 and 5to6, cool 1,3,and 5, heat 2,4,and 6 I could then keep the stock crank and take out the valves and fill the guides, take off the rockers, and rods. As for frictional losses, if I took left the compression ring and replaced the others with leather gasket material or something similar that would reduce a lot of the friction. I've seen where guys have made a v twin run like this, it's the same, just with 4 more cylinders...
NachoMahma7 years ago
.  It might be possible, but it doesn't sound very practical. By the time you invest the resources to modify the water jackets, manufacture a new crankshaft, install a new piston sealing system (ICE piston rings have a lot of frictional losses), get rid of the valve train, &c, &c, &c, you might as well build a Stirling from scratch.
Arano7 years ago
it should be possible to run on steam but the stirling cycle does not seam to be possible on that kind of engine
lemonie7 years ago

I don't think so. The V6 works on different physical principles, it's not at all designed to work on a Stirling-cycle.

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