Ford Motor Company has sponsored research and development of a 170-hp swashplate-type of Stirling engine suitable for application to a passenger car having a curb weight in the neighborhood of 4600 lb. The success of this application program has justified the need for investigating the application of the Stirling engine to passenger vehicles of smaller size and lighter weight. Progress is reported on a program which has as its objectives two tasks. Task I provides for preparation of a report containing an evaluation and presentation of the results of Contractor-financed testing of a Torino passenger car powered by a 170-hp Stirling cycle engine. Task II provides for the conduct of a feasibility study to evaluate the potential of a Stirling cycle engine for significant improvement in emissions and fuel economy over the present day internal combustion engine, and to develop a concept of an 80- to 100-hp engine design suitable for use in a passenger car in the 2500 to 3000 pound weight class. The ultimate objective of this and ensuing programs is to develop an engine design feasible for high volume production. (ERA citation 02:030139)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    23400 Michigan Avenue
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48124

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Postma, N D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Progress Rpt. No. 15
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-02-2631
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM