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Taifun Bison Mk I
1960 Taifun Bison Mk I

Technical Data:


Bore                         16.0 mm
Stroke                      18.0 mm
Rpm                          13,000 rpm
Power                         0.34 Hp
Total combustion        3.5 cc
Weight                     175 gram
Intake                          Front

The Taifun Bison was a very light weight and powerful engine in its days.
The Mk I had an aluminum cast cylinder head that was changed later to a bar stock machined head with fins. The reason was that the glow plug taps often stripped in the cast cylinder head.
Hans Hoernlein manufactured 2 different Bison model Glow engines.
 

Taifun Bison Mk I 

Taifun Bison Mk I with exhaust baffle

Taifun Bison Mk I new in Box

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