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Taifun Sprint Mk I

1967 Taifun Sprint Mk I

Technical Data:

Bore                         13.5 mm
Stroke                      12.5 mm
Rpm                          20,000 rpm
Power                         0.23 Hp
Total combustion       1.78 cc
Weight                     105 gram
Intake                          Front

The Taifun Sprint 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. The reason was that the glow plug taps often stripped in the cast cylinder head.
Hans Hoernlein manufactured 4 different Sprint model Glow engines.

Taifun Sprint water cooled

Taifun Sprint Mk I 

Taifun Sprint new in Box

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