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Taifun Tornado II
1956 Taifun Tornado II

Technical Data:


Bore                         15.0 mm
Stroke                      14.0 mm
Rpm                          16,000 rpm
Power                         0.25 Hp
Total combustion       2.47 cc
Weight                      130 gram
Intake                          Front

The Taifun Tornado II team race diesel was a very light weight and powerful engine in its days.

Hans Hoernlein manufactured 3 different versions of this engine. They had different cylinder muffs, spinners and drive washers. The Tornado I Mk I's drive washer was anodized and had a far bigger spinner.

Tornado II cut away


Taifun Tornado II 

Taifun Tornado new in Box 

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