His V8 engine is amazing. It was a single overhead cam V8 with each cam operating directly on 2 valves per cylinder. The valves are in-line, much like the famous WWI Hispano Suiza Type 31.
Was Walter Christie the first to produce the layout that would become one of the best Allied engines of WWI ?
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