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    Wedge?

    Just curious where the name wedge came from. Shape of engine? Head design?

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    I usually call them Slant fours.
    Nice to see this forum added, no matter what you call it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Just curious where the name wedge came from. Shape of engine? Head design?
    If you look at the engine from the side (like on a K12R) the cylinder coming up from the bottom gets wider toward the top. I guess that's why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjack View Post
    If you look at the engine from the side (like on a K12R) the cylinder coming up from the bottom gets wider toward the top. I guess that's why.
    That's what I figured, but it seems a lot of inline engines have that shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Just curious where the name wedge came from. Shape of engine? Head design?
    The IBMWR list started calling them Flying Wedges right after the first new series K1200s were released.
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    10-4 Good enough.

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