The Science Behind Flat-Plane Crank Engines

GM 5.5L flat plan crank engine

Engines are complex pieces of machinery that are built entirely on a “best decision for the supposed use” basis. Notably, one such choice is the design of the engine’s crankshafts, or more precisely, the crankshaft’s weights. A flat-plane crank engine is basically an engine where the crankshaft’s counterweights are alternating … Read more