By Mark Lichtenstein on March 08, 2018
So, you think engines are awesome? Do you think you know all there is to know about every type of engine made? Today, we're going to test your knowledge about straight engines? Ready? Set? Go!
Want to take this quiz, but you're not sure you know enough about straight engines? Let's refresh your memory. A straight engine, otherwise known as an inline engine, is your garden variety internal combustion engine, just like the V engine or the horizontally opposed engine.
The straight engine is, however, considered easier to build and, because of its design, it doesn't need as many cylinder heads and camshafts. The straight engine was once the gold standard of what came under the hood of most cars.
However, in the early to mid-1900s, the straight engine was largely replaced by the V engine, especially in larger vehicles, because the V engine was smaller and was a better fit for the smaller front ends of today's cars. This is not to say that the straight engine is no longer used. Still, the straight six may eventually go the same route as the straight eight. Sad.
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about straight engines.