Suddenly, the Honda Characteristics Begin to Show:
“Engineering Without Personality Doesn’t Have Much Value.” (1947)

The first of their prototype engines was the legendary “chimney” engine.
President Honda thought up a thoroughly unique concept for a new engine, and showed it to Kawashima by “drawing it on the shop floor.” Crouching down and sketching out conceptual drawings on the floor was an unchanging habit throughout his life. Read more ...



Suddenly, the Honda Characteristics Begin to Show
Structural diagram of the prototype “chimney” engine
The first engine made by Honda, it ended with the prototype. It is commonly called the “chimney” engine because of its unique design with a long projection on the end of the piston and the cylinder.
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