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Mark75H
04-12-2002, 12:41 AM
But its not an OMC. It is an Italian made Carniti . This is one of the early models; a forward facing V-4 with expansion chambers. The carbs are in the V, below the ignition coil. This was one of the first looper/expansion chamber racing outboards. After this came out in 1961 it was downhill for deflector motors with megaphones in the alky classes.

This motor won the 500cc (30 cubic inch) World Championship in 1962.

http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-16199/classic/engelska/carniti.jpg http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-16199/classic/engelska/carniti2.jpg

Mark75H
04-12-2002, 12:59 AM
http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-16199/classic/carniti.jpg

Sergio Carniti himself!

mk30h
05-14-2009, 09:04 PM
Sam,
How many of these engines were ever built? I assume they were raced primarily in Europe. Very nice picture.

Mark75H
05-14-2009, 09:24 PM
I have it in my notes somewhere, about 5 I think

Mark75H
09-25-2009, 07:31 PM
A friend just emailed me these pictures of an apparently earlier version of the Carniti V-4 racer made in Italy around 1960

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh194/mark75h/Carniti/IMG_1479.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh194/mark75h/Carniti/IMG_1476.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh194/mark75h/Carniti/IMG_1478.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh194/mark75h/Carniti/IMG_1475.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh194/mark75h/Carniti/IMG_1477.jpg

CALVIN
09-26-2009, 09:20 AM
What kind of hp were they geting out of 30 inches back then?

Mark75H
09-26-2009, 09:25 AM
about 60 with expansion chambers

mk30h
09-28-2009, 09:28 AM
Very nice Sam!

Mike Ward
09-05-2012, 01:38 PM
Sergio Carniti winning 262978the 1963 World OC Championship at Mora, Sweden

Mark75H
09-05-2012, 06:47 PM
Any chance of a larger than postage stamp version?

Mike Ward
09-06-2012, 05:34 AM
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Sergio Carniti winning the 1963 World Championship at Mora Sweden
Below: Sergio Carniti (1st), Rune Rillmo (3rd), Luigi Dell'Oro (2nd)

Photos by Per Rehn, courtesy of Henry Johansson.

Mark75H
09-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Thanks. Henry is a great source of information.

Mark Poole ModVP
09-07-2012, 02:01 AM
Third pic in post five, rear view, that thing looks EXACTLY lake a 60 degree loop V-4 omc with the air silencer off.