That engine failed because of that fact.Hmm...didn't Chevy have a V8 back in 1917? Wonder what style of crank it used? 🤔
The earliest V-8s all used flat-plane cranks, until in 1923 Cadillac introduced a cross-plane crankshaft with counterweights that quelled the nasty secondary vibrations (those that happen twice per revolution) inherent in a flat-plane crank for a smoother, more luxurious experience.
Well would ya look at that.