Object StatementSarich orbital car engine, 'orbital combustion process', three-cylinder, two-stroke, 1.2 litre, type XM, serial No.614, internal combustion engine, metal / plastic, invented by Ralph Sarich, 1972, designed and made by Orbital Engine Company, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1980
Physical DescriptionThis is an early-injection stratified-charge petrol engine with 1.2 litre displacement, type XM, number 614. Three in-line cylinders sit vertically above a common crank and are surmounted by a pneumatic direct injector. The injector and combustion chamber geometry ensure rapid mixing and turbulent combustion. Lubrication, ignition timing and exhaust scavenging are controlled electronically.
Marks'Orbital' and the company's logo on the front panel of the engine control unit.
'Orbital-Walbro' and Orbital and Walbro logos on the air/fuel injection rail.
'IC reg built in/ Mitsubishi Electric Corporation' on metal plate attached to the alternator.
XM614 (engine type and serial number), 28-10-80 (build date) and Orbital logo cast into metal parts.