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Revolutionary Dyno-Rev Engine gaining attention

A Columbia inventor is seeing his development dream come true. Young entrepreneur Mark Karnes has spent every spare moment on the development of a dream engine that would virtually run forever on a tank of gas and be compatible with almost any type of vehicle.
That engine, named the Karnes Dyno-Rev, has just entered its initial testing phase. When you see Mark and his Executive VP Keith Livermore, Jr., smiling these days, its because the testing is about to begin -- Marks dream, phase II.

The pretest dream, a part of the companys mission statement, to develop an engine that is environmentally safe, abundant, cost effective, and relatively inextinguishable, has just been reached.

Next step will be to see this engine used to power cars, factories, homes, aircraft, and even whole cities at a diminutive fraction of our current fuel costs. For formal specs on this invention, go to:

Marks idea for a better engine came to him in his grandfathers hay fields. His grandfather Allan Karnes, Mark recalls, had an old hay bailer that was antique to say the least, but the internal workings of the bailer parked the beginnings of the Dyno-Rev engine. The bailer had its own engine, a V4 Wisconsin Air Cooled engine, used to turn a large torque wheel which started to bale the hay. Id rev the old engine up as high as it would go, then engage the hand clutch to make the wheel to spin. It would nearly smother the engine, but once the wheel was spinning, it would smooth out. Studying this motion while working under the hot sun, I decided there had to be a better way, and I thought of how it might be if I could make a large wheel spin from the outside in, instead of from the inside out. The leverage was at the outside of the wheel. The inside of the wheel was where the engine was attached to the center shaft where it had no leverage. I knew that putting belts around the outside diameter of the wheel, would make it spin easily, but with low rpms. Without a high rpm rate the wheel would not have the necessary torque. So over the last 22 years Ive worked to come up with a way to make the wheel spin on its own, without an external power source.

His management team today, which includes Vice-President John Rarey, Executive Vice-President Keith Livermore, Secretary Steve Bennett, Treasurer Rodney Karnes, Executive Secretary Nikki Lewis, and Board of Directors Anthony Hale, Dale McCloud, Daryl Arnold, and Steve Pawley, agrees with him that using the principal of leverage, the Karnes Dyno-Rev Engine might just become the wave of the future an engine that creates plenty of power along with the advantage of low fuel usage and low emissions.

Mark says, it is only a matter of time before technology will surpass humanity. Technology must fill the void created from the rapid loss of natural resources. With earths population already over 6 billion, were looking at more pollution, more sprawl, less green space, and even more demands on the earths already overburdened resources. That said, the question were concerned with here is, where will we get the natural resources to sustain our present ways of life?

Scarcity advocates argue that global production will peak and prices will begin a long rise. That matches the news of the day with gas prices going up even as we publish this magazine. Mark projects that, running out of oil with the Dyno-Rev Engine in place would no longer be a subject of discussion. Worrying about drilling for new oil reserves, laying of lines, contracting reserves in other countries would be greatly diminished.

Testing, Mark believes, will demonstrate that the Karnes Dyno-Rev Engine will indeed perform in the following ways:

allow for 40% of the exhaust gases to be reused,causing the engine to use much less fuel;

get over 100 miles to the gallon in a 3000 poundcar.

produce 340 to 360 horse power with around 500foot pounds of torque.

make for less wear and tear than any other internalcombustion engine.

have a constant power range as opposed to enginesrequiring valves and springs.

run from 5000 rpm to 25,000 rpm, with a 5-1 ratio,for major cost effective power.

Can the Karnes Dyno-Rev work these miracles in reality? That question is being answered this fall with engine completion and testing. The last motor changes happened with the invention of the rotary in the 1960s which was sold and put in Mazda cars, and in the 70s was sold to General Motors to be placed in corvettes.

What will happen with the Dyno-Rev engine?

This story is definitely one to be continued.

Writer Linda Marcum Waggener showcases regional success stories in Columbia! Magazine, the print version, and also on the web at Reach her via e-mail All rights reserved.

This story was posted on 2003-02-08 05:00:00

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