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10-03-2012, 09:40
Pretty freakin' sweet.

Bill Powell
10-03-2012, 09:54
I have seen V-8" as small as 2.1 cu in, but most are not four stroke. One guy does an eighth scale Ferrari v-12 that runs.

Most of them have to run on special fuel blends because the commercial fuels will not break down fine enough.

10-03-2012, 17:30
When I was about 12, I assembled a Visible V-8. It was very difficult and complicated. It actually ran, with all parts included, like a real engine, off of a battery.

When my son was about 12, he and I assembled another Visible V-8. It was still very difficult and complicated.

10-03-2012, 17:39
Only $7K...

10-03-2012, 17:39
Great post. I love this sort of stuff. One day, when I am no longer able to seek the physical adventures I do, I see myself tinkering with stuff like this.

10-03-2012, 17:58
Ok, here's the ultimate question.

Would scooters still be nerdy if they had a V8 in them? :dunno:


10-03-2012, 18:18
That's bad ass.

I always liked the mini radial engines too.

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10-03-2012, 19:58
Here's the video on the V 12.

10-03-2012, 20:04
Here's the video on the V 12.

That is so beautiful!

10-03-2012, 20:16
Here's the video on the V 12.

Amazing!!! Wish it also had English subtitles.

10-03-2012, 20:27
I used to make small, working steam engines. I may make some more of them. At my high school there was a plastic see-through engine, not a V-8, a single cylinder, that ran on alcohol.

10-04-2012, 00:35

Whole miniature race car.

10-04-2012, 00:37
Will it fit in a Smart car? :dunno:

10-04-2012, 01:00
Will it fit in a Smart car? :dunno:

Yes, but even with a V8 the smart car will still make you look like a homo:tongueout::supergrin:

10-04-2012, 06:18
I thought you were going to show me the mustangs old 4.6 joke of a v8. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

10-04-2012, 07:19
I've been tripping of this stuff too.

Bill Powell
10-04-2012, 07:45
I've seen most of these engines at various car shows around the country, and I was most impressed with that Ferrari Boxer 12, because the transmission, brakes, gages, and everything else works.

I wonder if the french telephone company is wondering how manyhours they donated to that project.

10-07-2012, 16:48
I thought you were going to show me the mustangs old 4.6 joke of a v8. :rofl::rofl::rofl:


No, but that would have been hilarious!

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10-07-2012, 22:45
There have been V8 engines made with much less than 281 ci. One of the most desirable Ferraris ever had a V8 displacing just 171 ci, albeit with a couple turbos.

10-07-2012, 23:20
That V8 is cool but the V12 is a work of art!

Never Nervous
10-08-2012, 18:21
Here's the video on the V 12.

That is a skilled craftsman.,