Engineering Awesomeness

Stumbled across this today and having done model aircraft when I was younger I can’t help but look at this with a dropped jaw.

That is an operational scale V-8 engine. How operational?

  • Fuel Pump
  • Runs off of standard 87-octane
  • Electric start
  • Water Pump and Jacket
  • Oil Pump
  • Working supercharger
  • Functional carburetors
  • Distributor and Spark-Plugs

Naturally aspirated it pulls about 5.5HP at 9500 RPM. The supercharged version runs about 9HP at 9500 RPM.  Cost’s a pretty penny though and I’m not that much of a gear head.  Though if I had a classic car I’d probably buy one to make a scale model replica.  It’s cost prohibitive for anything I could think to use it for but I can’t help but look at it and think it’s freaking neat.  Find more info here.

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TMM is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. Many know his private name and information however due to the current political climate, many are distancing themselves due to the abandonment of Due Process.

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