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Old 11-20-2012, 08:06 AM
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Hand-made, palm-sized V - 12

Just found this and thought it is cute. Enjoy.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:09 AM
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Fantastic. I have never seen one machined before.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:06 AM
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That is a fantastic job of precision machining..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:52 AM
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Those miniature engines are works of art! I bookmarked a couple previous threads:

World's Smallest V-12
Smallest supercharged V8...Very neat!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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I have to say its fascinating that The old guy took all the time to make a little engine like that. It is so cool.
To have time like he has, and have the talent for such things is truly awesome.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:50 PM
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One of my neighbors, retired from Pontiac Motors. Has a similar working 326 V-8 he built. While he was a prototype machinest.
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That was AWSOME thanks
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:21 PM
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Working on a four cylinder pretty much just a few block of aluminum in a box at the moment but its for an rc so trying to get 30k rpm out of it and hopefully more than 7hp. Going to use o.s. Rods and pistons with a Pressed and pinned crank. Water cooled and turbo charged if i can get around to it. Got a nice chuck of forged steel for the crank and some titanium to cut the valves out of but may end up buying off the shelf ones because retainers and keepers will be hard to make. Should be just under 4 cubes when im done.

One day i hope to get enough time to finish the build out. This one is going over 120+ mph for sure. Kind of a trick with rc it can only be around 500 feet from you at any time and it cant be going 100 at 490 feet away or it will run out of range or loose signal.

Way im on the subject anypne know how to make there own tires and vulcanize rubber into tire form. Everything i looked at lead me to it cant be done at home. But im a little more determined than most. Figured i would ask. Form tire are only going to go so fast and they dont balance well at that speed.

That is a cool v12 he must have made 20 of those to have it together that smooth. Love the open crank case.
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