#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 21st, 2013 12:47
#2 By: Dean Putney, October 21st, 2013 13:04
That is an insane read. One note from the beginning of the thread: This is all hand machined. For some of these parts that's just incredible, it'd take hours to make them.
#3 By: Stu, October 21st, 2013 13:30
No time to read the entire saga; drat! Just time enough for a question -- did this guy build his own 1/4-scale spark plugs?
(Also, time enough for courtesy -- Dean, thanks for all your work on this site!)
#4 By: Fogbert, October 21st, 2013 13:35
That is completely bad ass.
Many, many props to the builder.
#5 By: Stephen Schenck, October 21st, 2013 13:45
How does one make a 1/4 scale V8 engine? Isn't V8 just a description of the cylinder count and orientation? You can make one any size you please, can't you?
#6 By: chrisdag, October 21st, 2013 13:45
#7 By: TheMetalPedant, October 21st, 2013 13:55
I thought that too, but in the thread, he mentions that the design 's loosely based on a Chevy big block. So yeah, more accurately, it's a 1/4 scale of a particular V8, not V8's in general.
#8 By: Donovan Acree, October 21st, 2013 13:56
Yes he did. That forum is full of instructions on how to make them.
#9 By: Grey, October 21st, 2013 14:15
The engine still seems to have issues running and will also seize up from the heat from what i was reading on the forum. However he is currently building a 1/3rd scale of a V10 so that should be a much more interesting build.
#10 By: Dean Putney, October 21st, 2013 14:37
I believe he did make his own spark plugs, yeah. The full read is pretty incredible, there are very few parts he didn't make himself, he's dying and anodizing the different parts and even did computerized fuel injection for it.
#11 By: Dean Putney, October 21st, 2013 14:54
Also, your appreciation is much appreciated! Thanks!
#12 By: Jason Andresen, October 21st, 2013 15:48
Well given that he doesn't appear to have any cooling solution at all on his engine, this shouldn't be a surprise. One of the more amazing parts is that it uses homemade electronic fuel injection(!!), but the fuel injection system gave him so much trouble that he abandoned the project for awhile.
#13 By: Eksrae, October 21st, 2013 16:30
Most badass clown car ever.
#14 By: John Irvine, October 21st, 2013 16:49
Nice job. But this guy built a whole dern car, with 12 whole cylinders. Read about it on Boing Boing: http://boingboing.net/2007/04/03/insanely-detailed-13.html
#15 By: Bd Juju, October 22nd, 2013 23:44
Based on a Chevy small-block, most commonly 350 cubic inches. The builders name, Mr5700, is a tip too (5700cc = 350c.i.)
#16 By: KCizzle, October 23rd, 2013 07:31
#18 By: Cory Doctorow, October 26th, 2013 12:47
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