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Old 11-30-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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World's smallest V-12 engine

This fellow made this engine by hand using lathes and such. No CNC machines. It took a year and a half.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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Yea... Seen that before. It's pretty cool and I won't take that from the builder, but (not to burst your bubble) it isn't internally combustible. It just spins under air pressure coming from the hose. There is, however, a huge subculture of people that build ones that DO run. I will see it I can find the link.
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When back in the 50's folks would work on their rides , and gather in White Castle or a similar spot , the coolest car I remember was an

MG TD that kept the hood but with the side panels off one could view the polished aluminum of an OFFENHAUSER!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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Yea... Seen that before. It's pretty cool and I won't take that from the builder, but (not to burst your bubble) it isn't internally combustible. It just spins under air pressure coming from the hose. There is, however, a huge subculture of people that build ones that DO run. I will see it I can find the link.
Yes, I figured it was just a moving model as there wasn't any fuel, ignition, or lubrication system on it to say nothing of gaskets or seals. An impressive demonstration of of design and machining, however.
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When back in the 50's folks would work on their rides , and gather in White Castle or a similar spot , the coolest car I remember was an

MG TD that kept the hood but with the side panels off one could view the polished aluminum of an OFFENHAUSER!

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