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An educational tool to teach my son how an engine works - will the engineers out there tell me if it's right ?...
About this creation

This is my rendition of a dying breed - the big, thirsty, powerful, noisy, glorious V8 engine. The starting point was a fairly routine V8 block built using old square pistons and I've added as much detail as possible. This model has four rotating camshafts with four lugs on each giving 16 valves - I didn't model the valves themselves as it would have got too bulky - all driven by a single, long timing chain. The fan rotates also as does the little alternator/generator mounted nice and low to make it extra difficult to change when in a car :)



A distributor is mounted on each side of the block and the big yellow things are exhausts... Notice also the dipstick with a red top and the sump plug and flywheel to the right.



Rear view. Move right along please, nothing to see here...



In the centre of the vee we find the air intake and fuel injection systems. The red bricks are injectors and the white ones are spark plugs. The round black brick towards the front is the oil filler cap. Sort of.



It just needs a car to put it in... And a cooling system.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 27, 2013
Hi Nick, It took me 3 years to discover this engine in between all your amazing creations. Meanwhile your son probably already is driving his own car :) A great engine! And with many details like the double overhead camshafts chain drive. Best regards,
Nick Barrett
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White Knight
  February 7, 2012
that looks the business !>.....well done
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  January 9, 2012
Nice work!
 I like it 
  July 23, 2011
...thanks nick. I had your Porsche in first place as you know. I wish somebody made this for me. I am still struggling to find the sparkplugs in my golf dti ;). Great lap from Hamilton.
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  January 12, 2011
That is a very nice and big V8 Check out my LEGO engines sometime :)
 I made it 
  November 24, 2010
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 is that the dragster engine?,it looks so cool,and functional!,excellent work nick!
Yes, with some slight mods.
 I like it 
  November 24, 2010
is that the dragster engine?,it looks so cool,and functional!,excellent work nick!
 I made it 
  May 13, 2010
Quoting Tom Simon Have you rotated the shafts fast enough to get any sparking out of the pistons?
Ha ha! I'm fairly sure the Lego would melt first. Still feel an urge to try it...
 I like it 
  May 10, 2010
I understood from some childhood experiment that lego is not strong enough to withstand the pressures required for diesel ignition. You might be restricted to gasoline. But then again, with your technic mastery, Nick, you might find a way around all this. ;^} Have you rotated the shafts fast enough to get any sparking out of the pistons?
 I made it 
  May 10, 2010
Quoting Farhan Salman Awesome. Does it works?
In a way. Connect it to some wheels and the pistons go up and down and the camshafts, fan and generator rotate but that's it.
 I like it 
  May 9, 2010
Looks spectacular !!!
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  May 7, 2010
amazing engine ,super details
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  May 7, 2010
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! The features are uttlerly amazing (i should stop saying that word) are you going to mount it in a car because that would look awesome! please could you comment on my range rover. thanks.
 I like it 
  May 6, 2010
Awesome. Does it works?
 I like it 
  May 6, 2010
Oh mama! Spectacular. I'm the wrong kind of engineer, but it looks good to me. I need to show my son your model, cause the engines in our cars are hidden under monolithic moulded shields.
 
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