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.
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.
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?
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.