Cheers for Engineers: The World's Smallest V12 Engine
261 hand-built pieces, 1,200 man-hours of work, 1 amazing (and very tiny) working machine.
The engine, with its 12-cubic-centimeter displacement (from twelve 11.3-millimeter-diameter pistons) runs on compressed air injection. Check out the video, below; the Spanish-to-English translations for the Spanish-language vid are after the jump and are from Gizmag, where we originally discovered the video.
- Construimos el ciguenal: Building the crankshaft
- Comenzamos el montaje: Begin the installation
- Montamos el ciguenal en el bloque: Fit the crankshaft in the block
- Cojinete de apoyo del ciguenal: Crankshaft bearing support
- Taques: Tappets
- Arbol de levas: Camshaft
- Cojinete de apoyo del arbol de levas: Camshaft support bearing
- Engranajes de la distribucion: Timing gear
- Volante: Flywheel
- Cilindros: Cylinders
- Pistones: Pistons
- Comprobamos con un taladro que todo esta en orden: Check with a drill that everything is in order
- Culatas: Cylinder heads
- Balancines: Rockers
- Varillas de balancines: Rocker shafts
- Colectores de admision: Intake manifolds
- Colectores de escape: Exhaust manifolds
- Tapa de distribucion: Distribution cover
- Bombas de refrigeracion: Cooling pumps
- Enfriador de agua dulce: Fresh water cooler
- Filtro de admision: Inlet filter
- Pruebas de funcionamiento: Function tests
- Camara lenta: Slow motion
- Numero de piezas/tornillos: Number of pieces/screws
- Horas de trabajo: Hours of work
I knew a man that was 90 years old and built a 1/8 scale working model of a Chevy 350 ci v-8.
It was very impressive.
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