Supercharged home made Straight Eight by Desperate Dan Vid 2
Built in a shed, it fired up first go. I was hoping it would sound real lumpy like a drag engine, but it runs too smooth, and it's too quiet even with unsilenced 9" pipes! The timing was a pain to sort out the Rover distributor runs backwards, I had to take the heads off to work out the firing order!!! See the shed it was built in on Vid 1.
Added May 2012: OK, my nails are dirty, maybe because I'm an engineer & build stuff? Maybe your nails are clean because you can't build eff-all & just sit behind your computer? C'mon folk, get a life.
Extreme Engine Failure
This engine was donated to a school's automotive program, had outlived its usefulness, and was scheduled to be sent to the junkyard. By contractual law, it had to be destroyed or re-donated once we were done with it. It could not be sold or parted out. This video was part of a recruiting video hence the music. I'm working on posting the original clip without the music.
Panther tank engine, first start in tank
Here's the first start of a Maybach V-12 in a Panther Tank. The next step is to install the tracks and test drive the bare hull without the turret.
This vehicle is part of the collection of the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation. For more information check out www.milvehtechfound.com
Sherman Tank Engine GM 6046 Twindiesel Fire Up
our gm 6046 after complete rebuilt ,then it will fitted in our m10 achilles tank destroyer
see our sherman m4a1 running with the same engine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVwFN1Tap7k&feature=related
Radial Engine Test Backfires (actually it's an afterfire)
this is how you know your engine is 180 out of time. more video of the event here:
make sure you check that it is on the compression stroke before setting the timing, the Exhaust stroke doesn't work so well...
we got it to run great after this discovery.
engine is a P&W r-985 wasp jr. It was fun learning how a radial engine works.