Scale Model Running Challenger Flathead V8 By Ron Colonna
Bore: 1 in.
Stroke: 1 in.
Displacement: 100 cc
Max RPM: 6,000
This engine was built early in my gasoline engine building career. I received the castings and drawings as a Christmas gift from my wife. I had it running about five months later. This is the engine that creates the most interest at the shows. So much so that I've had to rebuild it twice because of wear. As designed, it had some major shortcomings. The conrods were bronze castings which promptly wore grooves in the crank. These were replaced with rods machined from 2024 aluminum. Pistons were remade and the engine fitted with rings made from the George Trimble method. Oil control rings are a necessity as the engine smokes badly without them. An electric start system was added and the engine now runs with the push of a button.
MotorConcept: Flat 12V - FERRARI 512TR
Réplique du moteur de la Ferrari 512 TR, entièrement réalisé de manière artisanale par M. Daniel Aquilon, en Suisse.
Rendez-vous sur www.motorconcept.ch pour plus de détails.
Miniature Supercharged v8
Here's a miniature v8 with a tiny Supercharger on it. The video isn't mine, don't know who filmed it. The vid was sent to me via email some years ago. I would love to know who originally made it. I believe that Conley Precision Engines Inc. make the motors, or at least they make some micro v8's with the Stinger being their latest offer. I just love how these tiny engines sound so like their larger cousins.
miniature blown V8
miniature blown V8 not mine just took some video of them at a good guys car show
Kawasaki 48 Cylinder Runs!
Quick clip of the Worlds largest multi Cylinder Motorcycle, this 48 cylinder bike was built by my pal Simon Whitelock - here it is at the Triples Rally in 2004 - it is actually 49 cylinder as the initial sound is of the single cylinder starter engine
A new personal mobility technology, Honda U3-X with the world's first drive system that enables movement in all directions. Honda says this technology is based on ASIMO, the humanoid robot. Press release on Sept. 2009, not for sale yet.... but I surely want one in the future.