Rover V8 engine started on the floor. Holley, Offenhauser and electronic ignition. No Exhaust pipes
A silly thing to do of course but starting a Rover V8 on the floor is very satisfying. At least you know it will be worth dropping in to a project if it works.
V8 Land Rover first start in 2 years
Thos 1974 Series III 109 stripped a gear tooth (or several) a couple of years ago and hasn't been run since. Purely out of interest, I decided to see if it would still go, with impressive results. The Landy was originally fitted with the 2.6-litre 6-cylinder IOE engine, but is now running a 3.5-litre Rover V8 with SU carbs from an SD1.
2stroke V8 Rudezon
Evinrude 300XP -91 After a few hours in the workshop.. The expansion chambers are "home made" by hydroforming. The original Exhaust is milled away and the engine block is filled whit plastic. This engine will get electronic fuel injection and will not be used in a boat.. www.facebook.com/rudezon
"Junior" Model Chevy V8 Phillip
Free style, 1/4 scale, chevy V8 250 cc , Weight 17 Kg , Cylinder head length 200 mm No rotational weight added to aid idle quality Bore, Conrod length and Stroke based on chevy 308 Fully water cooled cylinder heads and piston sleeves Scaled down starter motor with bendix and solenoid Scaled down clutch assembly and flywheel Oil pan (Sump) manufactured using 1mm sheet steel Engine block machined from billet aluminum Bore 36.5mm Stroke 30mm ( EN9 billet Crank shaft, Internal balanced) 270 degree sport camshafts 8.6 : 1 compression ratio Idle RPM ~980 Max RPM 6000 20W 50 motor oil (Crank , Rods and Cams 4 bar pressure fed ) 95 octane unleaded fuel Modified diaphragm carburetor ( To achieve Holly look alike) Optical triggered Electronic ignition 3D printed plastic distributer cap All parts manually machined, no CNC used. This was a 4 year project (Jan 2009 - Mar 2014) Special thanks to Jan & Jurie Naude for cylinder head and intake manifold castings