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Yes, this 1/9 scale V8 runs.  It contains tiny pistons, connecting rods, a crankshaft, and everything else that makes full-sized V8s push cars down the 1/4 mile in no time flat.  From the engine’s maker, whose name I sadly can’t find on the site:

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I first must let everyone know that I have been getting tons of e-mail from a lot of different people thinking my engine is a Challenger, or a Challenger hybrid of some type.  I have had questions about how I did the Hemi head conversion for the Challenger engine.  Sorry, guys.  This engine has nothing to do with the Challenger V8s.  It is not based on any type of scaled down full size engine.  No castings were used in this engine.  This engine was constructed based on ideas I thought would look neat and be fun to machine.  I do like the Challenger engines but I wanted to do something a little different.

Wow.

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I could go on and on about this marvel, but if you’ve got a few minutes, visit the site linked below; it contains hundreds of photos of the engine and its parts in various stages of disassembly as well as a tour of the maker’s shop and pictures of the tools he used to complete the project.

Running 1/9 Scale Supercharged V8 [Weber Precision]

 

7 Responses to It’s Just Cool: A 1/9 Scale Fully-Functional Supercharged V8

  1. nrChris says:

    Wow. Just wow. He could sell those for huge money as art pieces. Or better yet, use it to power some incredible tool like that HF impact wrench from the other day…

  2. Nick Carter says:

    For those in within 1000 miles of Toledo, the North American Model Expo is this weekend:
    http://www.modelengineeringsoc.com/expo.htm

    Lot’s of stuff like this engine will be on display…and tools…

  3. Abe says:

    I’m glad you guys decided to use this. I am in sheer awe of the man who created this thing. The skill and determination it took to make this is just amazing to me.

  4. Crispy says:

    Now bolt up a cvt and put on the back of a street luge board. Best way to commit suicide ever.

  5. Nick, thanks for the link! If I don’t end up with other plans, I’ll definitely try to make it down to Toledo. Some of that stuff is breathtakingly intricate, and yes, tools! Tools tools tools…

    As for the V8 engine, there are no words to express how awesome it is. I’d love to see it mounted in a scale car, and set up with radio control hardware. :)

  6. ambush27 says:

    Reminds me of that 1/3 scale ferrari, that thing was even more amazing.

  7. clayton says:

    hello ther, just gr8 that v8!!can you tell me where can i get some info,how to build a model similar like that?

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