|Forum topic by jim C||posted 05-24-2012 03:23 PM||1065 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-24-2012 03:23 PM
For those of you that are familiar with or have a background in machining, you’re going to love this video.
OPERATIONAL V-12 DIESEL ENGINE THAT FITS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.
This is not CNC technology; this gentleman made everything at home on his lathe and drill press. Took 1220 hours (a year and a half?) to make the 261 pieces. Note the end-loaded crankshaft into the block (like an Offy), 12 individual cylinder heads, TINY rods and pistons, dual “underhead” cams with pushrods to rockers in the heads. And, he did break-in runs using an electric drill driving the crankshaft!
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