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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:23 AM

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Edited by Greg Myers, 12 March 2014 - 06:30 AM.


#2 Danno

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:03 AM

That's hot! 

 

I loved the Visible V-8 I built as a pre-teen . . . and I learned a lot about the operation of a car's engine.  

 

It's great to see the concept updated, especially since the original VV8 is such a dated design. 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:27 PM

Looks like a Ford Romeo- or at least based on that?

 

Cool!

 

There's also a 4-cylinder if that's your preference. http://www.amazon.co...PCPPD4V8FZQGB0W

 

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Edited by charlie8575, 12 March 2014 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

Wow…. way cool! Nice to see a new take on an old idea. The overhead cam is a nice contemporary update even though the engine is as basic & generic as can be. This is a good instructional aid.

 

Nice find, thanks for sharing!



#5 Greg Myers

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:54 AM

Looks like a Ford Romeo- or at least based on that?

 

Cool!

 

There's also a 4-cylinder if that's your preference. http://www.amazon.co...PCPPD4V8FZQGB0W

 

Charlie Larkin

 

The reviews on the four cylinder aren't very good though.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:16 AM

Oh i see my childhood being relived all over again

anad killing my first small block B) at the age of ...... (BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH i can't remember :lol: ).

it is a nice looking ohc  engine though

 

 

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:46 AM

 

The reviews on the four cylinder aren't very good though.

 

 

I think the assembler might have to be taken into account too. If your assembling this as an educational tool, that means you need education in using tools and following instructions also. I wouldn't take a negative review as the final word.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:52 AM

Half are below 3 stars  :(



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:32 AM

That's very cool. And it all screws together, which will be way easier for kids than gluing.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:24 AM

Heads get screwed to deck means more compression :D

oh lets pray at the altar of the mighty hi compression piston and insanely large cam

what sweet music LMAO :blink:  :P

Now where is my dial indicator kit and torque wrench

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

   Screws/Bolts Together! HEY Aftermarket, how's about some Bolt On Speed Equipment!, Turbo's, Supercharger, Duel Quads, Webers, Headers, etc. Just think of it, a Dynamic Display Kit. Getting tired of the Stock Engine add a Supercharger. Bored with that, how's 'bout Webers!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:19 AM

They were on display at IHOBBY



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

Wow…. way cool! Nice to see a new take on an old idea. The overhead cam is a nice contemporary update even though the engine is as basic & generic as can be. This is a good instructional aid.

 

Nice find, thanks for sharing!

Technically it is a cam in head, as it has rockers. Overhead cam engines usually do not have rocker arms. I know, it confuses me too.


Edited by lordairgtar, 12 April 2014 - 07:51 AM.