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R/C car has working 1/3 scale V16 engine

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:07 AM

From the Road & Track daily email...


"The car is a 1/3 scale model 1936 Auto Union Type C, which also used a V16 engine. But instead of displacing 6.0 liters like in the real car, this miniature version makes do with just 216 cc. That doesn't stop it from sounding fantastic."


Here, listen for yourself:



This Tiny Scale Model Race Car Has an Actual, Working V16 Engine

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:10 AM

It's a V16! Greg!! Wow!!

She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

Kool! The video of him driving the car in a parking lot is even cooler. I just wish that when I had a full tool shop available I had enough time to do something like this.


I love looking for videos of projects like this. Big scale airplanes, too. 

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:16 PM

It not only sounds wonderful, but the darned thing started right up!

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:08 AM

On board electric starter?

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:43 PM

The more cylinders, the easier to start. More chances to get fire on each revolution. My E-Type with the V-12 seldom turned a full revolution before starting. But I have dealt with many of the earlier sixes that needed to be cranked a while before they would start.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:47 PM

Put that in a 1st gen Mazda Miata as an engine swap!  LOL




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