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Old 11-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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Chevrolet 327 cu in V8.....mini

For all of you car nuts automotive enthusiasts out there....

A friend of mine sent me an email this morning, with a link to a hand-made, gas powered, operating 1/6 scale Chevrolet 327 cu in V8.....complete with video of the little gem running!

Thought someone here might be inspired, and build a mini Ford 351 'Cleveland', or maybe a mini Chrysler Hemi. That would sure give you answer for the oft asked inquiry...."So what do you all day?"!!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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That is amazing. Where does the madness/love of craft stop--will he build a transmission next?

Thanks for posting it. I feel suddenly well adjusted and normal compared to at least one person.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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good lord - wondering how the spark/fuel is handled, if the distributor is fully functional - vacuum advance line and pot shown! a very dedicated machinist!
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:39 PM   #4
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That is pretty cool.

The 327 CI 365HP chevy engine had solid lifters and was one of only 2 engines that had the solid lifters that you could get AC with. The other was the 1972 LT1 Corvette, Chevy only made 286 of those. Chevy fitted thess motors with larger and deeper V alternator pulleys so you couldn't blow the fan belts off at higher RPM's.
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I was a machinist for over 35 years and have never seen anything quite like this. Some of the parts would have to start from castings and just making the molds would be a chore (thinking intake manifold in particular). A lot of the parts, while tedious, are doable. The ones I'm not sure about would be the cam and crankshft. I don't think I could machine a cam (that was functional) without some CNC help.

I've made some rocker arms and pushrods for a Morton radial on a couple of hobby machines I have at home. The Morton M5 Radial
My mother in law actually bought one of these at a garage sale for 5 bucks! My son (a very good RC pilot) and I about fell out of our chairs when she casually mentioned it. We didn't believe her at first.
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My mother in law actually bought one of these at a garage sale for 5 bucks! My son (a very good RC pilot) and I about fell out of our chairs when she casually mentioned it. We didn't believe her at first.
Amazing. Did she know what she was buying or was it a case of, "I'll bet my son would like to have this and it's only 5 bucks."?
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Amazing. Did she know what she was buying or was it a case of, "I'll bet my son would like to have this and it's only 5 bucks."?
She didn't know what it was from what I could tell. She had owned this thing for probably 10 years before we found out she had it.
We had all gathered at sister in law's house for thanksgiving around 1990. My son was flipping through a Model Aviation magazine when she leaned across and said "I have one of those" pointing to a modern radial RC engine. We quized her pretty good thinking it was some plastic toy for 5 bucks. A few weeks later here it comes in the mail and it's the real deal.
I just dug it out of the boxes of engines in his closet and found the serial# A358......the "A" meaning it was a running engine according to the web site. I'll have to forward that site to him. We couldn't find out much about it when we first got it. It's quite a piece of work for sure.
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I think someone is missing a bundt cake pan.
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That's nothing, check out the hand built Ferrari model with a functional flat 12
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That 327 totally kicks ass.

I can't get YouTube at work. Damn the man!!
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