When I was a child, oh nevermind. What do
you do with your spare time? Some race,
build, sketch, write, imagine, and more.
We present the following that a friend
shared with us. Just in case you haven’t
figured out yet what you want to do with
any free time you may have in your day.
I felt quite comfortable building model
cars with working suspensions, opening doors
and trunks, steerable wheels, and working
universal joints on the driveshaft. It seems
I may be a bit lazy.
This picture shows a fully operational scale
Corvette engine. There is a quarter in the
picture to show size. Built by the late Lee
The valve covers are 4 and a half inches
long and it can rev to 18,000 rpm!
Not to be outdone, James Weber built this
1/3 scale blown Hemi engine. It has a 1 inch
bore and .90 inch stroke while running on
methanol. It is a whopping 5.65 cubic inches.
How about a Ferrari V-12 that measures 7 1/2
inches front to back? It was built by Jeron
Classic Motors, has two oil pumps for the
dry sump lubrication system, and 6 carburetors.
Everything here was built by Eugene Corl in
1/3 scale. The picture shows wood patterns,
molds, cores, and raw castings in the front
with a finished engine at the top of the
Ever wonder what speed parts for a 1/6 scale
1964 365 hp 327 would look like? The above
are from the engine below built by Jim Moyer.
For the old school crowd.
This scale flathead V-8 running tri-power
with finned heads built by Dick Pretel. The
wooden base holds the starter, batteries,
and more to keep this engine purring.
There is always 1 in every crowd. This
fully operational mini engine can run for
two years on a single squirt of lighter
It was designed to be used as a battery
replacement for mobile phones and produces
700 times the energy of conventional
When I grow up I want to do something like
this in my free time. Either that or forget
I ever saw these and collect cats.
Comments are always welcome.