Monday, November 28, 2011

Spanish engineer grandfather with too much time on his hands makes tiny working v12 engine

Not exactly Alfa content but fascinating anyway....

Spanish engineer crafts "world's smallest" V-12 engine
Anyone who appreciates the precision art of engine design ought to get a kick out of this offering from a Spanish engineer named Patelo. Starting with hunks of aluminum, bronze and stainless steel, he spent over 1200 hours designing, milling, turning and drilling what he claims is "probably" the world's smallest V12 engine. Powered by compressed air injection (0.1kg/sq cm), this little marvel boasts a total displacement of 12 cubic centimeters from its twelve 11.3 mm diameter pistons and works like a charm.