• Apr 10, 2007
It's a beautifully-crafted, supercharged aluminum block and head V8. In miniature. And it sounds awesome. We so wish we had one at the Autoblog offices to crank up any time the boss walked in. What was that, Boss? You want us to cut back on the RRRRGHGHGH ERRRRRH GHGHG RRHHFHHGRRR!!!!

Yeah. We need one.

So if any of you Autoblog regulars want to make us the happiest automotive bloggers on the Net, the creator of this alcohol-fueld, billet beauty, James Weber of Weber Precision, has documented the engine not only with the video you see here, but also with detailed engineering descriptions and photos of each tiny little, custom-made part.

And James, if, ya know, you've got some extra time, my son just turned one and he's already complaining about how slow his pedal car is. Could ya hook him up?

And, yes, we are aware the site and the engine were created in 2005, so if you've seen this before, RRRRGHGH GHERR RRRHGHGHG RRHHFHHGRRR!!!!

[Source: Weber Precision via TecheBlog]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Dyno it - IMMEDIATELY!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is really cool. One Question though is the power output measured in minature ponies? Say: 250mHP?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought WWU made a V6?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, there's so much bad math in this thread.

      by standard metric prefixes, 1 mHP = 1 millihorsepower

      There are 1000 mHP in one HP.

      Microhorsepower would be μHP. That first character is a Greek letter, not a lowercase 'u'.

      There are 1000 mHP in one HP. There are 1000000 μHP in one HP. There are 1000 μHP in one mHP. 1 mHP = 10^-3 HP = 1/1000 HP. 1 μHP = 10^-6 HP = 1/1000000 HP.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Actually I can show you smaller supercharged V8's they come from conley precision engines they have supercharged and non supercharged versions of the engine

      http://www.conleyprecision.com/cars.htm
      http://www.conleyprecision.com/609.htm
      http://www.conleyprecision.com/movie.mpg


      • 7 Years Ago
      *Nathan Explosion voice (from Metalocalypse)*
      AWESOMMMMMMMMME!!!!

      put one in a pocket bike!!
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      golly gee wilikers I did not realize there was such thing as microhorses, I have miniature horses but I want a micro horse! Anyways I have a feeling if you hooked this engine up to a dyno it might measure a couple full sized ponies.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm, I'm no engineering major . . . oh wait, yeah I am, and, Travis, it appears that mHP/1000 and mHP*(1/1000) are the exact same thing, and would both yield 10^-6 HP.

      I think what you really mean is that mHP=HP/1000, because there are 1000 micro Horsepower for every 1 Horsepower (by definition of micro). Unit conversions are such a pain in the a (well, at least according to my fluids lab students who complain about them week after week after week . . . ) But they really aren't that bad if you just write 'em out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Western Washington U. Formula SAE team created ione of these in 2002.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @ Mr. Oak:

      I'm no engineering major, but a Google search returned this formula for mHP (micro horsepower):

      Horsepower = mHP*(1/1000)

      • 7 Years Ago
      That would make for one bad ass Powerwheels for someone's kid!