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74Man makes homemade 48cc V8 engine

Have you ever wondered what a mini V8 sounds like? Neither had we. But thanks to one man with an old mill and lathe who built one with a 0.48-liter capacity, we're happy to learn that a miniature V8 can still maintain a low-frequency, lopy idle.

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42A desktop V8 - that runs!

These beautiful 1/4-scale engines are the creation of aptly-named Replica Engines, a small company run by the Warner family of Gulliver, Michigan. The company recreates famous internal combustion engines in scale models that are fully operational. That means real four-cycle operation with spark ignition and fully-functional valve trains, oil pumps, water pumps and fuel pumps.

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