Haynes V8 model engine with lights and sounds!

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Haynes V8 model engine with lights and sounds!

Post by andyfanshawe » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:36 pm

I built this engine with my young son over a year ago, and its been sat in our loft since then!
Still has working batteries!
I have even bought a replacement green timing belt because they have a habit of breaking after a few months.
I will dismantle it and put it back in the box. So it will be a little bit more challenging to put back together.
No missing parts, except one of the timing case covers has a small stress crack in it (not been dropped or anything like that!). Tried to photograph it.

I'm not having it sat in our loft gathering dust, so I want someone else to enjoy it. I thought it may motivate one of my 2 sons to help me build real V8's, but.....no! Computers have taken over our house completely. Looks like NASA in here.

Not one of those tiny, tiny Z4 engines, but a real man, proper, macho engine!!

Here's the technical stuff..........

Illuminating spark plugs with ignition sound
Instruction Manual
Shows how a V8 works
Fully functional motorised model
Includes everything you need to build your own V8 engine
Suitable for ages 10+
Assembled Dimensions: 23L x 30W x 25H cm
Contents: Over 300 parts and instruction manual
Batteries Required: 3 AA batteries ( included)
Build a fully functional and motorised model of a V8 petrol engine with this Haynes V8 Engine. It has sound recorded from a real V8 and illuminating spark plugs. Contains nearly 300 pieces and all that you need to assemble the model. Comes with a Haynes style manual giving you step-by-step instructions as well as information about V8 Engine.


These are about £55 new now, but £30 and free postage to a Z4 forum member.
PM me if interested.

Andy.
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Haynes V8 model engine with lights and sounds!

Post by Ducklakeview » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:41 pm

I bought one of these a few years ago for my son. We have a great time building it Xmas day. Still takes pride of place on a shelf in his room..

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Haynes V8 model engine with lights and sounds!

Post by bluespit » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:09 am

I’ve built it too, great fun
Too many toys and not enough time to play

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Haynes V8 model engine with lights and sounds!

Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:19 am

That looks great OP - if only it was a straight 6! :lol:
Z4 3.0Si Sport - Coupe for added stiffness!
Current - Montego Blue, Pearl Grey & 108Ms. Cruise, Storage and pdc. E91 325i as a DD.
Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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Haynes V8 model engine with lights and sounds!

Post by andyfanshawe » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:43 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:19 am
That looks great OP - if only it was a straight 6! :lol:
If it was a straight 6 I wouldn't have piggin' bought it! :wink: :wink: :lol:

Andy.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:57 pm


If it was a straight 6 I wouldn't have piggin' bought it! :wink: :wink: :lol:

Andy.
No, I can see why you wouldn't! :lol:

But there aren't many V8 Z4s around. :(
Z4 3.0Si Sport - Coupe for added stiffness!
Current - Montego Blue, Pearl Grey & 108Ms. Cruise, Storage and pdc. E91 325i as a DD.
Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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