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"Knightspeed" : A big black Technic Hot Rod
Found a home for that massive engine...
About this creation

Here we have one huge and insane technic hot rod. Resplendent in shiny black (almost) studless bodywork and a ridiculous engine. Just as it should be.
It features a detailed V8 engine, all round suspension, working steering, a four speed gearbox and a functioning handbrake.

Front view. Suspension by double wishbones and big grey cam covers. The engine has eight old square pistons and four camshafts, driven by the timing chain from the crankshaft. I've modelled the injection system in the vee and the ignition systems on each side of the block, where they can get (over)heated by the exhaust. The fan rotates also to cool the radiator. The air intake is there to block the driver's view...



Studless bodywork is a new thing for me... so I modelled a square-ish pick-up body. Doors and tailgate open and there's some detail in the interior (another departure from my usual style...)



Yes, it is quite long. Those are, I think, the biggest wheels Lego ever made.



E-Z Servicing! The engine is simple to remove by just sliding out the four mounting axles on the right (two each side) and hoicking out...



Rear view with the tailgate and doors open...



A striking red and black interior. The handbrake lever is spring loaded and operates a ratchet mechanism to engage a serrated toggle with a gear on the rear axle. The toggle behind it is also spring loaded and releases the ratchet, working like the button on the end of a handbrake in a real car.



Underside with rear of engine block, four speed 8880 style gearbox and rear live axle suspension. Above all that are the levers for the handbrake...



...which works! The gearbox is in neutral and the brake engaged in this shot.



See! still got some studs. Studs never die!




Comments

 I like it 
  June 27, 2011
thats a pretty big engine
 I like it 
  September 14, 2010
If it got any more realistic, you could fire up the engine and drive home. Keep building!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2010
Fantastic looks, and fantastic technic features !!!! And big indeed .....
 I like it 
  May 20, 2010
WOAH. The control. Very awesome, man.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2010
I agree with Ape, but its still amazing! This is proper lego as its supposed to be built! I wish i could build like you but oh well. Please could you comment on my Bentley 4.5 litre and Morgan runabout. thanks.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2010
This looks just to cool. Great engine, realy oldschool with those square pistons. I have those somewhere here but not enough to make a V8 though.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2010
Im not a friend of technic but this one looks very good.
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  May 14, 2010
I'm speechless... It's brilliant!
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  May 14, 2010
And a styling home for the V8 it is. Chock full of the kind of technic goodies that make us look forward to your creations, Nick. I can easily live with the size of the engine, given the history of its birth, and that it was too good to be left unused.
 I like it 
  May 14, 2010
Wow, that's epic! Great to see so many old-skool Technic features and parts (though I'm biased in favour of this kind of building!) - I really like it. The engine is superb... but, you can really tell it wasn't made for this car - it's just too big. Excellent model overall though, 9/10, it only loses 1 due to engine mis-match. Top job : )
 I like it 
  May 14, 2010
Wow, that is awesome! Great work!
 
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