We all know that Dads are just little boys at heart (carrying a little extra weight). You can tell by the way their eyes light up when they see something as cool as this. The Build-Your-Own Haynes V8 Engine does come with detailed step-by-step instructions, but we all know that it will be at least an hour before they’ll even be looked at.
With over 250 parts this simplified working model of a petrol car engine will keep your kids (young and old) busy for ages! The Haynes V8 Engine is also a great way to learn about basic engineering principles – suitable for all budding mechanics.
Construct a fully working model (with an electric motor and illuminating spark plugs) and discover how an engine really works. This model is designed to be fun to put together, and to make it easier for you to understand how a full-size four-stroke car engine works. It also includes a sound chip which reproduces the sound of a V8 engine starting and running.
With petrol engines looking like they’ll be replaced by electric cars in the future, this could be the perfect homage to an historic piece of engineering.