I Did A Little Engine Work This Weekend!

Pre War K, wait , Not a “K”, its a “k”

With all the tide crap, high winds, I never really got a chance to get out there and do a gasp of sorts. Even though the temp was around 75 degrees it is feeling like the end is near. So I got into the barn and built me a couple engines. K’s actually.

Half the block. Comes with all the parts attached

The other half

Steel Heads, Aluminum Heads, and now Plastic.

Together. paragon and all

These little gas suckers were surprisingly easy to build. The little head gaskets were a bitch and half. But I got it done.

Pre War Paint from VanNess Engeneering

Like it was dipped in Blue pre war Butta

Okay i got a little carries away with the Macro lens on the camera, which was fun. Man oh man its gonna be one long ass winter at this pace.

Post war blue

So what now? I am thinking Key Chains? I have 6 more I got on ebay.

Add some plugs and details

Oh ya!

THose plugs feel a little large

Pre War, Post War, I suppose we could make a Grey one for during the war? Mmmmm that makes me wonder? What color were the engines during the war? And if Blue, when did it change colors and why? So many questions, so much time. Ugh.

Fine art. I call this Still Life, “Spark Art”

22 replies
  1. RH In Indy
    RH In Indy says:

    Nice work. They could float in drinks at parties or while on a boat. Did the engine tag decals come with them?

    • Dave
      Dave says:

      It’s always the THIRD WEEKEND IN MARCH. Looking out my window now onto glass-like Lake Dora, to the east a couple blocks from Wooten Park.

    • Dennis Mykols
      Dennis Mykols says:

      Speaking of the Mt DORA show, I already got all the reservations made for 10 days. Going to see the Vintage race boats the weekend before our annual classic boat show. See you’ all in March.

  2. Reddog
    Reddog says:

    Yes damn cool. But the cylinder heads are prone to melting real quick. Key chains or a mini engine stand would be really neat.

  3. Old Salt
    Old Salt says:

    They would make a great set of earrings to go with a nice post war blue dress. (Or is it a gold dress… lets not go there)

  4. Randy
    Randy says:

    … they would make great Christmas tree ornaments!

    When you put it together did you check the rods and bearings — don’t want something like this happening.

  5. Martin Field
    Martin Field says:

    I’m with Keith above there…What scale, where did they come from and can we mortals buy them easily? I had enough trouble getting bigger model engines in 1 24th scale for classic speedboat models.

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