Build Your Own Haynes V8 Engine

Build Your Own Haynes V8 Engine

# 034819

Our Price: $59.95
In Stock; more Stock expected on 10/12/22.

Item #: 034819
Grades: 8-AD

Choking Hazard
  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Short of the main bearings and piston rings, the model's 250 parts offer a realistic internal combustion engine building experience without all of the busted knuckles and the danger of heavy and sharp parts. Once assembled this 12" long model of a V8 engine actually runs and spark plugs animate the rotation using 3AA batteries (not included).

Publisher Description:

Big twin overhead cam V8 with all the thrills and sounds of a real engine. Lots of chrome and movable parts. Fan and pulleys. Light up cylinders.

Category Description for Build Your Own Haynes Engine Kits:

Short of getting a motor out of an old car, finding a set of mechanics tools, and donating a few days of clothes to the grease monster, the Haynes engine kits are still the best way to get hands on experience with how an engine works. Having personally rebuilt several engines, I have to say that the accuracy and detail is astounding, giving the builder the opportunity to discover what all the moving parts do in an engine. These models bridge the gap between mechanics books that talk about race cars and engines and actually working on one yourself. You'll develop a deeper appreciation all of an engine's components that work together to produce rotating force.

Category Description for Physics Kits & Models - General:
Category Description for PHYSICS:
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Brand Name
Perisphere and Trylon
3.8 (lbs.)
12.5" x 17.0" x 4.88"
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Why did you choose this?
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To do group projects in the auto program.
Kimberly D on Mar 3, 2022
to learn more about a v8 motor since i have one.
Kim C on Feb 19, 2022
To do group projects in the auto program.
Kimberly D on Mar 3, 2022
school project looks fun for class
jason b on Feb 25, 2022
to learn more about a v8 motor since i have one.
Kim C on Feb 19, 2022
It looks like a fantastic learning toy for a young person. I wish I had something like it when I was a kid.
Gerald S on Oct 3, 2021
Great price on a kit I have been shopping for
Beverly N on Jul 22, 2021
Looks educational, with challenging task to spend hours putting engine together.
William D on Jun 12, 2021
Beautiful kit, couldn't find it elsewhere and the price was right.
Ananta286 on Jun 11, 2021
Trying to get a new generation interested in automotive related topics.
RENNIE L on May 24, 2021
My son loves engines and cars and this will be a great way for him to experiment and learn this winter!
Ian W on Oct 14, 2020
It’s the best price I could find on the web with free shipping...
Alan L on Oct 13, 2020
Saw a working model at my mechanic's shop that was put together by his daughter and his dad. Thought that was a wonderful idea for a gift for a young gearhead and his grandpa!
Sandra M on Oct 8, 2020
good price
Noe C on Oct 4, 2020
For education on the internal combustion engine.
Debra N on Sep 30, 2020
This kit received excellent reviews on a handful of websites.
Sarah B on Sep 22, 2020
Grandson has been asking for a 3D V8 engine kit and read some reviews that said the Haynes was very nice
Judy on Sep 4, 2020
One of the best ways for my boys to learn is by doing so this looks like a great way for them to learn how an engine works. We are very excited to try it.
Karen M on Aug 20, 2020
A.Michael T on May 18, 2020
price, price, price.
Bruce L on Apr 1, 2020
It is a good educational gift.
Albert W on Jul 14, 2019
Build one before great model kit
John M on Jun 7, 2018
To Teach my 8 year old son about mechanical component of the auto mobile.
Brian N on Mar 23, 2018
Good Prices and Great Service
Fox F on Mar 16, 2018
To get my son off the computer more and he loves cars
Johnny D on Mar 8, 2018
Christmas gift
Aramis R on Dec 20, 2017
My daughter enjoys working on mechanical things.
Trevor H on Apr 10, 2017
I like to build
Darlene T on Mar 26, 2017
Can't wait for my 13 yo to learn more about how an engine works. This will be a great experience for him to work on with his grandfather.
Amy H on Dec 16, 2016
requested by grandson
John K on Dec 5, 2016
"Birthday present for emerging engineer"
User on Nov 25, 2016
Daughter circled in magazine
Jennifer V on Dec 19, 2015
good online reviews
Sarah N on Dec 9, 2015
H A on Dec 6, 2015
Best price anywhere, including Amazon.
Sandra E D on Nov 27, 2015
The boys saw it in your Christmas catalogue and were very excited about it.
Tina L on Nov 17, 2015
sons choice
Kim K on Nov 2, 2015
Requested by my son for Christmas
Andrea B on Oct 26, 2015
school project looks fun for class
jason b on Feb 25, 2022
It looks like a fantastic learning toy for a young person. I wish I had something like it when I was a kid.
Gerald S on Oct 3, 2021
When is this coming back into stock?
Cyndi T on Nov 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: These are currently on a long back order. The supplier has not been able to give us a date when we can expect them.
I have a Girl Scout troop, and they have Automotive badge that they can earn I’m wondering if this engine would be easy build for 2nd and 3rd graders with adult help?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: My sixth grader and I built it together and he did most of the work, but he already knows engines pretty well. Might be a bit much for a second grader, but with heavy adult involvement should not be a problem.Lots of small screws. Best thing is that it will show them how an engine works. As a former cub scout leader, I can see this being a great learning tool for any scout troop.
do you have to glue parts together or is it a snap together?
A shopper on Nov 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's actually neither gluing or snapping. The plastic parts are screwed together with small metal screws.
Based on the instructions or even personal experience, how long approximately would it take the average teen to put this together? I am looking at adding it to the Character and Skills for Home and Career from PAC.
Crissy on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm adult, I am back yard mechanic. Take me a whole day to finish it.
Does it run ?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Battery powered working model but doesn't do anything else. Kinda just sets around after it's built.
Is it a 1/4 scale?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is 1/6th scale.
How many parts does this have? The box appears to say "over 100", but the review says 250.
Sabrina on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My child seems to remember it being closer to 250 pieces. Many of the pieces are very small -- so it doesn't seem like that many. My 10 year old put it together completely by himself, if that helps any.
4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
Kind of cheap but was fine. What do we do with it after it's put together??? Just sets around.
May 22, 2022
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The Legend reviews this company.
Excellent. Best price on the net. Delivered in good time and had a blast putting it together. I will wholeheartedly recommend this company and product.
May 22, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Everything was there and it came fast it was a fun project and I
recommend it.
May 2, 2018
over 4 years ago

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