.Designed and authorized by Ronald Tewes. Comes with a battery compartment, a large L-shaped motor, and a M-shaped medium motor. With multiple revisions and rigorous quality checks, the kit ensures a sturdy and exceptional construction experience, making it a true masterpiece with remarkable aesthetic and collectible value.
.Parts Detail: Crafted from eco-friendly ABS material, includes 2106 high-quality smooth parts in precise molding, resulting in a tight and secure fit, sturdy structure for a definitely assembly process.
.Clear Steps: Equipped with a QR code manual, access the cloud-based assembly guide by scanning it with smartphone. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, allowing for a swift assembly process.
.Value & Significance: The assembled model creates an excellent display model and background decor, fostering hands-on and cognitive skills development for mechanical engines and building block engine lovers.
.Notes: With small parts; handle with care. Suitable for ages 8+. If you encounter any issues during assembly, please don’t hesitate to contact us promptly.
Manufacturer: Australia (General Motors)
Configuration: Naturally aspirated 90° V8
Valvetrain: OHV 2 valves per cyl.
Fuel System: Carburettor、Multi-point fuel injection、Sequential fuel injection
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Oil system: Wet Sump
Cooling system: Water-cooled
.History: In 1964, following the release of renowned V8 engine versions in the US, a gaint initiated the front-mounted engine project and obtained approval. The first operational engine was delivered in October 1966. Initially intended for the 1968 HK series, production issues led to delays, prompting the use of imported 307ci engines from Canada. Starting from 1971, V8 engines also appeared in the luxury Statesman series of full-sized cars, established as an independent brand. In 1974, the 253 and 308 engines (now known as 4.2L and 5.0L) were first introduced in the Torana series’ LH models. By 1978, with the launch of the new compact Commodore as a family car, the final versions of the “Red” 253 and 308 engines were introduced alongside the original VB model. With the release of the “Black” engine in the 1984 VK Commodore, the 253 engine was phased out as an option, leaving the 308 as the sole available V8 engine in the Commodore lineup. In 1988, fuel injection debuted on V8 engines through HSV. Later that year, the VN introduced the 5000i engine with new cylinder heads and multi-point fuel injection, representing the most extensive redesign of the standard production V8 since its 1969 introduction. This engine continued in all subsequent Commodore models until 1999 (2000 for the VS Series III Ute) when it was replaced by the all-alloy Gen III LS1 manufactured in the USA, in the VT Series II.
.Design: The V8 is a water-cooled, naturally aspirated, 4-stroke gasoline engine with 8 cylinders arranged in a 90-degree V configuration. It features an overhead valve design with two valves per cylinder. The camshaft is located in the center of the engine block above the crankshaft and is driven by a timing chain connected to the camshaft sprocket. Valve actuation is achieved through hydraulic lifters and rocker arms (roller rockers in some models) in the cylinder head. The pushrod angles in the cylinder head are set at 45 degrees to the cylinder centerline. A belt-driven radiator fan and water pump are located at the front of the engine block and are driven by the main pulley, similar to the alternator. The cast iron engine block has an independent stamped-steel, stress-relieved bearing cap assembly, and the crankshaft sits within five main bearing journals, secured by two-bolt main bearing caps; later performance versions utilize four-bolt main bearing caps.
.Achievements: The engine has a successful history in various forms of motorsport, most notably in the Australian Touring Car Championship and the Bathurst 1000 prior to 1995, as well as in Formula 5000 and other racing applications. It has also been used in Australian powerboats with inboard engines, especially for waterskiing boats.
.Product Weight: 1742g
.Package Weight: 2232g
.Package Dimensions: 35.8 x 26 x 6.8cm
.Packing: Graphic Carton