Introduction: Knex V8 Engine Part 1

First:   <<< Thats the new one.

Took me about 3 days to create as much as this engine as I could till I ran out of pieces, and since its labeled part 1 you know that I have much more to make for this engine. 
This is just a video of me using a powerful corded drill to spin the crank shaft.

My plan is to finish the engine, work on the clutch and then the transmission (manual of course)


I also took instruction pics so here is a poll:
If I get 30 "+1" in each comment posted (One Per Person)
I will post the first half the instruction, you can build it now and wait for my next set to come build it and finish the rest of it yourself, but I wouldn't since it would ruin the fun of me doing it for you, I.E. DON'T DO IT!!!

I also give thanks to needles300; his instructable helped me think of a way to have the pistons move, and guide without shaking all over the place.


BlueDJ (author)2015-02-07

+ 1

daredevil499 (author)2011-12-30


hellpilot (author)2010-09-05

I'm not completely satisfied with this engine, So...I'll be re-doing it.

superbestknex (author)hellpilot2010-11-27

Please post instuctions

joelyboy94 (author)2010-11-02

this is amazing!!!

superbestknex (author)joelyboy942010-11-24

What kind of drill do you use

joelyboy94 (author)superbestknex2010-11-27

erm ive never made one lol :D

golddigger1559 (author)2010-09-09

you need to make a vid of it exploding from too much power it would be awsome to see knex fly all over the place

that would be lol

raz3rblade (author)2010-10-20

you should put that in a car and see if it would go over 60 km lol

knexcluther (author)2010-10-05

I think...I'm going to take the time to do this.

bumboozer (author)2010-09-08

+ 1, +2 +3 + 4+5

knexmaster=0 (author)2010-08-29

ya that tells a lot you dont tell us how to make it. I mean you did a good job but what if some one wants to make it

hellpilot (author)knexmaster=02010-09-01

Read the info lol

hellpilot (author)2010-09-01

Its been a while since I've been on here; I finally got moved into the new house. Also I got my new knex pieces...and it doesn't seems like i get alot for my money ( I spent about 116 dollars for ordering separate parts ) I will continue building till i then again run out of pieces.

KnexMaster7000 (author)2010-08-30


knex_mepalm (author)2010-08-27

+2 +1

kenxman1990 (author)2010-08-26

part 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Aeronous~ (author)2010-08-16

THAT IS INSANE! It is kind of cheating using a non knex motor.

~Aeronous~ (author)~Aeronous~2010-08-17

I guess, but how did you get it to fit on the rod without breaking anything?

hellpilot (author)~Aeronous~2010-08-18

The pistons? Its all with the alignment of the guides

~Aeronous~ (author)hellpilot2010-08-18

No, the motor.

Speedmite (author)~Aeronous~2010-08-22

Just tigten the drill on a rod to spin

~Aeronous~ (author)Speedmite2010-08-23

Oh right. I'm no mechanic, I thought that drills were screwed into the barrel somehow.

hellpilot (author)~Aeronous~2010-08-23

What? What barrel lol

~Aeronous~ (author)hellpilot2010-08-24

The drill barrel or something. I know nothing about drills, I assumed the drills were screwed into the spinning bit somehow.

hellpilot (author)~Aeronous~2010-08-17

Thanks :D. But what fun is it when you can't use a motor that goes up to 2500 RPM? haha

hellpilot (author)2010-08-17

I'm currently in the process of moving to another house, so it might take a little over two weeks for the next part to be posted. You see I have to buy more pieces, but I don't want to have the pieces shipped somewhere... where I no longer live.

~KGB~ (author)2010-08-14

epic! that thing is a beast! 5* well worth posting!

hellpilot (author)~KGB~2010-08-16

Thanks :)

~KGB~ (author)hellpilot2010-08-16

no problem!

hellpilot (author)2010-08-16

I suppose I could post instructions within the week. I'll wait till it gets more views

Mr. Muggle (author)2010-08-15

whew, that's pretty fast!

hellpilot (author)Mr. Muggle2010-08-16

Haha thanks ;P still trying to get it to go full speed without failing. I don't think the pistons are able to keep up with the speed.

slithien (author)2010-08-15

post +1

brammeke11 (author)2010-08-15

Post +1

matstermind (author)2010-08-14

nice, please post! p.s. i've got that tank too :D

fuzi (author)2010-08-14

post pleeze and finish the second half quick

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