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Smithsonian Motorworks Engine Kit

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Make a working internal combustion engine with this Smithsonian Motorworks science kit! Provides a fascinating way to learn the basics of how a typical car engine runs and includes a color poster with detailed instructions. Read More

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Make a working internal combustion engine with this educational Smithsonian Motorworks science kit!

Discover how a real working battery-powered four-cylinder, four-stroke gasoline engine works as you assemble this unique see-through working model engine. With this kit, curious learners can make real lights and sounds; a small electric motor rotates the crankshaft so you can see everything work. This Smithsonian Motorworks kit provides a fascinating way to learn the basics of how a typical car engine runs

This kit includes a 35" x 23" color poster with detailed instructions; expand the 'Contents' tab below or a complete list of included items. Please note that the motor color may vary, and that you will need to provide two AA batteries, scissors, and a screwdriver (not included). 

More About this Smithsonian Motorworks Engine Kit:

  • Crankshaft turns with a small electric motor
  • Pistons go up and down in sequence
  • Camshaft turns
  • Valves rock/valves open and close in sequence
  • Sparkplugs fire and light up in sequence
  • Fan rotates




This Smithsonian Motorworks Engine Kit Includes:

  • 2 Washers
  • 2 Shafts in various lengths
  • 4 Exhaust Valves
  • 4 Intake Valves
  • 8 Valve Stems
  • 4 Piston Pins
  • 8 Piston Halves
  • 4 Connecting Rods
  • 8 Timing Cams
  • 8 Rocker Arms
  • 1 Crankshaft
  • 1 Crankshaft Pulley
  • 1 Fan Pulley
  • 1 Fan
  • 1 engine Mounting Stand
  • 5 Bearings
  • 1 Clutch Housing
  • 1 Oil Pan
  • 1 Lower Crankcase
  • 1 Rocker Arm Cover
  • 1 Upper Cylinder Head
  • 1 Timing Belt
  • 1 Timing Wheel
  • 1 Timing Gear
  • 1 Tensioning Belt Pulley
  • 1 Lower Cylinder Head
  • 1 Lower Cylinder Block
  • 1 Dipstick
  • 1 Positioning Jig
  • 1 Timing Belt Cover
  • 1 Intake Manifold
  • 1 Exhaust Manifold
  • 1 Carburator Cover
  • 1 Carburator Bowel
  • 1 front Half of Water Distribution Assembly
  • 1 Drive Module
  • 1 Battery Pack
  • 67 Screws
  • Color Poster with Instructions


Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Adult supervision required.
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