4 Cylinder Toyota Engine

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Project by PapaGary posted 02-11-2021 01:59 PM 1396 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I downloaded a Toyota engine meant to 3D print; however I think making it out of wood looked cooler. Definitely was a ton of slices and a lot of double sided cuts. I’m still deciding whether to do the Pan, Head and the rest of the parts. I definitely need to design an engine stand to mount it on. The majority of the wood was poplar; however I did the crankshaft parts out of pine, and then stained it to stand out.

It cranks over, but being made out of wood takes a little effort. I doubt it will get very good gas mileage. Size is 16” L x 11” W x 10” H.


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#1 posted 02-11-2021 02:10 PM

THAT is very cool. I would like to see more pictures of the process or a blog if you are so inclined.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 02-11-2021 02:14 PM

very kewl GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#3 posted 02-11-2021 02:35 PM

It better “kewl” and operate at extremely low temperatures, otherwise the engine might burn up – literally!

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#4 posted 02-11-2021 03:12 PM

This is awesome

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#5 posted 02-11-2021 03:14 PM

Whoa! I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s so great!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#6 posted 02-11-2021 03:17 PM

That is awesome! Incredible attention to detail. Nice job.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#7 posted 02-11-2021 03:32 PM

Man o man. Well done!!


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Randy M.

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#8 posted 02-11-2021 04:41 PM

Wow lot of work what kind of oil would you use in that engine. Mineral oil 20/50

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#9 posted 02-11-2021 05:25 PM

Just add some good synthetic oil to the crankcase and it’ll purr like a kitten!

-- Bstrom

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Bob Gnann

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#10 posted 02-11-2021 05:46 PM

What kind of man dreams up the idea of building an automobile engine of wood? Brilliant idea. Beautiful work.

-- Bob Gnann. "Don't cloud the issue with facts.". Groucho Marx

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#11 posted 02-11-2021 06:14 PM

What a crazy project, I think you should finish it up. Who else will have anything like this? Just make sure you torque everything to spec, and make sure you use oil that contains zinc when you break it in. ;-)

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 02-11-2021 07:53 PM

Not sure what you are going to do with it but I have seen real engines that are made into coffee tables with a glass top and light up? Just a thought….. as you make more parts. or also maybe a cut away form the side to show the working parts….

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#13 posted 02-11-2021 08:33 PM

Whatever inspired you to make such a thing? Just because you could? Would you sell it? Looks like a ton of work, how much time-spent are we looking at here?

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#14 posted 02-11-2021 08:47 PM

very interesting to say the least.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 02-11-2021 09:03 PM

Nicely done, way cool!!!
I would have loved putting one of those in my Tacoma build a while back.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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