Tiny Corvette engine is a working scale model

This mini-motor sounds like it could power a leaf blower, but it’s actually a working scale model of a 1964 Chevy Corvette V8 engine. Jim Moyer built this four-stroke pocket rocket from scratch, fabricating all the parts himself.

He’s not quite done, still working on the water pump and radiator, but what he’s done so far can run for a short while, waking the dead with its 11,000 RPM scream. Now all he needs to do is build a 1/6th scale Corvette to drop it into, and then invite one of those 12-year-old Chinese Olympic gymnasts to test drive it.

Corvette Blogger, via Jalopnik