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This was one of the trickiest bits of the project so far. It started off with me needing a second model for the engine to make the V6.

Two Smart 3-cylinder engines + gearboxes


I removed the gearbox from each engine and marked where I was going to cut. I cut just to the right of one of the stubs for the belts on one engine and past the stub on the other engine with a coping saw.

Engine and gearbox


I smoothened off the rough edges and joined the two engine parts to make the V6 while they share the same gearbox.

You can see the seam of where I cut in this picture where the engine doesn't have the belts attached.


This picture shows the V6 sharing the same gearbox.


And here's a closeup of the V6.


Because Bburago (unsurprisingly) didn't worry about simulating a fuel tank, I hand plenty of space to mount the engine.


The engine isn't finished yet as I still have to do the wiring for it. :cheers
 

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Cool! I was really curious how you were going to pull that off. Looks like it worked like a champ! :nicejob
 
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:nicejob Darren

I must admit I was a bit sceptical as to the feasibility of this project. However, you have done a very good job with the co-joining engines, so well done!

What did you use to stick the two engines together?

:cheers

Jim
 
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