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August 15, 2012 AT 6:00 am

The man behind the smallest V-12 engine in the world

José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, “Patelo”, is a pensioner from Galicia (Spain). He’s a retired naval mechanic and he has built the smallests engines in the world. This is his story.

Thanks JP!


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2 Comments

  1. Looks like he was powering them with steam.
    Those are beautiful machines.

  2. Right. No spark plugs? If they were really internal combustion, they’d be LOUD. Even a one cylinder model airplane engine is pretty ear-splitting at close range.

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