• Bravo. This is really fantastic. I salute the dementia that inspired such a swap and the incredible talent and perseverance to bring it to completion.

  • Very cool. I had no idea that Toyota made a V-12.

    OT: Paul Allen has his collection of Warbirds just a few miles north of Seattle. He has a BF109 with the Daimler V-12 in it that actually flies (i think it might be the only one flying with its original German engine). I've been lucky enough to see it a couple of times. It has a sound much different than the Merlin or Allison V-12's.

    youtube.com/watch?v=rNGDo95yA8s

    BTW the other plane in the video is his FW190. I think it is the only one that flies with its original BMW radial.

    • Thanks for posting that video, Gianni. I've had the privilege of sharing the pattern with that very aircraft. It's rather disconcerting shooting an approach in a Cessna 172 (often referred to as the Volkswagen of the skies) with 12 cylinders of Nazi warbird bearing down on you!

      BTW, notice where the exhaust ports are in relation to the prop hub? In an attempt to lower the center of gravity the engine is mounted upside down.

    • Speaking of lightweight… ever taken this 928 to the CAT scales at your local truck stop to see what it weighs and what the distro is f/r?

      This is wild, and yet civilized all at the same time. How is performance? If you've answered those questions @Rennlist I can't see it b/c work blocks message boards (but not DT!).

    • Jeff built this one as a daily driver with AC and even pulse-width modulation of power steering where it kicks off on freeway sailing. Not to mention the full functioning VVTi of the V12 locomotive.

      Also a big thank you also goes out to Vince for the great write-up. DT is first class.

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