A while ago, we brought you a video of a Spanish craftsman named Patelo building a W16 engine by hand. Well, now the same craftsman is back, and his work is even more impressive this time around. Instead of a W16, what we have here is a W32- double the excitement.
The engine seen here consists of a total of 32 cylinders spread across four cylinder banks with eight cylinders each. It runs on compressed air and is so smooth, that four coins can be balanced on its top surface without falling over.
For Patelo’s W16 engine, each of the major pieces was machined by hand. Quite literally, the crankshaft was machined from a solid cylinder of metal, with the same being true for each of the pistons and other major components. The completed engine represents a total of 850 major pieces, complete with 632 screws and bolts.
Going by the name Patelo, José Manuel Hermo Barreiro is one of the most respected craftsmen in the small engine building community. Patelo put over 2.520 hours of work into this project, and all we can do is marvel at his diligence and skill. Of course, the music is great too.