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NSI Smithsonian Motor - Works


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NSI Smithsonian Motor - Works

Set includes: 2 Washers, 2 Shafts in Various Lengths, 4 Exhaust Valves, 4 Intake Valves, 8 Valve Stems, 4 Piston Halves, 4 Connecting Rods, 8 Timing Cams, 8 Rocker Arms, 1 Crankshaft, 1 Crankshaft Pullery, 1 Fan Pullery, 1 Fan, 1 Engine Mounting Stand, 5 Bearings, 1 Clutch Housing, 1 Oil - Pan, 1 Lower Crankcase, 1 Rocker Arm Cover, 1 Upper Cylinder Head, 1 Timing Belt, 1 Timing Wheel, 1 Timing Gear, 1 Belt Tensioning Pullery, 1 Lower Cylinder Head, 1 Cylinder Block, 1 Dipstick, 1 Positioning Jig, 1 Timing Belt cover, 1 Intake Manifold, 1 Exhaust Manifold, 1 Carburetor Cover, 1 Carburetor Bowl, 1 Front Half of Water Pump, 1 Rear Half of Water Pump, 1 Flywheel Clutch, 1 Fan Belt, 1 Head Basket, 8 Valve Springs, 1 Distributor Assembly, 1 Drive Module, 1 Battery Pack, 67 Screws and Detailed Instruction

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  • Smithsonian motor - works
  • Build a working model of a 4 - cylinder engine
  • Valves rock, spark plugs fire and pistons drive crankshaft
  • Battery operated moving parts and lights
  • Watch the spark plugs fire and the valves open and close
  • See how the pistons fire with the correct timing and watch the belts and fan turn
  • Build a real working battery powered with real lights and sounds
  • Uses 2 'AA' batteries, not included
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Material: Plastic
  • Recommended Age: Elementary
  • Theme: Transportation
  • Gender: Boys
  • Includes 35'' x 23'' poster
  • Includes over 100 parts that screw together easily
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  • Overall: 12" H x 15" W x 2" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 4lbs

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NSI Smithsonian Motor - Works

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 12" H x 15" W x 2" D
  • 12'' H x 15'' W x 2'' D, 4 lbs
  • Overall Product Weight: 4lbs


Category: Construction & BuildingMinimum Age Requirement: 8 Years And Up
Age Start: 8 YearsAge End: And Up
Country of Manufacture: China 

About the Manufacturer

NSI International Inc. is a global marketer and manufacturer of creative toy and consumer products including Magic Rocks™, Smithsonian® Science kits, and its own craft and activity brands. NSI's products can be found in thousands of retail locations in more than 30 countries around the globe.

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Great Educational Model rather than a toy.

 from Kelowna, BC– Verified Buyer

This taught my 8 year old grandson how a car engine works, much better than a book. Product was better than described on the website.

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Not recommended at all

 from Richardson, TX– Verified Buyer

Product arrived without instructions. I asked Wayfair and they told me to contact the manufacturer. No help at all! Doubt I will buy anything from Wayfair again.

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Interesting and Educational

 from Dalton, GA– Verified Buyer

Gave this to a family member who lives in another town, will check soon to see if he finished it yet. Seemed happy.

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Works Great

 from Florida– Verified Buyer

This motor-works kit so far is working out great. I love your site. I've been telling everyone about you and the products I've bought. We just saw the commercial.

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Great learning tool

 from Descanso, CA– Verified Buyer

My grandson loves this model. It is a great way to learn about motors. He is 8 years old. We all had fun with it!

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Motorworks visible 4 cylinder engine

 from Grafton, OH– Verified Buyer

Clear plastic is too blue to see moving parts inside. Timing belt has too much flash from mold it is hard to remove and affects timing if not given a lot of attention. On the plus side no glue needed, same size screws for assembly makes it a breeze to put
together, and parts are well packaged. Runs well.

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Almost like the real deal

 from Phx,Az

Putting the engine together is staight forward with just a few tweeks here and there. And if the timing is set right the engine looks as if it is really running. Great buy

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A perfect gift

 from Choctaw, Ok

I bought this for a friend of mine who is 62 years of age....He just loves it...a former mechanic, he truly enjoyed putting it together..I spotted this item on your web page and knew immediately it had his name all over it....thanks

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Great Little Engine

 from Mesa, Az.– Verified Buyer

This is a good little engine for teaching kids with. It goes together fairly easy, although some of the instructions are kinda vague. There was one step that wasnt listed in the instructions in regards to the valve guides. But in the end it works smoothly and very well. I do wish the battery pack mounted to the bottom stand or something tho. But I would highly reccomend this model engine. I built it with my daughter (13) and now she understands how an engine works, and the four stroke cycle story.

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