This Schillings V8 DOHC engine was designed and built by Hubert Schillings, of Germany, in the mid 1970s. Mr. Schillings designed several miniature engines from 1970 to 1980. Configurations vary from 1-cylinder aircraft engines to 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder inline and V-type engines for both aircraft and automobiles. Most of his engines were machined from aluminum bar stock (billet), but a few were cast or machined from magnesium.

This V8 Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) engine has two rows of cylinders 90 degrees apart. Each row has two camshafts to operate the valves; one camshaft operates the intake valves, and the other camshaft operates the exhaust valves. It has a cast magnesium crankcase and oil pan, and machined aluminum heads and cam boxes.

Typically, Schillings used belts to drive the cams rather than gears and operated his engines on methanol and glow ignition. It is not known how many of these V8 DOHC engines he produced.

The Schillings V8 DOHC engine.

Exhibit added: August 1, 2011 - Last modified: February 2, 2023

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