The beauty of putting together your very own project build is that there are about a million combinations to choose from. Even if you have decided that you want to stick a v8 in your car, the choices are still pretty endless.

This time, instead of plopping a regular v8 in this project Volvo Amazon, this guy decided to take the path less traveled and go with a 2-stroke v8 instead!

When he fires the engine up, it almost sounds more like a rotary than a traditional piston engine, but still has its very own unique exhaust note indeed.

Check out the one-of-a-kind ride in the video below and tell us what your take is on this two-stroke v8 that comes to life is this project pushes toward the finish line.

How does a 2 stroke work? Two-stroke engines often have a high power to weight ratio, power being available in a narrow range of rotational speeds called the “power band”. Compared to four-stroke engines, two-stroke engines have a greatly reduced number of moving parts, and so can be more compact and significantly lighter.

The first commercial two-stroke engine involving in-cylinder compression is attributed to Scottish engineerDugald Clerk, who patented his design in 1881. However, unlike most later two-stroke engines, his had a separate charging cylinder.

How mad is this, some crazy Swede decided to stick a V8 Evinrude 2 stroke outboard speedboat motor into an old Volvo – listen to that sound!

Posted by Cackling Pipes on Wednesday, 3 August 2016