This is my first post here, although I have been poking around a bit. I am excited to see a high number of people on here using SolidWorks, FEA, and all kinds of fabrication skills. It really is inspiring to read all of the projects on here.
I started playing around with making an LS-like engine design with my main design criteria being a 1.0" bore. This is roughly 1/4 scale, but I am not leveraging dimensions from an actual motor. I have needed to modify some dimensions as this is scaled down. My intent is not necessarily to get the engine running... Rather I would like a very nice desk display that uses aluminum, stainless, copper, and brass - and rotates slowly so that you can see how it all works. I have been thinking about possibly sectioning a cylinder head or making some parts translucent... We will see where it goes.
For now... I have started a number of models in SolidWorks and am printing my second revision of a cylinder head as I write this. I think I might machine the little bits and install them on the plastic sample to see how it all works.
So, without further ado... Here goes. It is nice to make your acquaintance and I look forward to getting value out of this site and your feedback. Thank you!
More pics to come...