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Discussion in 'A Work In Progress' started by keith5700, Apr 27, 2011.
Don't you just love, The free enterprise entitlement attitude of the modern world.
People always would like to have everything. But not willing to do what it takes. Yes I want one of these. But that is why I bought the set of drawings which in my eyes are very good. Although I have to do it over in metric. Yes I have not started my actaul build yet as I am only saving to buy my machines now. I have machines at work. But don't want to rush parts off on them just to be able to say I have done something. This engine is a work of art and you need to spend the time and do it right. Once I can finally start my build, I will start a thread to give you my progress
Thanks to all of you who inspires me with your builds
I think this is my first post here but I lurk alot.
I bought Steves plans and have the block and
one head almost done. The only reason I haven't
got more done is that I got a new G4003g lathe
and I'm still setting it up. I think what Steve charges
for his plans is a very good price. People need to
set down and look at the time it takes to draw these
and even more , think them up.
I've also been looking at this v-8 project on a daily
basis and if someone had offered me that kind of
money for what has been put into it I would have been
very offended. This engine is beautiful.
I have also got Stevens plans, I'm currently building the peewee, but when it's done I will start on the V8
Would be nice to see a build log of your engine, if you wanted to start one that is
Same, the plans are worth every cent at twice the price.
I got in early with the idea to 3D model and convert to metric (I hate imperial sooooo much) life got in the way ..... will get around to it eventually
EDIT: Wish I could condense Steve's build thread (weed out all the noise) into a PDF for my reference when I do get around to building, just in-case the thread dies or the photo's go missing, but man what a job.
absolutely beautiful work.
Lovely build. I always find myself coming back to this thread thinking, once my hoglets built I will take the plunge! Although I foresee many problems milling given the minimal travel on the machine bed we have.
I also find the attitudes of the modern world rather frustrating. Although I'm of the younger generation many people seem to have the attitude of "I want it and I want it now". Many products are mass produced giving inferior quality at a cheaper price, thus when they break they'll throw them away. Given that society seems to revolve around the throw away attitude it applies to everything from the engines we craft to relationships with others and everything in between.
Hello keith5700, I have long wanted to make a mini v8 engine but I do not know how to start, I suppose a general plan helped me a lot. Can you give me a hand so I can start?
Your project is very inspirational. I have always wanted to build miniature V8 but I don't have clue for how to do it on my Harbor Freight drill press. Would it be asking to much if I was to ask you to just give me your engine? You can always build another one for yourself. The engine must be running and you must have all of the bugs worked out of it. I want to tell people that I built the engine so you must agree to not expose me as a fraud. I will pay for the shipping.
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Purrs like a kitten, thanks Kieth!
Hello Keith 5700!
I followed your build of the V10 and V8 closely. It is a spectacular craftsman work as well as the design. Congratulations you are an artist.
I have purchased the plans for the Steve`s V8 but did not started on it yet. I`m getting good projects for when having available time to build all these piece of Jewelry. I`m currently building the Tiny 4 in line from Kelly design in a very slow pace.
Do you have the V8 on carburetor version? I would be glad to purchase the plans from you on `carburetor` version, I do not have enough knowledge do build it on fuel injection.
Your work is great! I also like this job very much. I had some problems designing the intake valve. Can you help me? Can you send me an intake valve drawing? I hope you can reply to me
Hello Friend, your work is admirable, you are a teacher.
I have been wanting to make one for a while but I can not get the plans, can you tell me where I can find information?
Many thanks in advance and congratulations.
Hello! I like your engine very much. Can I give you the angle drawing of the four camshaft of this engine?
This thread gets weirder all the time.
Is the cam angle like this?
What a great job you did. I just ran across your build thread and also watched your video. I am very interested in knowing more about your copy grinder attachment for the lathe that you used to make the Cams. Did you find plans somewhere for this on how to build one or did you just come up with it on your own. Can you explain in a little more detail as to how it works and maybe a few more detailed pictures? I keep trying to picture it in my head on how it actually works but I can't seem to figure it out. Again, you do very excellent work. I look forward to checking out your V10 build thread next. Have a great one.
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