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1/4 scale V8, first project.

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Don't you just love, The free enterprise entitlement attitude of the modern world.
 

RiekieRhino

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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
 

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That's $292 USD What are you waiting for!!!/QUOTE]



Great price!! Now I can start my 1/4 scale 6 engine pulling tractor!
Oh yea I will need 3 dual bell housing units with input and output on the middle one....another $50 each should cover those. :hDe:

Seriously keep up the great work,I'm really intrigued with the mini bike build.
 

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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.


Don
 

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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.


Don

Hi Don
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

Michael
 

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I have also got Stevens plans
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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
Greasy
 

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keith5700,

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.

Ship to:

Freddy Freeloader
12345 S. Deadbeat St.
Lazyville, Koontucky 76849
 

e.picler

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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.

Thanks,

Edi
 

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Hi all,
I recently started designing a small petrol V8 engine, as I've allways fancied building one. I discovered this site and read what people were doing, especially Stevehuckss, and decided my plans were rubbish. So I've designed a much more intricate engine, compared to my first attempt, and have been machining for about 6 weeks.

Whilst I have taken pics at every step I won't put all the pictures up, as Steve is doing an superb job of chronicling a V8 build. I will be happy to answer any questions in the future however. This is being built with manual machines only. I think CNC machines are great, but I haven't got one.

Going to try and upload some pics now, of progress to date.









Johnny, I haven't got a full set of drawings available to send out I'm afraid.
I can send you some cad drawings of specific areas of the engine if this would help.
Can I suggest you start your own build thread, where you can tell everyone who you are and whereabouts you are in your project?
I'm sure myself, and others, will be very willing to help if we can.
Cheers.
Johnny, I haven't got a full set of drawings available to send out I'm afraid.
I can send you some cad drawings of specific areas of the engine if this would help.
Can I suggest you start your own build thread, where you can tell everyone who you are and whereabouts you are in your project?
I'm sure myself, and others, will be very willing to help if we can.
Cheers.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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Luc, I've had a vacuum gauge on it. This was in place of the carb, not from a manifold tap with the carb installed. It pulled just over 2"hg, which is 3-4psi, at around 1000rpm.
I realise a 50cc V8 won't pull anything like the vacuum a single cylinder 50cc would, but I don't know if that vacuum will pull any fuel through that carb.
Or if that's a normal vacuum for this size of engine.
Then again, it won't even bang once with an ether based fuel, which leads me to think the problem is ignition based.
Hello! I like your engine very much. Can I give you the angle drawing of the four camshaft of this engine?
 

keith5700

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hello everyone.
This thread gets weirder all the time.
 

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Keith
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.

Cheers
Pat
 
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