1/4 scale V8, first project.

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    You've done a great job on that motor Keith it look fabulous and I'm a little envious. Building a working V8 miniature is something I'd dearly love to do and the obvious thing would be to purchase plans such as those offered by Steve Huck but there is something bothering me, I believe Steve used some CNC machinery and I do not have or intend to to have any type of CNC machines in the future - is the Little Demon do able with out CNC gear.
     
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    Bob Shutt in Ohio built a running Demon using nothing but manual machines. Some parts were made less ornamental but it is nice looking engine that runs well.
     
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    Hi, let me dig the drawings out, as I can't remember what I did at the moment. It was something I came up with on my own. It worked great though, I remember that.
     
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    Retailer, I wouldn't let lack of cnc put you off Steve's plans. Just work round the problems as they occur. Most things can be made without cnc, although it is a lot trickier sometimes. I've never used any cnc.
    Look at the complex shapes George Britnell creates using manual machines.
     
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    Keith and Steve thanks for the words of encouragement, I'm 2/3rds through a Quorn cutter grinder at present, I've had the castings for almost 30yrs sitting under my bench and am hesitant to start another metalwork project until the Quorn is finished in case it spends another 5 yrs sitting under the bench, but once it's done I think I'll make a V8 my next major project.
     
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    Keith
    Thanks for responding to my post. I wasn't sure if you would since the thread is so old. Any information you could share on your copy grinder would be appreciated. There is no rush though because I have 2 unrelated projects I need to complete before I can start any engine build. When I get ready to start my build I will start a new build thread to document everything. I know I will not be able to come close to the level of work you do. Your work is just superb.
    Thanks and have a great day
    Pat
     
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    I built the Demon and I'm pretty sure it could have been done without an NC machine. The NC just made things a little less repetitive on some of the things but I don't see anything that could not be done on a conventional mill and lathe.
     
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    Hi KEITH
    I am Bao Mingming, I am also an engine enthusiast. Can you give me a copy of the V8 and V10 engine drawings? Email: baomingming0528@126.com. look forward to your reply. Thank you.
     
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