A Fordillac flathead V-8 in 1/3 scale

Discussion in 'A Work In Progress' started by gbritnell, Apr 9, 2015.

Help Support HMEM by donating:

  1. Apr 9, 2015 #1

    gbritnell

    gbritnell

    gbritnell

    Project of the Month Winner!!! Project of the Month Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,625
    Likes Received:
    553
    Gentlemen,
    I have a build thread going on the construction of this engine. It's on another forum and the reason it wasn't posted here also is because of the great amount of time it takes to 'double up."
    That being said I have made a couple of videos of the completed or almost completed parts to date.
    I thought that the members of this forum would like to see what I have been up to.
    gbritnell
    https://youtu.be/xxOx3DpbWxg
    https://youtu.be/S_v0Ewydv-s
     
    Scott_M, kadora and michael-au like this.
  2. Apr 9, 2015 #2

    rcfreak177

    rcfreak177

    rcfreak177

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    68
    Great video's,

    Can't wait to see and hear it run. True craftsmanship once again.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2015 #3

    e.picler

    e.picler

    e.picler

    Edi from brazil

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    218
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Administrator
    Location:
    Curitiba - Paraná - Brazil
    Hi George!
    My gosh! This is really a state of the art work. It is a kid of work that brings you a great plesure to see and immediately makes you to think. When I will get at this level of perfection?
    Let us enjoy more and more pictures and videos of this amazing work.
    I will be following with high level of interest.

    Congratulations!!!!

    Edi
     
  4. Apr 9, 2015 #4

    Swifty

    Swifty

    Swifty

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    819
    Absolutely amazing machining work, the videos were very interesting. I must follow the build on the other forum.

    Paul.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2015 #5

    Scott_M

    Scott_M

    Scott_M

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    77
    Location:
    Medina, Ohio USA
    Very nice George !

    I like to see your work sheet for all those rotary table moves. You really have to stay focused making those moves, and it is really easy to get distracted.

    Well done.

    Scott
     
  6. Apr 9, 2015 #6

    wirralcnc

    wirralcnc

    wirralcnc

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    21
    Words can't describe what a great project that is. Will you be selling plans in the future for people to drool over?
     
  7. Apr 9, 2015 #7

    gbritnell

    gbritnell

    gbritnell

    Project of the Month Winner!!! Project of the Month Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,625
    Likes Received:
    553
    As soon as the engine is complete the drawings will be also. As I go along I make the necessary changes and additions to the drawings. This way everything is proven out before I release them.
    gbritnell
     
  8. Apr 9, 2015 #8

    Capt,n John

    Capt,n John

    Capt,n John

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    11
    I wish I had 1/10 th of the Talent George has. About the best work I have seen on every model he built. Amazing work for sure!

    John
     
  9. Apr 9, 2015 #9

    BronxFigs

    BronxFigs

    BronxFigs

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    55
    Truly another magnificent triumph given to the World of Model Engineers by the extraordinarily talented Mr. Britnell. A V-Twin, Straight-4, Straight-6, V-8s...is there anything that this man can't do?

    What a Non Plus Ultra legacy.... written in nuts and bolts, pistons and con-rods!


    Frank
     
  10. Apr 9, 2015 #10

    Herbiev

    Herbiev

    Herbiev

    Administrator Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    304
    That is just awesome George. True craftsmanship
     
  11. Apr 10, 2015 #11

    ShopShoe

    ShopShoe

    ShopShoe

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    175
    That's just amazing. I admire the attention you put into doing this without cnc.

    And I really appreciate you sharing all your work.

    --ShopShoe
     
  12. Apr 10, 2015 #12

    mayhugh1

    mayhugh1

    mayhugh1

    Project of the Month Winner!!! Project of the Month Winner HMEM Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    873
    Likes Received:
    2,611
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer
    Location:
    Central Texas
    George,
    My CNC parts don't come out looking that good, especially considering the long cutters that it looks like you used. The focus needed to manually control three and sometimes four axes to mill that crankcase, pan, and manifold is beyond my comprehension. - Terry
     

Share This Page