Black Widow V8

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I recently got a set of Black Widow V8 castings, and was wondering if anyone on here ever made one..I looked fairly far back and did not find anything..There is not a lot of info on it, other than by the original builder.....
 

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Did you ever get any info? Im in the same position
 

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I too have a set of Black Widow castings, and I'm thinking about starting a build thread after I finish the Offy. Terry
 
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There have been about 20 Black Widow V-8's made and running. Ten by one fellow who was giving them away to friends. There are probably 4 or 5 built by members of the Bay Area Engine Modelers here in Northern California. One of the designers died but there is still one of the original designer/builders still going strong.
 

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I recently got a set of Black Widow V8 castings, and was wondering if anyone on here ever made one..I looked fairly far back and did not find anything..There is not a lot of info on it, other than by the original builder.....
Could you show a foto? I'm very interested in seeing the castings.
 

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BTW, Dwight Giles, one of the designers, has only one set of castings left. After that, no more.
 

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I wonder if he plans on selling the patterns or not?

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Anyone got contact details for dwight giles??
 

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I was hoping for email address as I'm in the uk
 

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Sorry, at 86, he does not use e-mail. Want to write to him? pm me.
 

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I have a casting set and completed a complete Black Widow.
Dwight Giles and Ken Hurst did most of the work but I did the final work to complete.
Dwight still has the patters , but is not willing to loan them to anyone he doesn't know and trust.

This is a second run video . It now has 2 carbs and a scoop with flaps. Runs fantastic.

here are some progress photo's
 

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I have a casting set and completed a complete Black Widow.
Dwight Giles and Ken Hurst did most of the work but I did the final work to complete.
Dwight still has the patters , but is not willing to loan them to anyone he doesn't know and trust.

This is a second run video . It now has 2 carbs and a scoop with flaps. Runs fantastic.

here are some progress photo's
looks great, Ill have to give Dwight a call this week at the # listed above to see if he has any prints he's willing to sell.
 

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HI I have just bought the castings for Black Widow V8 and running gear for a highboy, But there appears to be no instructions for any of it, can any one help me out with a copy, engine body etc in Spring City Pennsylvania and Im in UK so going to be a while before I even see it

if any one has any pictures masurements for a chassis / frame Ideas will be more than welcome


Thanks Steve

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I have some prints I got from Dwight Giles, that I scanned to my hard drive. I would have to learn how to put it into a zip file to send to you. Putting it all on a usb would be easiest and mailing that to you?
 

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I have some prints I got from Dwight Giles, that I scanned to my hard drive. I would have to learn how to put it into a zip file to send to you. Putting it all on a usb would be easiest and mailing that to you?
Wow That would be fantastic Thank you will, Please let me know what I owe you will message you my address

Do you recognise any thing else in pictures? body, rear axle?

Thanks again
 

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