Small V8 Offically done.

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  1. Sep 2, 2011 #21

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    Now I know what my first project will be when I retire next year. Maybe one of Elmer's.... :big:

    Truly magnificent, Steve. If Zee were here, he'd say, "what's next?"

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    Well, it was meant to be Spanish, but I see that I fat-fingered the typing - it should read 'increible'.

    With all the perfect spellers on this forum, I'm really embarrassed now.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 #23

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    Good question. I thought i saw a few post last week or so.


    Thanks everyone for the comments. They are very much appreciated. I fear I have set the bar to high and let you all down on the next one.
     
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    “In the past it never occurred to me that every casual remark of mine would be snatched up and recorded. Otherwise I would have crept further into my shell.”
    —Albert Einstein --- To Carl Seelig, October 25, 1953. AEA39-053
     
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    WOW! Not sure how I missed this one. A World-class beauty!

    Where did you get those red spark plug boots? I love them!
     
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    now build a nice T-bucket to display the engine ;D

    fantastic engine!!
    Pascal
     
  7. Sep 8, 2011 #27

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    Hi Swede

    There was a thread for molding boots by Mr. Graham about a month or so ago. He described the process and recomended the materials. I made the mold and followed his process and there they are. Worked great. You can see my mold in the "small V8" thread and Mr. Graham's mold in the "ignition boot molding" thread.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2011 #28

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    Steve as I have said before, Great job. I was wondering if you knew off the top of your head, and don't spend time looking if you don't know, but how many pieces make up the engine----minus the stand and radiator. Just wondering.
    John
     
  9. Sep 9, 2011 #29

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    No I Dont!

    I'm going to count them up tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks, Steve, I saw that thread but failed to make the connection.

    Your engine is also presented beautifully... the stand looks great. Do you have a glass or plexiglass cover for it? I've noticed that exposure to dust and humidity from shelf-sitting for a few years can really take an engine down a notch in appearance... you get corrosion, splotchy brass and aluminum, dust and fuzzball crud in seams and inaccessible nooks and crannies, all hard to get out. Such an engine deserves to be covered when she's not out and running.
     
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    Hi Steve

    Thanks for sharing with us such a superb piece of design and engineering. Your attention to detail is second to none and I really appreciate the time that you have taken to document this magnificent build.

    I am plodding along with my first engine build, a Webster, and my long-term plan is to build a V8.

    When that time comes, I'd like to have a shot at building your V8.

    Thanks again for the inspiration.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2011 #32

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    Thank you!

    I don't have covers for them. I do need to find a better home for them


    Blue_Rock, I was in your shoes just a few years ago. Keep at it and when you are ready, I have the plans for you.
     
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    Congratulations. What a super terrific project. You are on top of the world as a model maker. Best I have ever seen.
     
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    Next project, gun cabinet with goldenrod dehumidifer and HEPA filtration. ;D
     
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    Hello John

    I missed the part about the stand and radiator.

    In total I counted 469 parts. That included everything except the fixtures, mods to gears, templates for gaskets, and everything else that is not in the photos.

    The radiator is maybe 50 of those parts and the stand is about 15. That makes it right around 400.
     
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    Wow! So if a guy wanted to build one in a year, he'd have to average more than 1 part a day. Hmmmm, with you breaking the way with your plans, that's probably doable, er how many different fixtures did you have to make?
    John
     
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    There is a template for each gasket, a press to assemble the sparkplugs, and fixtures for the exhaust, radiator, ect so a dozen or so.
     
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    Unbelievable work of art and machinery!
     
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    WOW Steve that's a work of art thanks for the journey, I'll miss reading the post's. So whats next?
    Dave
     

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