Good to be back Brad and Ill have another update as soon as my supplys get here.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:29 AM
Hey fellas its been really hard gettin back to work on this project but im finally gettin back to it now. Im not sure if ill be documenting this build anymore but i will show any progress I make on it. Anyway I built this seat from the photo etched brass racing seat sold by Dirt Modeller, I covered it with carbon decal added the cushion and made the belts from medical tape. i hope you enjoy.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:12 PM
Thanks fellas for the compliments.......
I remembered someone asking me a while back " if this would be the motor with the working pistons?" I didn't answer because i didn't want to make pistons. Now that sat on my head like a challenge......" I have to do it" i told myself. So i'm gonna let you in on what Ive been doin today. enjoy
I started by soldering a thin piece of sheet brass to a 3.44 mm brass tube to form a closed cylinder.
which will then be cut off at 0.115mm to make the piston head. Ill then drill and polish it.
piston head fitted with the swivel for the rod.
im not done yet be back with more.......
Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:45 PM
ok i build the arms and attached them to the pistons. I had documented it all for you but my browser took a dump on me and to be honest i dont feel like retyping all the measurements and stuff sorry hope you enjoy the pics tho....
Thanks for joinin me see ya again soon real soon...
Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:07 PM
I made the second half of the bearings for the journals to hold the crank in place all of this will be left raw (unpainted) so it wont stick each piston has to be connected to the crank shaft and soldered together in place. so to answer the question asked so long ago , Yes this motor will have working (moving) pistons.
I wanted to show you the end of the piston opened up so it can be placed on the crank , rebent, and soldered back together
piston on the end isn't set yet......
see ya soon.......
Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:19 PM
Lunacy, sheer lunacy. In the most respectful way of course.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:25 PM
Rom... Way cool work buddy. Who's the Maniac now...hahah. That is looking is great. Can't wait to see more and see this bad boy in person as well.
Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:47 AM
I don't have any words to describe what I'm seeing here... Okay, here are a couple: You're incredibly creative, Rom.
Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:39 AM
hey fellas thanks for the sincere comments......
I was able to finish installing the pistons into the block all rods are connected and lubed. the crank is secured with brass bearings and i also started the oil pan. hope you enjoy the pics.
looks a mess but thats from the corrosion I treated all the moving parts with axel greese and there will be oil in the oil pan. here you can see the bearings i made on the ends of the crank shaft and you can see the rods connected to the crank.
Heres the ruff oil pan please keep im mind that everything you see is a work in progress in no way is any of this finished.
here one with the motor sittin on the pan...
thanks for veiwing see ya real soon.....
Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:45 AM
Looks pretty good for "eye ball" engineering. Takes a little more craftsmanship than machining everything.
Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:35 AM
Romell, okay so ill issue you another challenge! can you make this car run 10.5 1/4? iknow its gonna bug ya!. just kiddin' absofrickenlutly awesome work!!!!!!!!!!! Shaun.s
Posted 18 May 2014 - 03:14 AM
"hope you enjoy the pics" ?? The work is insanely awesome. I hope you at some point attach a short video of the engine turning. Looking forward to more.
Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:09 PM
Thanks Mitch...I do my best with the limited resources I have now.
Shaun Just 10.5 secs heck i have a 67 chevelle thats a mid 10's car lol this is a pro mod we'll have to go faster than that lol!
Jason Thanks for your compliment
David G. again thank you for following
Dave R. I plan to do just that.
Ok fellas i have a small update today. I drilled the front of the engine block for the cam shaft , I also re-built the tunnel ram because i wasnt happy with the way the it was put together. heres some pics for ya hope you enjoy.
first i drilled then soldered this tube in the hole.....
then it was cut off and polished, the cam goes here and will connect to the timming belt.
The tunnel ram had to be taken apart and drilled so i could insert smaller tubing to support the wider plentums it made everything more uniform and neat.
here you see the smaller tubes that will support the larger ones
the tunnel ram re-built and now im happy.....
thanks for joining me see ya real soon.......