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Old 05-18-2011, 05:46 PM
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Way to go Steve, still plugging away! Chris
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:33 PM
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One word for ya, AMAZING!!!
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Well it has been an exhausting week. I had some trouble with the CNC mill. The Z axis would work fine for hours and all of a sudden it would skip steps. I think I narrowed it down to the drive. I rebuilt the control panel to include 3 Gecko drives and new 570oz motors. The machine now moves around so fast it's scary.

Now I should be able to get back to building engines!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:47 AM
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Sometimes as builders people will give you awesome comments and you're kind of like "yea thanks, but it's really nothing"...I really hope you can step back and look at your work and say "wow, I built this thing and it's freaking awesome!!!!"
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:21 PM
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Sometimes as builders people will give you awesome comments and you're kind of like "yea thanks, but it's really nothing"...I really hope you can step back and look at your work and say "wow, I built this thing and it's freaking awesome!!!!"

I understand what you are saying. I like the creation because I know what went into making it. When i'm at a show and 30+ people are standing around your table and you start the engine, everybody smiles! I guess I like what they do more than what they are. They seem to make people happy. Thats freaking awesome!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:03 PM
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And you should be really proud of what you are accomplishing, because your work really is truly awesome!
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:42 PM
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Just a mini update. I spent some time filing the nose radius on the lobes of the camshaft. After the shaft was looking good, the hole in the center of the distributor drive gear was rebored to fit on the shaft.




Then with a bit of loc-tite, It gets pressed onto the camshaft.

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:33 PM
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Do you have a pic of the camshaft after finishing?
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:52 PM
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Do you have a pic of the camshaft after finishing?
Still needs some work but when it's finished i'll try to get a good picture
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:14 PM
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Scratch camshaft off the list. The distributor gear has been turned to accept the bearing.




Then the bearing was pressed onto the gear




Yet another collet was made to rework the cam gear.





And the shaft is completed other than a few lobes that need just a bit more filing.

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:13 PM
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Very impressive I assume the cam is steel? I suppose the valvesprings are light enough that a center bearing isn't really needed.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:20 PM
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If you look at the shaft you can tell that it is still quite thick by design. You would need to hit it with a hammer to bend it.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:52 PM
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The lifters and camshaft are installed.






The block got a good cleaning and then some gaskets.

I made 2 more fixtures to make gaskets. They work just like the head fixture. The teflon is sandwiched between 2 pieces of aluminum. The center is cut out of the gasket. The gasket is then sandwiched between the fixture and the actual piece that needs gasketing. The outer shape is then cut out and the piece unbolted. The front cover and water pump gaskets are done.




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Are you going to have valve-piston interference? I don't remember what your chambers look like.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:31 PM
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Are you going to have valve-piston interference? I don't remember what your chambers look like.
Should be no problem
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