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My little Demon so far.
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:31:25 PM »
Here are a couple pics of the v-8  Little Demon I'm working on. I want to get the valve train done or close to done and the intake done then it will be put on the shelve for a while I have some other projects I need to get done and I pick it back up next fall. But so far I'm enjoying this build and things have gone pretty good. But shop time has been harder and harder to find.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 10:38:57 PM »
Hiya Doc!

I understand about shop time being hard to find. I don't think I have really done anything in the shop for myself in the past year or so. It has all been building bike bits to sell...

I digress, on to your build. It is off to a great start. The Little Demon? Is that Steve Hucks design??

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 10:45:28 PM »
Hiya Doc!

I understand about shop time being hard to find. I don't think I have really done anything in the shop for myself in the past year or so. It has all been building bike bits to sell...

I digress, on to your build. It is off to a great start. The Little Demon? Is that Steve Hucks design??

Eric
Thanks Eric
 Yes this is Steve's Little Demon design he has done a very nice job on his drawing package and I can't thank him enough for offering them. I just hope I don't mess them up too badly.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 06:45:23 PM »
Well got some work done today finished up the intake.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 06:16:59 PM »
Ok I have gotten rockers close to done.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 06:24:20 PM »
Lifters done I think I may start the crank next.
I'm going to have to stop here soon I have some other pressing thing that I need to do so it will be shelved untill next fall soon. (so I keep saying to myself) :scratch:
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 07:13:44 PM »
George

Looks like lots of nice work that you have done to date. It seems to be shaping up quite nice. Thanks for sharing it with us Doc.  :D :D

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 11:52:38 AM »
Thanks Don looong ways to go yet but a little here a little there and hopefully I'll get there.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 12:39:31 PM »
Nice job... You are making two?

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 03:35:01 PM »
Thanks for sharing George. Brilliant work.

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 07:01:23 PM »
Well I decided today to put the V-8 on hold until next fall. As the weather gets nicer it is harder and harder to find time for the shop. I have 120 trees to plant this spring and then take care through the summer along with all the gardening and yard work. Anyway today I found a little time to work on the rockers and a rack system to mount them. I'm doing it a little different than the drawings but anyway I just set them in the head to get a feeling of how they will look still have work to do on them. I packed everything into a box and it will be setting on the shelve waiting for me in the fall.

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2015, 06:24:42 PM »
I haven't posted here in some time but I am continuing the build I'm working on the spark plugs now. Here are a couple vids I did one from start to finish just to make sure my deviations from the plan would work out ok. I have turned up the insulators using my CNC mill I have a video on youtube of that also. Anyway I'm doing the spark plug bases in multiple operations I have the first 2 operations done making 20 plugs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzdFgzIWpGc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzdFgzIWpGc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6UofvQ0_SA

The one I did complete testing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzdFgzIWpGc



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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 03:51:45 AM »
Always been really fascinated by these small V8 builds... so intricate, so many parts.. Been building engines for hobby cars for years - but its fullsize, i can put my hand in there.. this.. well crazy stuff.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2015, 01:05:43 PM »
Ok I milled the electrode end 3rd operation on them next will be the hex.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbfA2xoTRDM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbfA2xoTRDM</a>
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2015, 06:12:56 PM »
I cut the electrode I decided to do this before cutting the hex didn't get a lot of time in the shop but did get this done. I'll do the swagging tomorrow.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF84SqJJGX0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF84SqJJGX0</a>
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2015, 02:45:31 PM »
Ok I got to the swageing and got them all done next will be the hex but first I need to go and try to do some plumbing work at my father-in-laws they have a valve leaking so don't know if I'll get back to it today or not. Isn't that just the way something always coming up to keep you out of the shop (darn it anyway)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2gG_tfltLs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2gG_tfltLs</a>
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2015, 02:55:54 PM »
Ok got the hex milled on them and going to start on the end caps.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpOwr1TjBJE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpOwr1TjBJE</a>
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2015, 08:07:49 PM »
Ok I got about half of them done. Just didn't feel up to it today don't know why just feeling down a little. The ones I did get done worked out pretty good. Only thing left after this is the washers then they are done and one more thing I can cross off the list of things to do. I think I'll sit down and plan a attack plan for the water pump next and start thinking about the radiator.


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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2015, 05:58:45 PM »
Finished up the plugs and cleaned them up a little and put them in a plastic case to protect them until I'm ready for them.


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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2015, 07:36:29 PM »
Very nicely done. I missed how you made the insulators - are they machinable ceramic?
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2015, 08:52:11 PM »
Excellent work DOC... they look smashing... I enjoyed your thread and watched the videos on you making them.

Well done..

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2015, 10:01:19 PM »
Very nicely done. I missed how you made the insulators - are they machinable ceramic?

No they are made of Corian material here is the video of me using my CNC mill as a lathe.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg9e320KPUY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg9e320KPUY</a>

And here is one shown turned up.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4oaKcZLx4Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4oaKcZLx4Y</a>
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2016, 09:35:04 PM »
Ok I started the water pump assembly. I ended up only getting about an hour and half in the shop (always something) Anyway did get the first side done.

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2016, 04:59:00 AM »
WOW !  cracking thread George  :thumbup:



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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2016, 06:22:42 PM »
Ok got the first half of the pump done to day and got the second half all modeled up and the first operation for it programmed.


On the first half of the pump I flipped it over and milled a pocket on the back side.



Then cut the side pieces away.



And then cut the tabs down on each side.


I made a little fixture plate to load on the water passage holes I drilled them to .125 instead of .1 to locate on them.








I'll probably do the second half about the same way.
George