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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #100 on: December 17, 2016, 06:08:16 PM »
Thanks Andrew!


 No work on the v-8 yet but did spend a little time in the shop putting on the coolant addition I've been wanting to do.
I now can control the coolant on my N/C machine outside the program and also have air mist if I don't want a full flood and I can control it manually or with the program.
  I have one more machine mod I want to do and that is to put a variable speed feed and control on my lathe. That way I don't have to stop and change gears to change the feed rate.
  I did work on the second engine's push rods and rockers a little today plus made a mold for spark plug boot and filled it with a silicone material to test it before I use the liquid rubber I have for it.

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2016, 05:04:44 AM »
Hi George,

Good to see you have got over your fall. Can't be too careful as you get older.

Engines are coming along nicely.

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2016, 03:39:20 PM »
Still getting twinges in the back but am off the meds thanks Dave.

A quick little update rockers and pushrods done on second engine.


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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #103 on: December 19, 2016, 06:48:22 PM »
  Well I made a small mold and tried the rubber stuff I got I must say I'm disappointed with the stuff. I have not gotten it to set up at all just turns to a thick goo and never sets up all the way. I thought it was my measurements but I used syringes to measure exactly still no luck   :scratch:  I applied a little heat still no luck. I think the stuff is bad I may have to go with the stuff Steve used. I did send a note to the seller I'll wait to see if I get a response.   
   So for now the plug boots I'll put on hold and work on the exhaust pipes and gas tank and think about the radiator.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #104 on: December 19, 2016, 07:16:20 PM »
Nice to see you back in the shop!!!

so i take it when they claimed they made a flat-bottom Jon-boat out of a door screen they were telling Porky-Pies.... shame the concept was good i had a project lined up for that stuff..  Oh-well


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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #105 on: December 19, 2016, 07:49:39 PM »
  No I had changed my mind on the seal stuff what I was using was some stuff I found on Ebay that is 2 part rubber suppose to get to a 60 shore hardness (more like a hardness of peanut butter). I had decided the flex seal wouldn't work as it sets up in the presence of air and in a mold it wouldn't work. This stuff I have is a two part rubber and doesn't need air to set up (supposedly)
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #106 on: December 20, 2016, 04:36:04 PM »
 Ok plug boots are going on stand by.
    I'm getting to anxious to try and get them running so going to work on the exhaust system and the the fuel tank then the fuel line I ordered should be here. I'll get the plug wires cut and attached with out the boots.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #107 on: December 20, 2016, 06:40:45 PM »
I put together a little program to cut the exhaust flange and cut a practice piece. I'm definitely getting anxious. anyway a little update vid.

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« Reply #108 on: December 23, 2016, 07:11:36 PM »
I did get the exhaust flanges cut but didn't get the vid uploaded my do that tomorrow if I find time.     

 I did get 2 pieces of copper tube cut and cleaned up (salvaged tube) and ready to be made into fuel tanks. I didn't have the dia in the plans but did have some 1.625 OD so it should work. I'll work on the fittings and stand and getting the fittings soldered in place. Then after that I'll work on the plug wires. I'm starting to get excited   :ddb:  shouldn't be long now before trying to bring them to life.
   We are suppose have a winter storm so good excuse to spend more time in the shop YES !
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #109 on: December 24, 2016, 06:59:57 AM »
Doc, just to let you know your posts aren't going to waste.Lovely work so far. I'm watching the whole thing with great interest and really looking forward to seeing a runner.....OZ.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #110 on: December 24, 2016, 07:31:39 AM »
Doc, just to let you know your posts aren't going to waste.Lovely work so far. I'm watching the whole thing with great interest and really looking forward to seeing a runner.....OZ.
Same here Doc.

I watch all your videos and am looking forward to see them running.

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #111 on: December 24, 2016, 08:38:09 AM »
 Thanks guys I do start to wonder at times if anyone is there but then I think I'm very guilty of that to reading and watching others but not posting much. There are a lot of talented people out there that are just inspiring. Any way thanks so much for the comments hope you have a great Christmas!
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #112 on: December 24, 2016, 11:22:34 AM »
Ditto me as well george.

This forum Malarkey inherently does not command the feedback as one thinks but rest assured on a build like your doing you are making an impact to someone somewhere... i have learned and enjoyed your work.. Merry Christmas Sir.

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #113 on: December 25, 2016, 06:43:13 PM »
Thanks Anthony,
 First off hope everyone had a great Christmas! It has been raining and sleeting all day here trees are looking pretty heavy with ice. I did spend part of the day in the shop working on fuel tank and parts. I did get a new camera it is a knock off of the GoPro I did do a little test video to see what the quality of the video would be. I did do a video today  and am posting both here.


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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #114 on: December 26, 2016, 07:23:48 AM »
 On other SMF hosted forums there is a 'Like' button people can click on. Its a simple way to give feedback to the author!
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« Reply #115 on: December 26, 2016, 11:47:55 PM »
  Ok worked on the tanks this is yesterdays vid I didn't get it loaded and today's I have not gotten it loaded on the computer yet will do that in the morning. Moving right along I did decide to do both tanks the same not sure if they will receive paint or not. We had a ice storm yesterday and the power was out a few hours yesterday evening. I spent this morning moving snow and will probably end up doing that some more in the morning.



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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #116 on: December 27, 2016, 11:19:28 AM »
Wheeeu    had to take a break from moving snow (manually with shovel) and have a cup of java. :coffee: Ive been at it over 2.5 hours! This stuff is some heavy snow being it was mixed with freezing rain. Not sure I'll get any time in the shop today as when I'm done with our snow I get to do my in-law's. They live on a corner lot so I get twice the fun on two sides (hahaha) Plus an extra wide drive way(thank goodness it is but 30 feet long though). I'm rendering the video from yesterday while I have my cup so when it is done I'll start it up-loading.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #117 on: December 27, 2016, 07:30:37 PM »
Ok did get yesterdays shop vid uploaded and did get a little time in the shop between  taking breaks from shoveling snow. So did get the tank stands turned up.








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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #118 on: December 28, 2016, 05:56:31 AM »
First of all What a great thread and even better work...Amazing..the colour as it is, don't paint it from me. :headbang: I like the keep it simple less is more approach. I hope one day to have some of the skill you have, even forgotten stuff would be enough !

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« Reply #119 on: December 28, 2016, 08:17:08 PM »
Didn't get a whole lot done today we had power issues with brown outs and black outs.
 I started out by working on the plug wire ends. I took an ink pen with a brass cartridge (same id as I needed) and parted off the rings from it. Then I was soldering the first one and boom power out to dark to go any farther. An hour and a half later finally came back on. While it was out I put together a plug wire bracket to hold 4 wires. I waited awhile to see if the power was going to stay on this time. I did go out an cut two brackets and that was it for the day. Tomorrow I'll get two more brackets and then back to the wires.







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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #120 on: December 29, 2016, 11:16:01 PM »
Worked on the wire racks and got a little done. Next time out I'm going to work on a set of exhaust pipes before I do the plug wires.


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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #121 on: December 31, 2016, 09:41:11 AM »
   I modeled up the pipes in cad to see what I wanted them to look like. But the radius of the bends in the tubing is smaller than any tube benders I could find.
  So I will attempt to make my own. Not sure if I can get the bends I want without the tubing crushing or tearing apart so I'll make it up and see.
    I started working on it didn't get a lot done as it was late in the day before I started anyway will work on it this afternoon.


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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #122 on: December 31, 2016, 04:11:50 PM »
Doc,if the tube bends are pretty tight you may have greater success if you fill the tubing with solder or melted lead before bending. Melt it all out again when you're finished.....OZ.
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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #123 on: December 31, 2016, 04:16:55 PM »
even better fill with water then frees then bend 

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Re: My little Demon so far.
« Reply #124 on: December 31, 2016, 06:14:58 PM »
even better fill with water then frees then bend

Bob,I used to know a chap from the Coventry area who made hand bent exhaust systems for classic race bikes and classic cars.

He filled the tube with bone dry sand and plugged the ends with wooden stoppers. Tube held in a clamping vice then heated with oxy-acetylene torch and he would just gently push or pull the the end of the tube and produce the most amazing exhaust shapes.

That man is Dave Kirby. Anyone else know of him?

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