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Title: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Brass_Machine 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??

Eric
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 26, 2013, 06:45:23 PM
Well got some work done today finished up the intake.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 09, 2013, 06:16:59 PM
Ok I have gotten rockers close to done.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: dsquire 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

Cheers  :beer:

Don
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Brass_Machine on March 10, 2013, 12:39:31 PM
Nice job... You are making two?

Eric
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Fredbare on March 10, 2013, 03:35:01 PM
Thanks for sharing George. Brilliant work.

John
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.

Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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=PzdFgzIWpGc

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

The one I did complete testing it.

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



Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: NeoTech 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on December 25, 2015, 01:05:43 PM
Ok I milled the electrode end 3rd operation on them next will be the hex.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbfA2xoTRDM
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF84SqJJGX0
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2gG_tfltLs
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on December 28, 2015, 02:55:54 PM
Ok got the hex milled on them and going to start on the end caps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpOwr1TjBJE
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD744JaX5qY
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/plugs1.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/plugs2.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on December 31, 2015, 07:36:29 PM
Very nicely done. I missed how you made the insulators - are they machinable ceramic?
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin 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..

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg9e320KPUY

And here is one shown turned up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4oaKcZLx4Y
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%201.jpg)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%202.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: RobWilson on January 02, 2016, 04:59:00 AM
WOW !  cracking thread George  :thumbup:



Rob
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%203.jpg)


Then cut the side pieces away.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%204.jpg)


And then cut the tabs down on each side.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%205.jpg)

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.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%206.jpg)


(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%207.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20base%208.jpg)


I'll probably do the second half about the same way.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 03, 2016, 08:56:59 PM
Ok I have the water pump housing done minus some deburing and maybe some radius stuff. Next will be the gears and internal parts plus drill and put in port. Won't get much time tomorrow for shop work.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%20.jpg)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%202%20.jpg)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%203%20.jpg)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%204%20.jpg)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/water%20pump%205%20.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 10, 2016, 09:51:37 AM
Ok I worked on the pump gears. I made up a cutter to cut them and have cut a piece of gear. I will part off the lengths I need tomorrow and get them mounted int the housings. And also I'll work on the hose fitting nipple once that is done I'll work on the fan and hub I do have a 5 blade fan modeled up. I'll get a program made up and cut them on my CNC machine. I did video making up the pump gear cutter some of it anyway and cutting the stock.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPw8yAn3vw
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on January 10, 2016, 10:46:54 AM
I like the tip about marking the stock centreline with the square Doc - definitely one to tuck away for later use   :thumbup:


(btw it struck me that your acetylene pressure was far too high, which was why you had problems lighting up - oh and  did you de-pressurise your O/A regulators after use  :scratch: )
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on January 10, 2016, 10:49:29 AM
Nice little set-up you have there Doc... you do great work.. very interesting..  I am far from young folk but i liked your tip on the + X,Y,Z something i shall remember that..

My small torch which is identical to yours has exactly the same problems... if you don't use it often the tip my have crud init or check your pressure settings on the gauges.

Thanks for the video.

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 10, 2016, 11:00:12 AM
  Thanks guys yes I did relieve the pressure on the regulators. I have messed around with the pressures but still gives me a problem when lighting some time. I'll have to check the pressures again and make sure they are not set to high. I just have to let it burn awhile and it will eventually let me add the oxygen. I do hardly ever use it so it mostly just being used for heat treating stuff and a little silver soldering.

Well I'm heading to the shop and get going on the water pump before the day is gone.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on January 10, 2016, 11:11:22 AM
Many people forget to set the oxygen and acetylene pressures with the torch tap open and gas flowing - it makes a big difference. I use about 2 psi on each with an absolute max of 4 psi
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 10, 2016, 03:30:52 PM
Many people forget to set the oxygen and acetylene pressures with the torch tap open and gas flowing - it makes a big difference. I use about 2 psi on each with an absolute max of 4 psi

I looked at my pressure again on the acetylene and it was high I adjusted it to where I usually have it and you are correct lights right up no problem.
Thanks Andrew!


I was setting the gear lengths and had them fitted and dad burn it anyway I dropped one. I spent the next hour and half crawling around on my hands and knees. What the frig I must have a shop gremlin and he has taken possession of it. And don't you know I didn't make enough gear stock to get another so I guess I'll be cutting gears again.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/pump%20gear%20set%20up.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 10, 2016, 07:36:57 PM
 I did look another half an hour then went forward with the one I had and put together the one I had. I grabbed a little container of water and a empty container and tested the pump.
I must say I was impressed by the way it pumped. I used a dremel tool and set on low it pumped pretty good but turn it up and it shot water all the way across the bench.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q2STgofn8M
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: chipenter on January 11, 2016, 04:05:22 AM
Good to see the pump works , I make gear cutters the same way but , I drilled and taped right across the holder ,and cut the rads with the blank pushed away from the centre , this gives clearence when it's clamped towards the centre , iff that make any sence to you .
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 11, 2016, 04:49:04 PM
Good to see the pump works , I make gear cutters the same way but , I drilled and taped right across the holder ,and cut the rads with the blank pushed away from the centre , this gives clearence when it's clamped towards the centre , iff that make any sence to you .

Kind of like if I make a cutter for steel gears then I do the turning of the tool at a smaller dia then when I go to use it I pull it out or extend it out of the holder about .25 farther than it was made at ten I get a relief from the cutting edge. In brass I don't mess with that as it is soft enough as long as you take it easy it will cut just fine. I like your Idea I may have to put a couple set screws in from the other direction and give her a try. Thanks!
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 17, 2016, 09:51:03 AM
A little update on the water pumps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEaFTqCPF3k
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on January 17, 2016, 10:17:46 AM
Nice Doc  :thumbup:

What's your secret getting the double sided tape unstuck after machining? I've tried various makes, including carpet tape and 3M proper hold down tape, and always seem to spend more time removing the glue residue than actually machining !
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 17, 2016, 10:28:04 AM
A small torch and heat them up a little and they come right apart then wipe off the sticky stuff with some acetone.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on January 17, 2016, 10:50:51 AM
... mmm ... the tapes I've got have intergalactic mega gluey 'never release' on them  :bugeye:

Yesterday I tried heat, acetone, xylene, isopropal alcohol, cigarette lighter fluid, and a proprietary 'label remover' all to no avail. I ended up patiently 'rolling it off' bit by bit. Well in all honesty not very patiently.  :ddb:

The one thing I've not tried yet is freezing them. I know it is how they remove chewing gum from pavements !
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 17, 2016, 11:26:38 AM
 MMM I found that acetone works on removing most all goooy stuff haven't ran across any that it wouldn't remove guess I'm just lucky the tape I usually use is just the carpet layers tape. Anyway  to get them apart I usually heat them with a torch or put them into boiling water (for small parts).
              Well it's -15 degrees f so its a good day to stay inside and work in the shop.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: joshagrady on January 18, 2016, 05:27:39 AM
I was setting the gear lengths and had them fitted and dad burn it anyway I dropped one. I spent the next hour and half crawling around on my hands and knees. What the frig I must have a shop gremlin and he has taken possession of it. And don't you know I didn't make enough gear stock to get another so I guess I'll be cutting gears again.

If it's any consolation, you'll find the gear you dropped just as soon as you make a new one.  (Don't ask me how I know.)  Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 18, 2016, 06:28:28 PM
Haven't found the missing gear When I made the replacement I made extra stock this time ( should of done that first time) I have enough left over to make several spare sets of gears. I'll put the extra on the shelf I'm sure I'll find a use for it eventually.



(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/gearstockwaterpump.jpg)




(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/gearstockwaterpump2.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 25, 2016, 09:50:36 AM
Didn't get a whole lot done did get the heads completed entirely and powder coated one water pump and polished up one a little.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKDNjqoSz18
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 25, 2016, 10:56:09 PM
Well I did the cab adapter plates and rounded up some stock for the main carb body  don't know if I'll get anytime tomorrow in the shop or not going to try.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EIqoivUclE
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 26, 2016, 07:15:20 PM
 Didn't get any shop time today maybe tomorrow. Then I'll get the material for the carb main body squared up and to size. Have a couple programs done form them.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 30, 2016, 07:12:49 PM
Well made it out to the shop and worked on the cab's main body. Thing were (I thought) were going pretty good hen I noticed I put the holes in the carb 90 degrees from the plan  :doh:   hmmmm drats! I'm thinking it will be ok though just means the cab will turn on the manifold 90 degrees. I did video the work today most of it a little over 2 hours I'll process it and get it uploaded to Youtube tonight and should be there for anyone wanting to take a peek tomorrow.
  I'll finish up the main body tomorrow and get a start on the 2 other pieces and see if I can get it done this weekend. After this I'm going to attempt to set the cam and start putting ting together for real.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 01, 2016, 05:57:03 PM
Ok for some reason youtube didn't like that video format on the long vid it sat and said processing for a couple days so I deleted and cut the vid shorter it just got released so here it is. I have a dam cold didn't feel I could make it to work but funny thing I did make it out in the shop for a bit today.  Imagine that anyway I'll post another vid from this week end when I get a chance. The cabs are about done just need to turn up the barrel and get the jet needles done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STJ6zGlCIyM
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 03, 2016, 01:41:55 PM
That video was recorded on Sunday and Monday wasn't feeling up to par so I took a vacation day from work and forced myself out in the shop for a little work and by the evening was feeling really bad! It's now Wednesday and still feel like CRAP! This is a really bad cold I've picked up.  Seems like where I work the yayhoos that work there seem to think they need to be at work sick or not so they can spread it around. Really piss's me off in a way. I'm pretty darn sure that its where I picked it up as me or my wife have not gone out anywhere for a week before I got sick. Anyway that is one of my biggest pet peeve IF YOUR SICK STAY THE HELL HOME!
   Ok enough ranting this is the video I shot for the short time I was out in the shop not sure when I'll get back out depends on how fast I can kick this dam cold!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvzbFGbiGrM
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 06, 2016, 10:10:49 AM
Man am I fighting a bad cold it's been hanging on for a week now. My wife is now coming down with it. SO not sure if I will get anything done on the build this weekend  :(  Maybe I'll feel up to a little cad and make up a fake sump that I want to place on the bottom of the oil pan to make it look right. I really don't feel up to just typing this reply just want to lay down and take a nap. We in a winter storm watch this weekend so I may get to play with my tractor and snow blower. Anyway I'm going to go take a morning nap :(
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on February 06, 2016, 10:35:09 AM
Rest up Doc, it'll still be there when you return. I'm going into Fusion 360 overload myself, I'm getting 'youtube-itis' and woozy eyes  :bugeye:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 06, 2016, 08:29:03 PM
Thanks Andrew I pretty much napped on and off all day!  :Doh:
I don't know much about Fusion 360 but I do know Catia and NX pretty good I use them at work.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 14, 2016, 10:52:23 AM
Well I finally made it out to the shop yesterday and did a little work on the carbs. I didn't feel up to it but I forced myself to get out there.
  Today I hope to get some time in this afternoon I do have to go move some snow but not a whole lot didn't get nearly what they were predicting. I really don't mind moving snow actually find it fun. I put in the vid my fav winter toy and you can see why I don't mind it.
  Anyway carbs are about done just the needles and the linkage left to do.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlKDP0SmOQ 
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 15, 2016, 06:20:04 PM
Ok another vid drilling and mounting to manifold. Did this Sunday afternoon not going to make it out there today. I did get primer and paint for the one I'm going to paint.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxm7o8SXh-w
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 18, 2016, 09:02:46 PM
Haven't gotten out to the shop much did do a little lathe work but not a whole lot I'll get some time out there on Saturday. I did do a short little video power tapping on the lathe with a 4-40 tap at 1400 rpm.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KT7kL1hac0
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 20, 2016, 07:06:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDo_jmi-TJg
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 25, 2016, 09:36:47 PM
And here is a video of the needles being made. Along with soldering the needle into the screw.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqEflPxLb2A
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 26, 2016, 09:54:50 PM
Ok carb linkage arms done next will be the air cleaner pan and cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlRSQBiPT8s
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DMIOM on February 27, 2016, 06:09:48 AM
George - although its quiet in here, just to say thanks for keeping posting; this thread is heading for six thousand views!  I think most MadModders are, like me, impressed (and I for one can't offer any meaningful comment other than wow!); enjoying you taking us along for the ride (and looking forward to hearing the engine!) so thanks again for recording/editing/posting.

Dave
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 28, 2016, 10:03:46 AM
Thanks Dave!
 


The start of the air cleaner. Work on the bottom pan milling out of a piece square plate stock.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBYGq3NeIPM
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 28, 2016, 01:22:17 PM
Oh crap that sucks!
I need to take a breather!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtanTBH7FGI
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 28, 2016, 01:39:13 PM
 That happened yesterday if I get time today I will go into salvage mode and see if I can save it.
That's not how to do it!  :'(   :doh:
 
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 01, 2016, 04:27:36 PM
Ok did get the part salvaged and did the second one also. Now I need to start on the air cleaner covers hopefully no more excitement for awhile!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frcX0ewWnpo
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 01, 2016, 10:08:28 PM
Well got the top covers done need to do some clean up on them yet.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/P3010057.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 19, 2016, 08:14:29 PM
Haven't been out in the shop for awhile but made it out there today for a little bit. I primed and painted the block and oil pan in a little cardboard paint booth I threw together.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvOUQPefAfY
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 20, 2016, 09:07:26 PM
Ok worked a little on the cam I cut off the indicator dia on the end and then I pressed on the bevel gear and got the bearing installed. So it's ready to be put in place and set when I get things put together that far.

  I have a few end mills to sharpen before the weather gets nice and I head outside. Plus I want to make a few carbide boring bars. I mat set the camera up and show the whole process and my set up for sharpening. I'm going to attempt some small end mills.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 24, 2016, 08:11:02 PM
Hmmmmm  :scratch: seems like the gremlin has visited again. I was going to set up the cam and the little mounting posts have come up missing for both engines.   :bang: So I need to make them again I have searched with no luck again!

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/cam_gear_train.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 26, 2016, 07:35:12 PM
Well went out and did a little in the shop this morning and turned up the cam idle gear pegs. I was messing around with mounting camera in different places.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkvM1Qjk0vY
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 27, 2016, 05:47:37 PM
  Well she was cool outside this morning again plus wind was blowing felt pretty cold out so I spent some time and put gears in place. I need to go and find Steve's video on setting the cam up and get a degree wheel made up and get it set.
  Plus I want get some dull end mills sharpened (I may video that from start to finish).

Anyway got the gears in place and they seem to work fairly smooth so once I get the cam set then I'll need to go back and cut out some gaskets.


It got pretty nice out side this afternoon but got windy and cool late in the afternoon and windy so I went back out in the shop and cleaned a few things up and printed out a degree wheel and now I'll glue it to a piece of plexi glass and band saw it out plus make a hub that I can mount it to the crank. (or I could run down town and but a round compass) na that wouldn't be as much fun as making your own. Hahaha
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 29, 2016, 09:51:57 PM
Ok make up a degree wheel (compass) to set the cam.
I used an old computer cd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89gdsyeTXhU
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on April 03, 2016, 11:12:37 AM
I did a little on the engine build today I had been putting off the dampener pulley because I didn't have any 1.0 dia aluminum stock I do have quite a bit of 1.625 so I finally decided to go ahead and turn a chunk of it down. So I got them done yesterday now I'll attempt setting the cam if I make it out there today.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKQsS9ldK2M
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on April 03, 2016, 09:09:33 PM
Well I have gotten the cam gear clocked and I may try my gasket cutting plan. I was going to set up and sharpen some end mills today but weather got nice and I worked outside this afternoon.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa8r9yQsujg
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: chipenter on April 04, 2016, 04:09:54 AM
George it must be the same for a full size engine , lots of info on the net http://www.centuryperformance.com/valve-adjustment-procedure.html or ask a mecanic .
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on April 07, 2016, 08:12:44 PM
Haven't done to much on the build the last few days. I did get some end mills sharpened. Messed around with the rockers getting ready to assemble them. I have the ones the plan called out but I changed them a bit  ;).
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on April 09, 2016, 02:20:02 PM
Was going to mount rocker system (rails and rockers) and realized I didn't drill the mounting holes yet for them. SO dug out the fixture and created a program to drill them. I just need to find time to get out in the shop and do it. Anyway once I get that done I can get them mounted and size up the push rods. I keep meaning to get started on the gaskets but still haven't. Anyway very windy here today so I may make it out this evening for awhile.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on April 10, 2016, 08:07:11 PM
 Here is a video from yesterday. Today didn't make it to the shop. I will get the rockers mounted and get started on gaskets I hope next weekend. I did drill all 4 heads I figured why not do them all as it doesn't effect anything if I go with the original rockers. I did set down and do some deburing  and set up to cut down the area for the lock nut. Anyway I am getting closer every time I spend time in the shop so thas a good thing (I think) .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lWSr_0sswM
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on September 25, 2016, 11:16:37 PM
I was setting up the second engine to catch it up with the first. Wouldn't you know it one gear missing hmmm. SO I decided to try and do a gear set up with a hob cutter. I've always single pointed my gears but thought I'd give it a try so here is a short video of it getting turned up.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9U2wdfCwgs
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on September 27, 2016, 08:49:04 PM
   Too bad I didn't do it correctly was suppose to make 5 teeth I made 4. I think I can still get it to work. It is heat treated now and is a respectable 63Rc. When I get some time Ill give it a try.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on October 08, 2016, 09:20:19 PM
  Well made it to the shop for some time today between yard work and other things I had to do. I did try out the new hob cutter and did video it.
 :doh:  :doh:  :Doh:
 I did show how to machine gear without a rotary table or index head. It's processing right now and I'll get it up loaded tonight. Take a look and see if the cutter worked or not when I get it up loaded.
  Until then catch ya later.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Joules on October 09, 2016, 07:04:30 AM
Thanks George, very inspiring, both videos.  I will give hob making a try and cut some brass gears for the hell of it.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on October 09, 2016, 09:15:59 AM
Thanks Joules!

Well I did get the video uploaded and I really am going to change the way I cut my gears. It will be using a hob cutter from now on it worked out so well. Anyway my next trip to the shop will be to set up the timing of the cam in the second Little Demon engine.

Here is a link to the video if you care to take a look. I attempt to show how to make a gear without a index head or a rotary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKlFEVWEtuI
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: RobWilson on October 09, 2016, 12:18:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: Very interesting and enjoyable videos George   :thumbup:

I may have to give that method of gear cutting ago one day  :dremel:


Rob
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Will_D on October 09, 2016, 04:09:15 PM
Why not just mount the pointer (with a magnet) on the vice?
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on October 09, 2016, 06:15:24 PM
I wanted it a little higher I could have but then I would have been looking more downward at it but yest that would have worked too.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 20, 2016, 01:15:59 PM
 Well I cut the head gaskets and upon looking to start assembling I noticed a boo boo , Oh crap the coolant passage and has an error. I ran into the counter bore for the head bolt for the passage that goes to the intake manifold.  Crap! and I didn't drill the hole for the passage in the face of the head. So now I need to come up with a repair plan. I'm thinking of reaming up the counter bore and pressing in a spacer to the bottom of the hole but first I need to take the counter bore a bit deeper to give it a sealing wall so it wont leak. Then maybe mill a passage in the face of the head to connect to the block coolant passage. Anyway I may do a video showing what I'm talking about here.






(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/head-gasket.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 23, 2016, 11:16:10 AM
  Ok I think I have sorted out a solution for the error. I videoed it and now I will start the final clean up of parts and assembly. Once I get the heads installed I'll get the rockers and push rods done. So today will be a spend some time getting things laid out to start putting together.
Hopefully I won't find too many more boo boo's.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NodIRGYnL9M
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 23, 2016, 04:38:09 PM
Well was lining things up to start assembly and while giving the block assembly a going over I slid the cam out and messed up the cam timing. So I get to set up and set it again.   :bang:  I'll try and get some time in on it tomorrow before turkey time  :beer:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 24, 2016, 08:51:47 PM
Ok reset the cam timing and started assembly of things before dinner. I did get back out in the evening I'll post that tomorrow night. Here is a video of the start.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUTX7gXcNJs 
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 25, 2016, 08:44:03 AM
I have a question has anyone tried using this stuff for spark plug boots.
Flex Seal  (http://www.flexsealproducts.com/product/liquid/)
I was going to maybe give it a try after I make up an mold for them. Not sure if the stuff will work or not.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on November 25, 2016, 07:40:08 PM
Doc

I have not used it but a friend at work has and he said it worked as it claimed.... I would research the heat factor before you buy it....btw i have been watching your videos with great interest... smashing job..

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 25, 2016, 08:16:38 PM
Thanks Anthony
   I did find some specs and it says the stuff is good fro 0 degrees f to over 250. I think I will get some and do some tests with it to see if it will work for this.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 25, 2016, 09:55:59 PM
Yesterday afternoon and this mornings vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4lKBccKXqA
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 26, 2016, 02:43:03 PM
The finish of the day yesterday finished up on one side with the rockers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV2FR0vJ2As
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 27, 2016, 11:07:32 AM
Here is an update from last night I did run into another little bug with the distributor alignment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLcYGeuGn54
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on November 27, 2016, 05:21:12 PM
Need plug wires set distributor and then a gas tank and we are getting close. 


(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/PB270012.jpg)




(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/PB270015.jpg)


I ordered some castable rubber while I wait for that I may start with the rockers and push rods on the second engine.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on December 10, 2016, 12:22:23 PM
    Had a bit of an incident in the shop last Sunday. I was out in the morning and the shop heater was acting up. So I decided to change the thermocoupler. I was standing on a small step stool and it decided to skip out from under me tossing me to the floor. I landed flat on my back. Unfortunately in the landing zone there was 2 pieces of square tube! It felt like I broke my back took me some time to get my breath back. I ended up going to the doctor the next day x-rays nothing broken just bad bruises and a 2 inch gash on my right arm. I was put on 2 pain meds and a muscle relaxant. Man I could not move at all for the next 3 days! I feel much better today and am going to see if I can get out there and do a little work this afternoon.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on December 10, 2016, 12:31:08 PM
Bad luck George 

I wish you a speedy recovery - back pain is not good - been there, suffered and had the operation  :bugeye:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on December 10, 2016, 02:32:55 PM
Bad luck George 

I wish you a speedy recovery - back pain is not good - been there, suffered and had the operation  :bugeye:

Thanks Andrew!
  I've had my trouble with spinal injuries. About 20 years ago I had 3 disks bulge in my neck and I was paralyzed on my left side. They went in to cut the disk away from my spinal cord to try and get control back of y left side. I did get most movement back but still have little tremors sometime in my left arm. I have been pretty careful for the most part not to end up in that situation again.
  I was out in the shop but just felt not all there so I came back in and am going to sit back and vegetate again today. Maybe tomorrow.
Here is a pic from about 20 years ago after I got out of the hospital.

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24867_1119710690218_1835482_n.jpg?oh=5e73c835a1fc201e8e625c55378fd323&oe=58EC78F1)     
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: tom osselton on December 10, 2016, 02:41:32 PM
Hope your doing better!
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on December 10, 2016, 02:48:58 PM
Thanks Tom.


 Nope couldn't work today just a little too messed up from the meds and didn't want to mess anything up so I decided to upload a little vid. Maybe tomorrow but I kind of doubt I'll make it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcveJsYcaww
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on December 10, 2016, 06:03:03 PM
You take it easy George and don't rush things - sometimes enforced cogitation time can be beneficial  :clap:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZnT9qvO_7k
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DavidA 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.

Dave.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EtG_BdHI50
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin 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


Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHx9ApepQPw 
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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 !
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Manxmodder 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: philf 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.

Cheers.

Phil
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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!
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin 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.

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhiRri2Jc9A




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5AzJmK9Ceg
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Will_D 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!
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcxiK6bOK3A

Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/tank1.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/doc0455/media/My%20V8%20build/tank1.jpg.html)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/tank2.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/doc0455/media/My%20V8%20build/tank1.jpg.html)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/tank3.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/doc0455/media/My%20V8%20build/tank1.jpg.html)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/tank4.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/doc0455/media/My%20V8%20build/tank1.jpg.html)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4WuopWwNOc
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Buell 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 !

Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.


(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/plugwire.jpg)


(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/plugwirebrk1.jpg)

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/My%20V8%20build/plugwirebrk2.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EcyDCuzxmY
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc 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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D37Wxn_fk8
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Manxmodder 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.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: krv3000 on December 31, 2016, 04:16:55 PM
even better fill with water then frees then bend 
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Manxmodder 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?

OZ.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on December 31, 2016, 06:34:20 PM
 I was going to anneal and then fill with sand but I king of like the filling it with lead I may give that a go. I have lots of tractor lead wheel weights. If this doesn't work  will up the radius to maybe .5 or .625. I just wanted to try and see if I could go down to a .375. The freeze thing as slow as I am it would all be melted by the time I got started bending it. :lol:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on December 31, 2016, 07:23:30 PM
Doc..

Experiment for sure ...... I vote for fine sand.. interested on your findings.. happy new year brother.

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Manxmodder on December 31, 2016, 08:16:45 PM
Doc,just do a google search for sand bending tube or pipe. There are several very informative videos on youtube.

The technique involves keeping the heat mostly on the outer side of the curve being formed.

OZ

Link to one vid here,there is loads more through google search.
https://youtu.be/v8mMQbEkr8w

And another: https://youtu.be/A-gX-GQCk5k
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on January 01, 2017, 03:37:14 AM
Cerobend is the stuff to use. Melts in hot water
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: tom osselton on January 01, 2017, 04:39:57 PM
I just ordered 4 pounds of it on ebay
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/272088257037?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on January 02, 2017, 11:13:23 AM
Just did the research on this stuff it looks Pukka..

If anyone uses this product in the future please make a post of it Hopefully Doc gives it a whirl

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on January 02, 2017, 11:53:36 AM
I've been using it for decades  :bugeye:

Not only for bending pipes without them crushing, but also for fixturing awkwardly shaped bits for machining - just set them in a simple mould box, pour it in, then grip in a vice and machine the part. Melt out in hot water when done - save for reuse :thumbup:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: tom osselton on January 02, 2017, 05:12:27 PM
I bought this to give some to my grandaughter for jewelry making to hold stones for drilling.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on January 02, 2017, 06:20:26 PM
Andrew..

Blinding idea for holding work for machining smashing... im going to give that a try thank you very much..

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 02, 2017, 09:08:20 PM
Thanks for the info guys. You need to be careful some of that stuff has cadmium and that stuff isn't to good for you. We use to use some stuff at work like that to hold complex parts for machining. I may order some medical grade stuff (no cadmium) it could come in real handy.
Thanks!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zJLfgk6YW8
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 03, 2017, 06:29:52 PM
Didn't get any shop time last few days we ended up with another 10 inches of snow. So I have been busy moving snow again. I did grab the camera last night while moving snow.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdsbkeC58IU
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 07, 2017, 09:51:19 AM
  Ok I did get the tanks at the right height and fuel line attached. I do need to come up with some small hose clamps of some sort. I added a short video the sound is terrible I used the new camera with  the sport case on it so now I know not to put the case on it again.  Anyway I'm going to work on the pipes and a temp coolant tank  to take the place of radiator. Shouldn't be long now I do have some mis things to wrap up but hoping to be able to give it a try next week end. Depending on how the bending and pipe thing goes

PS I did get the new batch of liquid rubber haven't had a chance to give it a try yet. I sure hope the stuff setts up this time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJO1L2Jl-s
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 07, 2017, 06:59:30 PM
Bending tubes for exhaust and trying to get them the same length and angle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5HBdhgk878
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on January 08, 2017, 08:26:01 AM
Good deal Doc... your bender could do with a handle that's a tad longer..   :palm:

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 08, 2017, 09:03:38 AM
Good deal Doc... your bender could do with a handle that's a tad longer..   :palm:

Anthony.
Haha yes it could but I'm done with it for now.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 08, 2017, 09:24:30 AM
  Ok have exhaust pipes done for now so on to the plug wires again. I think the first thing I will do is make some wire organizers. The silver soldering went pretty good for the most part. I did solder one with the video camera running. I may end up painting the set that will go onto the engine that I have put paint on.
  I also got the new set of liquid rubber stuff that the first batch didn't work (wouldn't set up beyond black goo) I hope this stuff will work. It is suppose to get to the hardness of tie rubber (according to their advertisement) I'll probably try the stuff out this week. I'm hoping the cold temp isn't what caused the first batch to not work because when they delivered it, again it was well below 0 degrees f.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8QZCe2cPCU
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 08, 2017, 04:33:02 PM
Still messing with the exhaust tubing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WVR-zwfJw0
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 09, 2017, 09:39:09 PM
Ok update on wire organizers and  also tried out the 2nd batch of liquid rubber.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcLs0Bfqc9Q


(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15940840_10203085613938498_7630634793612836744_n.jpg?oh=a1249df3c17c7a5cb829542a23ff945d&oe=5919D036)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15871508_10203085613858496_2692142476036254275_n.jpg?oh=91d0367891a0150423e44e831bd970e7&oe=59167F90)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Brass_Machine on January 09, 2017, 11:20:32 PM
Nice work George.   :thumbup:

I have been wanting to order the plans for the Little Demon for awhile now. I went so far as to get a set of gaskets off Steve when he was selling them. I just need to order the plans and have the time to build it. I keep postponing... But reading your build is starting to inspire me to order the plans.

Keep up the good work!

Eric
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 10, 2017, 01:13:01 PM
Thank Eric !

I purchased the plans when Steve first offered them. I do design work and drafting so I know how much work goes into this kind of thing and I couldn't believe the sweet deal he offered so I jumped on it. It has been a fun build but I've been kind of slow at getting things done but I am getting close.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 10, 2017, 08:24:11 PM
Here is a pic of the first boot I'm uploading the video of me removing the cores and taking it out of the mold. I had trouble getting the cores out the next one I put a little more Vaseline on the cores this time. The rubber did set up pretty nice this time.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/plugboot1.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 11, 2017, 08:29:22 AM
e is the vid of the taking the first boot out of mold and removing cores.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYXwQCPw4t8
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: tom osselton on January 11, 2017, 05:50:07 PM
Nice work on the boots who did you get the kit off of. Are they as hard as tyre rubber like they said?
If you decide to scrap that one or have some scrap about it would be interestimg to see what happens when in contact with oil / gas.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 11, 2017, 07:31:23 PM
Nice work on the boots who did you get the kit off of. Are they as hard as tyre rubber like they said?
If you decide to scrap that one or have some scrap about it would be interestimg to see what happens when in contact with oil / gas.

 First out of the mold it's not as hard as a tire but after setting another day I'd say it's close. I got it off ebay I'm happy with the hardness and the stuff has some tinsel strength. The first one getting the cores out I had to use a pliers and I twisted the crap out of the stuff and only suffered a small little tear.
   I fixed the little tear when I mixed and did another boot I dabbed a little on an now you can't find the tear.

 I redid the mold to add a little collar around where the plug goes into the boot once I get it the way I want I'll create a mold to do 4 at a time.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 12, 2017, 04:48:42 PM
plug boots update
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjAOBSpBU5Y
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 13, 2017, 07:47:21 AM
Ok next version of plug boot this style has a small ring at end still not sure how I want them to look. I'm sure some of you are thinking how long can he mess around with the plug boots? 
       When I decide on the style I want to go with I'll build 2 molds each with 4 cavities so I will be able to make 8 at at a time. I did find that about the shortest un-mold time is about 2.5 hours and once removed letting them sit in a warm place for 5 or 6 hours the harden up to a nice hardness of pretty close to tier rubber so I am very pleased with the way the stuff works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxIhzgEeL5o
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 13, 2017, 01:24:12 PM
Ok I decided to go with the style with the collar around the end.


(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/plugboot3.jpg)


(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac331/doc0455/plugboot2.jpg)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on January 13, 2017, 06:28:06 PM
Smashing job Doc.. i found the rubber project very interesting, I learned something new.

Thanks..

Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 14, 2017, 04:49:31 PM
Thanks Anthony!

Here is video on the plug wire boot mold.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVsdT5hGCuA
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 14, 2017, 09:24:55 PM
Ok now the distributor wire boots.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GdMeaWrlVQ
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 15, 2017, 10:21:05 PM
Didn't make much headway today was my father-in-laws 94th birthday so not much done in the shop.
Just need to get some distributor boots done and some brass pins then I can start putting wires together.
Been thinking about  the radiators to come and how I make attack that.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 18, 2017, 05:14:22 PM
Well darn I should have known better.  :doh: :doh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Uu0tS3RwE
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: philf on January 19, 2017, 04:31:08 AM
Hi Doc,

It's not only me then that can cock something up!  :Doh:

Thanks for sharing the building of your wonderful engines.

It's enough to take on such a project but to build two and then produce your videos -  :bow:

Phil.

Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 19, 2017, 07:03:34 PM
Ok the continuing saga of boot making haha.
 I made a new mold to create boots for the distributor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pim6INe39Kg
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 20, 2017, 12:55:25 PM
Ok very first try with new distributor boot mold. I did put together 3.5 plug wires so slow but sure moving forward in build.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdkEaKYK5hg
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 20, 2017, 10:10:57 PM
Ok second try with new mold.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExPJDdr1DaI
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 21, 2017, 09:32:58 AM
The process of putting the boots on the wires. The sheilding on the wire is so soft it is tough to get the ends on and I have the boots fitting pretty tight on the wires Anyway I did come up with a way to get them on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEevyg0spqU
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 21, 2017, 07:54:10 PM
A question was raised about the effect of fuel on the rubber I am using.

   I put a slug in some camp fuel white gas which is basically unleaded fuel which is what I run in my engines.
The piece was fully submerged for 2.5 hours. I set up a durometer test to check before and after to see what the results would be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhinNEGLYfs
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 22, 2017, 09:59:14 AM
Ok I have all the plug wires in place need to sort out the ignition hookups and the starting clutch bearing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQhTqSwqfI8
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 22, 2017, 02:55:18 PM
   I am working on a ignition box yet but I did put the one way bearings into the dampener pulley. I gave it a spin and am now disappointed   :palm: something just doesn't feel correct. I think I may have the cam set wrong. When I spin it over I feel a pulse out the exhaust tubes and feels like no compression. I need to devise a way of quick checking the cam timing. As much time as I spent on it somewhere I think I messed up. I will give it some thought while I work on an ignition box for them. They both feel the exact same when spinning them over so what ever I did I was consistent. I need to go back and watch Steve's video again on setting it up.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 23, 2017, 07:00:25 PM
Ok I stuck a small pin in #1 spark plug hole cranked ccw until pin stopped it I set the degree wheel on zero then  went cw until stopped again. It stopped on 50  so I pulled the pin out cranked 25 and set it at zero. Then checked the exhaust withe an indicator on the #1 exhaust and found top dead center of it and it was correct where it was set. So that's not it I had checked spark yesterday I checked again hmmm nothing.
I pulled the distributor from the 2nd engine ah have spark again. SO gave it a spin and 3 or 4 puffs of smoke then nothing. I checked the spark again nothing. So I fried 2 hall effect sensors. Not sure why it is frying the sensors. SO now I need to put a couple more sensors in I had ground wires on "I was told in the past it would fry without it" this is the pits I'm wondering if there is another cdi unit out there that is a little more reliable this one seems to be pretty touchy. I'll put in a couple more sensors and check everything again and see if it does it again.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: chipenter on January 24, 2017, 03:58:52 AM
Bad luck George keep at it I am posative you will get there  :bow: .
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 27, 2017, 08:33:59 PM
  Ok finally spend t a little time out checking things. I feel pretty stupid! :doh: I found  that middle wire came off the plug for sensor so hall effect didn't work but set for points the 2 outside wire still worked. So I had jumped to the con conclusion the sensor was bad I tore one of the distributors apart and chipped the sensor off CRAP. I need to learn to take a deep breath step back and investigate things and not jump to conclusions like that. Anyway I did have 2 separate ground wires to the motor. Upon checking over the second distributor I found that I had glued on the rotor contact wrong also wouldn't you know it, it was almost perfectly in between 2 cap contacts.  So tomorrow I am going to spend some time and check everything I can think of before fixing distributor and trying again. Plus I did order a engine starter to spin it over (thanks for the info on that Steve) it should be here maybe tomorrow.
 Anyway I do feel like what a dumb @ss! :hammer: :hammer:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 28, 2017, 10:10:19 PM
Ok received my starter I purchased from Ebay. It looks good will need to figure out way of putting on a drive pin.I did work on getting distributor fixed and ready for another try. Before I try again I'm going to build a box for the cdi unit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn49VwXHEG4
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 28, 2017, 10:54:39 PM
Ok worked on distributor that I messed up. need to get it installed back on engine and timed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8tp7GpcJCY
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 29, 2017, 02:05:44 PM
  Been spending the morning whittling away at a enclosure box for the CDI unit.  I'm making it out of Plexiglas and am going to put banana connectors to connect to engine.
  Just taking a lunch break and having a cup of coffee although I probably shouldn't have the coffee I  had the tremors and shakes in my hands pretty bad yesterday (sucks getting old) Anyway about ready to head back out for awhile. Did solder the ends onto the new starter and play with it a little but haven't started the mods I'll need to do on it. I had been wanting a hand held starter for some time just need to get it set up for clutch bearings now.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on January 30, 2017, 09:21:10 PM
Worked on hooking up the wires in the ignition box.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRKAXoN_oOc
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 01, 2017, 09:01:58 AM
Ok continuing with the ignition box  for model engines. Will use this box for a multiple engines.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsy0E-xANCs
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 03, 2017, 07:20:10 PM
Model engine starter mod to make it for a drive pin in one way bearing. By making an expanding hub for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g2UnN8mf74
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 05, 2017, 05:38:28 PM
Ok did get the last half of the starter mod up loaded.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy-dpmYioJg



  I did try starting today though it was going to start after I had to change the hall sensor but 2 loud miss fires out the exhaust so I checked and the timing was a little late so I corrected that. Was going to give tit another try but the one way clutch bear was bad. This was the 4th one that went bad on me so I need to get on the lathe and cut it out and put a new one in. I have 2 left I think the good deal on the bearings was not a good deal. Anyway I did find some others on the net that have more rollers so I placed an order to see if they are any better.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 09, 2017, 01:03:42 PM
A little update on haw the build is progressing (or not progressing haha)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7zyhsLG9wM
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DavidA on February 11, 2017, 06:44:47 PM
I find that Doc's videos no longer appear on my screen. Only the text referring to them.

Anyone know why this should happen ?

Dave.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 11, 2017, 09:33:09 PM
Working on a tool to check distributor performance. Trying to convince myself the distributor is working correctly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DasJbW9Dn3E
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 12, 2017, 09:11:25 AM
More on the little distributor spark test tool.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiVkY6pRCAM
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 12, 2017, 07:33:14 PM
Here is the first test with the tool.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV9A0nvRDqY
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DMIOM on February 13, 2017, 04:42:58 AM
George, I've no knowledge of those little CDi units, but, as well as the voltage being possibly a little low, I wonder if the penlight cells will deliver sufficient current? (especially as the RPM / and hence charge rate increases) - not sure what the CDi unit draws but maybe worth testing with a 5volt bench supply with decent current capacity?

Dave
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 14, 2017, 03:12:53 PM
The first promising signs of life!!!!!
I'm kind of a happy camper! It looks to be firing on all cylinders just need to sort out the carb adjustments and timing. I primed it with a primer bottle and she did fire up. I have it on tape I am uploading the raw footage and will post it when it's finished up loading.
 :D :ddb: :) :ddb: :ddb: :D :ddb: :ddb: :) :ddb: :ddb:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: philf on February 14, 2017, 03:35:48 PM
The first promising signs of life!!!!!
I'm kind of a happy camper! It looks to be firing on all cylinders just need to sort out the carb adjustments and timing. I primed it with a primer bottle and she did fire up. I have it on tape I am uploading the raw footage and will post it when it's finished up loading.
 :D :ddb: :) :ddb: :ddb: :D :ddb: :ddb: :) :ddb: :ddb:

Well done Doc - looking forward to the video.  :clap:

Phil.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on February 14, 2017, 03:59:25 PM
Persistence generally pays off - well done  :thumbup:

Look forward to the next video
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 14, 2017, 09:55:40 PM
I am so under the weather but wanting to mess with it some more. I didn't go to work t day to stay around home and watch over my wife and run some errands for her she is really sick. I think she may have strep throat if not it's a really nasty cold. And now I'm feeling terrible. The video is just about uploaded. I'll post a link if I'm still up when it finishes.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 15, 2017, 10:34:26 AM
Here is the link of the video from yesterday.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr8SmLC7Q5s



Unfortunately I am really under the weather can't stop coughing and it feels like a bus ran over me.
So it maybe awhile before I get back to it again. This cold really sucks! My wife has had it since Monday I hope I feel better by the week end.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 17, 2017, 01:06:58 PM
  Well my wife made doctor appointments for both of use this-morning. I hate going to the doctor she usually has to twist my arm but I felt so bad no arm twisting needed.  I tested positive for strep she just has a bad cold. Man I can't stop coughing and my head is about to explode.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on February 22, 2017, 02:45:27 PM
  I'm attempting to put together an ignition package that I can use on my hit miss engines on the cheap. I do have a portable unit but I'm looking to dedicate systems to each engine so I only have to throw a switch and go. The unit I have works like a buz coil so I'm going to give it a try.
Anyway here is a short clip of it running on 4.5 volts.


PS Still fighting Strep Throat and feeling like crap! Sorry about the smudged up lens on the camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEyeJF6Qx2g




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8enWELn0ng

Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 03, 2017, 07:40:33 PM
Well it;s been abut 3 weeks of feeling really under the weather. Still dragging butt a little but did get out and do some spark plug wires for the second engine. The number 1 is waiting for me yet but just didn't feel up to working on it today.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D-jUm78Ov4
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 04, 2017, 07:58:36 PM
  I did finish plug wires but then I was going to set the distributor timing only to find I have the cam set wrong  :(
 I'm feeling pretty crappy yet and that didn't make me feel any better.  :doh:
     I started to taking it apart to reset the cam and pooped out for today. I also got the hub done and mounted it to the flywheel. I'll try and get out there and get the cam timing set and get things put back together.
   Hmmm this is the 3rd time I am messing with the cam timing not sure how I messed this one up again. While I have it apart I am going to take the dampener pulley and put timing makes at 5 degree increments from top dead like I did one number 1. I'd try number one again but I want to get the plug wires shortened and I am waiting for a voltage regulator so can kick up the voltage to the CDI unit. I was kind of hoping it would show up today but no such luck.   
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 05, 2017, 05:33:55 PM
Feeling a lot better today both the wife and me. Actually got outside and took the pups for a walk.

  I did get the cam set and the timing set and actually tried to start it and same as number one just wouldn't catch and go. I did find that I needed to open the fuel needle 2.5 turns open to get enough fuel to it. She just about would run but not quite.
  I have been waiting for a voltage regulator but I just got couldn't wait any more I wanted to see if the .5 volt (plus I'm sure not enough amp) would make a difference.
     Guess what   :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: she took right off!!My wife was videoing it so I did have my first run on engine number 2. I need to get number one ready and give it a try. I didn't want to run it too long with no cooling she warmed up pretty quick but I did make me a happy camper. The video is uploading right now and should be posted in and hour or so.
  Now to get going on a radiator so I can run them and get them tuned in
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 05, 2017, 06:47:29 PM
Ok if anyone would like to see first run here it is.
I think I'm going to rig up some type of temporary cooling tank to be able to run and get things adjusted. I do have the materials laying here for the radiator but have not started that yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXoz-6aaRZ4
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: philf on March 06, 2017, 04:18:57 AM
Well done Doc!

Sounds amazing.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Phil.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on March 06, 2017, 06:15:46 AM
As Phil says, awesome sound :thumbup:

But do be careful running those engines in a confined space, just because they're models doesn't stop the carbon monoxide getting you  :bugeye:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: lilyies on March 06, 2017, 05:13:08 PM
Doc all your videos have dissappered even the new ones do not come up.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on March 06, 2017, 05:15:55 PM
The ones embedded in this thread are opening OK for me  :scratch:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DavidA on March 06, 2017, 06:11:35 PM
Lilyies,

I have the same problem.

With me it pertains to all video clips posted in the same manner.  i.e click on the video to start it.

HTTP links work ok.

I also am having the same problem with videos posted on other sites.  Are you ?

Still shots appear as normal.

Dave.

p.s.  I'm running XP.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on March 06, 2017, 06:20:33 PM
I've just tied it on an IOS (with Safari) device, ( my iPad) and it works, also on my Laptop running Win7 and Chrome as browser and that too is working as well.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: lilyies on March 07, 2017, 06:19:35 PM
Andrew I am running windows 10 and lost all the vids in this thread about 10 days ago
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: seadog on March 07, 2017, 06:32:58 PM
I'm on 10 Pro - no problems
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: mattinker on March 08, 2017, 01:38:23 AM
No problems Firefox in Ubuntu (Linux).
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DavidA on March 09, 2017, 01:36:12 PM
Thanks for the responses.

I tried using Chrome, but it was the same.

Maybe it is time to bite the bullet and go back to Linux.

Windows is just an endless series of updates.

I do like XP as it seems to be virtually solid. But more and more updates of things won't work on it. Java being the latest.

Dave.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on March 09, 2017, 02:03:44 PM
It's odd Dave - I'm sure a lot of us are using Windows in various flavours satisfactorily  :scratch: (Though I admit to avoiding Win 10 like the plague).

There must be some setting that's stopping you - perhaps your firewall ?
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: seadog on March 09, 2017, 03:18:37 PM
I really don't understand why people have so many problems with Windows. I updated from 7 to 10 whilst I could still do it for free. I accept updates as they occur. I use Chrome, too, and have had few problems that can't usually be easily resolved. Perhaps it's down to the hardware. My box is 4 or maybe 5 years old and is an HP. Often people have add-ons that they've forgotten about, or are unaware of that impact the whole system.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DavidA on March 10, 2017, 10:34:11 AM
Well, I'm now running Puppy Linux and the videos are working fine. The only problems I am experiencing (at the moment ; sure to be others coming down the line) re the screen has gone very dim even though the monitor is showing 100% brilliance. Also it is a bit 'clunky', but I can live with that.
My main gripe with windows is the fact that you know they are going to bring out a new version every couple of years and that many of your programs will not work correctly on it.  The best example I can think of was when they moved from FAT to NTFS.

Anyhow, Linux, when used in Command Line mode is very similar to DOS. And i was brought up on DOS (and CP/M).
Time to scrape the rust off my remaining brain cells and get up to speed on Linux.

Yeah, I know...Real techies use Unix.. But hey, give me a break here; I'm trying.

Dave.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 11, 2017, 09:20:50 AM
  I videoed it a little more with a kind of temp coolant tank. Hard to get anything done right now just want to play with it. The number 1 is just sitting there waiting for me to get back to it. Plus the radiator material is laying there waiting for me to get started on it. I think I've run a few tanks of gas though her. I did get some tips on setting the air bleed screw and fuel mix screws which helped a lot so thanks for that! Anyway here is a video from yesterday.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpmHEi6IJWA
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on March 11, 2017, 12:08:33 PM
I really don't understand why people have so many problems with Windows. I updated from 7 to 10 whilst I could still do it for free. I accept updates as they occur. I use Chrome, too, and have had few problems that can't usually be easily resolved. Perhaps it's down to the hardware. My box is 4 or maybe 5 years old and is an HP. Often people have add-ons that they've forgotten about, or are unaware of that impact the whole system.

My problem with Windows 10 is legacy software that I still run that is known not to run on Win10
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Biggles on March 11, 2017, 03:19:02 PM
That is some project George. I think you deserve a medal  :mmr:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 11, 2017, 08:35:15 PM
Thanks Biggles but I would have to give it back after this.
Oh crap this really sucks   :palm: :palm:
Things were going good then I wasn't paying attention then it happened. So now I have more mods that I want to do and get it put back together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7xXKBnbfw4
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: DMIOM on March 12, 2017, 08:32:34 AM
Sorry to hear of your challenge, but thanks for taking us along and showing both the good and what the Royal Navy taught me to describe as 'character building' bits!

Dave
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 13, 2017, 04:35:35 PM
Thanks Dave hopefully it will help others and show them what happens when you don't pay attention to things.

Doing some mods to the rockers and checking for damage. I pulled the oil pan off too just wanted to make sure I didn't have things going on there also.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XRMJVSSMrg
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: philf on March 13, 2017, 05:33:59 PM
Doc,

I was enjoying listening to the Moody Blues!

Hope the engine's soon up & running again.

Phil.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 15, 2017, 11:26:37 AM
Thanks Phil

   Just a note I did get things modified and back together last Sunday afternoon. I have a video of it uploading but youtube has been really slow it has been uploading since Sunday night and it just now is at about 85% hope to have something to post this afternoon we will see. I do have a sneak peak video uploaded but has waiting for the main video to finish loading. Mean while I'm back working on number 1 and am trying to sort things out on it.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 16, 2017, 01:01:59 PM
Here is the reassembly and first run video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz9yHpj6SE8


Reassembel and first run video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz9yHpj6SE8)

Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 17, 2017, 10:18:06 PM
Played a little with Demon number 2 today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x62JuJqfc_I

https://youtu.be/x62JuJqfc_I
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 22, 2017, 01:11:06 PM
My father-in-law came to check out the Little Demon last Sunday after noon.
Here is a short video clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2cgoRw69k
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: awemawson on March 22, 2017, 01:54:34 PM
It's good when the family take an interest. Eldest boy vaguely knows what I'm doing but the rest of the family have 'glazed eyes'  :clap:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Biggles on March 22, 2017, 04:13:29 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: tom osselton on March 23, 2017, 04:33:45 PM
Well done!
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 23, 2017, 09:26:21 PM
I was going to post video of cutting with my high speed spindle attachment so here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZqRu6I-QE
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: shipto on March 24, 2017, 06:44:48 PM
 :bow: :jaw: :bugeye: absolutely amazing. Well done sir I have only just got caught up on this thread and have my grandson asleep in his travel cot in living room so cant have sound on but I am still amazed will have to have another look when I can turn volume on.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 26, 2017, 09:05:42 AM
Thanks Shipto!


I finally got a new head gasket put in place and I messed with the carb a little more to, Kind of funny I put things together and just guessed at fuel and air screw settings and was totally surprised at the out come!
  Here is a video of the first try of running after getting things put back together. I still need to work on the water pump it is leaking and spraying coolant around. I think now that the pump shaft may be a little loose so I'm going to put in a new bushing.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvKIgYsZSQ8


Needless to say I am a happy camper!
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: ieezitin on March 26, 2017, 10:36:08 AM
Doc,

I am so happy she is running like  champ great stuff to watch and listen too.. I am curious to hear it with a exhaust and muffle system installed are you going to make one?


Anthony.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 26, 2017, 10:47:23 AM
I may add a collector tube that I can put on or take off but for now I'm happy with the way it is. The video camera doesn't do justice to the sound.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: philf on March 26, 2017, 10:55:33 AM
Doc,

 :clap:

Will they ever be fitted into anything or will they just run on a stand for ever?

It would be interesting to know what power they develop and what speed they could run at.

 :beer:

Phil.

Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on March 27, 2017, 06:10:15 PM
Thanks guys!

I just had to start it yesterday just to see haha.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M7BZpd0xu4


Ps I did find another error I with coolant system the back plate with the slot cut that is suppose to join the left and right side was wrong.
So more than likely that is why the pump is forcing it out past the seal. There isn't anyplace for it to pump the coolant.
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: tom osselton on March 27, 2017, 11:04:51 PM
That would do it! It's good to see them both running!
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: Doc on April 03, 2017, 01:12:14 PM
Guess who made the front page of the local paper.  :coffee: I actually got talked into it after a friend suggested the paper do a write up.

Jamestown Sun (http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/local/4244598-little-engines-big-dreams)
Title: Re: My little Demon so far.
Post by: tom osselton on April 03, 2017, 04:48:00 PM
Way to go Doc! It's nice to get some recognition on a job well done thanks for taking us along!