Machinist's-Let's Build My Super America Racing Engine

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  1. PICNewbee

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    Like the Mickey Rooney Judy Garland movies. 'Hey kids! Let's put on a show!'.

    Anybody want to hear about it?

    Key feature is it can be built in different configurations.

    From single and twin up to V16 and flat16.

    Would probably build in scale first. Like the old railroad invention patent models.

    1/2 scale? Big enough to make some of the small parts?
     
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  2. Kermit2

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  3. PICNewbee

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    Hey. They are talking about machining a small part in the other post!

    I think this qualifies for off topic.

    Looks like there are a lot of machinist's here.

    Engine has cross flow heads and dual overhead camshafts. 4 stroke.
     
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  4. Kermit2

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    Ok
    It's your head and our brickwall. But glad to pitch in when you get to the electrical systems build.
     
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  7. Kermit2

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    Proof? Of what?

    I'm curious. Why the eagerness to get circuit heads involved in your metal machining dreams? What do you hope to learn asking the chemistry instructor to help you with your history assignment?
    ??? I'm just puzzled by your insistence to build a model using machines mentioned here VERY rarely.
     
  8. PICNewbee

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    My budget?

    I would be the wrong person to let loose on a lathe.

    I don't have the concentration for that kind of thing.

    I provide the design.

    What makes different configurations possible is steel billet crankshafts. Welded.

    That's a recent development.

    I say make individual cylinders and heads.

    Then build crankcase in the different configurations.

    Common features. Oil pump.Method of oil galleries.
     
  9. Papabravo

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    What makes you think your designs have any worth whatsoever?
    You're like the guy with a patentable idea who has no interest in starting and managing an enterprise. You're looking for someone else to do the heavy lifting. No thanks.
     
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  10. Kermit2

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    I am led to understand you cannot decipher a sentence which is ended by a question mark.

    I will restate my question.

    Tell us in detail how to etch the PCB and where the transistors are to be placed and let's get this motor powered up.
     
  11. PICNewbee

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    'someone else to do the heavy lifting'

    The idea is to brainstorm.

    I got an idea from it already.

    Use existing cylinder heads Make a V16. One billet crankshaft.

    But.The idea is to make the racing engine from scratch.
     
  12. PICNewbee

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    Do MCU's 7/24? I don't think so.

    Good luck with whatever you're attempting here.

    I'm out of here. Don't bother giving any response in any of my posts.
     
  13. tcmtech

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    Yep I have a bunch of buddies for that here. They have 'a great idea that will make millions' but they just need someone to design, refine build re-refine pay for and market it for them and in all reality it's almost always something that already exist in mass production but just not in the area of life they deal with. That or it has to defy the laws of physics to actually work or be built as they want. :oops:

    Now as for the OP I too have actually thought about building my own one-off engine a number of times as well. Nothing fancy or major. Just a little put-putter made from reworked small engine parts fitted into a custom made block. Something low RPM and as high of efficiency as I can make it within the working limits of whatever components I have. :cool:
     
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  14. PICNewbee

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    'Yeah. That's the ticket!'

    I say separate cylinders and heads and block.

    Anyhow it would be a hobbyist's engine. Motorcyles, go karts and race cars. Same engine. Different configurations.

    It would have to be a group of young guys. 18-35. Disposable income. Money for toys.

    I'm just here for guidance.

    Have to get the high RPM's in there. High RPM's produce more horsepower.

    It's physics or something.
     
  15. PICNewbee

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    If you want to get something made in a reasonable amount of time.

    Build a flathead engine.

    Can refit it with an overhead valve head and then overhead single cam and dual cam later.

    Ala conversions in the 30's to 50;s.
     
  16. #12

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    You guys have fun. I'd rather give a leopard an enema than spend a year making parts for something I can have next week, cheaper than I can buy the parts.
     
  17. Papabravo

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    You do have a way with words. The way I hear it the 18-35 year old set has no disposable income and they all live with their mom's on account of nobody will give the a job. Sorta like street level dealers who make less than minimum wage despite the risks.

    http://www.cc.ntut.edu.tw/~kmliu/freakonomics/3 durg dealers live with moms.pdf
     
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  18. Externet

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    Can you show us the blueprints ? ... And the budget ?
     
  19. SLK001

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    How are you planing on casting the block? Lost wax, or foam mold? What do you envision the material for the block? Cast iron or aluminum? Also, where do I go for the money to do this? Do you have a Paypal account that you could disperse the money from?
     
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    That is your job. The OP did the hard part. Coming up with the idea. :eek:
     
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