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Offline galland

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V8 crank in a case
« on: April 11, 2019, 04:52:08 PM »
Didn't know what else to call this. Sometimes I just get making something that doesn't really have any purpose at all. Just something to pass the time. Where I used to work I was in the gage room at one time and we had a boxload of very tiny gears that came out of old meters and dial indicators. I latched on to a bunch thinking maybe I could find a use for them some day. I used two here. Not sure what else to do with it now.       Gary
     

Offline galland

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Re: V8 crank in a case
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 04:56:57 PM »
Woops,   meant to say V8 crank in a crate.       Gary

Offline Johnmcc69

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Re: V8 crank in a case
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 05:28:38 PM »
Very cool! Nice work!

 "Not sure what to do with it?" ....
 Build the rest of the engine around it!  :stickpoke:

 John

Offline crueby

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Re: V8 crank in a case
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 06:15:27 PM »
Very cool! Nice work!

 "Not sure what to do with it?" ....
 Build the rest of the engine around it!  :stickpoke:

 John
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Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: V8 crank in a case
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 09:41:41 PM »
Hello Galland,

I also vote for a completed engine, that is just way cool, you have to finish that project.

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline galland

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Re: V8 crank in a case
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 01:34:02 PM »
I love your enthusiasm guys for me to do more with this. Originally I only wanted a crank that I could put those tiny gears on thinking a flywheel might look cute. Then I built the crate or whatever it is to hold it and be able to rotate it. I must admit then I got visualizing rods and pistons so I did some calculations and they did not look promising. The rod journals are right at .125 wide meaning the rods would have to be a little less than .062. Now you see those huge 0-80 screws holding the flywheel on. The heads on them are .096 across so way to big. I have heard that you can get 00-90 socket head screws but I don't know what diameter they are but 00-90 hex head are about .080 across the flats which is also way to big.      Gary

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Re: V8 crank in a case
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 08:51:45 PM »
"I only wanted a crank that I could put those tiny gears on thinking a flywheel might look cute. Then I built the crate or whatever it is to hold it"

Yep! That's how it starts.
Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.

Offline toolznthings

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Re: V8 crank in a case
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 03:06:26 AM »
Very cool and nice work !   :ThumbsUp:
Thanks for the visit !
Brian