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Offline Suitable

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #255 on: October 06, 2016, 02:08:43 PM »
Hi Keith (and everyone here! I know it's my first post... But I just had to say something on this thread!),

Just came across your builds after searching the net trying to get some ideas on what project to start next... Wowsers!  :o I'm absolutely blown away with your skill set and incredible attention to detail! Every part is a work of art! Keep up the good work and keep them pics, vids, updates and info coming! You, sir, are an artist! Thanks for the inspiration to build something spectacular! Well, I hope I can... All on manual machines too  :popcorn: Do you design and build F1 cars for your day job or what?!? I'll stop drooling on my iPad over that triple plate clutch and the rest of these parts and get back to design phase on cad now...

Thanks heaps and kind regards (from Australia)


PS: Thanks heaps to everyone here in advance for the wealth of info on this site! So much info and so much to learn! Again, sorry for the first post here too... But this is seriously a work of art!

Offline johntenhave

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #256 on: October 12, 2016, 07:00:26 PM »
Progress quite slow at the moment, but some headway made.

I made some engine mounting brackets to bolt onto the block, and then some soft mounts, which fix to a steel cradle.
I wanted to open up the space at the back of the engine to make room for the next interesting bit I've always fancied having a go at, which is a triple plate clutch.

I realise it doesn't actually need 3 plates, but I wanted them anyway!

The clutch is almost complete now, apart from the friction 'pucks' which will be made from ptfe.

Seems completely wrong to use this as the clutch friction plate, but I use it at work for clutch packs and it works great, provided you have the room for a big enough diameter, and enough clamping force.
The clutch is operated by a cycle hydraulic brake lever.

It all works very smoothly. Just need to make the splined shaft so I can test the torque it will hold.

The design of the clutch is a bit unusual as I haven't got a bellhousing or gearbox to push against, so the arrangement is such that it pushes against itself, hence the 2 thrust bearings. Hopefully the drawing is decipherable to anyone interested.

Dear Keith,

Just a quick note to record my admiration for your vision, your design skills and your masterful execution. Wonderful, wonderful work.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kind regards


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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #257 on: October 12, 2016, 09:46:57 PM »
Well, thanks again for nice comments.
Rivergypsy, I'm afraid the electrical thing was someone else's post, not from my day job.
Dean, hope my PM was some use?

I've not made much progress, so no new pics. The clutch works great. Nice and smooth.
I've got a driveshaft output now, but still will be using electric drill to start.
I've made a nice cooling system from an oil cooler radiator, and mounted in a box with electric fan.

Too much other stuff going on at the moment to get much further with engine, but I'm almost ready to fire up and get the video done.
I sold the V8 recently, so would like to have a working engine again soon.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #258 on: November 17, 2016, 02:17:52 AM »
WOW you sold the V8, must have been a ridiculous amount of money offered to entice you to let it go, I know its hard to see our babies leave home. waah waah, I got your pm thanks Kieth your advice was very helpfull. should be uploading some photos to my v12 thread later on tonight if you want to check them out.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #259 on: December 10, 2016, 04:50:51 PM »
Well, apologies for the delay but the video is finally done. Had real problems with the spark plugs, as usual.
Runs just about well enough for this video, but needs another set of plugs making. Some really hot running ones.
I ducted the exhaust out of some 2" pipe, which had the unexpected benefit of deepening the exhaust note, so I kept it on. Sounds good with headphones!

Hopefully this link will work.

Offline Roger B

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #260 on: December 10, 2016, 07:37:59 PM »
Wonderful  :) Congratulations  :praise2:  :praise2:
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #261 on: December 10, 2016, 06:10:59 PM »
That is a work of art, skill and dedication!

Ars longa, vita brevis.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #262 on: December 10, 2016, 09:10:42 PM »
I can only dream of producing something half as good.
Great work again Keith!

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #263 on: December 10, 2016, 10:29:46 PM »
Awesome Keith.


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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #264 on: December 11, 2016, 01:03:25 AM »

Definitely world class.

Congratulations Keith on an outstanding build.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #265 on: December 11, 2016, 02:31:48 AM »
What can be said? Impeccable!!!!!
Talent unshared is talent wasted.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #266 on: December 11, 2016, 02:43:09 AM »
Yeah buddy!

It's times like these that not having a computer with sound sucks!
Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #267 on: December 11, 2016, 03:16:09 AM »
Hello Keith, this has to be the best news I've woken up to in a long time :D

I hope with enough time and practice, I'll be able to create masterpieces like this. Thank you for taking the time to show how it's done. :)
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #268 on: December 11, 2016, 03:17:36 AM »

Beautiful work and a great runner.



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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #269 on: December 11, 2016, 03:36:26 AM »
Hi Keith, fantastic. I do like your fully equiped test bed.
Kind Regards