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Offline keith5700

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #225 on: May 04, 2016, 12:49:55 PM »
Me want big Vrooooom too! More likely to be big splutter, fart and smoke!

I forgot to say, the plenum colour is a bit odd. Too much blue in it. I don't know what went wrong there.
It was anodised and dyed in the same black dye as the cam covers, but came out a completely different shade.
It will have to be re-done later when I figure out the problem.

The throttle potentiometer, I think, was RS code 473-580. They call them trimmers, not pots.

A couple of pics showing the injector setup. It's just a lash-up as I expect it to all change later.




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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #226 on: May 04, 2016, 06:00:37 PM »
Keith:

Don't want to hi-jack the thread but I got a question about your Megasquirt system.  I've been thinking about that system for my '65 Falcon engine but I'm a little intimidated about having to do all the mapping myself.  How did you do it for this engine and is that process detailed somewhere?

Don

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #227 on: May 04, 2016, 10:11:54 PM »
Keith:

Don't want to hi-jack the thread but I got a question about your Megasquirt system.  I've been thinking about that system for my '65 Falcon engine but I'm a little intimidated about having to do all the mapping myself.  How did you do it for this engine and is that process detailed somewhere?

Don

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #228 on: May 13, 2016, 08:49:59 PM »
One thing I've always wanted is a v10 logo for the engine, so i decided to go for it. It took a fair bit of drawing up, as you can see from the number of sheets used.
I used 4mm, 1.5mm and 1mm cutters. Then shot peened it, then anodised and then wet and dry papered the anodising off the letters.

I have just ran it with the injector, which worked well, but the spark plugs are still a problem. I'm going to have to bite the bullet and buy some proper Macor. The ptfe is melting at an alarming rate.
No video yet.














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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #229 on: May 13, 2016, 10:06:41 PM »
Looks sharp! Nice job.
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #230 on: May 14, 2016, 01:30:30 AM »
Very nice Keith; your work is amazing!

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #231 on: May 16, 2016, 07:26:03 AM »
Is the PTFE melting or is it being burnt away by the spark? The residue from burnt PTFE is not very pleasant  :(
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #232 on: May 16, 2016, 08:15:14 AM »
A very interesting and extensive way to make a logo. Thanks for showing your way.
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #233 on: May 16, 2016, 02:43:30 PM »
I'm so glad that craftsmanship and creative engineering is alive and well from craftsman of this site.

There are so many good engineers / machinists on this site that it boggles the mind.

My kids generation (millennials) has me seriously doubting the future of craftsmanship and engineering.
Maybe they will surprise me I don't know, but I hope so. I know they can master a cell phone tho. so maybe there is a ray of hope.

Great work as always Keith, no amount of words can give you the credit that you deserve.
What you do with a manual bridgeport mill and lathe is very creative and amazing.
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Greg Haisley

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #234 on: May 16, 2016, 11:06:15 PM »
Thanks for comments.
I have access to cnc machines, and the logo, and the inlet pipes would have been easy to do that way, but for some reason I seem to be on a personal mission to see if all this complex stuff can still be done manually.
I think maybe after seeing George Britnells work, and some of the shapes he creates manually, I want to do the same.

Roger, melting was wrong, it's being eroded by the spark. I'll try and get a close up pic at work next week. On hols at the moment.
Cheers.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #235 on: May 23, 2016, 04:43:49 AM »
WOW freakin amazing!!!!!!!!!!! :praise2: :praise2: :praise2: :praise2:
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #236 on: June 14, 2016, 02:21:17 AM »
Hi Keith just wondering if you are back from hols yet? keen to see your work of art breath fire......
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Dean

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #237 on: June 15, 2016, 08:01:25 AM »
Yes, still plodding on. Decided I'd had enough of the multi-coloured anodising so I've been stripping parts and re-anodising and dyeing, to try and get some better colour matches. Also been making plug caps in a nice polyurethane injection (syringe) mould.
Pics soon.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #238 on: June 16, 2016, 06:49:23 AM »
You make this anodizing sound so easy........ if you take a look at my v12 build thread on this link you can see my start at setting up an anodizing plant. the container is 14 liters and should be suffiecent for the size of the parts I want to do. any advice would be most welcome as this is something I have wanted to sort for a very long time, just been too chicken s..t. LOL. :popcorn:
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #239 on: June 16, 2016, 07:36:19 AM »
Did you get any further with the spark plugs? It looks like you are using automotive ignition components, are these too powerful for the small plugs? High Voltage will always track across a surface in preference to jumping an equivalent gap.
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Roger