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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2014, 08:26:04 PM »
Dave, Arnold, Bill, Paul. Thanks for  your kind comments.  :ThumbsUp:

Still dubious about the possible reception..... "Where's my engine?"  :help:
Today, I sprayed the body royal blue. Mia likes blue.......  ;)

I've also let her see the new flywheels, as I'm varnishing them. "What are those Grandad?" "Two flywheels". "Oh!".......

I think, I might just get away with it. I hope!  :embarassed:


I'm a little stuck at the moment, thinking of a flywheel retaining device. So, a four year old can remove and replace......  :headscratch:

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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2014, 08:36:50 PM »
Loctite a collar on with shoulder and a big coarse threaded  and knurled nut....the coarser the better.   She can put it on and take it off as much as she likes then.....and she gets to learn righty tighty....lefty loosey :lolb:

You could make the nut from some plastic....the collar too.

get rid of the sharp edges of course.

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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2014, 10:46:16 PM »
Hi Dave
 
I love this project, glad you decied to share it.
 
Just wondering about the pending awkward moment.........
 
"Wow! Gandang... its as good as da uver one you made me........ Grandma!.... where is it?"
 
 :-[
 
I hope it all goes well.
 
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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2014, 11:03:46 PM »
Dave.
Thanks! You've got me thinking........  :thinking:

Bez.
Thanks for the smile, and the wishes.  :ThumbsUp:

My thoughts, for that moment, are to ask her. "Well..... What did you do with it?"  ;)

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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2014, 12:47:31 AM »
Too funny Bez!! But could well prove accurate too!  :ROFL:

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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2014, 08:40:10 AM »
Wow! That's a crackin' idea Nicolas!  :whoohoo:

I guess I could find a spiral pattern on Google. Print off, and stick on........  :thinking:

Thanks!  :ThumbsUp:

David D

That should work out great :)

I look forward to seeing it finished :)

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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2014, 08:27:12 PM »
It's a great thread David, thanks for sharing. Lotsa laughs.  :lolb:

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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2014, 11:08:25 PM »
Hi Jim.
Thanks for that!  :ThumbsUp:


I've been "watching paint (and varnish) dry", most of last week. While life got in the way, the rest of the time.  :facepalm2:

Puzzling how to make the flywheels, Mia manageable. I remembered, she had included the 1.5mm allen key, as part of the game.

Hmmmm. This bit goes here, somewhere........




So, I drilled n tapped the half shafts M5. She can have a couple of capheads and washers to play with!

The alloy hubs will be sleevelocked onto the half shafts, then the flywheels bored to suit.


Looking a little more respectable, I think......




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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2014, 11:22:26 PM »
Oh yea!....A nice big allen wrench!   Perfect!... :ThumbsUp:


Get video of this one...it will be classic!

Dave
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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2014, 11:50:46 PM »
That looks great David!!  So when is the big unveiling for Mia? :)

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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2014, 10:58:08 PM »
Video Dave?
We'll see. She's very independent, these days........  :shrug:

Thanks Bill.
Maybe, a week, or so..... Perhaps!  ::)

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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2014, 08:02:47 PM »
Finished!

I have made a better big end bearing, 6mm dia. As the original M4 caphead's shank, rattled in it's 4mm hole.
Unfortunately. Chief Tester, Grandma doesn't like it.  "You've made it too quiet, now".......   :facepalm2:

Here are the component parts.......




Assembled.......







Just need a certain young lady's approval, now......  :help:

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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2014, 08:54:41 PM »
My I like that Dave   :Love: I think you will have a very happy girl there

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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2014, 09:28:37 PM »
You have certainly blinged it up nicely Dave. Mia is going to love it for sure!!!

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Re: Mia's Engine.......
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2014, 09:40:37 PM »
Careful you don't hypnotise yourselves. Hugh.