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Offline juandedios

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Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:44:24 PM »
Hello,
I would like to show the first engine I built.
I've designed and built only with an electric drill and hand tools.
This is the first time it worked, it was the third attempt:




My wife told me to do a vehicle and built this:



This video shows the first test:


Next evolution:


Greetings and thanks.

Offline stevehuckss396

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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 09:48:37 PM »
For hand tools and a drill you have created some really cool items. Great job man!
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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 09:57:39 PM »
Thank you.

I have greatly improved with the construction of vehicle wheels and a few other things:




Greetings friends.


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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 10:03:26 PM »
I'm very impressed with your work, Jaun, Welcome here.

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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 10:49:25 PM »
A first engine with boiler is pretty amazing.
I'm betting you had a lot of fun with that.
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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 11:37:41 PM »
Very well done Juan, I am trying to imagine what you could achieve when you have a lathe and mill. :NotWorthy:
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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 05:47:26 AM »
Very cool models Juan!
That's pretty amazing work!  And to have done it with such minimal tools is truly incredible!
Thanks for sharing the pictures and videos with us!
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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 07:57:32 PM »
Thank you for your message. I am very happy to be with you.

The vehicle had trouble turning. To fix it I built a spread.
Changed rear traction and steering axis front.
It works much better, this video shows the result:




Greetings to all,
Juan de Dios.

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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 07:58:19 PM »
Hello,

As weighed 21lb lacked strength.
I changed the cylinder 1/2 "to another 5/8". The power increase is remarkable.



Engine Features:
1 double-acting cylinder.
diameter: 5/8 "
stroke:  1 27/32 "

This project has helped me to learn. When I did not know how to weld, I've never seen an engine, only in photos. The experience has been rewarding.
I am currently building a bigger boiler, I hope it has improved. When the show's finished.


Learned what I am building a 2-cylinder engine. I will create a new topic in "Design Your Own"



I do not put more text for the difficulty me, sorry.
Thanks mates,
Juan de Dios.




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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 09:32:33 AM »
Hi friends,
I want to show my design for the new boiler of my vehicle.
The largest copper tube that I have is 54 mm. in diameter. I have designed a double boiler for greater capacity.
I'm cutting the pieces.



Greetings.

Offline juandedios

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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2014, 10:52:28 PM »
Hello,
I have prepared all the pieces of the boiler and have welded copper rod phosphate one of the bodies.

    



Wanted to make sure everything was fine doing a pressure test with water. To pump the water to the boiler I made a non-return valve and a cylinder with a piston to inject the water (build another non-return valve and fabricate pump) to try to fill it with water and placed a pressure gauge, to push strongly reaches 12 Kg / cm2.

      

Tapé all the holes in the boiler, fill with water taking care not to let air in, put the check valve and connect the "syringe" giving pressure to the 13Kg./cm2. There is a small leak so I've reviewed the welds and will try. The end caps are slightly deformed due to pressure but have held up well considering the boiler worked to a maximum of 3kg/cm2.

Greetings.

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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2014, 12:14:37 PM »
I do like your double boiler. Here is mine, bigger at 63mm tube with 28mm fire tubes so I could get a low centre of gravity.

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Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2014, 12:41:30 PM »
Hi Juan, some great stuff here, love the videos. What is the material used to line the boiler casing in the last photo?

Cheers, Hugh.

(Just realised it was Hammers response, beg your pardon!)

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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2014, 12:59:11 PM »
Following along Juan.
I enjoyed the videos.

I hadn't seen a double boiler before. I'll be interested in seeing more.
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Re: Autovapor Mad Max - homemade
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2014, 07:19:56 PM »
Not high jacking Juan's build Hugh. But I will tell you it is plumbers soldering mat.    :hammerbash: