Author Topic: Mini Hog  (Read 2712 times)

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Mini Hog
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:56:55 PM »
Don't know if anyone followed along on my build here but it is some what competed. And posted on my youtube channel.

Offline 90LX_Notch

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1413
  • North Eastern Pennsylvania USA
    • YouTube Channel
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 08:22:21 PM »
I always enjoy your builds Doc.  She definitely idles nicely.

-Bob
Proud Member of MEM

My Engine Videos on YouTube-
http://www.youtube.com/user/Notch90usa/videos

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1534
  • Deep East Texas on Sam Rayburn Lake
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 08:36:07 PM »
Hello Doc,

Another really beautiful engine and wonderful sound.

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline crankshafter

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 127
  • Molde, Norway
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 08:54:31 PM »
Hi Doc
I have been following you from start of the project. Great build. Seeing forward to your next project ;)

Crankshafter
"I cut it twice, and it's still to short"!!??">#%

Offline b.lindsey

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13759
  • Dallas, NC, USA
    • Workbench-Miniatures
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 01:34:45 AM »
It runs as good as it looks Doc. Very nice engine!!

Bill

Offline Don1966

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6018
  • Morgan City, LA (Along the Gulf Coast)
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 01:51:43 AM »
Real nice Doc she looks and runs great..... :ThumbsUp:


 :cheers:
Don

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 12:55:33 AM »
Thanks guys!!

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 03:31:49 PM »
  Well I think I will start on a model T coil and see if I have any luck getting it to work next. It's not an engine but it is engine related. I'm sure I'll post some videos along the way.
   Well I'll start on that if I can quit playing with the Mini Hog.LOL

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2019, 01:24:01 AM »
Here are some pictures for those that don't like videos. It has aluminum cylinder with cast iron rings and a duel ignition. I made new plugs I was not happy with the first ones I made. They seemed a little long so the new ones are 1/4 inch shorter.

Offline stevehuckss396

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1406
  • Sterling Heights, MI
    • Steve's Miniature Sparkplugs
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2019, 01:37:43 AM »
They do look a little longer than a normal plug but other than that, pretty nice.
Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2019, 03:20:06 AM »
Thanks Steve.

Offline MJM460

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 931
  • Melbourne, Australia
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2019, 11:23:37 AM »
Hi Doc,

That is a very neat looking engine, and one to be proud of.  Always great to achieve completion with a running engine.

I have been following the words and pictures but often do not have enough internet for the videos.  It has been a most interesting project.

MJM460

The more I learn, the more I find that I still have to learn!

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2019, 02:13:08 AM »
They do look a little longer than a normal plug but other than that, pretty nice.
They may look ok but hven't gotten them to hold up. The Corian is not holding up to the heat this engine puts out. Going to try some other material and see what I can come up with. The 2 original plugs actually held up the best. These new ones I made only  hold up abot 2 to 3 minuts and give up as the corian burns away.

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2019, 06:40:45 PM »
   Well I spent the morning trying to find where a lower end knock was coming from. (I had tore it down to powder coat some of the parts) I kept thinking it was end play in the crank and was trying different things to get it to run without the knock. No success, I was almost reading to give up and tear it down again. Then I thought it does sound like the crank hitting a screw hmmmm. I took the 3 screws out of the bushing carrier and there it was. One of the screws was just a tad long and yes the crank was smacking it. Wheew that was a battle.
  I also was having issues with my ignition system but after raising the resistance to the coil it seems to be fine. Still need to build a decent box or stand for plus better exhaust pipes.

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2019, 03:36:21 AM »
What I was up to today.




Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2019, 10:56:10 PM »
Ok that was dumb man nothing like a simple thing to make you feel dumb once you find it LOL!



Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1534
  • Deep East Texas on Sam Rayburn Lake
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2019, 11:58:37 AM »
Hello Doc,

Great video on this beautiful engine and the low idle sound  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2019, 12:29:43 PM »
Thanks Thomas
I still feel like why wouldn't I have noticed the plug wire. I spent a lot of time trying different carb settings lol

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2019, 12:19:54 AM »
Ok relocated fuel tank lower didn't like where it was. I did a test run to see just how long a full fuel tank would run. So here is a video of a full tank run.




Offline Don1966

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6018
  • Morgan City, LA (Along the Gulf Coast)
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2019, 03:08:40 PM »
That’s awesome Doc she runs a treat love it...... :ThumbsUp:


 :cheers:
Don

Offline Trevorc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 76
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2019, 07:06:25 PM »
Doc, a nice looking engine. I built one a year or so ago and it also ran well for only a short time. I think that the problem was that the fuel transfer piece coupling the carb to the cylinder heads was getting very hot and vaporising the  fuel before it got into cylinder. I know that some builders have put thermal insulators at each end of the transfer piece to reduce heat input. Did you have to do that? I haven't tried it yet- moved onto next project.
Thanks
Trevorc

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2019, 07:35:38 PM »
I insulated the carb from the delivery tube but not the delivery tube fro the heads. It seems to purr away now that I moved the fuel tank about 8 inches below carb. Plus it seems the carb settings are not as touchy now. I'm satisfied with the way it preforms now moving on to a better display stand or box.
 I would like to use corian for the base but have not found a cutting board large enough. So iI'm going to use a piece of oak and soak it down with a good oil base stain. I hoping to stop it from soaking in the oil she is leaking out. Still waiting for my nickel I ordered to try and nickel plate some things on her.

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1534
  • Deep East Texas on Sam Rayburn Lake
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2019, 07:55:14 PM »
Hello Doc,

If you have a company near bye that produces this "fake marble" you might be able to pick up a drop piece for free or very little money. Or get them to make one exactly the size and color you want.

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2019, 11:42:37 PM »
I had positioned tank down on the base and it ran good there ( seems to not care to much the height of the tank) but I just didn't like the looks of it. I didn't like the fuel hose going up and around the exhaust pipe so I made a riser mount to put it on. I have a box/stand in the works for the motor just need to get a few things sorted out yet.

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2019, 07:04:46 PM »
Ok have the Mini Hog mounted on its box and got the exhaust tubes nickel plated it's about ready to be put up on the shelve and move on to the next engine.

Offline Admiral_dk

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1498
  • Søften - Denmark
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2019, 09:02:17 PM »
The end result looks great Doc  :ThumbsUp:

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1534
  • Deep East Texas on Sam Rayburn Lake
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2019, 09:08:06 PM »
Hello Doc,

Looks really nice with all the nickel plating completed, absolutely beautiful engine.

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline Don1966

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6018
  • Morgan City, LA (Along the Gulf Coast)
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2019, 09:41:02 PM »
Very nice looking hog Doc well done!


 :cheers:
Don

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2019, 11:11:55 PM »
Thanks guys.
Now to get a frame design and built. I eventually want to put it into a bike frame scaled down to the appropriate size. Anyway thats on the back burner for now. 

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2019, 02:38:24 AM »
Sue (my wife) took some pictures of Mini Hog

Offline Johnmcc69

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 530
  • Erie Pa., USA
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2019, 03:26:16 AM »
 :ThumbsUp:
 Beautiful work Doc! Nice looking pipes with that plating.

 John

Offline Doc

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 906
  • USA ND
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2019, 03:28:51 AM »
Thanks John!

Offline retailer

  • Jr. member
  • **
  • Posts: 4
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2019, 10:58:10 AM »
Your engine looks great and sounds awesome.

Offline Brian Rupnow

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5324
  • Barrie, Ontario Canada
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2019, 12:57:18 PM »
Very nice running engine. ---Brian

Offline sorveltaja

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 88
  • Finland
Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2019, 02:08:56 AM »
Amazing job. I'll bet, that the engine that runs so well, deserves it's place in a bike, or perhaps even in a Morgan three-wheeler.