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Offline Doc

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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!



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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

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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

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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.




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Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2019, 03:08:40 PM »
That’s awesome Doc she runs a treat love it...... :ThumbsUp:


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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.
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2019, 09:02:17 PM »
The end result looks great Doc  :ThumbsUp:

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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

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Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2019, 09:41:02 PM »
Very nice looking hog Doc well done!


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Don

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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. 

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Re: Mini Hog
« Reply #29 on: Today at 02:38:24 AM »
Sue (my wife) took some pictures of Mini Hog