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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gbritnell, Jan 9, 2014.
WOW,WOW and WOW!!
All I can say it is simply amazing. I admire anyone with the skill and perseverance to accomplish what you have done.
totally incredible - great work !
That is so stinkin cool!
Great job!!! Built several small block fords and I've got to agree you nailed the look perfectly.
Unreal...just amazing work.
Beautiful work...where's the like button?
I am totally floored by the quality of your work,and the amount of time and attention you must have given this project.
Your work is just plain amazing.Nice job!
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Great job,i'm a big fan of sbf engines I love it.
It runs on pump gas (86) It will spin and honest 7,800 rpm., no rev job. I figuring with the displacement, 6.5 cu. in and the rpm it should make about 5 hp.
...just having a Friday daydream about a 5 horse mini SBF on my lawn mower...or a 20 horse mini 8V 427 on my lawn tractor..
Seriously that mini SBF is an amazing work of art!!!!
At this point, this whole miniature engine stuff has officially gone seriously nuts.
It is one thing to build a generic small engine, it is quite another to scale down an iconic powerplant, to the point I need a size reference in the photo to tell the two apart.
I am quite unbelieveably impressed.
Here's one with a set of mikes for comparison.
UNBELIEVABLE! That is just too cool. AND...sounds great too. Well done.
I'll take that as a 0-1" mike, and thank you. Helped wrap me head around the size.
You are a capital 'M' Machinist, sir!!
Is that a 1 wire gm alt?
OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing what must have been 100's of hours on the mill and lathe. When you can impress a died in the wool Chevy guy like me you've really done something............and I'm seriously impressed.
Way Cool. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.
From the initial layouts and sketches, through machining and building to carburetor and ignition experimentation I have in the neighborhood of 2500 hours.
When I learned my trade as a metal patternmaker, way back when, most all of the pattern and die work was machined by hand or finished by hand so it was just a short step away to building my engines and things. Nowadays there are CNC machines that will do all of this contour work in 1/10 of the time but that's another subject altogether.
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Holy moly! It didn't really sink in how small this engine was until I saw the hose clamps on the coolant lines. Typically those screw heads are 5/16". Man what an engine for a go cart! I cannot put into words my respect for your accomplishment sir! I'd love to see what it does on a dyno.
Btw, what did the oil filter come from?
I made almost every part in the engine. I bought the valve springs and the 2 helical gears that drive the oil pump/distributor from the cam. Everything else I made. The oil filter center section and the can were machined from brass. The inner tube has fine surgical steel mesh rolled around it and soldered. The outer can was then soldered to the center section, bead blasted and painted. The large FL1-A was masked and hand painted. The small Motorcraft logos are a type of transfer lettering they use for model trains. After everything was in place I gave it a light coat of clear. So the filter does actually filter but the oil (straight 30 wt.) get changed a couple of time a year so it doesn't get very dirty. The biggest problem when I first got it running was keeping head gaskets on it. Not so much around the cylinders but sealing at the water openings. I finally found a high temperature silicon coated material and it has held up very well. Here's a couple of pictures of the engine torn down on the bench when I was having head gasket problems.
Great workmanship & detail!
I am amazed and quite impressed. I've overhauled who knows how many gasoline and diesel engines since the early '70s but in my opinion, if I'd been able to do what you have done, there would be not much left to accomplish.
That said, and I really mean it, whats the chances of putting your engine on a dyno?
now are you going to tell us that it runs hydraulic lifters, just to blow our minds. as a sbf fan im well impressed, hats off to you sir.
OMG that's outragous. I think you just humbled a lot of people here. I'm stuck for words.
As an experienced machinist, I am real interested to know what tooling you used to make the crank.
Incredible work. The world's first $250,000 302?
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