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Offline manta22

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7305 on: July 29, 2018, 11:44:59 AM »
Note proper attire for maximum effort, body poised aggressively forward, a look of grim determination.....the record must fall!  :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7306 on: July 29, 2018, 01:03:01 PM »
Hearts, parts or records - we're going to break something.  :cheers:
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7307 on: July 29, 2018, 01:36:24 PM »
Get there with a running engine and you'll be faster than your first recorded speed.   :mrgreen:

Rootin' for you!   :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7308 on: July 29, 2018, 01:41:16 PM »
Where's it say when the push truck has to turn off?

As I remember, a real good push would have let the Midget go faster than his first timed pass.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7309 on: July 29, 2018, 01:46:41 PM »
Where's it say when the push truck has to turn off?

As I remember, a real good push would have let the Midget go faster than his first timed pass.
Having been accused of the push truck trying to get a time slip-on the broadcast radio- and in a MG product- I can appreciate this.  :roll: :-P

Having fixed the ring issue yesterday, I presume the engine is assembled and ready for the dyno .......tomorrow........ 8-) 8-) :lol: :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7310 on: July 29, 2018, 04:44:28 PM »
Rover Porn Sunday! ! ! !  part five . . . . .

This is for Woody . . . . .

"10 minute machining processes"


Here are a few of the "10 minute jobs" that have needed to be done . . . . .

Machine the front of the drive pulley "away".    The V-belts are no longer used and the space was required for the crank trigger wheel.  And the back of it doubled as the front timing belt guide.


Fitting of the now front belt guide to a "centering spud" for the crank trigger wheel.


Close up of the semi-finished centering spud.


"Every nut and bolt has to be turned by somebody."   Good advice from Udo, and so true.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7311 on: July 29, 2018, 04:58:59 PM »
Rover Porn Sunday! ! ! !  part six . . . . .

More "10 minute jobs" . . . . .

Close-up of the porting" to smooth out the oil flow out of, and into the main bearing ladder from the former oil filter location.


The previously fabricated oil adaptor block.   Fittings mocked up and now labeled to make oil line hookup a "no brainer" . . . . .


Same adaptor block, now with fittings permanently installed.   Note addition of oil pressure gauge fitting.   (10 minutes, sure . . . .)    Installed where filtered oil returns into the "priority mains" oiling system.
N.B.  Another 10 minutes was consumed "updating" this mechanical gauge fitting to the sensor/sender for the electronic data accumulation and the electronic dashboard . . . . . . .  NO pic at this time.    


OH, and by the way, because of the short insertion length of the -10 to 1/2NPT adaptor fittings, a special NPT tap was required, $70 from McMaster-Carr.   Since I'm trying to divest rather than accumulate more tools and expenses, an extra 1/2NPT tap was modified for this "one time" perversion.   Total time spent grinding and deburring the tap and then re-tapping the adaptor block?   Well over an hour, for another "10 minute job"

And there's more . . . . . .

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« Last Edit: July 29, 2018, 05:07:03 PM by fordboy628 »
Science, NOT Magic . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7312 on: July 29, 2018, 05:14:56 PM »
Rover Porn Sunday! ! ! !  part seven . . . . .

Various shots of progress/mock-up checking . . . . .



Fuel rail completed and mocked-up with the now fitting high perf injectors.


Rear view of above.




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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7313 on: July 29, 2018, 05:23:31 PM »
Rover Porn Sunday! ! ! !  part eight . . . . .

Hey Mark, I've got this really great simple idea for a new engine . . . . . . .   (Yeah. We all know how that turned out . . . . )

Taking a page from nitro and NOS drag racing, we decided to put the o-rings in the head and the receiver grooves into the iron barrels.   This method doesn't "brinell" the head as badly as vice versa.
And did I mention it might be nice for the o-ring and receiver grooves to line up?   Some precision machining is required here . . . . . .


Dial indicating the set-up and programming the Rottler CNC mill.












Yeah, simple is always better!

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« Last Edit: July 29, 2018, 05:42:44 PM by fordboy628 »
Science, NOT Magic . . . .

I used to be a people person.  But people changed that relationship.

"There is nothing permanent except change."    Heraclitus

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."     Albert Einstein

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7314 on: July 29, 2018, 05:24:30 PM »
Rover Porn Sunday! ! ! !  part nine . . . . .

Hey buddy!   Need your head surfaced and o-ringed?    I know a viking that can do that as a 2fer . . . .    back alley prices . . . . . .  :-o











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« Last Edit: July 29, 2018, 06:10:16 PM by fordboy628 »
Science, NOT Magic . . . .

I used to be a people person.  But people changed that relationship.

"There is nothing permanent except change."    Heraclitus

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."     Albert Einstein

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7315 on: July 29, 2018, 05:35:34 PM »
This is truly inspirational you guys are having to much fun I enjoy keeping track of all your progress and the occasional set back and how your able to rebound from those set backs. Dealing with the ring issue is truly amazing especially when its a 10 minute job. Im looking forward to seeing everything in person hopefully next week.   :cheers:   
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7316 on: July 29, 2018, 05:57:12 PM »
Rover Porn Sunday! ! ! !  part ten . . . . .

Trust, but VERIFY.

This is also for Woody . . . . .

Checking the o-ring to o-ring groove alignment in both the head and the block using machist's high spot blueing.


Dead on aligned.  Must be somethin' to that gol durned CNC'in . . . . .

This shot was with the short block assembled, but prior to checking (should have been verifying . . . :x) piston to valve clearance.

2 steps forward, 1 step backward . . . . .    OR, is it 1 step forward, 2 steps backward? ? ?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7317 on: July 29, 2018, 06:21:15 PM »
Rover Porn Sunday! ! ! !  part eleven . . . . .

And finally, final cylinder head work . . . . .





And this is how it's done.  State of the art machinery sprinkled with some tooling and a smattering of talent . . . . .














And the head flow tested VERY well.  Data on that some other day.

Ta Ta for today.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7318 on: July 29, 2018, 06:27:24 PM »
Yabut . . .

I've lost track of what's gonna happen when (hopefully).

Are you anywhere near schedule?
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7319 on: July 29, 2018, 06:31:20 PM »
This is truly inspirational you guys are having to much fun I enjoy keeping track of all your progress and the occasional set back and how your able to rebound from those set backs. Dealing with the ring issue is truly amazing especially when its a 10 minute job. Im looking forward to seeing everything in person hopefully next week.   :cheers:   

Well it is fun, and professionally satisfying, when things go well.

AND . . . . .

When they don't go well, well, it's not so much fun, it's frustrating and it raises your blood pressure to, well, new heights . . . . .   And with a drop dead deadline looming, it can really be ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

From my point of view: Retirement should be less intense.    Hey, you know the great thing about fishing?   Fish don't argue about the methods with which they were caught.   :wink:

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