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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) bj383ss is offline
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      Hello Everyone,

      I have a started a new engine build. It is a small block Chevy destined for a 32' Ford Deuce Coupe I plan to build in the next few months. It will be made mostly with wood and maybe some brass stock. Here is the start of the engine.



      I made an engine stand to display it on till the car is built.


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      Bret
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  1. dpride's Avatar Active Member
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    I'm going to go "out on a limb" and guess the next part on your list is "a log manifold". It's "knot" how most people "wood" approach a job like this. Judging by the background model, you don't get "board" with this material. "Miters" well "stick" to what you're happy with. I won't "rabbet" on any more except to say that you "nailed" it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpride View Post
    I'm going to go "out on a limb" and guess the next part on your list is "a log manifold". It's "knot" how most people "wood" approach a job like this. Judging by the background model, you don't get "board" with this material. "Miters" well "stick" to what you're happy with. I won't "rabbet" on any more except to say that you "nailed" it.
    There's a grain of truth in that....
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  3. Nice to see someone branch​ing out with new materials!
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    Wow. You guys are having too much fun with this.


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    Small Block Chevy 1/10th scale
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    Wooden it be a shame to hide that beautiful termite candy under a coat of paint?
    Seriously Bret.......that's some mighty fine wood working, we definitely want to see more!
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    Yes, I would like to see more. Eye candy is eye candy but this is a different flavor all together and I for one am very interested. Great stuff so far!
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    Didn't mean to start a veritable avalanche of malapropisms........

    I've been a woodworker all my life. I think this will be an interesting build to follow.
    It would be great to include your procedures along with pictures.
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    Is it going to run on tree Small Block Chevy 1/10th scale sap?

    Honestly....that looks great. I can work with metal...but wood....no way.

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    Feel free to look around. I have all of my projects on the website.
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    No Worries. Wasn't sure how it would be accepted so I just kinda threw it out there. For those that are interested. Here is how I started.

    This is the engine I am aiming to model it after somewhat.


    I have several scale drawings of a small block Chevy. I am printing them to scale and cutting parts out from patterns.






    So I started out with the block. Just cutout the drawing and taped it on. I made all the angle cuts on my bandsaw. Had a long piece of stock. I think I can make 3 engines from it.




    Heres the cylinder head stock. There is enough to make 4 cylinder heads.


    Oil Pan. I made it out of Maple. The Maple parts represent Chrome.


    Cut it out on the bandsaw and then filed to shape.


    Bottom flange. I am making a lot of things by layering pieces to achieve a realistic 3d look. I stole this idea from the brass builders on here such as Ken and his Model T.




    more...


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    Very cool!
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    Rear part of block.






    Cylinder head casting Small Block Chevy 1/10th scale detail.


    Right side broke on the very top will have to remake it.


    Stock to make valve covers. These will be made from 3 pieces. Made these with a file. Drilled the holes in the flanges and then filled a recess in the cover just like the real one.






    3rd piece added.


    These were very easy to make as I have a set of real ones from a 283.


    more...


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    Timing cover.


    the part on the right I made to go on the front of the block to give it the offset it has due to the cylinder banks being offset.


    Jig I made to drill the outside cylinder bolt holes.


    I clamped the cylinder heads to the leftover stock so that it would sit at the right angle at the drill press.


    It worked better than expected.


    Cylinder head bolts cut and glued in. Will be filled level at some point.


    Laying out the exhaust ports and bolt holes.


    Got a new tool (toy) yesterday in the mail. A jewler's saw that will make cutting the real thin pieces of work much easier.

    The next step is finishing the exhaust port raised detail and then engine block detail. Need to make all the freeze plug holes, oil filter mount, starter mount, and all the casting Small Block Chevy 1/10th scale details.

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    Engine stand build.



    Casters


    Everything is just mocked up either with doublestick tape or rubber cement.


    Still need to make the mounting arms that go on the plate that attach it to the back of the block. I thought about building a rolling tool box to go along with it.


    That's it for now.

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    Neeter then a skeeter's ....um... better then sliced bread!
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