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    Yeah i notice. a bit odd maybe something is...

    Yeah i notice. a bit odd maybe something is broken inside those dials:?
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    I found this video mate ...

    I found this video mate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgctavCrv34
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    Malcolm Oastler also built a v8 motorcycle, rat...

    Malcolm Oastler also built a v8 motorcycle, rat cafe v8 bike.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJa6tiyHuFg&t=36s


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylsjD9IGrw&t=12s
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    Sorry it was a 16 cylinder engine. https://markwalkermotorcycles.com/motorcycles/1916-the-v16/
  5. I found one video so far. ...

    I found one video so far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMBX3lBUTaU

    And a web site to look at.

    https://www.oldbikemag.com.au/two-litres-sheer-terror/
  6. Russell Sutton home made nine cylinder radial engine

    Here are some videos of Russell Sutton nine cylinder radial engine he built and is working on a 14 cylinder radial engine using Yamaha XV1700 warrior top ends.
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  7. Yep he sure does, a friend of mind knows him and...

    Yep he sure does, a friend of mind knows him and he said he is working on a 14 cylinder engine using lawnmower engines. I'll have to ask him for any updates on that project. There is a couple of...
  8. Mark Walker's steampunk custom bike gallery

    Here is a interesting video of Mark Walker here in Australia of some motor bikes he made.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9t6BhKaHUQ&t=189s
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    Have you look at Newmac Equipment? They have some...

    Have you look at Newmac Equipment? They have some nice lathes there. https://www.newmac.com.au/lathes-for-sale/
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    I have found a v8 vedette motor which may be for...

    I have found a v8 vedette motor which may be for sale, but i am now committed to buying a Tatra v8 motor. If any one is interested in the vedette motor send me a PM and will pass on contact...
  11. Hi Joe, That's very handy to know you can help...

    Hi Joe,
    That's very handy to know you can help out, i may have to ask your for your help soon. I am in discussion at the moment with a German chap who lives in Slovak republic. He can write English...
  12. When i pick up my surface plate a while back in...

    When i pick up my surface plate a while back in craigieburn, there was a large warehouse full of metal work machines, most of them were sold to a Indian chap. The machines were pack into shipping...
  13. Yeah i needed a bit more height so made up a...

    Yeah i needed a bit more height so made up a block just like you did. I first use my engine crane to set the table on the knee and use the scissor lift for support. The rambaudi mill weight ~ 1.4...
  14. I have one of those motorcycle scissor lift, best...

    I have one of those motorcycle scissor lift, best thing to have to move around heavy rotary table and milling machine vices and other items like a milling table. I think i will change the wheels to...
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    Hi Baron J Thanks mate, got some time off work...

    Hi Baron J Thanks mate, got some time off work so can push harder to get things done. I think most of the hard work is done,so i need to work out were to put the rest of the auxiliary units. LOL...
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    Been working on the trike on and off, done some...

    Been working on the trike on and off, done some mods to the gearbox support brackets slotted the holes so i have more adjustments for the engine and gearbox don't wont any of those parts touching the...
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    No worries mate. Well have a look at what this...

    No worries mate. Well have a look at what this chap has built, if you Can not find a air cooled V8 make one :U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsV7pAKmFtc
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    Thanks clear out, most of the 60 v8 i have seen...

    Thanks clear out, most of the 60 v8 i have seen all have the bell housing cast into the block which i don't won't. Yeah the air cooled v8 are cool, Tatra V8 come to my mind the engine was fitted in...
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    Yep ford v8 60, i think Simca took over and built...

    Yep ford v8 60, i think Simca took over and built them for the European market, there are ford Flatheads v8 around but would like this type as there are very small in side, like to do a v8 motorcycle...
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    Yep this is the 17 stud engine.

    Yep this is the 17 stud engine.
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    v8 vedette motor

    Hello all, I'm on the look out for a v8 vedette motor a 2351 cc V8 out of Simca Vedette. Does not have to be complete or running, even if you have just the engine block that would be fine.
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    LOL!! just hang on tight :laughing1:

    LOL!! just hang on tight

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC20LK_Bf4s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC20LK_Bf4s
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    This one is one of my favorites, turn it up and...

    This one is one of my favorites, turn it up and hear the little JU-1 at full power :cool: I don't think i will be going that fast on the trike but will see :U

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    I found a couple of vids of Anders Johansson jet...

    I found a couple of vids of Anders Johansson jet bike runs, for some reason he remove his channel but he has a new one now only found one with the engine that i will be using in the trike.
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    Almost done with the duct work and engine mounts,...

    Almost done with the duct work and engine mounts, just tack weld this short piece of ss tube for now need to make sure every thing is OK before i weld it all up, you can see i had to cut one end on...
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    Ha! Ha! i get it :D:D Thanks Shed :)

    Ha! Ha! i get it :D:D Thanks Shed :)
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    No worries shed, ultralight airplane nice what...

    No worries shed, ultralight airplane nice what type of power plant will you be using? Mr John Wallis is getting ready to build a manned aircraft sized pure jet engine 4lbs/sec mass flow and a...
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    Thanks some heavy duty construction there mate :)...

    Thanks some heavy duty construction there mate :) Keep up the good work.
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    Yeah that might work , but a lot of work and...

    Yeah that might work , but a lot of work and money and beyond my skills. It will have a couple of foot rests so can step on the foot rest and swing my leg over and my leg should miss the exhaust...
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    Been a while, had to spend some money on the...

    Been a while, had to spend some money on the house some things need to be repaired. Been trying out tig welding not good, will keep at it,i have been looking around for a front wheel for the trike...
  32. I would just use masking tap for those little...

    I would just use masking tap for those little plate, they are not easy to get off, i stuff up the plate on the mill head on my mill so stuck it back on with double sided tape. I use a electric...
  33. Nice lathe you got there, i have seen one of...

    Nice lathe you got there, i have seen one of those lathes at new mac machinery good quality Italian machinery. I have the Italian rambaudi V2 mill which i strip down and repaint using dulux paints,...
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    I found the large gas touch and that thing fix...

    I found the large gas touch and that thing fix the diff housing, all good the wheel are spinning:U Got a couple of second hand tyres and new caps and finally got the trike on it's wheels. I think a...
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    Hi shed, yeah i tried it a couple of times with...

    Hi shed, yeah i tried it a couple of times with the lpg torch the tube just springs back. I know Geoffrey at Lilydale Engineering the guys there will be able to help me out. It's a bugger they are 3...
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    Yeah i was thinking of that method but will go...

    Yeah i was thinking of that method but will go with the heating with oxy and acetylene. I can work on other projects while waiting for his Lordship to ease more on restrictions. A couple of pics of...
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    Well the diff housing is bent just a bit from all...

    Well the diff housing is bent just a bit from all that welding, as you can see that aluminum plug should slide in without any interference. I can get them to fit but the 30mm rod is very hard to...
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    Made up a couple of 1/4 inch tubes for the oiling...

    Made up a couple of 1/4 inch tubes for the oiling system for the pinon bearings. And Finish off all the welding on the rear end of the frame and clean up for paint.
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    Not much of a update here, i cut down the work...

    Not much of a update here, i cut down the work bench as i will need room once the trike is on wheels and i can roll it out.

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    The fuel won't cost that much guys . John Wallis...

    The fuel won't cost that much guys . John Wallis use a diesel petrol mix in his engine works very well cheaper that kerosene. This thing will be very loud, so will test run in the industrial area,...
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    Ha ha!! looks like that will be me :) I have some...

    Ha ha!! looks like that will be me :) I have some heating oil that i can use :wink: these things can run on just about any type of fuel. This engine will have a different type of fuel delivery...
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    :):)

    :):)
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    Thanks shed, maybe a small jet boat :U I don't...

    Thanks shed, maybe a small jet boat :U I don't know if i can find a free power gearbox to handle the power of this engine. I think i will go with afterburner just for fun :D
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    mock up of the engine and stared to make up a...

    mock up of the engine and stared to make up a dummy shaft tunnel out of wood, don't won't to machine up the big chunk of 6061 aluminum rod as yet.

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    Machine up a dummy shaft, had to work out the...

    Machine up a dummy shaft, had to work out the speeds and feed rate to get rid of the vibration. Going to use ball bearings instead of journal bearings, the ball bearings will ceramic ball bearings,...
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    This is my part of the build, machine up a couple...

    This is my part of the build, machine up a couple of curvic couplings to hold the comp and turbine wheel onto the shaft.


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    The Garrett TPE331 parts are cheap to buy so got...

    The Garrett TPE331 parts are cheap to buy so got some spares parts that we will need for the engine build. I sent the NGV and turbine wheel up to John so he could do some calculations and machine the...
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    Here is a number of photos of what John has done...

    Here is a number of photos of what John has done on the compressor diffuser parts.

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    SKULD 666 Turbine

    OK time to start up this build thread on this engine build, this engine will be a monster and will be the biggest home built turbine engine in the world. Mr John Wallis has work on this engine on and...
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    Thanks mate, will see how firefox goes if no good...

    Thanks mate, will see how firefox goes if no good will try out Linux Live.
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