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#1 Trog

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:01 PM

So 18 months ago I started designing an 8 port as a bit of fun...

 

(Though I have been thinking about it for a lot longer http://www.theminifo...og#entry1602197)

 

Things sort of gained momentum:

 

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More pictures to follow if you are interested!!!



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:05 PM

Moist!

More info please!!!!

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:06 PM

Where's the thermostat housing?

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:29 PM

Crikey - that's some end result for a bit of fun !!

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:50 PM

Thermostat housing etc.:

 

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:43 AM

Top work, it reminds me of the old Weslake heads than ran in inlet tract directly onto the top of the valves.

Are those fuel injector bosses that you’ve got cast into each port?

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 04:31 AM

So you've designed it, had it cast and then machined it ?

 

WHOLLY COW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Mate, I really doff my hat here - big time. This is one very serious effort.

 

I make a few bits and pieces, so I have an idea just what it takes, but this blows anything I've done well out of the water.

 

Keen to see how you go with it from here - good or otherwise.

 

I'm impressed too with your design ingenuity with the Thermostat Housing and the ancillary bracket at the other end.

 

Just blown away with this !



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 04:59 AM

Top work, it reminds me of the old Weslake heads than ran in inlet tract directly onto the top of the valves.

Are those fuel injector bosses that you’ve got cast into each port?

 

Thanks! Yes the Weslake style down draft ports were part of my original design brief... Though with the injector bosses (Right again) I only got 30 degrees down draft, I suspect the Weslake was a bit more.



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 05:04 AM

So you've designed it, had it cast and then machined it ?

 

WHOLLY COW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Mate, I really doff my hat here - big time. This is one very serious effort.

 

I make a few bits and pieces, so I have an idea just what it takes, but this blows anything I've done well out of the water.

 

Keen to see how you go with it from here - good or otherwise.

 

I'm impressed too with your design ingenuity with the Thermostat Housing and the ancillary bracket at the other end.

 

Just blown away with this !

 

Thanks, yes a lot of work, and a lot of sleepless nights! But have I learnt a lot! which was part of the aims of this project. There were quite a few drivers for the thermostat housing, Not sure how much detail to go into without being accused of being a "Noob"!

 

If folks want a breakdown of the design and development I can but I often get accused of going on...



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:35 AM

 

So you've designed it, had it cast and then machined it ?

 

WHOLLY COW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Mate, I really doff my hat here - big time. This is one very serious effort.

 

I make a few bits and pieces, so I have an idea just what it takes, but this blows anything I've done well out of the water.

 

Keen to see how you go with it from here - good or otherwise.

 

I'm impressed too with your design ingenuity with the Thermostat Housing and the ancillary bracket at the other end.

 

Just blown away with this !

 

Thanks, yes a lot of work, and a lot of sleepless nights! But have I learnt a lot! which was part of the aims of this project. There were quite a few drivers for the thermostat housing, Not sure how much detail to go into without being accused of being a "Noob"!

 

If folks want a breakdown of the design and development I can but I often get accused of going on...

 

 

Mate - go on all you like. I'll listen. If others don't like it, they can swap channels. This is your stage here, make the most of it ;D

I 10000% understand and respect the 'learnt a lot' bit, I really do.

I can see there were some 'drivers' as you put them for certain aspects of it here and would be happy to learn from a pro like you.



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

I would love to hear more. Very impressive.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:18 PM

Wow, some work there!

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:20 PM

That would suit my engine nicely. 😁
Very impressed!

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:26 PM

Great work, I'd be interested in seeing more of how you've done it. Did you carry out the machining work yourself? 



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 01:04 PM

Have you had a  chance to see how it flows yet,?

 

Brilliant work though, sure many, inc me , have daydreamed a solution, very few get them finished, or even started though :highfive:


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