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Re: [multimachine] Re: don't try to make a multimachine out of this

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  • David G. LeVine
    ... Or you may find there is a LOT you can use. Most modern engines use an aluminum alloy for pistons. It can be cast into bearings with little effort and
    Message 1 of 12 , Mar 15, 2013
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      On 03/12/2013 05:42 AM, David Hair wrote:
      Go to a auto salvage yard and ask about core engines. These will be the 
      exchange engines and may have a busted rod, burn oil, broken crank and such. 
      All you have to do is strip it down and sell the metal you can't use to a 
      metal salvage dealer.
      
      D.Hair

      Or you may find there is a LOT you can use.  Most modern engines use an aluminum alloy for pistons.  It can be cast into bearings with little effort and good success.

      Most modern engines have gears and timing belts or chains.  A timing belt can drive a spindle without slippage and the gears can make an external "back gear" mechanism.

      Dave  8{)

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      "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

      Mohandus Ghandi, An Autobiography, Page 446.
    • David G. LeVine
      ... Start with rebuilders, machine shops and scrap yards. A common engine with a rod through the side is probably not very valuable for rebuilding, it can
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        On 03/11/2013 10:49 PM, jgmrequel wrote:
        Is there any tips for finding small engine blocks for homemade horizontal mills? I guess I'm spoiled with craigslist, but not sure where to look. 

        Start with rebuilders, machine shops and scrap yards.  A common engine with a rod through the side is probably not very valuable for rebuilding, it can still make a good multimachine.  An old straight 8 or 6 may be a good candidate, there were LOTS of 4.0 Liter Jeeps.

        Dave  8{)

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        "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

        Mohandus Ghandi, An Autobiography, Page 446.
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