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by stevehuckss396
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Head Gasket material
Replies: 1
Views: 4842

Re: Head Gasket material

Something that thin you might want to make a soft copper gasket. With enough surface area I use .030 teflon sheet for heads and .010 for everything else.
by stevehuckss396
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Miniature Engines Valve Sealing
Replies: 2
Views: 5688

Re: Miniature Engines Valve Sealing

Install your valves and don't lapp them. If you feel you have too, use 2000 grit or higher. You will want a mirror finish. Most people actually make the seal worse by lapping with a harsh grit. Personally I cut my seats and if I get a nice finish I don't lapp. A good finish on the valves and seats a...
by stevehuckss396
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 switcher first run
Replies: 35
Views: 4552

Re: Kozo A3 switcher first run

Boy that thing is a beauty! I have been showing at NAMES for 5 or 6 years now and watch the RR guys bring these things in. Don't you get nervous with the skinny cart or is it more stable than it looks. I would think the legs would go down on an angle and the base be wider. After all you go thru to b...
by stevehuckss396
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket Cutting
Replies: 12
Views: 2517

Re: Gasket Cutting

If the gasket is complex I will take the time to make a template. I use 2 pieces of 1/8 inch thick Aluminum to sandwich the material between. http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx349/stevehuckss396/V8Demon/DSCN2255s.jpg~original http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx349/stevehuckss396/V8Demon/DSCN225...
by stevehuckss396
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Hello from the new guy.
Replies: 8
Views: 4741

Re: Hello from the new guy.

ken572 wrote:Whats your earthly location :?:

Ken. :)

I'm in SE Michigan just north of the big D (Detroit)
by stevehuckss396
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Hello from the new guy.
Replies: 8
Views: 4741

Re: Hello from the new guy.

Welcome Steve! How are you doing on your supercharged Chevrolet engine? I'm not. I have been working 7 days so I am trying to work on simple things. When work lightens up I hope to finish the blown V8. For now I have been working on a 1/3rd scale mini bike but it is moving very slow. http://i770.ph...
by stevehuckss396
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Hello from the new guy.
Replies: 8
Views: 4741

Hello from the new guy.

Hello Everybody!! My name is Steve and I am in the great state of Michigan. I logged on to this forum because I am a amature home machinest. I do alot of stuff for friends but my main focus is engines. I started making air engines and then graduated to I.C. Engines. I am currently working on a 1/3rd...