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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:16 PM

The other day I was in the metal shop at school (not the welding shop at Boces) and I saw a couple of cut away engines. I have never seen one in person before and, I didn't know how cool they where to look at! I was playing with one for about 5 minutes, and then my friend needed something so I had to stop.

I have 4-5 K series kohlers, and I was thinking about doing it to one of the rougher ones.

How hard are they to make? Has anybody here made one? Pictures? And what would I use to cut it apart?
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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:34 PM

I know alot of cutaways are done with the band saw but i think the same could be done wit a sawzall ...  the only ones i have seen was model 8-9 briggs (aluminum) i want to make one from a model 19 as they are plentiful and the bores are aluminum so it would be easy to cut ... 


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:39 PM

Willing to bet a big metal cutting disc is used in a stationary machine to make those up. Would think any hand held one would be all over the place and make crooked cuts. Heck, I bet when done cutting they even mill the cut surfaces to make prettier and sanding, and polishing, and painting all the pieces inside and out! Sure is neat on big engines, not so sure worth the bother for little rig.
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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:44 PM

I have never seen one in person,just pictures of them. Sounds like a cool idea.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 05:47 PM

I wonder if I would be able to use a grinder, then clean and straighten the cuts with a mill?

 

I just went out to look at what engines I had; it is between these two K181 engines, they are both pretty rough, especially the one on the right. I don't foresee needing them for anything, and they would both take quite a bit of work to get running.

 

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:33 PM

I was thinking about doing this with an old push mower engine.  At least for a first attempt in case i trash it, then I haven't junked a good horizontal for nothin'


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:05 PM

There used to be a plastic model of a chevrolet engine cut out like that for one to assemble. I had thought at time about getting one but never did. Now this was years ago and I don't know if they are still made. You would have to go to a model store or toy type store. Just my 2 cents worth.

 

 

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:14 PM

There used to be a plastic model of a chevrolet engine cut out like that for one to assemble. I had thought at time about getting one but never did. Now this was years ago and I don't know if they are still made. You would have to go to a model store or toy type store. Just my 2 cents worth.


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I know what you are talking about! About 5 years ago my cousin (year older then I am) got one for Christmas, and I helped put it together. When we were putting it together, we could not find the Wrist pins, so we cut our own! You know how all the plastic pieces come in one piece, and you have to pop them apart? We used the remnants of the holder for the pins. Worked great! Also, after we were done we found the wrist pins. Lol!
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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:24 PM

How well do you think these engines will run after they are cut up???

 

What?!!! I'm just asking. I saw a Chevy 4 cyl. at a flea market running without an oil pan.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:34 PM

 You know how all the plastic pieces come in one piece, and you have to pop them apart?

The technical term for that is sprue.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:39 PM

How well do you think these engines will run after they are cut up???

 

What?!!! I'm just asking. I saw a Chevy 4 cyl. at a flea market running without an oil pan.

 

So your telling me it will never burn oil? :D


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:42 PM

in the tech room at school there is a cut away of a neon motor and a rear axle im guessin a chevy so that students can see how the internals function


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:51 PM

So your telling me it will never burn oil? :D

 

 

It's a Chevy, it'll find a way to burn oil.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Chevys run on hope and dreams.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Only if you use the proper after market oil additives.


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