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 Post subject: 36hp clown college engine build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Stay tuned for the most clueless 36hp build you've ever seen. I know nothing and have set out to prove it and maybe learn something along the way.

I'm either building a working engine or a nice looking expensive grenade... only time will tell, it's a waiting game.


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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Stay tuned


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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:32 am 
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Haha...clown college build! :D

You're gonna do fine, Eric. Engine assembly is nothing to fear.. It's not hard; only a little tedious. Be patient, get a manual or some advice on the critical steps, torques, and other specs (aka tommiebsmith), pay attention, keep things really clean, double-check everything, and stop and ask if you're not sure.

You got this!

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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
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Good for you, you can do it, it's very much a series of steps that you do in a more-or-less particular order. Read as much as you can, there's plenty of info out there. :thumbs: :beer:

My biggest fear these days is the quality (or lack thereof) of bearings available. This is why I blueprint every single bearing when I build an engine, even the cam bearings. I've seen brand new bearings that are out of spec... and usually on the too-tight side of things, which is waaaay worst than them being a bit loose. Tight bearings lock up motors.
Anyway, if you have access to the equipment (bore gauges and micrometers), I *highly* recommend blueprinting all your bearings. I have a thread HERE that shows how I do things.

Good luck, let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
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Thanks Scotty and MK!

That link will be super helpful. Hope Tommie has unlimited texts because I have been wearing them out :beer:

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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
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Day 1. Cleaning, mop mop all day long, mop mop mop while I sing this song.

So first rookie mistake was Brothers offered to sand blast the case, I said sure. Then later read don't ever do that. Ugh. They plugged the oils lines prior and really didn't hit much of inside. I asked them not to locktite the plugs. So I got the rifle cleaning kit out and cleaned it good.

Then ran a full bottle of carb cleaner thru it. Then ran the hose thru it for a long time. Neighbors love me.

I might actually shower with it tomorrow.

Probability of grenade 98.2%


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 Post subject: Re: 36hp clown college engine build
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I now have a good understanding of how oils flows thru the case and how the system works


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Tall boys have more displacement than a bus motor?


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