1/8th scale wooden D8 tractor

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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 04-27-2018 11:27 PM 597 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My plans that I work from are the photos and measurements that I take of the real machine. They are a little different from the normal paper plans. The electronics statement that I made was pretaining the computer. When I got a computer my daughter told my that I could not hurt it. About two weeks later she checked in on me and the computer. Her first statement was WHAT DID YOU DO TO THIS COMPUTER. I still hit the wrong keys a lot and a lot of crazy things happen. That is why I said you have to give me breathing room at time. Thank you all for the nice comments. I will try to explain a little better. At times I forget that maby I look at things a little different than a lot of people. That said, more photos A view of the rear with the ripper. The measurements of the machine are 3 ft 6 in long,17 in high, and 20 in wide.

The exhaust stact is 1/2 in copper pipe. The top of the stack is made by cutting the pipe at 22 1/2 degrees, then turn the pieces to get the 45 degree angle, but then togeather and solder. I made the top end cut a little long of finish length then used my 12 in sander to get the final length. The oil dip stick is 12 copper wire and the tube is 1/4 in copper. To mount this a swedged(flattened) 12 copper and made attachment pieces that are drilled for the #2 screws thatare used to mount it.. The tube is mounted in a hole that is drilled t
from the side thru the bottom of the engine block so it can do its job. The reason I use copper is that it is easy to adapt to what my mind wants.

The manifold is 1/2 in copper pipe and fittings. The mounting adaptors are the same as above. To get the screen look on the air cleaner I used black window screen cloth wrapped around the wooden clyinder. The top of the air cleaner has a long screw down thru to hold everything togeather.

This the other side of the engine block. The oil fill tube to the front Is made of 1/4 in copperpipe witth attachments.

This is the belly pan with towing hook?hole.

The engine in place.

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#1 posted 04-28-2018 01:01 AM

Top detailing sir, thank you for the extra photos and notes!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 04-28-2018 07:15 AM

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#3 posted 04-28-2018 10:06 AM

OK I got the electronics comment, and I have a better appreciation of the scale now.
I was thinking you had used somewhere around 50mm or larger PVC pipes for the exhaust and intake parts.

-- Regards Rob

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