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Bob Shores,     Ruskin, Florida

Little Devil,  1 Cylinder, 4 cycle, Vertical Hit and Miss

Contents  (this project is broken down into sections, click on one to view it)

Castings and Patterns Starting the Machining Final Steps


I thought it would be of interest to many builders if I documented the complete process of producing a small engine casting kit. Understanding the huge amount of time, labor and expense of such an undertaking will give a new slant on copyright protection.

The Little Devil vertical engine is intended to be a companion to the Little Angel horizontal engine. Preliminary specifications are: bore 5/8", Height 4.5", Width 3.9" and flywheel diameter of 2 5/8". The first step is, of course, to make preliminary drawings of the concept. The drawings are then modified to standard dimensions, drills, reams, gears, bearings and bolt sizes.



Ruskin, FL 33570


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