Thinking out loud. Billet head with water jackets.

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Re: Thinking out loud. Billet head with water jackets.

Post by Old as Dirt » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 am

Well.. I don't quite know what to say.. He is above my pay grade. :wink:

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Re: Thinking out loud. Billet head with water jackets.

Post by SchmidtMotorWorks » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:11 pm

TMSJoe wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:41 pm

I am bothered by the "new generation" of "not motor heads" that the world is producing these days. The home billet head would likely be a 1 cylinder head adapted to a lawn mower engine. Possibly a junior dragster block. Maybe the project could the the Pinewood derby of modern times. Like I said, just thinking out loud......
Kids can see that working on IC engines doesn't have much of a future, sad to say they are correct (I design them for a living).
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Re: Thinking out loud. Billet head with water jackets.

Post by TMSJoe » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:04 pm

SchmidtMotorWorks wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Kids can see that working on IC engines doesn't have much of a future, sad to say they are correct (I design them for a living).
Though I agree the future may not be filled with IC engines, they are still here now. I'm not sure today's youth is planning their futures at all. Ironically, I have an electric bike I built in 2013. Fun and quiet. It's a compromise for me. I can't make noise on the rail trails but I can zip around on an Ebike and get no flack. Still, CNC + CAD skills can apply to fun or a job. Today kids would rather play video games. Not seeing much of a career there. Not for the masses at least.

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