How would you attach a drill to a Knex V8 Engine? Answered

I have made a Knex V8 Engine and I want to add a drill onto it to drive it but I dont know how I would attach the drill to a knex piece. Please help! Thanks..

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A question for experienced mechanics

I  know someone who has a newer model of the Dodge Ram with a Hemi V8.  It has a special gas-saving feature which turns off 4 of the cylinders when it is at highway speeds.  I was wondering if this was a practical idea to do to an old 350 small block.  I know that you could just unplug the spark plugs to 4 cylinders.  Of course, you would have to do something to release the pressure also. (I was thinking of removing the entire spark plug.) I am not very experienced in auto mechanics so I was wondering if anyone here could figure this out.  PS : This option of shutting down cylinders was also available in older Cadillacs I beleive it was called the 4-6-8, which shut down either 2 or 4 cylinders.  This engine however, was known for it's problems, which is why I was wondering about doing this.

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International 345 v8 engine trouble? Answered

I have a 345 v8 international engine that will not idle. It runs fine if you rev it up but as soon as you take your foot of the pedal it will idle roughly for 20 seconds before stalling. I have put a new set of points in and also adjusted the timing correctly. What would be causing the engine to not idle. Also I have adjusted the idle screw and the place at which it will run is way to high for an idle so I can eliminate this as a problem. I have taken the top of the carby and can see that both jets are squirting as per usual. It has really got me confused this one. The only thing I can think of is vacuum advance but I can't see how it should effect it at an idle. Your help would be much appreciated.

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Topic by lm6666 

Turn a thunderbird into an electric?

Hey any ideas? It's a '96 with a v8 engine. Frankly, I'll be more impressed with an electric motor. I know it's not the ideal car to do this with, but I want to give it a try anyway.

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flywheel replacement step by step on 94 gmc 1500

My truck has an auto transmission and a v6 i would like to know if anyone knows were i can find a step by step or somethin along those lines. im pretty handy and ive done it once before, but it was on a v8 mustang, so i would like to be able to go over some instructions. thanks

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Need component advice/help for a instructable

I wanted to build this instructable, but it requires STM32F051 micro controller. However there's different types of 'STM32F051' micro controllers such as a T8, K8, C8, R8, V8, K6 C6, R6, etc. So does it matter which kind variant i use or will they all work the same? If it does matter, what kind do i use? Or is there an alternate micro controller that will work? Source Instructable :

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Building a cheap, cool, large Lego car?

Hi all, i have a Lego technic V8 engine, and a few gears. i really want to make a car. how? something like the lego Techniic 8880 or 8448. I also have a rcx motor. what to buy??? i think i could start with the chassis and the basic body. not all the bodywork. i'de save that for later, I think it will work out. so, what should i do next???

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Unable to favorite.

For some reason I am unable to favorite some, not all, instructables. It's almost as if there is an error in the script that prevents it from fully loading properly. See images. And yes, before anyone asks, I have tried disabling my adblock and reloading the page. Still does the same thing. Google Chrome 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit) (cohort: Stable) OS Windows JavaScript V8 Flash User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.115 Safari/537.36

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Knex ideas

Hey guys, it's me again. I decided to make this forum, as many people have awesome knex ideas, but arent experienced enough to make it, don't have the pieces, or anything else. Or maybe you have an idea that would be cool, and just suggest it here, people will see it and maybe pick up on it and decide on trying it out! Share your ideas, models, concepts and anything else! Your ideas can be anything, from small thing such as small model cars and ball machines to full auto mechs and awesome motors(V4, V8 type motors). Happy building!

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Sell Motorola V3 V3i V3X V8 Refurbished mobile phone housing keypad flex cable lcd antenna battery

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Do i have to change/add anything at my gaming pc?

 Specs: -Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme 3; -CPU: Intel Core I5 3570k 4.8GHz OC w/ CoolerMaster V8 GTS Cooler; -GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX480 2GB SC; -RAM: 16GB Mushkin 2600 MHz OC; -HDD: Seagate 1TB(that`s enough for me); -PSU: Sirtec HP 750W; I am very curious if i have to change something at my pc.Do i have to change anything at it? Or add something else maybe?If yes,can you show me some things that i could change at my pc but cheap?I want them cheap beaucase i spent lots of money in it and i dont wanna spend lots money again.

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Weak spark (orange glow) on late model pickup truck

So  I have a 95 chevy C-1500 5.7 V8, Been having some progressively worse problems with it running rough and hesitating when accelerating. I will be re-timing it soon but that is a separate issue for the moment, When I tested the ignition system I noticed the spark tester was glowing orange/red instead of blue. (I can't even get my timing light to fire) It was due for new plugs and wires so I replaced both. The Ignition coil is less then a year old and I just finished replacing the Rotor and distributor cap. Still have an orange spark. I really need to fix this before I can time it, Any Ideas?

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electric motor conversion for my ski boat. Help!

Here is my plan: - remove big v8 motor from 19 foot ski boat - install 6 standard size solar panels (40x65) above the boat lift and plug in the boat when not in use. - 20 kw motor, 96 V, rated current 98A (30-150A), turning 3300 rpm. - 4 batteries on board each producing  3.4 Kwh   24V.  continuous current 110 A. Questions: 1.   Does it sound like the batteries match the power requirement of the motor? 2.   Am I correct in assuming the batteries can be wired in series to produce the 96 V? 3.   If so, how long would you estimate the batteries will run the motor? 4.   Will the 6 panels at about 330w produce about 10 -15 Kw per summer day into the batteries? Cheers, Bruce.

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MAC or PC?

My brother make videos and we have an iMac, lets just say it is not substantial for his needs.  Now just to get the point across we came up with a fair MAC-Pro, it has an SSD for faster boot and render, then a 1 tb drive for storage, a 4 core cpu, two radion hd whatevers, two monitors and no other special add-ons, price = 6,992.00 USD.  Now we came up with a massive decked out PC based substantially off of Dream Machine 2011.  It has an SSD, an intel i7 3.4 ghz (two more than the mac and 200 dollars less) a 3 tb massive kick ass hard drive which cost less than the one tb, 8 gb of ram for 50 dollars, the mac was well over 300.  The biggest newest graphics card NVIDIA has the 590 costing about 750 dollars.  Two 27" monitors a decked out sound system, a RAT 5 Mouse, a generic keyboard, v8 cpu cooler, fair case from cooler master, 1000w power supply, Blue Ray dual write disk drive thing, and the dream machine mobo.  It came in at 2950 dollars and every price for parts was rounded up to the nearest 5 dollars. Mac = about 7000 PC   = about 3000 Mac = less storage, less speed, less performance PC   = KICK ASS Mac = is it worth it just to do videos PC  = what is a good PC movie aplication/program

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Jet Boat powered by High pressure Water Pump???

Hello Instructablers, I would love some input from some of the great minds in this community for slightly mad project I have been thinking about. In the spirit of "What Could Possibly Go Wrong" I am planning to try powering a small boat with an engine drive water pump. We recently got some new pumps in at work that will do up to 80m head (113 psi), or flows to about 750 litres per minute (I think that's about 164 gallons). Powered by 13HP Honda engine. It's a very impressive pump, but will it be able to power a boat? Here's my plan so far: Either obtain or build a small boat. Perhaps with a flat bottom. I will mount the pump as low and central as I can. Full of water the pump will weigh around 50-60kg. The suction hose would be connected to a tank flange that penetrates the hull at the deepest point. The discharge will penetrate the transom. Various nozzle sizes will be tried to find out the best compromise between flow and velocity. What do you think? Considering most of the jetboats I have seen have massive V8 engines in them, could my idea possibly work? Will it need to be an impossibly small boat? Will I need more than one pump? How many? What's more important; flow, pressure, velocity? Should I stick to oars? I have other pumps to choose from with greater flows if that makes a difference. Go here to see them: Here's silly video of the boys at Pumpmaster in Queensland trying out the new machine...

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Arduino D1 temperature code is not working for me.

Hi,  I'm working on a temperature( DS18B20) project with the model D1 of Arduino and I will like to connected to the internet via Blynk . I was able to configure the WiFi and the blink project. But when I try to use this code the application of Blynk say that I don't have connection with the board. I find a code that everybody is using but is not working for me. Can you help me please?   This is my code: #define BLYNK_PRINT Serial // Enables Serial Monitor #include #include #include //EAO #include // OneWire DS18S20, DS18B20, DS1822 Temperature Example // // // // The DallasTemperature library can do all this work for you! // OneWire  ds(7);  // on pin 7 (a 4.7K resistor is necessary) WidgetLCD lcd(V1); // You should get Auth Token in the Blynk App. // Go to the Project Settings (nut icon). char auth[] = "f7d376f1ae554207a6666c45babe7e69"; // Your WiFi credentials. // Set password to "" for open networks. char ssid[] = "Samsung Galaxy Note 4 0628"; char pass[] = "1234567"; void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600); // See the connection status in Serial Monitor Blynk.begin(auth, ssid, pass);  // Here your Arduino connects to the Blynk Cloud. } void loop() {; // All the Blynk Magic happens here...   // You can inject your own code or combine it with other sketches.   // Check other examples on how to communicate with Blynk. Remember   // to avoid delay() function! // delay(1000);   byte i;   byte present = 0;   byte type_s;   byte data[12];   byte addr[8];   float celsius, fahrenheit;   if ( ! {     Serial.println("No more addresses.");     Serial.println();     ds.reset_search();   //  delay(250);     return;   }   Serial.print("ROM =");   for ( i = 0; i < 8; i++) {     Serial.write(' ');     Serial.print(addr[i], HEX);   }   if (OneWire::crc8(addr, 7) != addr[7]) {     Serial.println("CRC is not valid!");     return;   }   Serial.println();   // the first ROM byte indicates which chip   switch (addr[0]) {     case 0x10:       Serial.println("  Chip = DS18S20");  // or old DS1820       type_s = 1;       break;     case 0x28:       Serial.println("  Chip = DS18B20");       type_s = 0;       break;     case 0x22:       Serial.println("  Chip = DS1822");       type_s = 0;       break;     default:       Serial.println("Device is not a DS18x20 family device.");       return;   }   ds.reset();;   ds.write(0x44, 1);        // start conversion, with parasite power on at the end //  delay(1000);     // maybe 750ms is enough, maybe not   // we might do a ds.depower() here, but the reset will take care of it.   present = ds.reset();;   ds.write(0xBE);         // Read Scratchpad   Serial.print("  Data = ");   Serial.print(present, HEX);   Serial.print(" ");   for ( i = 0; i < 9; i++) {           // we need 9 bytes     data[i] =;     Serial.print(data[i], HEX);     Serial.print(" ");   }   Serial.print(" CRC=");   Serial.print(OneWire::crc8(data, 8), HEX);   Serial.println();   // Convert the data to actual temperature   // because the result is a 16 bit signed integer, it should   // be stored to an "int16_t" type, which is always 16 bits   // even when compiled on a 32 bit processor.   int16_t raw = (data[1] << 8) | data[0];   if (type_s) {     raw = raw << 3; // 9 bit resolution default     if (data[7] == 0x10) {       // "count remain" gives full 12 bit resolution       raw = (raw & 0xFFF0) + 12 - data[6];     }   } else {     byte cfg = (data[4] & 0x60);     // at lower res, the low bits are undefined, so let's zero them     if (cfg == 0x00) raw = raw & ~7;  // 9 bit resolution, 93.75 ms     else if (cfg == 0x20) raw = raw & ~3; // 10 bit res, 187.5 ms     else if (cfg == 0x40) raw = raw & ~1; // 11 bit res, 375 ms     //// default is 12 bit resolution, 750 ms conversion time   }   celsius = (float)raw / 16.0;   fahrenheit = celsius * 1.8 + 32.0;   Serial.print("  Temperature = ");   Serial.print(celsius);   Serial.print(" Celsius, ");   Serial.print(fahrenheit);   Serial.println(" Fahrenheit");   Blynk.virtualWrite(V5, celsius);   Blynk.virtualWrite(V6, celsius);   Blynk.virtualWrite(V7, celsius);   Blynk.virtualWrite(V8, celsius);   lcd.clear();   lcd.print(0, 0, "Temperature");   lcd.print(0, 1, celsius); }

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Excessive Conservation Wearing Out [noun]...

So... While brushing my teeth - I first rinse my brush, turn the faucet on, brush, then rinse the sink/mouth. Yes, I turn the faucet off while brushing. And if you're counting - that's two on/off cycles per brushing...I've been playing with this tool: I pose an open question for discussion.. But first, my data/research...I'm estimating 3 minutes of use per day - 365 days/year. According to the tool... I use 2190 gallons per year. Lets say that's 5 uses per day (2 for teeth - 1 for bathroom use). The tool seems to estimate an 8.4 year service life - so that's a total of 18396 gallons of water over it's life as a faucet.So If I leave the water on while brushing - that's 3 on/off cycles per day.butIf I turn the water off while brushing - That's 5 on/off cycles per day (40% more cycles).Realistically, a faucet's wear comes from on/off cycles - each use bringing it closer to retirement. So 40% of 8.4 years is 3.4 years.Now... Leaving the faucet on an extra 4 minutes per day (2 minutes per brushing) consumes 2920 gallons of water per year.The difference over 8.4 years is: 30660-18396=12264 gallons. At about $4 per 1000 gallons - that difference is $49.06. BUT, the direct replacement for my faucet (as priced today in home depot to the exact model) is $75. So after 8.4 yearsFaucet remaining on will cost me:$49.06 + $75 = $124.06Faucet being turned off will cost me:$75 + $30(prorated cost of faucet for 3.4 years of wear on a new faucet) = $105Differences:$19.0612,264 gallons of waterThat is to say - due to extra wear on my faucet - it's only marginally more economical to turn my faucet off while brushing my teeth. If I wasn't me, and not able to DIY replace - it very well may be cost effective to leave it on given the cost of a hiring a handy man or plumber...Okay... Now that you've read the above... please discuss your thoughts. I am very much aware of the assumptions I have made (no need to point them out) - just looking for opinions :)UpdateLets turn this discussion on it's head now... As several have pointed out, conserving is more important - bonus as it's close to an economical wash in my fictitious scenario above (it's not 100% real and based on data from the link above and some hefty assumptions).My car uses .3 gallons of gasoline per hour at idle. Lets take a 100% city drive in heavy traffic (my drive yesterday). I was at a complete stop due to traffic lights or traffic for 20 seconds or more a total of 12 times to travel ~10 miles (yes, I freakin timed it). So that's a total of 4 minutes (wow, that worked out nice) of idle time. That time consumes 0.02 gallons of fuel costing me $0.06. If I were to make that commute 5 days a week, twice daily - that's a cost of:10.4 gallons of gasoline$31.2 worth of fuelSo, a new starter for my car costs $130. Typically the motors don't actually die - just the contacts. But lets assume I don't want to fiddle with that and just want to direct replace (corollary to valve washers :D).This means - using my starter an additional 24 times per day - it will take 4.2 years for the fuel savings to pay for a new starter. In 4.2 years - averaging 12,000 miles per year - I will have traveled 50400 miles.Okay - now lets consider the cost of fuel to restart - 24 times.... According to mechanical engineering magazine, a V6 engine used 5 seconds worth of idling gasoline to restart. So - redoing some math to compensate - that's a savings of7.8 gallons of gasoline per year$23.4 per yearTime to recoup 1 starter: 5.6 years (equating to 66000 miles)So, I'm having some problems finding data on starter life cycle - all I have is anecdotal evidence... *My personal car has 115K miles and is ~8 years old - and I've been doing this since I bought the car >2 years ago. *My last car was sold at 98K miles and this was done for a little less than 2 years (the car was 8/9 years old when sold).*My first car had unknown mileage (estimated around 150K), was 10 years old and the engine was killed at stoplights.*My parents own a conversion van (seldom used now) that is 12 years old, 120K miles - did not shut the engine (v8) down at traffic lights.None of the cars above have had their starter go.*Father had a truck that had it's starter replaced around 220K miles - unknown age. That car left us with a blown connecting rod around 300K milesBatteries... Yes, this does put more strain on your battery... I'll go more into that when I can find some better data (more than anecdotal :p)...But, that's to say... It's economically viable to turn off your engine at traffic lights... So much so, it's illegal to idle (over a certain period of time) at traffic lights in some countries...

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