Building a 911 motor with a 7 year old

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Building a 911 motor with a 7 year old

#1 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:24 pm

For Christmas I got my son Max and his cousin Calder both 911 motors, 1:4 scale to build. Knowing it would take an adult to help, it was the perfect father/son project. So far so good, we have done two sittings.
First sitting we got the crank and pistons done, as well as the crankcase.
Second sitting we got the heads on complete with working valves. The springs are very tricky, one flew off, finding it wasn't fun!

Max is learning about Porsche motors and we are having a good time. We are also taking it slow, we work about 30-45 minutes at a time, and even that is hurting our heads.

Stay tuned!
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Re: Building a 911 motor with a 7 year old

#2 Post by Dan Epperly » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:42 pm

And in about 13 years he'll be in your garage making a colossal mess like this... if you're lucky.

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Re: Building a 911 motor with a 7 year old

#3 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:27 pm

Dan, I think I can help with some of the clutter, I can get all those cars out of your way. :D :D :D

Seriously, I hope Max gets into doing the cars with me. He does like to go fast.
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Re: Building a 911 motor with a 7 year old

#4 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:07 pm

We are slowly chipping away at it, we built the right side cams and got the cover on.
Steady as she goes! Max is enjoying it, that's the important thing.
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Re: Building a 911 motor with a 7 year old

#5 Post by Herlin E. Woolery » Mon May 28, 2018 10:54 am

How is it going on the build, Adam I bet they are really good builders of models now.
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Re: Building a 911 motor with a 7 year old

#6 Post by Adam Wright » Mon May 28, 2018 11:05 am

We've been side tracked, Max has gotten really into Scouts, but we will get back on it soon.
He enjoyed placing flags on the veteran's graves for the holiday today.
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#7 Post by Herlin E. Woolery » Mon May 28, 2018 11:10 am

That's is a memorable picture
God bless
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