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Old 03-01-2010, 02:07 AM   #21
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That's good progress, 'Vette. Coming along in good fashion.

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Old 03-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #22
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Yeah very nice progress, it's looking great 'Vette I was going to ask the same question as Dean, Air sounds a good plan to start with, as long as you have a compressor man enough! I was wondering whether it could be flame gulpered!

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Old 03-04-2010, 10:32 PM   #23
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Yep. Metal Super Market is just off I-35 South of I-240.
Oh cool!

15 minutes from the new house.

That engine is starting to look like a runner BV!
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:33 AM   #24
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Working on the valve this weekend and came up with an idea. Decided to move the eccentric to the side opposite the valve and then pass a shaft through the base to the other side. Resolved a couple of alignment issues. Made it easy to center the arms and being in two pieces I can adjust the valve position by moving the arm on that side. Plus I thought it would add some visual interest to the action. Just a few things left. Need to drill and tap the head bolts. Drill the ports in the head and valve. Insert the fittings and give it a test run. ( I hope )

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:11 AM   #25
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I like it. Great Idea.

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:20 AM   #26
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Looking great

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:50 PM   #27
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And all of this from the "seat of the pants"? I am thoroughly impressed as well as appreciating the outcome. Great job. Have you been drawing all of this up for a plan set so that we all can duplicate this one at a later date Man I hope so.

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:14 PM   #28
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. Have you been drawing all of this up for a plan set so that we all can duplicate this one at a later date Man I hope so. Jim
No real drawings for this one. It would be difficult to draw this up since most of the parts already existed in one form or another, so I'm not sure how it could be duplicated. Most of my ideas came from drawings in pencil on a clipboard. I sometimes sit and "ponder" which way it should go and then doodle until something develops. I would work out the details and dimensions on my sketches with just enough to go to the shop.

I would say that with the help of this forum just about anyone could build a basic engine of their own design. The EZ engine and this one could not have been completed based on my level of experience. It took input from several members and incorporating bits of designs from several engines to build them. That was part of the adventure and fun with this project. Don't build it just like an existing project. Think up something that appeals to you and just do it!
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:22 AM   #29
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Got the rest of the pieces made, head mounted and put it all together.
It actually runs. Video show it running at 10 psi which I am happy with. Thought the larger bore would take more air than that. Now to take it apart, cut shafts and screws to length, do some clean up on the parts and then a paint job.

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Not only runs, but runs quite nicely! Chuf-chuf-chuf-chuf... I like it!
The cross rod for the eccentric and valve action adds to the fun. Kind of gives both
sides of the engine "something to do".

It's neat, 'Vette. Really good.

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