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  • Posted in thread: Lubrication of more complex units on 06-23-2017 at 08:56 AM
    My own, perhaps controversial, view is that multi-cylinder i.c. engines withoutcrankcases are
    an aberration peculiar to HMEM.

  • Posted in thread: Stuart castings on 06-09-2017 at 09:41 AM
    Is this a new kit from Stuart, or bought elsewhere?

  • Posted in thread: Westbury 'Seagull' on 06-04-2017 at 03:04 PM
    Is there any convention or norm to opening throttle clockwise or anticlockwise?

  • Posted in thread: Slide valve... simple question. on 06-03-2017 at 07:44 PM
    The space between the valve and the top of the valve chest, is for exhaust steam, which is at
    lower pressure than the steam coming into the cylinder through the middle of the three holes
    under the val...

  • Posted in thread: TIM 6 ignition on 05-10-2017 at 11:46 AM
    I am getting towards putting the TIM-6 ignition togther for my Westbury Seagull, and have
    several questions:Reading HMEM, it sounds as though I am likely to get through a few Hall
    sensors. There seems...

  • Posted in thread: Beam Steam Engine, why?? on 05-03-2017 at 07:57 PM
    I'm facinated byt the beauty of a beam steam engine.. All those parts moving slowly in perfect
    harmony. I think I will make one someday.But... why did someone make this type of engine in the
    first pla...

  • Posted in thread: Rockerblock I.C.--Something a little different- on 04-30-2017 at 02:55 PM
    An occasionally useful ploy is to put the job at 45 deg. Set-up is not as easy and the method
    is not strictly kosher as it puts a side load on the jaws and their guides, but with a bit of
    common sense...

  • Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 04-18-2017 at 11:17 AM
    About the engine , I do realise it is not what it is intended to , but as the original merlin
    had indeed over a 1000 Hp , what output would you expect from the 1/4 scale . If it would be
    simply scaled...

  • Posted in thread: Rockerblock I.C.--Something a little different- on 04-13-2017 at 10:43 AM
    You can use Loctite with a press fit. The belief that a gap is required is a misunderstanding.

  • Posted in thread: Rockerblock I.C.--Something a little different- on 04-09-2017 at 12:54 AM
    Countersunk screws in shear, especially in a dynamic situation, tend to work loose. Fitted
    bolts in reamed holes is the "proper" way to do it.If you need more room, the height of the
    crankshaft could ...


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