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  • Posted in thread: Does a graphite piston wear down? on 02-22-2018 at 12:47 AM
    The Jan Ridders engine in my avatar has a graphite piston running in an aluminium bore. I had
    to make several pistons til I got the correct fit (they almost seem to 'compress' and get a
    glazed look to...

  • Posted in thread: Brian does Ridders flame eater on 02-22-2018 at 12:42 AM
    You will be amazed how much drag there is in those sealed bearings Brian, both from the seal
    lips dragging on the inner race and the (much higher) drag of the grease. If you want to retain
    the look of...

  • Posted in thread: Air Compressor Plans on 02-21-2018 at 07:54 AM
    Probably even easier is to go to an auto wreckers/breakers yard and buy an old automotive air
    conditioner compressor? If you get the old type with oil bath bottom end they last for ages and
    pump a lot...

  • Posted in thread: hello from SW Ontario on 02-19-2018 at 11:58 PM
    Welcome Leaky. Lots of info here to keep you occupied and entertained.

  • Posted in thread: What I have been diong on 02-19-2018 at 11:56 PM
    That sounds nasty. Glad to hear you kept the fingers - I've met lots of people who haven't come
    off so well in disagreements with wood working equipment.

  • Posted in thread: PeeWee V4 slow build on 02-19-2018 at 01:20 PM
    And with the crank now in place, I could finally start on the pistons. The first operation is
    the most fun, with a nice and simple turning job to make some cute little piston blanks. I used
    a reground...

  • Posted in thread: PeeWee V4 slow build on 02-19-2018 at 12:57 PM
    Instead of the pistons I figured I'd attempt the centre main bearing first so I could finally
    mount the crank properly. I started with a chunk of 1-1/2" LG2 bearing bronze but I couldn't
    face another ...

  • Posted in thread: Chrysler Hemi 1/4 scale on 02-19-2018 at 12:37 PM
    That crank is a work of art. This should be another impressive engine.

  • Posted in thread: Posting Difficulties on 02-18-2018 at 03:45 AM
    Rotational problems with photos are normally due to Apple devices. If you're using an
    iPhone/iPad to take the pictures, make sure the 'home' button is down the bottom when you take
    a portrait orientat...

  • Posted in thread: Brian does Ridders flame eater on 02-17-2018 at 03:22 AM
    I have a couple of thoughts from when I built this engine if you want them Brian - no charge at
    all. Now bear in mind this was my first ever engine so I might have created my own problems,
    but the 3mm...

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