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Old 07-25-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Australia and New Zealand team build anyone?

I've just been thinking that a team build by members from Australia and New Zealand would be a good idea since the cost posting stuff to and from America or Europe is pretty much prohibitive. As far as an engine to build, I'm open to suggestions. I am able to provide lathe work up to 9" or 225mm OD, some basic milling operations on smaller parts, and fabrication work.


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Not a bad idea, lets nurse it along and see what develops,
perhaps even a design and build project might be worth
considering.
I have a leaning to inline twin I/C's, but will go with the
flow on this within my capabilities.

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Team builds are doable but not an easy thing.
some of the ones attempted were successive some not.
Keep it simple for success
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Count me in. I suggest a jet turbine as I'm told they look difficult but are in fact relatively simple to construct. Also the parts are light weight keeping postage rates down.
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Yeah guys count me in. I like the idea of an ic inline. CNC machinery is what I have to offer. I was part of the radial team build and it was quite successful but a little expensive posting all over the world so would be great to get involved with something local.
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Herbie, I like your idea!
and I have a box full of compressor wheels!!

But as tin suggests, perhaps we should keep it simple.

But I also loved my Taplin Twin, sadly lost several years ago.


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I do think keeping it simple is a good idea, but having a team member with CNC machinery opens up all sorts of possibilities. About the jet turbine idea, it doesn't really sound like my thing to be honest. The idea of an IC engine does get me going more, but it sounds complex if done as a multi cylinder 4-stroke. A single cylinder IC sounds more feasible to me though.
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Hi All, it appears we are a team of four, at the moment.
Shall we proceed with a project?, others may join as we proceed I guess.

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Well, with a team together, it's time to decide what to build. I like the idea of an IC engine, which seems to be okay with the rest of the team. I think a single would be a better idea to keep things fairly simple.
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Count me in for an IC engine. Does anyone have a set of plans?


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