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Old 10-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #21
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I'm in. Made bases for a prior team build, but not sure I ever got all the parts from the other folks. Have both conventional and CNC machinery available to me.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:46 PM   #22
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Brian,

Great glad you are on board!

What do you have in mind to build?

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #23
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I have been ogling Jan's creations for years, really liking his glass cylinder creations as of late. They may be a little complicated for a team build, but I'm up for the challenge myself. Guess that's my vote then

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:16 AM   #24
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Hi : I have been following the thread and if it is OK I will add my two cents. Retiring in 1993 I bring 60 years of machining to the table. Looking at Jan's engine that some of us just got plans for in my opinion it wouldn't be a good choice for a team build. I think it is just to complicated. On the other hand I believe it's a great project for a personal build.
I think a team build should have some challenge but be fun so no one would feel pressured. If I have a vote it would be for a steam engine maybe such as a walking beam engine. Thank's for letting me spout off. Jack B
I work with old machinery you can see my shop in "The Shop" section. I posted it on 10-11-2011 and it's on about page 4. The title is "Jack's Shop and Museum".

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:33 AM   #25
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I'd love to be part of a team build BUT... I'm new to machining and don't have much skill, and I live in Western Australia so postage costs could be an issue. Maybe it'd be better if I wait for the next Aussie/NZ team build.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #26
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Jack,
Glad to have your opinion here. I would certainly agree had I not worked with some of these fellows on team build 6. That being said , the skill
levels of ALL team members must taken into account and an appropriate
project chosen. Part of the fun is kicking around ideas for the build and
your idea of a walking beam is a good one. The available plans vary from
beginning to advanced level so there's sure to something suitable.
Hope to have you on the team, your skills would much appreciated.

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Jack,
Appreciate your input. And thanks for showing us your shop.

Yes, it would be a challenge. As noted there are concerns (probable be more), but with Jan's notes and with his and others help we can do it.

Can you give us some insight as why it would be too difficult? Because so far I just don't see it.

I haven't build an IC engine yet, so to me this would be great start.
The MK3 is a one cylinder ... that should be easier than say a 4.
No valves ... that's nice.
Vapor carburetor ... okay that could be an issue. Or better yet a challenge. Easy to make but could be difficult to adjust ... still worth a try!
Gears ... haven't made any before but maybe someone on the team has, if not then I would learn.
Spark ... yes that would be really different. But it is well documented.

Think about it some more and join us, we could use your well earned experience. No pressure ....


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Old 10-27-2012, 02:55 AM   #28
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Gail in NM , Thank you for putting that link on my post to my shop. I didn't know how to do it.

Hi Pat : I admire people who like to try new things, so I will go along with anything the group decides on. I don't have a metric dial in my shop so I will be busy changing millimeters to inches. What ever we decide on I will help any way I can Jack
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Hi Maverick, Dale & Pat: Today I took a closer look at the Jan Ridder engine we have been interested in building.
Here are some things that will have to be bought that I think we have to think about,
Ball Bearings
Graphite to make the piston. By the way if my math is correct it has to be turned to size within Max .00078 in thousands of an inch. Check Explanary Notes #2
We would have to buy a glass cylinder. Jan put a red warning on the print that it could burst anytime so safety glasses would have to be on when operating the engine.
We need to buy a timing belt.
There is also a glass or plastic cylinder needed for the gas tank.

My vote would be no as a team project. I think we should explore some other projects. Jack
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:32 AM   #30
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It looks like we need 3 or 4 more team members. Although a few
potential projects have been discussed, a final choice can't be made until
everyone's skill level and capability are considered. So don't be scared,
team builds are fun and you end up with an engine.
Your input will help determine the pace and "flavor" of the build.

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