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Old 11-19-2017, 10:51 AM   #11
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Hi Rod and Group,
Yes, I think Australia has a more friendly import scheme than does the EU
If I purchase something from outside the EU (eg China) and the landed value including postage cost is more than €25,- I then have to pay the government €10 processing fee plus 20% tax on the value of the goods plus the value of the postage,
And to add insult we do not see the goods until all of that is levied and paid, We get a letter telling us what is what and then we have to pay it, Finally then the Customs office send you the goods. But often they don't trust us so they want us to send them a copy of our bank statement and whatever to prove that we are not understating the value to reduce the amount we need to pay. Which all puts another week or two on the delivery time.

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Old 11-19-2017, 12:02 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Kpar View Post
Hopper, They are part numbers from a set of plans from the states (Henry Fords First Engine).
Is that the engine made from pipe fittings and the like? Looks like a real interesting project and a lot of fun. Just looking at the video's etc online it looks like any two gears with a 2:1 ratio could be used to drive the camshaft. Possible cheap source could be lathe change gears etc. or just whatever you can round up on eBay. Or the cam drive gears out of a four stroke lawnmower engine etc.
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:42 PM   #13
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If high strength or heat resistance isn't needed, making those gears from acetal (Delrin, Pom) is pretty simple using the method suggested by Cogsby. ( If the gears aren't perfect the plastic will still let them run well and the gear cutter can be made from any steel you have laying around as it doesn't need heat treating to work.
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