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Old 02-17-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some IC engine plans that require no castings. I'm in the middle of building a foundery but have no experience in casting. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-17-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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If you get more specific about what you want to build, Folks could steer you in the direction you want go. There are so many types like stationary, aero, automotive, 4 stroke, 2 stroke, ect. How may cylinders would be a big help.



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Old 02-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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I'd prefer single cylinder, 4 stroke plans, for a stationary engine and thanks for the tip.

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Old 02-17-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
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Hi wes
I will recomend building the Webster engine:
1cyl., no castings, spark ignition,easy to build, runs great.
just my 2 cent


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Old 02-18-2010, 03:50 AM   #5
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There is a set of plans available for a hit and miss engine built without any castings. The cylinder is made from a piece of cast iron 1 3/8"x3 1/4". It has a 1 1/8" bore and 1 1/2" stroke. They come in a forty page booklet They are available from Harold Depenbush, 309 S. Delaware, Columbus, KS 66725. His e-mail address is dbusch@columbus-ks.com. As I recall, they cost around $20.00-$30.00. They were recommended on one of the hobby machining discussion boards.

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:50 AM   #6
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I'd second the opinion that a Webster would be a good first IC. I've never done one, but search You Tube for them and you'll see some great videos showing the work of young people all the way up to "young" people my age. They are on my list for a first IC after I learn some skills on the simpler air/steam engines.

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Old 02-18-2010, 09:20 AM   #7
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Here are several choices from Hamilton "Dick" Upshur
http://hamiltonupshur.tripod.com/

And several More Jerry Howell Designs
http://www.model-engine-plans.com/engineplans/combustion/index.htm
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My first IC engine was the Upshur Single, air cooled. Was a fairly easy build. I got the plans from SIC magazine. Just a suggestion. Good luck and happy machining. ironman

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Old 02-18-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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Hey, I took a look at those Webster plans and even downloaded them. I think that might be a good place to start. I would like to see at least one of the videos, but I live about 10 miles from the middle of nowhere and have dial-up service. Those two things just don't go together.

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Just start the download, read a newspaper and about 45 minutes later you should have a 2 minute video available w/dial-up. Somebody here just did a nice Webster this last month! Dave.



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