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    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Engine sucks but will not blow.
      I have been under the impression that the OD of the piston was not super critical. The compression is developed at the ring. The piston...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Engine sucks but will not blow.
      OK Present status on this. I have the engine firing on LH side and not the RH side. I was getting fair compression on the left but not...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Engine sucks but will not blow.
      No separate liner. I am currently in the process of reworking and remaking parts. Piston. Valve cage. Valves. If I keep working on one...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Engine sucks but will not blow.
      Rings are purchased from Dave Reed so I am pretty sure that the problem is not in the rings themselves. Possibly in my ring groove but...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Engine sucks but will not blow.
      No liner. I also had that problem on one of the engines that I had built.
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Engine sucks but will not blow.
      I have used cast iron rings, both ones I made and purchased rings, and I have even tried viton O rings. Nothing changes.
    • Gordon
      Some time ago I built an Upshur Horizontal Twin and was never able to get it to run. I just could not get compression. I blamed it on...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Hello guys..
      I wonder how many of us have spent two hours fixing something which we could have bought from Amazon for $10. I hate to see something...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread V-TWIN---MAYBE V-4.
      If I remember correctly you built a twin cylinder before and you used a dual coil with two spark plug cables. Lawn mower coil if I...
    • Gordon
      I built the twin and I used the .5 MOD cutters. I just used the DP dimensions with the MOD cutters and they worked just fine.
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread V-TWIN---MAYBE V-4.
      Your vow to not do any machining this summer did not last very long. Summer just started last week.:)
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Chinese Girl Machinist.
      That is actually my point. Repairing something because it is irreplaceable is one thing but taking junk and rebuilding just for the sake...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Chinese Girl Machinist.
      It does appear that she has access to tools and equipment that her wooden bench in the back yard would seem to indicate.
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Chinese Girl Machinist.
      A lot of her repair seems to involve removing rust and repainting. Most of the actual repair seems to happen off screen. I have only...
    • Gordon
      Gordon replied to the thread Hello from Michigan.
      I don't know where you are in Michigan but here is a Taig lathe in Hebron Ohio for $700...
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