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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Thanks. Armchair comments v welcome. :-) Yes the Hole will go straight through. This was sloppy CAD work on my part as I'm a Fusion360 novice. Also the driver will be as flush against the front bearing as I can get it. RE that 'red corner' i will chamfer so theres a 2mm additional material there.
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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Not at all. I'm just taking a while to digest it all! :-)
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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Hi, and thanks again for the replies. I'll be making some swarf soon i promise so please bear with me as I'm going slow to go fast later (or probably slow by all your standards. At the risk of doing this one 'to death', below is the CAD now taking into account what I think i've heard above by...
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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Thanks everyone. I think I understand the principle now and have the confidence to have a go soon. Work commitments and a bit of workshop remodelling (an organiser for my bar stock that is better than just chucked in a box) and a bit of fettling with the machines tightening gibs, tailstock...
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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Surely no such thing as a wrong engine :-)
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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Great thanks Tug. V helpful. Patrick
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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Thanks Jens. That's exactly what I thought! Patrick
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    Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine

    Hi All, after finishing the two Boll Aero 18s and a workshop covered in castor oil and several scars and cuts on my fingers, it's finally time to get going on my next engine. After a few recommendations I have decided to go for the Nalon Viper 2.5 using plans from the Motor Boys crew at...
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    The Flying Millyard 5 ltr bike

    This is amazing. The attention to detail is something else. Making your own custom generator.. think that takes the prize. was trying to suss out what equipment the guy was using. I guess this sort of project is not possible using the type of 'mini' lathe/mills people generally have in the shed...
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    BollAero1.8 Running Gremlins

    OK, I felt like i needed to do the corny video of the running and build. Apologies for the royalty-free music. I wasn't feeling inspired :) Patrick
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    BollAero1.8 Running Gremlins

    Nalon Viper seems like a great next challenge and has a great history too. Im reading the modelenginenews and MotorBoys sites articles and plans. If Peter Chinn is involved in naming it, it has to be worthy of a build!
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    BollAero1.8 Running Gremlins

    UPDATE: She Lives!!!!!! :D:D:D:D After a few more hours in the shed.... success!!!! Thanks for all the advice. So I had to go backwards to go forward and ended up re-making the cylinder liner and piston. This time I used carbide grinding paste after having had the bad previous experience...
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    V-twin ignition systems

    Hi Dan, I'd love to build one of those. I'm working up to it. Regarding the ignition I wouldn't worry too much as there are a number of commercial options and plenty of schematics if you want to have a go at building your own. Also there must be a manual contact-breaker option too ? Take a look...
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    BollAero1.8 Running Gremlins

    Hi, i think it was the pic and that was just a spec of crud. Here is a better photo. Thanks, P
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    BollAero1.8 Running Gremlins

    Ok, a status update on this. Like all things as a beginner with this hobby/passion, sometimes when you think you're really close you have to back up again to get to the finish. Here's where I am at right now: I mentioned above that I lost compression while I was testing. I suspect that its...
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