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    Mery 6-stroke kit.

    I have a piece of 1” X 10” CRS left over from my Mery, I have about $10 in it but shipping would probably be prohibitive. I’m in zip 75154 is it will help.
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    Mery 6-stroke kit.

    I used propane with a hand-made demand regulator and the diaphragm/needle valve from a Briggs-Stratton carb. Not difficult to make and it works well. Were you shocked at the “Tiny” restriction in the exhaust system? It seems counter intuitive to force the cylinders to exhale/inhale through such...
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    Mery 6-stroke kit.

    Casting your own exhaust elbows would be a challenge but have you looked at cast-iron (1/4” ID. I think) elbows at a hardware store? they work well with about 1/2” pipe and the scale is appropriate.
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    Mery 6-stroke kit.

    Available in sticks up to 5-6’ at most home building supply stores or hardware stores. Some hobby supply stores have shorter sticks. It is easy to cut, clear and impervious to oil. For piping, I used 1/4” brass along with same size valves and connectors from Cole’s.
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    Mery 6-stroke kit.

    RE: Your question about glass tube.... I used clear plastic tube which is readily available. Easier to use and works great for oilers.
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    Mery 6-stroke kit.

    They must have changed the castings, mine had very little sealing surface around the edges. Blew gaskets too easily. Yours has a much smaller chamber with lots of area around the periphery. I tried several key configurations on mine before giving up and doing it a different way.. I really think...
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    Mery 6-stroke kit.

    When it comes to “balancing” compression in both cylinders, I fashioned a simple compression gauge and spun the wheel with a drill motor and aimed for equal readings from each end. I made extra long threads on the rod and could position the piston as needed. I noticed you have a key to hook-up...
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    Questing about a flywheel casting issue.

    Ditto to that! My understanding of a “core” is that they usually leave a recess in a part. IE: the water-jacket of a Corliss
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    Questing about a flywheel casting issue.

    Do the “circles” correspond to, or align with the spokes? Could they be some kind of harmonic caused by them???? I built that same engine and all my castings were of the highest order. Either that or they are caused by the same thing that creates “Crop Circles”! Really strange.
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    BRONZE cored cylinder lining material.

    ********************** SOLD *******************
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    Machining aluminum and heat

    "industrial lathes that spin up one piece of metal and then press it against the (nonmoving) part it is to be welded to and the friction heats up the metal and then welds it" I had the pleasure of touring the GE aircraft engine shop near Wilmington, NC. They have a huge lathe to join the...
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    Removing an aluminum screw-up.

    We never actually “Screw-up” but sometimes unexpected things happen. Recovering from them is the real challenge. Recently I needed to press fit aluminum “Plugs” in the end of a steel tube that was part of an assembly and offered no access to one end. Just a blind tube that was not machined...
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    Machining aluminum and heat

    Good suggestion. I also wanted all my parts to be relatively easy to disassemble so I was trying to get snug fits but not too tight. The bearings were commercial steel so all I was making was the holders. I will say, after this experience, heating a part & chilling the other should make...
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    Machining aluminum and heat

    I’ve always known that materials expand with heat, but recently while machining 2.5”+ OD 6061 aluminum involving deep large diameter drilling followed by boring and turning to diameter. I was making internal bearing pockets in parts that needed the OD press-fit in a cylinder so the dimensions...
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    FREE: Corliss “Cylinder” casting, bronze/brass

    !!!!!!!!!!!SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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