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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      In the quest to get the sump, crankcase and oil pump fitted together I needed to complete the crank shaft which meant get the oil ways...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      I’ve never tried casting with lost wax, the burnout procedure always seemed long and complicated with temperature profiles etc. to get...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      Yes can’t wait to get started on the heads. Just an update on the crankcase casting. I’m hoping to fit the oil pump to the crankcase so...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      Sure, I don‘t see any issue with you adding your experiences to this thread. I would suggest that if you have an extensive build story...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      Very nice. Yes that is what is indicated on the drawing using 8BA screws. I hadn’t seen the screws on the full size engine because most...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      Well to be fair to Les Chenery although I didn’t spot any cam bearing fasteners in the side wall of the crankcase in any model engines...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      Thanks for your thoughts on this. In fact the drawings call for securing the cam lobes in position on the cam shaft using loctite. The...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      A bit more work on the crankcase and spot facing for the front cam bearing. The casting is a healthy 0.25 in thick here. Aside from...
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      Ringsnapper replied to the thread Gypsy Engine.
      As it turned out there was an issue with my ‘final‘ casting which meant another go at it. The tenth try. The bore for the crank shaft...
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