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    You could make steel flywheel tires for shrink fit on aluminum wheels. Polish up the steel, heat it until it's a pretty color, drop the...
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    Tim Wescott replied to the thread Twingle engine.
    I'm really late to the party (actually I was looking for Twingle plans on the web and found this). What may not be apparent in the...
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    Tim Wescott replied to the thread Ignition system for Farm Boy.
    Don't buy electronic components off of eBay (Sorry @doc1955) At least not common chips like the 555 -- you can get them cheaply from...
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    If I were the same guy who came up with all the bitty parts in the Citroen DS suspension, or whoever it was at Bristol that decided that...
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    Tim Wescott reacted to VALERY56's post in the thread 0,2 cc diesel engine with Like Like.
    Hello, I am from Ukraine, I am 64. I would like to present to your attention my first engine. It has a volume of 0.2 cc and a cylinder...
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    I feel like it's too late for this comment since you're already commencing work -- but if you put the valves on the bottom and the power...
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    Y'know, everyone motivates themselves differently. But if I were in your shoes and started despairing that the thing would ever run, I...
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    Tim Wescott reacted to Cogsy's post in the thread LTD Stirling with Like Like.
    Although it's unlikely to make much of a difference on a tiny bearing like that, most bearings are only dimensionally stable to around...
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    Tim Wescott replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    So, to solve a problem with figuring out how to hold the work in my Smithy in milling mode, I decided I'm going to trepan a slot in the...
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    Tim Wescott reacted to Peter Twissell's post in the thread 1/20th Scale Burrell with Like Like.
    So are you "freelancing" the design from that one drawing? Reminds me of designing and building model aircraft based on simple 3 views...
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    Tim Wescott replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    Hah! I put it in an electric skillet set to 350F (probably way hotter than necessary, and only as I write this do the words "temper"...
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    Tim Wescott replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    I'm quite happy. I inherited a bunch of mechanical and electrical and electromechanical doodads from my Uncle, who passed away 30 years...
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    Tim Wescott replied to the thread Ignition system for Farm Boy.
    You could always go with a Kettering (points, condenser & coil)! That's pretty easy.
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    Tim Wescott replied to the thread Nalon Viper 2.5cc CI Engine.
    @Ramon You could use a wavy washer to spring-load the thing. Or maybe a really skinny Belleville washer. Even once you're past the...
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    Tim Wescott reacted to a41capt's post in the thread LTD Stirling with Like Like.
    Having made an earlier piston out of graphite, I found a nicely rounded piece of HSS with about 1 degree of face relief and no top...
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