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    Another Karl Benz 1886 Engine and Motor Wagon.

    Looking good Edward. Does that carburettor give reasonable engine speed control using the Jan Ridders surface carb. I'd love to see a video.
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    Another Karl Benz 1886 Engine and Motor Wagon.

    The plans come with the casting set from Dampfmaschinen, Motoren, Generatoren The castings are good but the plans have a few errors and instructions are only in German. The plans show the camshaft gears are reversed to the original engine giving reverse rotation of the drive.
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    What are the material sizes to use with small dies?

    Most of the info is online if you search but since I was an apprentice in the 60's I have always used a Zeus book.
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    Another Karl Benz 1886 Engine and Motor Wagon.

    Thanks Richard. I am sure this discussion will help Edward too. I will check what I have. I have a feeling that the valve timing could be improved dramatically without too much change. Maybe the inlet pivot point can be improved. On the subject of the carb I intend to use a surface carb. I...
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    Another Karl Benz 1886 Engine and Motor Wagon.

    Thanks Richard that certainly helped me. I am currently making the engine too. My drawing shows the 10mm increased to 12 but I am still not happy with the position. It seems too high up. I need to check the end plates are correct too. Have you stuck with the TS plan or have you changed the...
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    Surface Carb advice

    I have been looking at a refined surface carb for small engines. It is specifically for my 1/3 Benz but would be suitable for any engine. I have tried to add a degree of control which is not easily done with the ''Jan Ridders'' version. The main problem is that there is limited control by...
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    Unwanted Taper ?

    I have levelled and bolted down more high precision machines than I care to remember. Every machine was levelled before bolting. Bolting down, if required, was always done gradually checking levels as you go. I realise that many here have not had the benefit of experience and no real...
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    Centering a cast flywheel

    We all have different ways. I prefer to set up on a face plate get the happy medium for all machined surfaces then machine the bore, one face and the O/D without moving the part. I also like to trim the inner side of the fly wheel just enough to clean up any runout. I don't think it's 'normal'...
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    My Wyvern

    Nice. Do you have a video of it running.
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    piston rings and pistons for 4-stroke engine

    Where are you from. There are many options in different parts of the world. justengines.co.uk is one I've used for parts.
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    Thumper--a 1 3/8" bore i.c. engine

    The old school method on a full size car engine was advance it till you get pre-ignition / knocking then retard until it stops knocking and that was about right. I don't think it helps with model engines as we can't generally adjust ignition timing with the engine running.
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    Unwanted Taper ?

    I don't know if there is any point in progressing this but lowering the tool height should change the position of the small diameter. If you lower the tool and the small diameter moves away from the chuck the head is pointing down. If the lowpoint moves nearer the chuck the head is pointing up...
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    Unwanted Taper ?

    That suggests the headstock/testpiece is pointing up or down in relation to the bed. If this is the case a longer test piece would prove the theory. The low point would remain in the same position distanced from the chuck as this would be the point where the tool is on centre of the test piece...
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    VFD Wiring

    Remember if you do use proper shielded cable (not armoured which is ineffective at shielding), only connect the shielding to the earth at one end. I am not sure if it is better at the motor or at the VFD but it must not be both.
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    Karl Benz engine 1886

    I am struggling to get materials these days so everything has slowed right down. I am making the surface carb just now and when I know it works OK I will start a new thread. You are way further ahead than me with both the engine and the wagon..
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