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    Vertical 4 cycle engine from recycled parts

    Brian, what are these pins for? im just guessing here - to make it adjustable or something?
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    My new project .

    the main stand, pillar or "block" of the engine (not sure which of the 3 best describe it). Do you plan on casting that or barstock? im intersted in seeing how you handle machining that if done from barstock. im also interested in seeing how you cast it if you go that route
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    My next build--A cross beam vacuum engine

    Brian, i wont mention this again as im sure you are tired of me saying this. but you laped in your piston to the cyliner with 600 grit (while cold). i believe that was how you did your flame eater engine as well and you couldnt get it to run. what i found was do not lap the piston to the...
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    My next build--A cross beam vacuum engine

    Denatured alcohol. you can buy it at lowes or home depot in the USA not sure about in Canada. often called "Fuel" and i find it in the paint thinner isle. thats what i run my flame eater on. about 15.00 for a gallon of the stuff
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    My new project .

    Chuck Fellows some time back built a jig to cut helical gears. ill try to find his post with the plans but just incase i dont find them do a search for it as well. unfortunately Chuck passed away a few years ago.
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    My next build--A cross beam vacuum engine

    Hi Brian, its looking good and i am anxious to see this one run. i remember when you built the imperialized version of Ridders flame eater and had trouble getting it to run as did i. incase you have issues with the graphite piston the fix for me on the flame eater was to let the flame heat...
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    my new toy

    found part of my problem last night - the vice. took it appart and in the swivel portion where it rotates, there was what appears to be dried ancient cosmoline. felt waxy and dirty. i used a razer blade and gently scraped it off then into a bucket of old parts washing diesel and left it...
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    my new toy

    had time to do more test cuts, results are that over 6" left to right i am out by .008 front to back is spot on. i removed the vice and measured directly from the table and left to right over 6" i am off by .004 . i was looking at it and i think i see how to adjust it but before i start...
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    my new toy

    well, that would be a fairly easy modification to make. dont know how much travel i might loose though but thats an easy thing to measure. shoot i might even have a piece of acme threaded rod that i could use so i wouldnt have to modify the original one. sure would be better than a crash
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    my new toy

    fortunately im using HSS not carbide. yeah i could see chipping carbide easily.
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    my new toy

    this weekend i almost got the switch replaced. man i see why it was missing the wire and coduit. its a very tight fit inside there. once i got the bolts that hold the wire clamps in place i quit. i fought trying to get 1 bolt fished in the hole for at least 2 hours. thought i was going to...
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    my new toy

    i rotated it just to hold the test piece of aluminum for a quick test cut. when it arrived it was sticking out to the side.
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    my new toy

    awake, if you have pictures of that auto stop mechanisim on your shaper i sure would like to see it. maybe i could adapt something like that to mine.
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    my new toy

    here is a diagram of what i found missing
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    my new toy

    actually pulled the switch last night. its rated at 6amp. the motor plate says its 7.3 amp. it appears to be original motor with atlas super power name plate still on it. i found a parts diagram. looks like it originally should have had flex duit installed on the inside with some screw down...
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