Neat engine. Did the radiator not work?
No grass growing under your feet. :)
The power on flame lickers is very slight. Increasing mass by cube and piston area by square doesn't bode well. Good luck.
That took less time than you likely expected.
I was going to "like" your post, but that seemed inappropriate. I'd hate to see this build abandoned though.
what size are the bull gears?
Is there anywhere you can get it pressure tested? A good test would make this much easier to sell.
Car is packed for early morning departure. About 11 hours each way.
I had problems with mine until I replaced the rollers with small ball bearings.
I'm driving 10 hours to NAMES; 4 hours is easy. :D
Rather than a kit I'd look at one of Elmer's engines as a first, although a wobbler is also...
G-Wizard recommends 64 RPM, .8 ipm feed, DOC .236. So two passes, back gear. That's for 316
All of the construction is from bar stock with the exception of the gears and the flywheel, which is from a Sanderson casting set and was a gift...
I started this project just short of one year ago. It is based on drawings by Herman Muncaster in Model Engineer in the 1930s and revived by...
Even after the Merlin? wow.
I was wondering whether the plans included specs for the cam, and if so did you use these as starting points for refining to your own preferences?...
Any reason that the lifters wouldn't want to be centered on the cams?
I assume that the amount of lift for each lobe is calculated vs. the angle of the lifter. Or does it make a difference in a model?
Gatling gun models can be posted here as well. Let's see it!
It's not as fancy as a drag knife, but I've success in cutting teflon gaskets with the sharp point of a chamfer mill.
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