6 cycle I C engine

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Brian Rupnow

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I have been thinking about 6 cycle i.c. engines today for some reason. It seems that there are 2 or 3 versions of these things. I have seen them as hit and miss single acting engines, single acting engines that are not hit and miss type, and the Mery 6 cycle engine which has a double acting cylinder and is also a hit and miss style. Can someone please direct me to where I can buy a set of plans for one of these.----Brian
 

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I built this one from plans published in the Home Shop Machinist mag.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6PJ2jZyoyc&list=UUEYd-TBMnAV7ONJm14DG1OQ&index=17&feature=plpp_video[/ame]
 

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Thanks Doc---I have seen a couple of builds of that one on this website, very nicely done. It sticks in my mind that I have seen a video of one running that was not a hit and miss. It apparently had no cam shaft, and I THINK it had a lot more levers on it. Damn, I hate it when I can't remember where exactly I have seen things!!!
 

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Brian Rupnow said:
Damn, I hate it when I can't remember where exactly I have seen things!!!
:big: :big: I know that feeling.
 

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Nice one Doc!

Wasn't that in Phil Duclos book?


Dave
 

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It maybe there but I thought I built it from the Home shop magazine. I have to many books and magazines a lot of them packed away to make room for new ones (you know how it is) :big:

It was a fun engine to build and is a pretty good runner.
 

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It's Phils design and was first published in HSM. The Village Press 'Shop Wisdom' books are just compilations of the HSM articles.

Phils 6-cycle, like all of his engines, is an amazing design. Well worth the price of the books.

Cheers

Jeff
 

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Actually, I think the Odds'n'Ends Hit'n'Miss was the first of Phil's IC engines to be published in HSM. If memory servers there were 7 gas engines published in HSM altogether, although not necessarily in this order:

Odds'n'Ends - Horizontal IC hit n miss engine, the first published in HSM
Whatzit - Horizontal Oscillating IC engine
Gearless - Vertical IC engine with no valve gears
Oddball 6 cycle - Horizontal 6 cycle IC hit n miss engine
Topsy Turvy - Inverted IC hit n miss engine
Maverick - A horizontal IC hit n miss engine with no valve bears
Victorian - Vertical IC hit n miss engine, victorian design

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Hey Brian,

Here is a video of Duclos's gearless hit n miss.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVSqDZS7j9w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVSqDZS7j9w[/ame]

Here's a video of an aeromotor 8 stroke engine. There's a fellow here in Austin who sells castings for this engine...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3XqVz_-2vM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3XqVz_-2vM[/ame]

Here's a link to his web site.

http://www.lonestarengineworks.com/aeromotor_engine.html

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I have purchased the book "The Shop Wisdom of Philip Duclos" thru Village Press. It was only fifty some dollars, and will arrive in about a week.
 

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Hi Brian,

there is a guy near me that is a bit of a genius with i.c. engines, unfortunately I don't know him as such but used to stand as a kid in the model tent memorised by his engines. He made an oscillating 6 cycle engine, I believe the gearing is just 1:3 instead of 1:2?



It says it's a hit & miss on the link below but I don't think it is looking at the exhaust valve linkage, don't ask me exactly how it works though - you might be able to deduce something from the pic.

http://modelenginenews.org/gallery/harrowgate/index.html
 

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That's a right purty engine! Assuming the valve linkage shown on this side of the engine is for the exhaust, I believe the round rod coming out the side of the engine near the base moves out and holds the exhaust valve open when the engine reaches or exceeds the governor speed. Can't really see the governor which must be on the other side of the engine. That does look like a 1:3 gear ratio.

I could never get my head around the advantage of 6 or 8 strokes over 4 when you're talking about a hit'n'miss engine...

Chuck
 

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There were a number of engines, of rather odd design, built and patented in the late 1800's, basically to get around the Otto 4 stoke patent. If you can get a copy of Lyle Cummins "Internal Fire" it makes interesting reading about some of the IC engines of the past 300 years including some of the very exotic varities.
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Chuck, you're right I didn't notice the governor! ... Strange as you say, unless when the governor is disconnected he just wanted the engine to give a consistent hit but give a slower running engine with more revs between each hit.
 

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Guys---I stand corrected!! It wasn't a 6 cycle engine that so intrigued me. It was an Atkinson cycle engine, as shown in the video. Thats the bugger I was looking for plans for. Its original designer was David Gingery.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPTvgGJbVZo&feature=related[/ame]
 

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fcheslop said:
Hi Brian,There is some drawings for an Atkinson on the Jan Ridders site.
best wishes Frazer
Frazer---could you please post a link to that site.---Brian
 
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