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Inspired by raveney's build of this engine using steel instead of pricy brass, I decided to have a go. As I do not have silver soldering equipment or skill, I am building the engine as a "bolt it together" I used 3/16 cold rolled for all parts of the crankcase so that screws could be counter sunk and epoxied over, and the inside caulked with JB Weld to seal it up. All fasteners are4-40 except cyl . to block which are 6-32. I made the cyl sleeves of cast iron and will make pistons of the same. The valve blocks are bolted to the cylinders. There is enough space between the valve bores to allow for a 4-40 screw to fasten parts together. Once the head is installed there should be sufficient strength. Lot's of hurdles ahead but hopefully I can work around any silver soldered parts . The crankcase and cylinder flanges are soft soldered. I have enough heat for that.
Onward! Colin
 

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Inspired by raveney's build of this engine using steel instead of pricy brass, I decided to have a go. As I do not have silver soldering equipment or skill, I am building the engine as a "bolt it together" I used 3/16 cold rolled for all parts of the crankcase so that screws could be counter sunk and epoxied over, and the inside caulked with JB Weld to seal it up. All fasteners are4-40 except cyl . to block which are 6-32. I made the cyl sleeves of cast iron and will make pistons of the same. The valve blocks are bolted to the cylinders. There is enough space between the valve bores to allow for a 4-40 screw to fasten parts together. Once the head is installed there should be sufficient strength. Lot's of hurdles ahead but hopefully I can work around any silver soldered parts . The crankcase and cylinder flanges are soft soldered. I have enough heat for that.
Onward! Colin
Hi Colin,
that looks amazing! I didn't know you were so far along. Glad you were able to figure out the valve block to cylinder fastening. Keep up the good work, and thank you for the mention 😁
 
Great out of the box thinking.

I have the book of Mr Kelly and once my 2 cylinder is finished, I want to build the snow engine. There is also some silver brazing in that engine.

After hesitating for a long time, I tried a couple of silver brazing parts and now I'm addicted. It opens a new world of making intricate parts out of individual mono-parts instead of painstakingly milling/turning them from a large piece of material, while still being strong.
 

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