Cole's Hot Air Betsy build

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Raydar

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As stated in the "General Engine Discussion" I started building Cole's Hot Air Betsy from prints that I received from them a long time ago. Life sort of got in the way and I just recently came upon some of the completed parts and eventually found the prints. After lurking around the forum for some time I guess it is time I contributed something. So here goes. The pictures I've included in this post are photos of the prints, and what has been completed to date. I will try and keep posting the machining from this post onward. Since I decided to make the engine without castings I made the flywheel from a Stuart casting that my uncle gave me and it was too small so I made a brass outer ring and shrunk it onto the smaller Stuart wheel. The base is aluminum from something I gathered up and it had some cross drilled holes so I plugged them with brass as well. Since I have restarted the build I made the cylinder base and am now working on boring and threading it to accept the displacer and compressor cylinders. The thread on those two parts are 40 TPI which is pretty fine for my old eyes but I was able to finish the threads in the cylinder base yesterday. The long rectangular brass pieces are destined to become the compressor and displacer connecting rods. hot air betsy print pg 1.jpg hot air betsy print pg 2.jpg hot air betsy parts 03.jpg hot air betsy parts 01.jpg
 

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Forced to take time to replace some injectors in my pickup so machining has slowed to a stop. I should be back at in a few days.
 

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