Hi I'm Bernard and live in area of Landes in France. I am retired now and among other hobbies I machine metal and build small 4 stroke engines. I started with a HQ 500 a multipurpose machine and now I have a lathe and a milling machine. I first made a rustic four cylinder and then a single cylinder, both working. I know, I should have done the opposite....and the learning curve was arduous. However, this did not discourage me and I have started to build a 72cc V8 of my own design. The technical difficulties are not lacking and I will be very happy to chat with all the members of the forum who wish to do so. Sorry for my broken English!