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Weldsol

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Hi Basil I have used Holts high temp, engine enamel from Halfords in the past with no problems with petrol.
Note I believe Halfords now get their enamel from Craftmaster but I maybe wrong, but I have also used Craftmaster enamels when rebuilding machine tools and never had problems with cutting oils etc,
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Finally complete! Yipee!
On and off for 8 months this little engine has been a part of my life.
Last job was getting the timing set using a piston stop and finalizing the wiring. She runs very nice, a little smoky but I think that is due to me having too much oil in the crankcase. Thanks everyone for the encouraging words and advice.
I'll take a little rest and contemplate my next build. 🍻
 

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Awesome. I just love how you went the extra kilometer with all of the fine details. The colors and decals and fuel tank and starter and muffler to name a few. Great job, I really enjoyed following your build.
 

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Thank you guys. Another little video showing the starting with the pull starter. I checked the oil level and after measuring the dipper I think I could get away with about half of what is currently in there.
Nice engine and runs great .
Congratulations !
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Runs and sounds like the Real engine!
Superb modeling, fine Details, very Well done. Congratulations.
Stefan K.
 

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Thank you again everyone for the encouraging words. I've taken many of these little engines brand new out of their boxes. I don't know about the other makes but the Honda's always look so pristine. That's what I was mainly aiming for. 👍
 
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always look so pristine. That's what I was mainly aiming for. 👍
Mission accomplished ! Pristine is only one of many words I would use to describe the finished product :) It was a pleasure to follow along.
Thank you for taking the time to document and share. It really is a lot of extra work. And, it is appreciated, thank you sir !

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Hi Basil why steam ? your not worried about the rising petrol costs are you (Ha Ha )
Paul
Thank you everyone, Its been a very enjoyable project and I will say something I'm very proud of.
😂. No Paul, But I have adopted a saying. "If you think petrol is expensive just wait until electric cars properly come on line!"
Anyway, I've read the flash steam books and I'm going to give it a go. I'll start a new thread and again see how far I get. Cheers and good health to everyone.
 

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