Horizontal or vertical

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  1. Apr 19, 2018 #1

    Ukko

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    which is better horizontal or vertical ic engine?
     
  2. Apr 20, 2018 #2

    kf2qd

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    Totally depends on where you are putting it.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2018 #3

    Herbiev

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    For small boats horizontal is my preferred option
     
  4. Apr 21, 2018 #4

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    Make it adjustable.

    Here are some of mine, same basic engine of 10mm bore X 20mm stroke.

    Just a few pieces swapped over and they can be either.

    By adding the gear for the horizontal, with string wrapped around the shaft, it will easily lift a house brick off the floor with only about 4 or 5psi through it.
    Sorry this is about steam, but you should be able to do the same sort of thing with i/c.

    John

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    Last edited: Apr 21, 2018

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