- Jun 4, 2008
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Just take a .032" needle and turn it down.
Very nice work. I really like the detail your sediment bowl adds.I soldered the tank ends with silver solder and soft soldered everything else. The sediment bowl was cut from a glass test tube with a diamond wheel lubed with drops of water. After cutting the bowl's edge was smoothed with a diamond sharping stone. Before installing I filled the tank and checked everything for leaks.
Next I will be completing the fuel system with the governor and the linkage.
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Look at using drill bits. Good steel and they come in all sizes. The problem i see in music wire is that it generally comes in coils so it isn't straight.I'm making needles for model airplane engines by chucking music wire into an electric drill and grinding in the taper on a bench grinder, followed by a polish on an oil stone. So far it seems to work.
But I'm using 1/16" wire, not 1/32". (And yes -- music wire. Eventually I'll need to get serious and use proper drill rod).
.008.You can get 3 ft. straight lengths from places like Tower Hobbies that cater to the RC airplane crowd. I have some that is .024 and .032 and up, can't remember what the smallest size you could get is.