update on Carl;s Mery, It runs Great!
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I was gifted this engine by it's builder, Carl Wilson. He never got it
to the final running phase.
I am good at that. I previously made some crappy Utube videos , so I
asked fellow BAEM member Steve Hazelton to make me a better
video. I think this one came out excellent. It was taken at Golden Gate
Live Steamers at Tilden Park California.
GGLS graciously lets us use their facilities for our monthly BAEM meetings.
More on the engine. It was patented in 1895. It is basically a converted
double acting steam engine. That used explosive! coal gas
on both ends to make a gas engine. It uses atmospheric intake valves,
that means no cam or actuator of any kind is used for the intake valves
If the exhaust valve is closed and the piston goes back it sucks the
valve open and gets gas/air.
The exhaust valves are actuated via an eccentric cam like a steam
engine to a rocking beam that opens the valves.
It is a 6 cycle engine on both ends . This means 2 extra strokes with
the exhaust valve held open.
It helps with a clean charge , cooling, and avoiding the OTTO patent.
In the video at the end I hold the front and rear
intake valves closed to show that each end is actually firing.
The other side an eccentric operates another rocking beam that acts
like a distributor 2 insulated copper springs transmit HV sparks to the
If you are interested do a web on Mery Explosive 1895. This is Carl
Wilson's and mine.