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pirmin kogleck

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i am a bit sad about the fact how the combustion engine is viewed to out younger generation, i want at least build a small engine for myself and maybe for my kids someday to teach them....to show that without those nice beautiful pieces of engineering art we could not life in such a wealthy society.Rudolph Diesel wrote a very interesting book with the title :Solidarity (The Rational Economic Salvation of Mankind). i realy love to walk on the footsteps of such great human beings, and maybe will learn something on my way..
 

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I completely agree!
All of us building engines today are using the knowledge gained by others who built engines over the last century and more.
We are all standing on the shoulders of giants.
I am sure that if our predecessors could see what we are doing, they would be happy to know that their work continues to inspire thousands of home engine builders.

That's for sure !
All engines I did, it were just re-prove what others have done or at least they prove that it was possible to do in the past , as Pete Twissell said: "over the last century and more."
 
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Hi All !
Just curious... so far, has anyone been in the process of building a diesel engine ?
 

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Hi All !
Just curious... so far, has anyone been in the process of building a diesel engine ?
haven’t seen much on them lately Davis diesel had model engines but he had his own fuel. Not gas station fuel I think it had plenty of ether in it . They did not have high pressure pumps jus Venturi carbs like glow engines they did have variable compression ratio. It was part of getting these to run well . That’s the limit of my knowledge of them. They were not very ocular .
 

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Hi All !
Just curious... so far, has anyone been in the process of building a diesel engine ?
I bought your plans, thinking I would build one. But since then I've gone crazy enough to want to put my own spin on things, so I'm partway through designing a slightly larger (32mm bore x 38mm stroke) diesel with a Bosch style injection pump and indirect injection. Lots of lessons learnt from your work though!
 

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Hi All !
Just curious... so far, has anyone been in the process of building a diesel engine ?
George Punter from Australia built a miniature Lister Diesel engine a couple of years back.
Video here........
 

minh-thanh

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George Punter from Australia built a miniature Lister Diesel engine a couple of years back.
Video here........

Yes, I knew,
But I want to know if anyone is building the engine since I finished mine
I bought your plans, thinking I would build one. But since then I've gone crazy enough to want to put my own spin on things, so I'm partway through designing a slightly larger (32mm bore x 38mm stroke) diesel with a Bosch style injection pump and indirect injection. Lots of lessons learnt from your work though!

Making the engine a little bigger doesn't matter, as long as it runs
Are you building or designing ? are there any pictures ?
 

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Yes, I knew,
But I want to know if anyone is building the engine since I finished mine


Making the engine a little bigger doesn't matter, as long as it runs
Are you building or designing ? are there any pictures ?
Still designing. Mostly working on the cylinder head right now.
Diesel cylhead.PNG
 

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hy guys , i have no progress so far but i was able to get in touch with a nice guy on facebook wich is willed to help me and we decided to maybe share some informations...for now ijust moved in a new appartment and have to set up all my new tools and stuf, it will take me some time until i will finish my engine, i see it as a long term project, i have no need to rush ! i also make a compression ignition Model engine with 0.63cc wich only needs cylinder lapping and piston and contra piston fitted and the ports milled on rotary table...i will soon respond on this topic.
 
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