View Full Version : V-Twin motor progress

12-30-2006, 01:19 PM
I had a few days off of work so I did some more work in the V-Twin. Finished all the rocker arm parts and even made the stainless nuts. Started to work on the valve gear case and the tappets & bushings. I had some surgery on my right hand so Iíll be out of commission for the next few weeks so I can only plan on what I will work on next. Hope you all have a Happy new year.


Fixture to make sure the gear mesh is correct.

A close up of the rocker assembly

sub-assembly just to check fit. The green things are old ear plugs Ė needed something to keep tension on the push rods.

12-30-2006, 01:37 PM
Lookin' nice Jeff. Hope the hand heals well and fast.

12-30-2006, 02:45 PM
Is that a twin of you're own design or are you building from plans? That is a nice clean design.

12-30-2006, 05:12 PM
Very cool...how much will she displace?

12-30-2006, 06:53 PM
Nice work, heres a link of something similar that might strike your interest


12-30-2006, 09:27 PM
Amazing work Jeff. I can only hope to rise to that level some day.

12-31-2006, 12:34 AM
Is that a twin of you're own design or are you building from plans? That is a nice clean design.


i'm wondering the same thing as jkilroy, are you building it from scratch, or a kit and plans? i would some day like to build something similar to an old single-cylinder engine and it would look something like yours (only half the cylinders).

andy b.

12-31-2006, 10:43 AM
I bought a set of plans from Jerry Howell for this motor. I think the size was a 32cc. I have about 85 hours in it so far and probably another 100 more to go. He has some single cylinder engines. I have never attempted anything like this before but I must say that I'm having a bunch of fun running the machines. About 20 years ago, I went from a machinist to an engineer position so I really miss getting my hands dirty machining stuff.

Jerry's web site is www.jerry-howell.com