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  • sasquatch
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    Sweet running little engine brian, love the sounds of the mechanisms clicking away.

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  • 10KPete
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    Yes, it is a remarkable feeling Brian. For me, seeing the thing I've made 'do it's thing' is the special part.

    Congratulations on a very fine build and a very nice little engine!

    Pete

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  • brian Rupnow
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    Yeah, I know. I said I was done with this but "Idle hands are the devil's workshop" my grandma used to say---
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGLXclJdPI0&t=13s

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  • brian Rupnow
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    Bluechips----nice to hear from an old HAMB member. I loved every minute of my hot rod building days, much as I am now enjoying my machining.--Brian

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  • Bluechips
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    Brian, I remember you posting a long time ago on the HAMB when you got your first small lathe. I've followed your builds through the years and have enjoyed them all. Probably should have posted something a long time ago. Almost 20 years of my early career was as a machinist and at this point all my machine time goes into supporting my car building hobby. Not much time for machining models, but that is in my future plans. I hope to build some of your designs. Thanks for all the effort you put in.

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  • sasquatch
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    Great engine Brian, very enjoyable always following your posts.

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  • Jon Heron
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    She is a beauty!
    Good work Brian.
    Cheers,
    Jon

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  • Dan_the_Chemist
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    Originally posted by brian Rupnow View Post
    And this, gentlemen, is THE END! The manifolds turned out very nice, the engine runs in forward and reverse, the project is completely finished. Thank you to all who have tagged along for this build.---Brian
    Thanks for taking us with.

    I suspect that you don't need suggestions on what to do next, but 'nothing ventured nothing gained'. How about a Quorn tool and cutter grinder, or a Stent TACG ??? I'd throw in a few bucks to help buy the kit !!!

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  • J Tiers
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    All that brass really does have class!

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  • brian Rupnow
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    And this, gentlemen, is THE END! The manifolds turned out very nice, the engine runs in forward and reverse, the project is completely finished. Thank you to all who have tagged along for this build.---Brian

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  • brian Rupnow
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    I've silver soldered as much as I dare. This goes into my citric acid pickle solution now and sets overnight. Tomorrow I will "dress" the ends of the hexagon parts , clean up any remaining crud with a brass bristle brush, then Loctite things into place on the engine.

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  • brian Rupnow
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    Just a little bit of Loctiting/soldering/hole plugging/polishing, and the beast will have manifolds.

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  • brian Rupnow
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    I have a bunch of hexagon brass rods 7/16" across the flats which my friend gave me last year for fixing his motorcycle sprocket. I think they will make pretty cool looking intake and exhaust manifolds.

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  • Duhemud
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    Your post are always very interesting and informative. Thank you and congratulations on what I am sure will be a great and beautiful engine.
    T

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  • bob_s
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    Your creation looks and runs like a champ - as per your usual flawless constructions.

    Way back when you posted your first test run, forward only, I had left my browser on that particular YouTube channel. One of the following videos was from an original Stuart engine as used in a pumping station. It looked to be about 3 stories high, not including the several stories of pump. It took a whole lot more to get it going. Well worth looking at!
    Last edited by bob_s; 11-17-2017, 08:14 PM. Reason: Duplicate

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