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Offline pat_pending

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My Webster 4-stroke I.C Engine build (first i/c engine)
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:01:24 AM »
Hi All,

I have just completed my first I/C engine build and would love to share it with likeminded modders. This is my first post on the forum too so will be a bit clunky before I figure everything out.


This project had many firsts for me:

- 1st time cutting spur gears
- 1st time making valves
- 1st time making piston rings
- 1st time making a vapour carb
- 1st time cutting glass

Also, the first time using my Sieg SX3 in newly converted CNC/MDI mode (a lot of learning here through smashed carbide and things for the scrap bin). I'll post some details of that online soon too.

A huge thanks to all the people having built the Webster before be taking the time to do the excellent write-ups. I learned a lot going through them.

Anyway, here she is!!

Thanks for looking. P


<a href="https://youtu.be/d7mlac5DRgQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtu.be/d7mlac5DRgQ</a>



This build followed the webster engine plans pretty much to the letter (http://www.john-tom.com/html/ICEngines.html) bar the addition of ball races, slightly larger valve block, electronic ignition rather than the contact-breaker points version on the plans and of course a Jan Ridders vapour carb (http://ridders.nu/Webpaginas/pagina_benzinedamp_carburateur/dampcarburateur_frameset.htm) for aesthetics and to keep things simple.


















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Re: My Webster 4-stroke I.C Engine build (first i/c engine)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 08:09:32 AM »
testing what reply looks like

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Re: My Webster 4-stroke I.C Engine build (first i/c engine)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 08:35:31 AM »
Reply is good.....welcome to mm :beer:

 :worthless: where are the fotos of your Webster? :)

I have one on the go, need to get round to finishing it.... But a house move has halted any progress...
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Re: My Webster 4-stroke I.C Engine build (first i/c engine)
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 08:47:29 AM »
Reply is good.....welcome to mm :beer:

 :worthless: where are the fotos of your Webster? :)

I have one on the go, need to get round to finishing it.... But a house move has halted any progress...

I John, there was a first test pic attached. Wanted to try out before uploading too many incorrectly. Whats the best way of uploading pics? Attached or otherwise?

Thanks, Patrick

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Re: My Webster 4-stroke I.C Engine build (first i/c engine)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 09:49:02 AM »
Pat,
I believe there is a thread detailing the process somewhere.....
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Re: My Webster 4-stroke I.C Engine build (first i/c engine)
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 10:30:52 AM »
Pat,
I believe there is a thread detailing the process somewhere.....

Thanks John. Found it in the end. The 'Photobucket' in the title threw me off the scent. Using Dropbox (hoping the URL scheme doesn't change any time soon!).
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Re: My Webster 4-stroke I.C Engine build (first i/c engine)
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 04:01:58 AM »
Just tried embedding a video. Let me know if anyone has trouble accessing it.