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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2011, 04:21:36 AM »
Well a bit of news today, been working hard on the engine for the last week or so and although it is NOT finished yet, and it has a few issues need sorting out, still needs the gaskets fitting, cleaning up, polishing, mounting on wood, parts still to be made, etc etc, I actually had the thing running on air today  :) :D

The noise is the compressor running and not the engine you will be pleased to hear,lol  :thumbup:

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2011, 04:33:48 AM »
I managed to get a better video of it with the helping hand of someone else on the camera, much easier, also no compressor running this time, what a sweet little engine :) :)

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2011, 05:08:07 AM »
IT LIVES!

Congratulations!

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2011, 05:43:13 AM »
Looking very nice there Steves :clap: :clap: Another one bursts into life  :thumbup: :thumbup:


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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2011, 06:18:04 AM »
Congrats it's looking very fine and running fine. Despite all of you're problems you have manage to solving it on a good way, that's a good MadModder  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2011, 06:35:45 AM »
YAY!!!    :ddb:   :ddb:   :ddb:    :ddb: 

Your first runner!!   :D   :D

Doesn't that feel great??   :thumbup:

Very pleased for you Steve!    Blummin well done:clap: :clap:

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2011, 07:00:57 AM »
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Well done Steve - I can just imagine the smile you're now walking around with  :D :D

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2011, 07:16:03 AM »
Thank you very much guys.  :thumbup: :thumbup:

 As you all guessed, yes I am chuffed to bits and very veyr pleased with it. I have a huge smile on my face today and it definately gives you an immense feeling of satisfaction, knowing that it lives because of you, and all that hard work has paid off and given you something back. As I said, it still needs many bits and bobs doing so it way fro mfinished, but knowing that I will have something working at the end of it is very very sweet.

As mentioned all the way through this post, I have encountered many issues, due to inexperience, lack of tools and lack of knowledge, but despite all of these it runs, even though I had no idea how to time it, I just kept trying different places until it ran, lol.

A special mention needs to go out to Stilldrillin and my step father, who without their guidence and experience, this engine would have not have come to life at all. Of course a thank you to Madmodder and all its members as its been a huge source of inspiration to me, and still is, seeing what can be done and what people can do with experience,  thank you  :thumbup:  :bow: :beer:
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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2011, 09:50:21 AM »
OK, its finished apart from the wooden mount, which I am working on getting and making some form of brass pulley for the end of it so it can run a sprung belt through it, once thats on, I will cut the crankshaft down to size, and JD (job done)  :)

Here are some pictures and a video of it running on air, not on a compressor, but by me blowing into it, hence its a very short video as I do run out of breath quite quickly, lol  :)

Next project as a parellel clamp, but I finished that this moring too, lol, so on with the tail stock die holder. After all this work on the engine, its back to learning basics which is what I should have been doing in the first place, so some overdue turing practice is in order as well as making a very useful tool....













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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2011, 10:37:50 AM »
Steve.
As a first project, for a complete novice....... I really didn't think you'd produce  anything as good as that!!  :bugeye:

All I can say, is blummin well done:clap: :clap:  You'll go far....... :thumbup:


(Wish my lungs were as good as yours)........

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2011, 11:06:54 AM »
Congrat, very nice  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2011, 04:51:21 PM »
Very nice
It is great when they come to life :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #62 on: December 05, 2011, 05:01:11 PM »
Well done that man  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2011, 08:26:31 PM »
Steve NICE job beautiful little engine!!!

Very Nice
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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #64 on: December 06, 2011, 06:33:54 AM »
Great job Steve  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Especially for running on breath power  :bow: - that's not easy to do, and getting it on your first engine is really really good  :thumbup:

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Re: What I am working on
« Reply #65 on: December 06, 2011, 01:43:50 PM »
Well done Steve,

Cracking job!

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