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Offline swilliams

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #105 on: September 23, 2012, 10:02:40 AM »
Thanks Jim - they are some good suggestions. I particularly like the filling with water approach. However I've arranged to get access to a compressor through a friend later on in the week. I'm also going to buy a small compressor that I can use for a little spray painting brush.

In the meantime I'm tinkering, repairing and generally fixing up my Plunket-Jr. engine. It's been out of action since January, so now that I've finally started I'm getting quite enthused. I spent a few hours on it today and can see the way forward to get everything I want done from here.

Steve

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2012, 02:47:06 PM »
Ok Steve commericals over lets get it running. A good source of air is to remove a spark plug for you automobile and make an adapter from an old spark plug and you have air. Just be careful of the gas vapors when you do. Great job buy the way all we need now is the Video.

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #107 on: September 24, 2012, 07:43:25 AM »
Good going Steve  :ThumbsUp:

 :) Looking forward to the video!

Kind regards, Arnold
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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #108 on: September 24, 2012, 10:52:16 AM »
Thanks Arnold and Don

Don, you'll have to bear with me for a little. Hopefully I'll be able to get a video on Thursday.

Steve

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #109 on: October 05, 2012, 05:58:39 AM »
Finally got a video going. Here she is ticking over on what I think is less than 15 PSI

 :cheers:
Steve

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #110 on: October 05, 2012, 06:42:52 AM »
Nice, it's a great runner!

Congrats!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Simon

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #111 on: October 05, 2012, 07:46:57 AM »
Brilliant  

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #112 on: October 05, 2012, 10:18:09 AM »
Well done Steve! Thats a fine runner!

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #113 on: October 05, 2012, 12:08:01 PM »
Congratulations Steve.
Always exciting to see a new engine run.
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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #114 on: October 05, 2012, 01:52:14 PM »
All right Steve, great runner and great job. Awesome Bud!

Don

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« Reply #115 on: October 05, 2012, 03:58:20 PM »
Nicely done.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:


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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #116 on: October 05, 2012, 04:27:49 PM »
Well done Steve  :ThumbsUp: - congratulations!

 :cheers: , Arnold
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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #117 on: October 05, 2012, 08:42:28 PM »
Yeah, really nice that Steve, well done.  :ThumbsUp:

Have to say though, is it just me or is photobucket cr@p for videos?!

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Re: Rotary valve engine and bonus
« Reply #118 on: October 06, 2012, 10:31:41 AM »
Simon, Jo, Dave, Carl, Don, Jim, Arnold, Nick and everybody else who has posted in this thread

Big thanks for all your interest and support, much appreciated  :cheers:

I'm now contemplating building a boiler for it in the future. But still have some finishing work to do on the engine.

Thanks all
Steve

P.S. Nick, I wouldn't put it past photobucket being crap  :o   :Lol: