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Offline philjoe5

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Miniature Internal Combustion Engines
« on: January 09, 2014, 03:42:01 AM »
I'm building my first IC engine and I'm finding Malcolm Stride's Book entitled "Miniature Internal Combustion Engines" to have a lot of useful (to me, as a beginner) information.  It shows a lot of detail on 2 and 4 stroke engine designs, valve timing and general engine construction.

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Phil
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Offline Swifty

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Re: Miniature Internal Combustion Engines
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 07:35:23 AM »
Hi Phil, I bought that book last year as I plan to make his 15cc engine which is shown in it. It's a great book just for the general knowledge that's in it.

Paul.

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Re: Miniature Internal Combustion Engines
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 08:40:45 AM »
Hi Phil, I have just ordered a copy. I need all the help I can get.

Thanks for the tip.

Jim

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Re: Miniature Internal Combustion Engines
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 12:36:38 PM »
I have ordered a copy as well along with Ivan Law's book on gear cutting that others have referenced here.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Bill

Offline Graham Meek

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Re: Miniature Internal Combustion Engines
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 01:26:10 PM »
For anyone interested in designing their own 4 Stroke engines I would recommend L C Masons's "Model 4-Stroke Gasoline Engines". He gives a lot of useful rule of thumb proportions to use when designing engines. These rules can often be of help when up-dating an older design. The chapters cover all aspects of the 4-stroke engine from con-rods to carburation. Plus there are also some very good views of his 4cc in-line 4 cylinder engine with 4BA spark-plugs and Mastiff his flat four side valve.

My best regards
Gray,

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Re: Miniature Internal Combustion Engines
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 01:53:03 AM »
The books arrived yesterday...thanks again for the recommendation Phil....you gotta love Amazon!!

Bill