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Offline 777engman

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hello from cambridge new zealand
« on: October 12, 2014, 01:43:03 AM »
Hello everyone, my name is Dean Clarke and i have just recently joined this forum. I am currently building I/C glo multi cyl engines. current project is a super charged V12 2 stroke glo engine

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 01:49:19 AM »
WOW!!

That's nice!

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 01:50:10 AM »
Welcome to MEM Dean. That is some impressive work on the V12. Will look forward to seeing more of it.

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 05:49:38 AM »
Hi Dean
Welcome, fantastic work  :praise2: :praise2:
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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 08:28:22 AM »
Hi Dean,
  Another northern Kiwi! Welcome aboard! Had lunch in Cambridge On Thursady.....then got dragged around the craft shop, would of been far more fun to check out that engine!

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 09:09:45 AM »
Hello and welcome to the forum from Hawkes Bay :) :)

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 10:42:51 AM »
Hi Dean, welcome, and what fantastic work!

Cheers, Hugh.

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 11:45:01 AM »
got a slight attachment to Cambridge,  after coming back from WW1 Grandpa went to Cambridge instead of home to Dunedin, stayed a couple of years, while there Dad was born, soon after that they moved back to Dunedin.  Don't know what the climate is like now, but back then Grandpa reckoned it was the coldest place he'd ever lived. Hope the global warming is helping.  Welcome aboard.  Ian Clark

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2014, 11:47:21 AM »
Hi Dean and welcome.  Have been following your progress on another site.  Impressive to say the least.

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 01:12:41 PM »
Hi Dean, good to see you here at last. You're definitely in the right place now  ;)

Looking forwards to reading the accounts of your impressive builds  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 02:41:06 PM »
Hi Dean and welcome! You have some impressive work there.

Don

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2014, 03:49:28 PM »
Hi Dean,
That's an impressive array of parts you have there!  Looking forward to seeing more.
Welcome to the forum!
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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 02:25:26 AM »
Hi everyone and thanks for the welcome. I must confess ole Ramon sent me to this site, reckons it's pretty awesome. Have to say I agree with him!! So just a little bit of history about myself. I am married with 4 kids, grew up in Auckland city ( West Auckland) moved down to Cambridge in 1996 to a much improved lifestyle, (cooler climate but not too bad). Then we moved again to just out of Cambridge town at the base of maungatautari mountain to a 2 acre lifestyle block, so now we are living the dream!! I grew up the oldest son of an avid aero-modeller so I inherited the aero-modelling gene in overload form, LOL currently I have built 64 powered aircraft ranging in size from the little C/line trainer called the bouncer to a 76" span PBY 5A Catalina also c/line. Got started collecting engines and then through a couple of friends got into repairing some old engines on a mates myford lathe. I pursed engineering at highschool and actually managed to come top of the school in 5Th form engineering. Went on to train as a mechanic and a few years ago stumbled onto Ron Chernics website on model engineering. Well that was the catalyst for me going out and buying some machine tools and set up a machine shop at home. From there i think my wife would say it was all downhill, ha ha ha. So i will add a few photos of models and engines I have built over the next little while and also update this thread as well with progress on the V12 build.
Cheers everyone and again thanks for the good reception
Dean

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 07:10:00 AM »
Hi Dean, welcome to MEM. As everybody already said very impressive.
Kind Regards
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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2014, 01:02:16 AM »
Thankyou all for the kind words, it is very nice to feel other people enjoy seeing my engines. I will try to keep everyone up to date with what"s going on down here in my little shed.

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2014, 07:22:01 AM »
 :hi: Dean,

Some very impressive engines. What machine tools do you have that you are using the build all of these  8)

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2014, 08:02:19 AM »
Hey there, I don't really have anything that flash, Global gl2162l lathe, Global milling machine and a few special tools i have made, a couple of grinders and another purpose built tool post. will upload some photos of my workshop if you want.
dean

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2014, 08:52:29 PM »
so here's a few photos of my shed............

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2014, 09:53:40 PM »
That's a good set up there Dean - nice looking lathe with (my) much preferred 'right hand'saddle wheel.

Are those big dies for your next crank shaft  :Lol:

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Re: hello from cambridge new zealand
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2014, 10:49:27 PM »
 :ROFL: :lolb: :lolb: Na they were acquired to speed up the making of threads on liners i make.