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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2016, 03:22:18 PM »

Hell she'd be half way there!!!!

Thats about as far as she goes with her engines :mischief:

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2016, 03:25:30 PM »
Building  a turbo Can Am version would be the smart way round the induction problem. No need for a working turbo on a scale model. Then a single fuel injector a la Keith, would be a good way to go.

When you finish the Wallaby, I can give you some plenty of well documented photos of a 917 strip and rebuild.

Mike

Propane might be a good way to get around the length of the induction header as well....I think fuel would coalesce in a long tube like that


Oh you tease me so!!!!

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2016, 03:26:05 PM »
Heads down----- IN COMING
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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2016, 03:26:59 PM »

Hell she'd be half way there!!!!

Thats about as far as she goes with her engines :mischief:

Oh Jason.....I can't go there!!!!!! :-\ :censored:   She's gotten further than I!   but I see my retirement from all the racing coming soon....maybe more time in the shop.   
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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2016, 03:33:23 PM »
Heads down----- IN COMING

Oh Crap!.....
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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2016, 03:47:34 PM »
Racing retirement , he must have found the female gender :facepalm: :lolb:

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2016, 03:50:39 PM »
Not William!    ME!!!!

He'll get his license soon enough.....by then he'll be self sufficient with the rigs and the set up......time for ME to retire.

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2016, 05:04:47 PM »
At 1" bore, a pretty big engine.....you are just smaller than 1/3 scale

Stroke works out to about .75"....near enough.....depending on what vintage engine you were modeling

Rod  journals would be .5625 and crank journals 0.75"

Robust!

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2016, 05:15:53 PM »
Just under 1/3 scale.... Nice size

You know it makes sense. Go for it

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2016, 05:22:19 PM »
Ok then, he'll be driving HER to the races and not old Dad. SHE better learn to wrench :lolb:

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2016, 05:33:36 PM »
Just under 1/3 scale.... Nice size

You know it makes sense. Go for it

Mike

Oh I have work to do first!    Wallaby running, then a bunch of research, engineering and drawing.     I may toggle you for those photo's Mike...Might want to make a single cylinder mule to prove the parts out......my mind is racing!


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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2016, 05:41:09 PM »

Might want to make a single cylinder mule to prove the parts out......my mind is racing!


Dave,
Maybe I should stop encouraging you. Sounds like you have got it bad.
A single cylinder test piece would not be a mule, it would be a thoroughbred.

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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2016, 06:10:03 PM »
Hey that's why I got into this in the first place!   encourage all you want!

The kids have been a distraction......but they are a distraction for such a short time...

Keep it coming!!!!

Dave


This started from a dream and stubbornness!..was designed, engineered, lofted and then built once I built the building I built it in.  The engine was designed, patterns made, had it cast and I then machined....along with the Boiler and it's design and fabrication.......


 8)  I can't say that was momentary......it took 13 years......but I had twins in the middle of it!......


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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2016, 06:28:48 PM »
You can say that this hobby is expensive in time and money.....and I'll agree with you!

But no one will ever convince me it's not worth every penny!

Dave
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Re: Momentary lapses of reason......
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2016, 06:42:50 PM »
Some folk chose to put up a signpost with a fancy house name. I put a simple sign on my workshop door. It says "The Answer"

Mike
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