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Offline kuhncw

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #150 on: October 16, 2017, 01:22:57 AM »
Yogi,

Thanks for posting such an educational build log.

You are doing a great job on a very nice "industrial style" engine.  I like the look.

Chuck

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #151 on: October 17, 2017, 12:29:01 AM »
Thank you guys for the kind comments!  :cheers:


We have the first pop!   :whoohoo:

Having all the parts needed to see if there is life in this engine, I set up the ignition and fuel temporarily and gave it a spin. There is still some tuning needed of course, but without a cooling system, I kept the runs short to not overheat the engine.

A few short videos of the first runs:





Thanks everyone for following along, and stay tuned for more...
Yogi


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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #152 on: October 17, 2017, 01:01:34 AM »
Hi Yogi,

Could expect no less from the design and craftsmanship. No doubt in my mind that it would not run ! :cartwheel:

Brian
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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #153 on: October 17, 2017, 02:07:37 AM »
Congrats on the first pops Yogi!
She sounds great!


Dave

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #154 on: October 17, 2017, 02:30:51 AM »
Yogi,
Sounds great, a little fine tuning but wonderful it runs.
Art
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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #155 on: October 17, 2017, 02:55:00 AM »
Very nice yogi.  It sounds great.  Congratulations.

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #156 on: October 17, 2017, 05:42:37 AM »
Runs and sounds like its all business. Great build!    Dave
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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #157 on: October 17, 2017, 07:08:44 AM »
Congratulations on the first pops, Yogi :whoohoo:
It's runnig great  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Plani

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #158 on: October 17, 2017, 07:11:03 AM »
Nicely done Yogi.  I like the sound.  Thanks for sharing your build.

Regards,
Rudy

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #159 on: October 17, 2017, 08:15:51 PM »
Nicely done, Yogi.  Your twin sounds like a strong runner and should sound even stronger when you add exhaust stacks.


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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #160 on: October 17, 2017, 09:41:25 PM »
Love that sound.

Thomas

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #161 on: October 17, 2017, 09:49:52 PM »
Looks and sounds good  :praise2:  :praise2: What are you using for fuel?
Best regards

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #162 on: October 18, 2017, 02:31:22 AM »
Yogi,
Nicely done, and you got the slow idle without a large flywheel. Congratulations. I have a question that goes back to the design of this engine. You did not include any splash connecting rod dippers to disperse oil to the rods or upper interior sections of the engine. What are you counting on to get adequate splash lubrication to the interior moving parts?

Jeff

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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #163 on: October 18, 2017, 12:35:48 PM »
Thanks everyone for the compliments!!! It is very much appreciated!  :cheers:

Roger, I'm running on Coleman fuel.

Jeff, the oil level is set that the rod ends just barely dip into the oil and provide the splash for the upper components. The crankcase is just open at this time where the breather will be installed. Judging by the amount of oil spewing out through the port, I feel the lubrication is more then adequate.

Since we are talking about oil, I decided to use a bit of a lighter oil then the regular 30 weight engine oil. I'm using Mobil DTE 26 (ISO 68) as that's what I'm using in my machine tools. I'm not using regular engine oil because of all the additives in these oils now a days. If anybody has some thought on this, or anything else about the engine, I would like to hear it.

Thanks for following a long and stay tuned for more...
Yogi


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Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Reply #164 on: October 18, 2017, 01:49:13 PM »
Congratulations on a very nice runner. I like the sound as well.

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