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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #420 on: February 20, 2018, 12:02:16 AM »
Bummer Bob, but the weather can't stay bad forever. I had mine out this weekend after a month or more and thought about you. We are expecting temps in the 70's the next two days... I'll send some your way.

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« Reply #421 on: February 20, 2018, 12:56:34 AM »
It is what is Bill.  Yes, please send some warm weather this way.

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #422 on: February 20, 2018, 01:03:00 AM »
I'm another couple hours north of you, and we are getting upper 60s tomorrow and Wednesday, you must still have winter in PA!

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #423 on: February 20, 2018, 03:39:50 AM »
Bob,
Relax and have a home brew, unless of coarse you don't have any then use the store bought sort.  :DrinkPint: Sounds like you need a break, the spark plug will get done in good time. We will wait, patiently :), just take care of yourself.
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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #424 on: April 08, 2018, 04:23:17 PM »
Thanks Art.

Some progress finally.  Despite winter's refusal to die, (plowed snow Monday) I began to remake the spark plug.  The lower end of the insulator was turned and pressed/glued into the base.  This time I am using Teflon for the insulator.  This should eliminate any cracking and allow me to get this thing dialed in.  Hopefully, I can finish the  top half of the insulator this week and get the plug fully assembled and try to run the engine next weekend.

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #425 on: April 08, 2018, 07:25:38 PM »
The snow has to stop sometime right Bob?  Here's hoping the new plug will solve your problems and get the Tiny running well. Looking forward to that along with you.

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #426 on: April 08, 2018, 10:11:30 PM »
Hopefully, I can finish the  top half of the insulator this week and get the plug fully assembled and try to run the engine next weekend.

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #427 on: April 08, 2018, 11:12:42 PM »
I suppose that at some point in time I'll try my hand at making a spark plug, but until then I will pick my battles & that's not one of them. :wallbang:
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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #428 on: April 09, 2018, 12:22:51 AM »
Thanks Bill.
Noted Carl.
Art, making a spark plug isn't tha bad at all.  Mine failed due to a crack in the Corian insulator as a result of a pressed fit.

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #429 on: April 09, 2018, 02:10:40 AM »
Just sayin, much easier to plug'n play. :old:
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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #430 on: April 10, 2018, 03:00:57 AM »
Just sayin, much easier to plug'n play. :old:
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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #431 on: April 10, 2018, 03:07:31 AM »
For Carl:

The base was screwed into a crude fixture and indicated into the four jaw.  The insulator was faced to length; then a simple round nose tool was used to machine the grooves.  A little bit of filing and sanding and the insulator was finished.  The electrode assembly was then pressed into the insulator.

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #432 on: April 10, 2018, 04:04:12 AM »
Bob,
I think we have a vastly different idea of fun. Like I said earlier "pick my battles" & when I need to make a little teeny thing like that I will. I think I'd spend the time I save  :DrinkPint: doing this. :lolb:
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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #433 on: April 10, 2018, 11:58:16 AM »
That looks good Bob, I hope the teflon will work out better for you. Art, I thought along the same lines until I actually made one and it was surprisingly easy even at this size.

Bill

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Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Reply #434 on: April 10, 2018, 12:12:40 PM »
 :ThumbsUp:

Thanks Bob.
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