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Offline Tonyr

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Austin seven
« on: November 19, 2017, 04:42:50 PM »
Hello,

I haven't been active on this forum for quite a while.
I haven't been idle though.
A couple of years ago I purchased a 1932 Austin Seven car, which takes up a lot of my time.
I decided to try and make a model of the Austin engine.
Here are a few photo's of the progress so far.
I have more photo's of the individual parts if anybody is interested.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 06:16:26 PM »
Nice looking model excellent details! How large is it? Would definitely be interested in more pictures.

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 07:31:13 PM »
Interesting model  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: I remember reading about Austin 7 engines used in competition were the two middle pistons were machined slightly shorter to allow for the whip in the two bearing crankshaft  ::)
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 08:31:08 PM »
Crueby.

The engine is about 1/3 scale, the block is aprox 4 inches long.
I have the photo's on the iPad and they are too large to post.
I will post the pictures when I figure out how to shrink them, any help would be appreciated.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 08:37:16 PM »
Tony, here is a free one that will let you resize batches of pictures at one time. It seems to be ok, you will see under the advanced options where you can select the output size. For forum use 800 x 600 is more than adequate.
www.faststone.org/

Bill

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 08:49:22 PM »
Bill,

Thanks for the link but I don't think it works on the iPad.
Maybe I will have to do it on the laptop.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 08:52:35 PM »
Yes sorry about that. Surely there are similar free programs for the iPad though. Maybe an iPad used will chime in here with a suggestion.

Bill

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 09:13:54 PM »
A couple of photo's of the crankshaft to test photo resize.

Ton

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 09:14:52 PM »
Try again !!

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 09:22:02 PM »
More photo's.

Cylinder block and cam manufacture.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2017, 09:42:13 PM »
Very well done!

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 04:31:17 AM »
Hi Tony, impressive.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2017, 02:21:17 PM »
Hello Tony,

Your austin engine looks very nice. I currently build a very similar engine.
I will follow until it fires up.

Best regards,
Thomas

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2017, 05:32:05 PM »
Thanks Achim.

Thomas, I have been watching your engine.
It does look very similar to the engine I am building.
I have been watching to see if I can get any good idea's from your build.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2019, 03:40:10 PM »
Hello,

I havenít posted on this build for a while.
Other than the short detour whilst I got the Bruce atmospheric engine running, I have been working on the Austin engine periodically.
I have the cylinder liners fitted and the Pistons and Conrods finished.
The Dummy dynamo is almost complete.
The Dynamo has an aluminium disc with magnets inset.
This will fire the ignition system via a Hall effect sensor.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2019, 04:01:47 PM »
It has been a while but I can relate to that as well. Good to see your progress Tony.

Bill

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2019, 04:04:40 PM »
Hello Tony,

Nice looking engine and parts.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2019, 08:59:28 PM »
Very nice Tony.  Please keep posting pictures.  I will definetely follow this one.

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2019, 07:39:43 AM »
Hi Tony, glad to see some more progress. That will be an extraordinary model engine.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2019, 09:42:46 PM »
Thanks for the comments.
I will try and keep the post updated a bit more regularly.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2019, 07:17:39 PM »
Hello

As I said in the last post I am trying to keep the post up to date.
This week I finished the valve guides.
They are now fitted into the block.
Next will probably be the valves followed by the cam followers and guides.

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2019, 08:04:52 PM »
More good progress Tony  :ThumbsUp:

Bill