Author Topic: Beginner Engine Plans??  (Read 559 times)

Offline Bear

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Re: Beginner Engine Plans??
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2020, 04:48:07 AM »
I appreciate the responses. I'll get there eventually. Hopefully sooner than later.

Offline steamboatmodel

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Re: Beginner Engine Plans??
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2020, 05:04:49 PM »
Hi Bear one thing to remember is that an exactly 1" rod  will not go into an exactly 1" hole !!! ...so good luck with your first engine

Willy
Willy there is a way to get a 1" rod in a 1" hole, it works best if the metals are dissimilar, one goes in the freezer the other you heat up. Haven't done one in years, but used to make rods with balls on each end and a ring in the middle.
Gerald.
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Offline crueby

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Re: Beginner Engine Plans??
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2020, 05:16:35 PM »
Hi Bear one thing to remember is that an exactly 1" rod  will not go into an exactly 1" hole !!! ...so good luck with your first engine

Willy
Willy there is a way to get a 1" rod in a 1" hole, it works best if the metals are dissimilar, one goes in the freezer the other you heat up. Haven't done one in years, but used to make rods with balls on each end and a ring in the middle.
Gerald.
Or a bigger hammer....   :hammerbash: