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Offline AJW

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Centaur nearly finished
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:21:37 PM »
Over the winter I had been machining parts for my Centaur.
Got to a stage where I could run it, this is the second run for the engine after a change of spring in carburettor.
Found some deficiencies in the lubrication department (no damage done luckily) which hopefully I have addressed now.
Has run in nicely now although I still don't think I could start it by swinging on the flywheel!
Since this video it has been dismantled fettled and painted, have now fitted a valve to enable trials on gas.


Alan

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 08:51:22 PM »
Great runner Alan.

Vince

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 09:06:07 PM »
Hello Alan

Nice job and great sound.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 09:13:21 PM »
Great stuff Alan and welcome to the forum  :)

Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 09:16:45 PM »
A lovely engine. Well done, congratulations.---Brian

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 09:30:15 PM »
Sounds and runs nicely  :cheers:

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 01:00:05 AM »
Very nice Alan. And again welcome to the forum.

Bill

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 03:45:10 PM »
Looks and sounds good  :praise2:  :wine1:
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Best regards

Roger

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 05:44:37 PM »
Where can I find out a bit more about the Centaur engine.--As in bore, stroke, and is it a hit and miss or throttled engine.---Brian

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
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Offline AJW

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 08:17:49 PM »
Brian, that link will give you full details, 1 1/2 in bore, 2 in stroke, it's a normal 4 stroke with about a 7 in flywheel.
Nice size model.

Alan

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 08:22:54 PM »
Michaelr--thank you for the link.---Brian

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Re: Centaur nearly finished
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2019, 02:33:04 AM »
Alan,
Your Centaur is a very nice runner. Welcome to the forum.
Art
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