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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2020, 08:01:11 AM »
Hello Art,

Yes on the real engine that is the dynamo.
It is driven from the camshaft and the distributor is driven from a gear on the end of the Dynamo.
On my engine I have adapted it the fire the ignition.
There is an Aluminium disk in there with magnets fitted to trigger a Hall effect sensor.
One of the main challenges is making the engine look like the original whilst having the functionality at the small scale.
Obviously the original has points in the distributor.
It is quite difficult to fit things in, so there are a few compromises.
The carburettor was another challenge.
Superficially it will look the same as the Austin Seven engine hopefully even to the trained eye.
Thanks
Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2020, 05:46:31 PM »
Hello,

I bit more progress.
It doesnít look much different but I suppose when all the big bits are done the smaller parts donít change the appearance much.
I have made the valve cover and the fan pulleys.
I have also made the starting handle and associated parts.
I have added a photo of the offset being machined on the belt adjuster.
Thanks for looking

Tony

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Re: Austin seven
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2020, 06:47:01 PM »
That's looking really good and I speak as the former owner of a number of A7's.
Brian