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The Showcase => Engines => Topic started by: CliveB on January 16, 2019, 06:33:28 PM

Title: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: CliveB on January 16, 2019, 06:33:28 PM
Hi folks,

Thought I'd post a video of the first run of my Kiwi Mk2 engine, a 15cc four stroke design by E T Westbury built from the Hemingway castings. This is my second IC engine and was a great learning experience. I am using a cast iron piston as I wasn't getting very good compression with the as-supplied piston rings, some day I'll make some of my own to replace them. Construction was pretty straightforward (aided greatly by previous posts on this forum) apart from the valve seats needing a bit of extra work and of course the piston rings. The oil reservoir isn't fitted yet nor is the float chamber. I need to make a float of some sort - can anyone advise on the best sealant for a cork float? The ignition is a neat looking capacitor discharge unit from Minimag.

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Regards,

Clive
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: cheepo45 on January 16, 2019, 06:49:16 PM
Nice Work!
Sounds powerful!
 Scott
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: b.lindsey on January 16, 2019, 07:04:04 PM
Very nice Clive and sounds as good as it looks!

Bill
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: Jasonb on January 16, 2019, 07:46:58 PM
That's running nicely Clive and just goes to show that these engines can be test run without having to use a prop.
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: Admiral_dk on January 16, 2019, 09:16:16 PM
Looks great and runs very well  :praise2:   you should be proud  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: Brian Rupnow on January 16, 2019, 09:21:14 PM
That is a lovely little engine. Thanks for the video.--Brian
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: steamer on January 17, 2019, 12:44:08 AM
Nice Clive!!!!!

It's a runnah!!!!

Dave
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: Roger B on January 17, 2019, 07:13:54 AM
Excellent  :praise2:  :praise2:
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: Tjark on January 17, 2019, 10:20:51 AM
This is a very nice engine, a great runner to.

   Tjark.
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: vcutajar on January 17, 2019, 11:42:01 AM
Nice one Clive.  An excellent runner.

Vince
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: bent on January 17, 2019, 06:42:34 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: CliveB on January 20, 2019, 09:39:20 AM
Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments. Now, I need to make a start on my next IC project - probably a Chenery V twin.

Regards,

Clive
Title: Re: Kiwi Mk2 up and running
Post by: fumopuc on January 21, 2019, 08:28:55 PM
Hi Clive, congratulations for this runner.