Author Topic: 8 cylinder Marchetti Radial Cam Engine  (Read 8204 times)

Offline 90LX_Notch

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Re: 8 cylinder Marchetti Radial Cam Engine
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2017, 11:51:33 PM »
Wesley what an unbelievable project.  Fabulous work.

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Offline Wesley_NL

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Re: 8 cylinder Marchetti Radial Cam Engine
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2017, 07:07:40 PM »
I have finished the project but wasn't completely successful in getting it running properly. Even though it did run very smooth on just two cylinders, it absolutely refuses to run on all eight. This is caused by tolerances on the valves (leading to air gaps and jamming parts) and also friction on the rotating points of the arms.

I have decided not to machine all the parts needed to get this engine (first attempt prototype) to function well. Instead I will use the acquired knowledge to design and build a much better one which I am looking forward to!

Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: 8 cylinder Marchetti Radial Cam Engine
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2017, 07:51:24 PM »
Your engine looks stunning - a shame that it only runs correct on two cylinders - but as you mention, you know how to make a better version two  :ThumbsUp:

Best wishes

Per

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Re: 8 cylinder Marchetti Radial Cam Engine
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2017, 01:44:59 PM »
Amazing.

I'm looking forward to the second one running.

I have patience.

ShopShoe