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Offline LANTAIN1982

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Howell V 4
« on: January 03, 2021, 06:52:57 AM »
After four years of enjoyment, challenges and frustration my Howell V 4 is complete and running.
This project has exceeded the demands of all my previous engines.  I found if one followed the well presented details of Jerry Howell it all came together.
Deviate at your own risk.   I admit to scouring the forum for posts and words of wisdom relating to the project and any other web gems.
In entering my 84 year I think that taking on a long term project may be a bit optimistic.  However one never knows.

Offline Trevorc

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 03:05:45 PM »
A very nice looking engine, well done old timer!
As a 78 year old i am looking for a next project, are there drawings, castings etc available for the Howell 4 engine.?
Best wishes
Trevor 

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 06:28:55 PM »
Looks excellent  :praise2:  :praise2: I like the megaphone exhausts  :ThumbsUp: Any chance of a video?
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Roger

Offline LANTAIN1982

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 10:35:30 PM »
Many thanks for your comments.
The Howell v 4 is made from bar stock, no castings required.  For details etc, go to:-    J.E. Howell Model Engine Plans.
 He published a wide range of engine plans.   They are very well detailed.

I will put up a video shortly once having mastered the technology.

Thank you.

Offline Art K

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 01:04:32 AM »
Very nice looking engine hope it runs as well as it looks.
Art
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Offline Joe P.

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2021, 02:27:50 PM »
Wow, very impressive.


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Offline rjconway

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 02:36:23 PM »
Wow it took four years that is a commitment and I do understand the time requirements.  I have only just started my Howell V4 in Jan2021 so Ill see you back here in 2025 :)

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 03:01:36 PM »
That looks like it was time very well spent. What a great looking engine!
Ronald

Offline gbritnell

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 05:02:44 PM »
Great looking engine!
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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2021, 07:43:30 PM »
Splendid work, looks really nice   :ThumbsUp:

Rod

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2021, 07:46:21 PM »
Wow! I look forward to seeing your video.

Ron

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2021, 11:03:58 PM »
Excellent, looking forward to the video.

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2021, 01:35:04 AM »
Very nice work on the engine .....video please....


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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2021, 12:08:02 PM »
Very nice looking engine, I look forward to the video.

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Offline LANTAIN1982

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Re: Howell V 4
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2021, 12:52:45 AM »
 Many thanks for your responses to my Howell V4. 
Video could be a while coming, as during running the engine tightened up which lead to the finding of the rear cylinders crank pin moving slightly forward and turning slightly causing interference with the centre main housing.    Result was a complete strip down due to alloy swarf etc.
Problem has been rectified, engine rebuilt.
Decided a bit of a break was needed from the stress of 4 cylinders so am currently cutting metal on a Naylon Viper 2.5cc diesel as a bit of light relief
and ongoing hobby involvement.