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Offline mikehinz

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #225 on: July 05, 2021, 05:48:06 PM »
Brian, congratulations on getting a very satisfactory result at the end of a difficult process!  Your attention to detail and documentation of what you're doing is certainly appreciated!

Again, great job! 

Mike
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Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #226 on: July 05, 2021, 07:11:09 PM »
Mike---Every once in a while, I run into something that I don't think I'm going to be able to do.---and that worries the Hell out of me. I've always been the man who can do anything, and I hate to think that there is something that has defeated me. I'm happy that I was able to finally get some workable rings and a "process". Not bad for a "geezer". I'll be 75 this Wednesday.

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #227 on: July 05, 2021, 10:34:40 PM »
Congratulations Brian - both with the piston rings and your birthday - almost like you gave yourself the best present  :cheers:

Per

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #228 on: July 06, 2021, 07:39:08 PM »
Congratulations on your 75th Birthday  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:  :old:

I offer you fuel injection as your next impossible task  ::) :stickpoke:  :toilet_claw:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #229 on: July 06, 2021, 08:02:13 PM »
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I offer you fuel injection as your next impossible task  ::) :stickpoke:  :toilet_claw:

 :lolb:   :ROFL:  :Jester:   >:D

Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #230 on: July 07, 2021, 09:57:38 PM »
And today we get to see how slow the engine will run. I've got about an hours continuous run time on it now, and as those cast iron rings "bed in" the compression gets higher and higher, and consequently the idle speed can become less and less. I'm pretty impressed with this.

Offline crueby

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #231 on: July 07, 2021, 10:06:08 PM »
Sweet!

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #232 on: July 07, 2021, 11:19:52 PM »
Very nice, Brian!

I'm glad you told us you had your garage door up!  I was starting to worry for you - sitting by the running engine for an hour!  :o 

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Re: A new attempt at making piston rings
« Reply #233 on: July 08, 2021, 04:50:49 PM »
When Roger says you are persistent, he know of what he speaks.  Good job and thanks for the build record, Brian.