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Offline Bill_S.

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My one and only completed engine
« on: July 21, 2012, 08:11:56 PM »
This is the sole engine I've completed.  Many will recognize it as Philip Duclos' Tospy Turvy.
I built it from the plans and narrative (very helpful for a noob like me) in the book: "Two Shop
 Masters, Frank McLean, and Philip Duclos".  In my book there is an error in the plans - the hole
& threads where the muffler attaches to the exhaust valve body are mismatched.






Bill
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Offline dgjessing

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 09:00:21 PM »
It's a beauty  :)
Dave

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 09:59:26 PM »
Nice engine!

It's really easy to add pictures from Flickr. On the Flickr page, click the "Share button" just above the photo. The "Grab the HTML/BBCode" should be expanded already. Just select the text there, copy, then paste into your post.

Simon

Offline Bill_S.

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 12:31:14 AM »
Thanks Dave & Simon.    "Hammer-tone" paint hides a multitude of "sins" ;-)

Simon, thank you for the info for embedding images.  I got it!

Bill
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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 01:03:59 AM »
Bill,

Very nice, quite beautiful.
 :)
DaveH

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 02:10:36 PM »
DaveH,

It was the narrative by Phil Duclos that allowed me to build the engine. The book has lots of photos of setups, and Mr. Duclos gives step-by-step guidance on how to machine each part - very helpful to a "noob" like me.  The gears, and fasteners were bought - the rest was built from bar stock.  I deviated from the plans, which called for pressing the cylinder into the body.  My cylinder fit ended up being way too loose for a press-fit, so I soldered the cylinder in place.   

Bill         
 

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 02:13:02 PM »
Looks great Bill, do you have a video?

Nick

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 02:35:26 PM »
Hi Bill, your engine looks great. For a first attempt, I would say you did an outstanding job. I have the Duclos'  books also and he was quite a guy. The amount of work he put into his engines and the fact he shared them with us has to be admired. Dave

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 01:13:11 AM »
Bill That is a nice looking engine good job!

Offline Bill_S.

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Re: My one and only completed engine
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2012, 02:29:26 AM »
Nick, Dave G, & Doc,

Thanks guys.   
I did make a very poor quality video tape of it running (bad lighting).  Not sure if I still have that tape.   I need to make a base to mount it on, and then make a new video.   

Bill