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The Showcase => Engines => Topic started by: Bill_S. on July 21, 2012, 08:11:56 PM

Title: My one and only completed engine
Post by: Bill_S. 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.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3051/2775872140_5e5d69b069.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngc6705us_flickr/2775872140/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3025/2775872064_6a9aae7af6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngc6705us_flickr/2775872064/)


Bill
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: dgjessing on July 21, 2012, 09:00:21 PM
It's a beauty  :)
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: smfr 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
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: Bill_S. 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
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: DaveH on July 22, 2012, 01:03:59 AM
Bill,

Very nice, quite beautiful.
 :)
DaveH
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: Bill_S. 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         
 
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: NickG on July 22, 2012, 02:13:02 PM
Looks great Bill, do you have a video?

Nick
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: Dave G 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
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: Doc on July 23, 2012, 01:13:11 AM
Bill That is a nice looking engine good job!
Title: Re: My one and only completed engine
Post by: Bill_S. 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