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I came across this video and thought it fits this thread perfectly:


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I'm quite envious of the guys tool kit...………...and his skill.

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That came up for me yesterday too. Was busy with other stuff so didn't follow it.

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Despite the fascinatingly precise (and computerised) machinging - a joy to watch - both the brass end 'flywheels' turned out wobbly! :shock: Shame.

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white exec wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 13:15
Despite the fascinatingly precise (and computerised) machinging - a joy to watch - both the brass end 'flywheels' turned out wobbly! :shock: Shame.
I have to agree there Chris, furthermore after watching the running sequence again it would seem to me that the smaller "flywheel" face seems to be not perpendicular to the crankshaft which suggests the fitting was not as accurate as the machining appeared to be. Possibly a case of by the time he got to the assembly he was fed up with the whole project :-D

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I found it odd that some parts of the manufacture were done with extreme care and precision, while other stages were just slapdash - eg the tapping of threaded holes. And as for cutting the con-rods patterns out with scissors, and then hand filing . . . WTF!!?? Shoddy set. of microswitches underneath, too.

For ha'poth of tar . . . #-o

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Snap 2019-10-25 at 21.19.13.png

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myglaren wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 21:33
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This is Unusual/Interesting Engines Steve :-D
Possibly more appropriate for "Notices what have you spotted" ?

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Pardon?

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 21:36
myglaren wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 21:33
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This is Unusual/Interesting Engines Steve :-D
Possibly more appropriate for "Notices what have you spotted" ?
Too late now :(

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On the original subject of unusual engines, There is an old French guy a few KM from my house who has a full collection of strange and interesting engines and vehicles, This is an old Peugeot converted to run on Gazogene, Wood is heated and the gas it produces runs the engine
He has an open day once a year with all his stuff laid out around his garden and workshop, I have been every year for about 10 years and its a crackin, Free, few ours of entertainment
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Steve Walsh wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 10:00
.This is an old Peugeot converted to run on Gazogene, Wood is heated and the gas it produces runs the engine
Xantia-V6 came up with this from the POTD archives
xantia_v6 wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 15:34
On the subject of burning coal...

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Taken at the Peugeot museum last year.

It might actually be a wood-burner, I can't remember.
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..and here is a traction avant in action



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I wasn't aware that Tatra made an air cooled V8.
I'm surprised at how relatively quiet it is and how little oil it slings out with no rocker box covers fitted.

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Nice to see the old starting handle in action :-D

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