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AJW02/11/2018 20:37:18
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Pressing on with my set of castings for Centaur.
Today saw machining start on the flywheel, cuts well but as with some of the others I have machined they could have been a bit more generous with the material!


All finished one side and reamed the bore so need to remount to complete the other side.
I have made a slight change to the original design by increasing main and big end running diameters to 5/8 which looks a lot 'meatier'
Anyone interested can have a look in my photos to see what I've been up to!

Edit- sorry, photo didn't happen!

Edited By AJW on 02/11/2018 20:38:46

Edited By JasonB on 02/11/2018 20:47:53

Pete Berry21/11/2018 16:24:31
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Looks good so far. I have just finish mine and have had it running on propane and petrol. I found that the carb spring needed to be a little stronger than the write up suggested!


Pete Berry

AJW21/11/2018 21:26:52
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Pete, nowhere near the carb build but thanks for the heads up!
Enjoying the journey so far - yours run ok?

Pete Berry22/11/2018 14:28:14
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Hi Alan

Yes mine runs well and starts easy, I'm using coil ignition. Just a tip fit a non return valve in the fuel line (just a simple ball returning by gravity). I'm having a problem up loading photos but hope to in future.



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