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David Kenyon 219/12/2018 15:44:58
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Here you can see the cylinders just needing the second slot finishing on the left
hand rocker postsp1030479 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 219/12/2018 15:49:59
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With the cylinders drilled and tapped I need to make the valve seats/guides.
These are made n one piece out of 660 phosphor bronze.
A piece of bronze is turned down and threaded m10 fine to match the Cylinder, then
the first 2mm is turned down to 8mm and the step is turned a 45 degree taper.

David Kenyon 219/12/2018 15:51:20
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continued from above
This taper will be the seat for the guide when screwed into the cylinder.
A 3mm hole is then drilled and reamed through the centre, the front half is opened
out to 6.5 mm then a 45 degree valve seat is formed as in the pic below. p1030473 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 219/12/2018 15:52:25
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I then placed a bit of alloy in the lathe , tapped it m10 and screwed the guide into this
so I can reduce the top halve to form the guide. Two small holes are drilled either side
of the valve guide and a tool is made to insert into these which will allow me to screw the
guides in.p1030474 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 219/12/2018 15:53:05
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finished guidesp1030476 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 219/12/2018 16:01:07
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While I was making the guide I made a small collet to slide over my 90 degree
cutter to enable me to keep it square while I cut the seat for the guide. p1030470 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 219/12/2018 16:01:49
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cutting the seat p1030469 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 219/12/2018 16:05:12
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The guides are screwed in with green permanent Loctite


the holes drilled in the cylinder head actually
came out in the correct place in the combustion chamber. I am happy to say the jig did its job. p1030503 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 16:50:30
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Next job is to drill the inlet / exhaust ports.
These are drilled from the centre at a slight angle to the valve guides.
The cylinders are nearly finished so each operation becomes more nervy ,
I would be gutted to mess up now.
p1030517 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 16:51:35
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You can see from this picture were the drill breaks into the valve guide. p1030523 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 16:54:53
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Finishing off the cylinders, I made a jig to cross drill the rocker posts and then
rounded the tops with a filep1030506 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 16:55:51
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The cylinder liners are made from seamless 4130 aircraft grade tubing. The tube will only
need a light hone ready for use.
I made an expandable reamer to hold the tubing while I cut the short lengths so I didn't
crush it. I turned a small chamfer on the inside edge to make it easier to fit the pistons.
These will be a push fit held in with Loctitep1030533 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 16:56:50
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That's it , all cylinders done , crankcase next p1030534 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 16:58:59
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The crankcase has a timing gear fitted inside, this is one of the few items I need
to buy for the engine. It is an internal ring gear , 60 tooth , 48dp which I managed
to buy from HPC gears . The gear will need reducing in width and diameter so I
turned a boss on the end of some alloy bar. The gear was then tapped onto the boss and this was enough to hold it
in the lathe.

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 16:59:18
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David Kenyon 221/12/2018 17:00:18
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I then transferred it to the mill and drilled the holes for mounting . p1030531 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 17:01:30
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To start the crankcase I cut a piece of alloy bar and mounted in the lathe.p1030538 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 17:02:27
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After turning the ends square I started to turn the inside to the dimensions shown
in the plans. These consist of shoulders and pockets for the bearings, ring gear and clearances
for the crankshaft.p1030554 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 17:07:14
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Then the outside is turned to shapep1030556 (medium).jpg

David Kenyon 221/12/2018 17:08:08
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The crankcase is transferred to the mill and a flat is milled at 120 degree intervals
and a .75 inch hole is turned central on each flat for a snug fit of the cylinder liner.
p1030557 (medium).jpg

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