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CK 17
03-26-2015, 04:44 PM
Or rather a radial engine made from VW parts :)


Ian McColgin
03-26-2015, 04:48 PM

Paul Pless
03-26-2015, 04:49 PM
he wants to put it in this two - thirds scale replica he's also building. . .


03-26-2015, 05:38 PM
Nice piece of work, and it sounds authentic as well.

03-26-2015, 06:07 PM
The very first prototype of the VW designed by Dr. Porsche used a radial air cooled engine.

03-26-2015, 07:14 PM
Why do radial engines always have an odd number of cylinders?

Bob Adams
03-26-2015, 07:20 PM
Why do radial engines always have an odd number of cylinders?

So the firing order is every other piston.


Paul Pless
03-26-2015, 07:21 PM
Why do radial engines always have an odd number of cylinders?every other cylinder fires progressively giving an even and balanced firing order, a nine cylinder would fire like this: 1,3,5,7,9,2,4,6,8. . .

Bob Adams
03-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Bob, the invisible poster....:D

03-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Bob, the invisible poster....:D.

O come now I stared at that for25 minutes spell bound.

03-26-2015, 08:50 PM
Cute little engine. Kinda wonder about power, to pull that 2/3 scale 190. The open rocker arms were common on early engines.
In the old days the folks cutting the grass at airports complained about their mowing machine damages from rocker arms and other engine parts laying in the grass !

Gib Etheridge
03-26-2015, 08:56 PM
My first thought after "Cool" was how do the lifters, pushrods, rockers and valve stems get lubed?

03-26-2015, 09:23 PM
On the early engines, a grease gun & oil can did it. Keeping them lubed must have not always been done very good, if parts fell off..
Very nice machine work on that engine. Too bad he didn't go for further & put rocker covers & push rod shrouds on it..

Keith Wilson
03-26-2015, 09:27 PM
Yeah, it needs some nice shiny CNC-machined aluminum rocker covers.

Jim Bow
03-26-2015, 09:32 PM