Threading and then bolting into aluminium can be troublesome. Also, the cylinder design of this poppet valve engine means there is no space to get the bolts in between the cooling fins and the cylinder [more…]
The crankshaft for the poppet valve single cylinder engine has been machined from mild steel and includes timing gear machined directly on the shaft. This started with a piece of hexagonal mild steel, why hexagonal? [more…]
Engine Capacity = Swept Volume = Engine Displacement We use all of these terms interchangeably and they all mean the same thing When we calculate the capacity of an engine it is simply the bore, [more…]
Pproblems using durafix welding rod on 6082 aluminium, I was just getting it too hot.
The part in an internal combustion engine that connects the piston to the crankshaft. It changes reciprocating motion of the piston into rotary motion of the crankshaft or vice versa. A connecting rod consists of [more…]
There are so many different configurations of internal combustion engine that have been developed through the history of engines that I thought I would try and list them in some vague order – based on [more…]