engine valve stood on caliper

Air Intake System

February 17, 2020 Nigel 0

The air intake system channels clean air and fuel to an internal combustion engine. The primary function is to channel clean and cool air to the engine. In indirect injection engines the fuel is added [more…]

1/4 inch spark plug

Engine Ignition System

February 8, 2020 Nigel 0

When we talk about the engine ignition system there are two fundamental types: compression ignition spark ignition. This is the system for igniting an fuel-air mixture that has been compressed in the cylinder by the [more…]

Bellcrank bracket

Transitional Engine Eccentric Bracket

November 16, 2019 Nigel 0

The transitional engine eccentric bracket supports the pivot for a bellcrank midway along the pushrod. This is the part in question, machined from mild steel with phosphor bronze inserts. As you can see, there were [more…]

Bentley BR2

Les Chenery

October 6, 2019 Nigel 0

Whilst walking around the Shuttleworth Collection I came across a display cabinet with a number of engines built by Les Chenery. The I thought I just have to add a post and share the images [more…]

single cylinder poppet valve engine

Poppet Valve Single

April 28, 2019 Nigel 1

The idea was to make a single cylinder 4-stroke and to make it simple with a poppet valve. Not sure my terminology is correct here, what I mean is an actuated exhaust valve and an [more…]

Connecting Rod

December 29, 2018 Nigel 0

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…]

Transitional Engine Conrod

September 9, 2018 Nigel 0

This Transitional Engine conrod is a two-piece crank design with a slider. This is traditional steam engine design. As this is meant to be an engine that has started life as a steam engine I [more…]