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Old 10-02-18, 08:35 PM   #13
mervyn cloake
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This project was never going to be easy and it has taken a turn for the worst. The 8 hp piston turned out to be seriously cracked and unusable. It wasn't until it was cleaned up that this was found.

Graham has a friend who is a retired pattern maker. He now has the piston and is making a pattern. Graham also has a basket case CF that needs a new piston so we will have two made and as the originals were alloy, the new ones will be as well. We will share the cost which will be more than the engine is worth. The hobby for me is about bringing engines back to life.

I am now going to go ahead to make the base and start to assemble what I can while waiting for the new piston.

Merv.
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