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Old 06-12-17, 07:37 PM   #71
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One of those was the starting point for Dad's Stirling engine model and defined the scale. He said it was a good quality casting and clearly it fitted in the ML7 ok. Agree with you that it would look a bit skinny on your engine though.

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Old 06-12-17, 07:42 PM   #72
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Steam flywheels best avoided - they can't take the compression/ignition shock.

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Old 07-12-17, 08:56 PM   #73
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Engineers Emporium do a selection of cast iron flywheels for ic engines.

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Hi Phill,
Flywheels are in this album http://www.stationary-engine.net/for...hp?albumid=892

1) 4 straight spokes - 8 1/4 inch diameter, 1 3/16 inch wide, bore 5/8 to 11/16 inch (tapered), weight 3.2kg

2) 4 curved spokes - 11 13/16 inch diameter, 1 9/32 inch wide, 11/16 inch bore, weight 4kg.

I had a look at your earlier pictures and the crankshaft looks a fairly big diameter....

Have you had a look at the EE flywheels, some were pictured in the SEM Dec/Jan issues (Partsmart).

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Old 10-12-17, 10:38 PM   #75
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Hi Phillip,

Yes I have looked at the EE flywheels and they are certainly an option, but I would like something with a bit of "patina" if possible, it will help with the appearance.

I like either of those flywheels and will check the measurements against the engine and the lathe again tomorrow. The one with the taper bore could be winner as I was intending to secure the flywheel on a taper.

I think the size of the crank is deceptive really, the whole thing is really quite small.

Thanks, will be in touch,

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