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Old 11-11-17, 10:27 PM   #71
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(snip) I want to obtain and fit one of those brass cased level gauges to the twin
Like this? PM me if you want one.

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Old 11-11-17, 10:53 PM   #72
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Temps are lower than most engines I have checked, certainly lower than my generators or compressor run.

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Old 13-11-17, 06:43 PM   #73
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Temps are lower than most engines I have checked, certainly lower than my generators or compressor run.

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That's good then. Being out in the open may mean it will not need the fan after all. Air can be felt coming off the flywheels so maybe that is enough for unloaded running.

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(snip) I have no idea when oil control rings first appeared.
Little snippet on this subject from 'Engines and Enterprise' - talking about the WW1 tank engine it reads:-

"The need to avoid the large clouds of blue smoke given off by the Daimler engine was a severe test of Ricardo's ingenuity. 'In those days there were no such things as oil control rings for pistons and blue smoke in the exhaust of all motor vehicle was a prevalent nuisance,' Ricardo recalled."

So pretty conclusive evidence that engines of the era being discussed in this thread might be expected to smoke a tad.

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