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Old 19-11-16, 09:44 PM   #21
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Done....



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM6dA4hUXw0

Took more heat than I expected, it's a shame I don't have a lathe as I would like to make up some inserts for the crankshaft as it is quite sloppy!

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Old 19-11-16, 09:52 PM   #22
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might be worth cleaning the piston and bore and using graphite as lubricant, that might help a little.

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Old 19-11-16, 09:56 PM   #23
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I was wondering if some CPU heatsink paste between the pistons and the base might help. Probably wouldn't do anything...

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Old 19-11-16, 10:03 PM   #24
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Looks like success to me

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Old 19-11-16, 10:06 PM   #25
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Looks like success to me

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Yes, 40 well spent, Inc sourcing the replacment flywheel.

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At least you know you've got a runner even if it's perhaps not the best advert for 'silent' running Stirling engines!

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Old 19-11-16, 10:15 PM   #27
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At least you know you've got a runner even if it's perhaps not the best advert for 'silent' running Stirling engines!

NHH

Indeed, not sure if I could fill the crankshaft holders with solder and re-drill the correct size.


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Old 19-11-16, 10:30 PM   #28
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Indeed, not sure if I could fill the crankshaft holders with solder and re-drill the correct size.


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Worth a try. Or drill the housing out and fit brass bushes. RS do small sizes that may be suitable.

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Old 19-11-16, 10:35 PM   #29
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RS do small sizes that may be suitable.

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Thanks Dan, will have a look.

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Bought a wick burner from eBay, which I have to say is very nicely made if a bit tall for my needs but it works....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwEVwr3KyS0



Those of keen eyes....and hearing... will notice the flywheel wobbling about, the holes for the crank shaft are oversized causing the crankshaft to rock back and forth with the stroke, so will need to be bushed to make it run anything like it should again.

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