Liberty Compressed Air Engine
Engine complete! All I need is a source of air and a Yo-Yo string!
Final assembly is done on the engine I just need to poly-urethane the base and make a small handle for the starter rope.
Still debating on a name, since it was completed on the 4th I was thinking something patriotic like "Liberty 250" or "Patriot 250" but I should have thought about it before I painted it green, if I had painted it blue and red would have been better.
I was going to call it the Uni-Pee "Universal Power Equipment Engine". but I don't know if I like the name, maybe "Tornado 250"
I have been working on a Pan Head Co-2 engine.
Maxum 250 Uni-Pee (.250 C.I., Universal Power Equipment Engine)
1/4 inch stroke, 1/4 bore, single cylinder, vertical, Pan Head, compressed air motor.
When completed it will have everything a gas engine would have in the way of detail, the valve rods, sparkplug, ignition system, carburetor, exhaust and such will just be for show, as it is a CO-2 powered engine, but it will look and hopefully sound, at least a little bit like a small gas engine.
Here it is at 16 hours in.
So far I have 24 hours in it and I am slowed to a stop, as I just got home from work and I have to be back in 6 hours to pull a double shift and I may have to perform a wedding this weekend. Did I mention I was a minister?
Jack of all trades! that's where the "Rev" in my e-mail comes from, I was a chaplin in a motorcycle club for 10 years.
The guy I have been talking to in Washington state is busy photo copying the original Blueprints of a Willamette Douplex Loader Steam Donkey for me, now that's going to be a major project!
I did manage to squeeze in the oil dip stick and Magneto last night before bed. I think I am going to press an aluminum rind over the outside of the flywheel to bring the Dia. up a little. here is the latest.
Now this is a small spark plug!
Started on the Carb tonight, but will have to hold here until I get the hypo tubing.
what do you think of the choke plate? I have some really nice details planed for the carb including two adjuster knobs.
Finished up the Carburetor and exhaust last night, only thing left is the fuel tank and paint.
I decided to go a little bigger on the flywheel and use brass tubing for the fuel line/air line.
I may have to paint the Carb as it may be too small to polish without damaging the adjuster screws.
Don't mind the sloppy assembly, it's just sitting partly together to get a picture.
Well Iím down to the fuel line to complete the engine, but I think I will have to go with hypo tubing. The brass tubing is proving to hard to get into tight bends and looks very out of scale.
Here is almost the latest. I did manage to polish the carb, but once this show is over...I'm Letting it tarnish!
I already have the crank case painted and the flywheel is painted and pinstriped, I'll send photos later.
I am having a lot of trouble with my high speed internet connection and Iím back to dial up modem for