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The Silver Eagle is a horizontal, 4 cycle, water cooled,
hit-or-miss gasoline engine. It has a bore and stroke of .875,and a cast
iron liner and piston. The engine was machined using a Sherline lathe
(with a riser block) and a Sherline milling machine (with rotary table).
The castings kit of Bob Shores included 4 Almag Aluminum castings
(frame, cylinder and 2 bearing caps) and 2 cast Silicon Bronze
The engine measures 4.1"high, 5.6" wide, and 8.2"long. The finished engine was mounted on a base, along with a HED II controller, an "Exciter" coil, and a Tachometer (All Mike Neal's) and a temporary gas tank and 6 volt power supply.
All the components of the engine were machined according to Bob Shores plans and very helpful construction sheets.
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