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Gene Hehl,  Poynette, WI. USA    genehehl@centurytel.net     5/2/2010

Forestís Gas Motor

A friend gave me a picture of an engine that was originally natural or methane gas operated..
It was called Forestís Gas Motor, from a Scientific American Supplement dated March 4, 1884.
He wanted the action of the gas motor but wanted to run it on air,
The following is what I came up with.

My version has a
1Ē bore with a Teflon piston.
2Ē stroke
Double acting cylinder and
A spool type valve .
The flywheel was made from an old valve hand wheel

I finally finished it today 4/27/2010.
It runs much better than I thought it would.
All thatís left is clean up and some paint

 

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