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  1. Thread: Yee Ha!

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    Fiery, Dad did have the engine mounted, but I...

    Fiery,
    Dad did have the engine mounted, but I don't know that he flew it.
    Fuel proofing would have been an issue.
    Peter
  2. Thread: Yee Ha!

    by peterburford
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    Fiery, Dad did have the engine mounted, but I...

    Fiery,
    Dad did have the engine mounted, but I don't know that he flew it.
    Fuel proofing would have been an issue.
    Peter
  3. Thread: Yee Ha!

    by peterburford
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    Yee Ha!

    At long last, I've managed to re-publish my Website, "PB Engine Australia".
    Much the same content (Some new stuff.) but in a modern format that will open on 'phones and tablets as well as PC's and...
  4. R.I.P Ivor. You lived life to the full. You...

    R.I.P Ivor.
    You lived life to the full.

    You certainly livened the Taipan factory when you came to hand-start Doonside Mills.

    Peter
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    Earlwb, I have a dozen or more on hand and can...

    Earlwb,

    I have a dozen or more on hand and can assemble many more (160 completed cylinder/piston assemblies etc.) so will certainly sell them.
    I've sent them to USA and many other countries.
    I...
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    Re throttles: The benefit of an adjustable stop...

    Re throttles:
    The benefit of an adjustable stop screw is evident.
    With my Pb 0.33, I found that adding an adjustable air-bleed enabled a lower and more consistent idle that can be maintained for a...
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    It's good that you noticed, Fiery! I had...

    It's good that you noticed, Fiery!

    I had intended to update the Site, but it was done professionally, was outdated technology and was very expensive to modify.
    Taking personal control of my...
  8. Thread: Visit

    by peterburford
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    Visit

    I was recently visited by David Owen bearing one of his T 2.5 Diesels.
    A friend, a gentleman and a superb engine.
    All things that I treasure.
    Peter
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    The 0.33 piston shows an even wear pattern, not...

    The 0.33 piston shows an even wear pattern, not more at the top lip. So, the crown is not expanding excessively.
    Other than a small radius, I don't relieve the top lip.
    Possibly the smaller...
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    The cylinder in my 0.33 cc. diesel is case...

    The cylinder in my 0.33 cc. diesel is case hardened steel, internally ground to a very slight taper and honed so as to be essentially parallel from a little above the ports.
    The 7mm. diameter x 9mm....
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    RE: new Cyclon 09 Diesel engine

    Yes, I stand corrected.
    Each delivery promise has been false.
    Not acceptable anywhere and it certainly would not be tolerated here!
    I guess I overlooked this, when considering the amount of...
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    RE: new Cyclon 09 Diesel engine

    Dave,
    You are certainly correct. Anyone making an engine like this does it with passion and is unlikely to be fraudulent.
    Peter
  13. RE: Propellers for diesels. What do you like, and why?

    I remember those Strato props. :)
    Peter
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    RE: Diamonds in the rough

    Yes, the wire was a standard fitment.
    Peter
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    RE: Let's play Darts

    That's one to treasure.
    Peter
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    RE: Home Brew After-Run Oil

    It's a commonly used trick to completely fill methanol-fueled race car engines with ATF for storage in the off-season.
    Peter
  17. RE: INSTANT CURE TO WINTER BLUES! ONLY $235!!

    Mmmmm - I too need ear plugs at movies. Decades of industrial machines and model engines? Take care guys!
    I've lost some high-frequency hearing, but can still enjoy diesels and my '60's Triumph...
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    RE: Cylinder came loose

    No gaskets needed in a perfect world, but those Taipan castings were moved around in batches between machining, bead blasting and assembly and even though "carefully placed" :) in containers, an...
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    RE: New is old.

    Hey! I wasn't talking modern: - back in the '70's.
    We moved from manual centre grinder, to power infeed plunge grinding to a mechanical stop, to auto-sizing power infeed and on to centreless...
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    New is old.

    I've been finish grinding the journals of a batch of crankshafts, in identical fashion to how I did working with my Father 50 years ago.
    I'm not sure if using this older technology should make me...
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    RE: A little interview with Ron Val!

    What we are seeing here is flutter rather than a steady flex forward.
    It could be from irregular engine revs, or from a propeller blade tip irregular vortex.
    Any regular forward flex will be less...
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    RE: What good is a MVVS .15D?

    Interesting to note how few diesel engines are now considered adequate manufacturer's stock.
    Peter
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    RE: Ship Came In

    Good looking prop. :)
    Peter
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    RE: Diesels are dead ll

    There you go then!
    With David Owen, Steve Rothwell and now David Burke, there are at least four of us making diesels in Australia.
    Of course they are all built for purpose, not mainstream and...
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    RE: Diesels are dead ll

    Hey Dave,
    Down here, to be commercial, you would probably need to charge $50.00 just to receive the order for a single head, pack it and get it to the post.
    That's with the...
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