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This is the Philip Duclos designed Odd-Ball
6-cycle hit&miss engine I started the first week of January. It has a
3/4 bore and 1-5/8 stroke. The cam gear allows the
exhaust valve to stay open for three revolutions of the crankshaft, hence the
The flywheel/crank assembly is mounted in the
frame (02-08-09). The cylinder,piston,and rod are next. I plan to make my own
Finally back to the 6-cycle after having to stay away from it a couple months!
It now has the cylinder and piston added.
I got the con-rod, rod bushing, wrist pin, and piston rings made this weekend
(04-12-03). I followed Dale Detrich's advice on making the rings from scrap
The cam came from a blown up 20 HP Kohler V-twin.
They turned out perfect!! I dont know how well they will run, but they shure
do look and fit good! I also used Dales method of heat-treatment. Thanks Dale
for the tip. Its amazing how much usefull scrap is laying around! The
following pictures show the steps taken to make them. More to follow.
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