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David Kerzel,     Pompano Beach, Florida

1 Cylinder, 4 cycle, 3/4 bore X 7/8 stroke, First run in October 1999

I became interested in model IC engines in 1998, bought a lathe/mill and a subscription to Strictly IC.  This engine was based on the Upshur Single Vertical in the June 1998 SIC.  This was my first machine shop experience since a 12 week class in high school.  I learned from machinists at work and made parts time after time until they were correct and I had learned the required skill.  I had many misconceptions about what works and what does not.  The engine is not much to look at, it runs good, I learned a lot, and got hooked on engine building.  It is made of bar stock.


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