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      CommentAuthorgphunt
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2009
     
    Hi all
    I just got My maverick running again! It was torn down for a rebuild when I had My axident and then I had no shop to finish it in after I got back on My feet. It has been 6 long years but I finely got it running again tonight! Now I can get started back on My singel OHC and the wall OHV4!
    Later
    George H.
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    Congrats Goerge ! On the completion of your rebuild and getting back on your feet again.
    Lets see some pictures of your new shop and the rebuilt Mavrik

    Jan
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    I would like to see pictures so i know what a maverick is!

    Congrats!!

    Steve
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      CommentAuthorgphunt
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
     
    Steve
    Go to the gallery then Single Cylinder, Horizontal, and look for My name near the bottom of the list, there are a couple of pictures of it as it was first built then 1 of it after the first rebuild. the only thing that look diferant now is the gastank, I made a new one because the old one was rusting inside from sitting empty for several years.
    I made a new head that uses a 1/4-32 sparkplug and a new piston that has an Oring on it. I had read where a lot of people were useing Orings for piston rings on slow running engines and thought I would try it, So far I am not haveing any luck! It seals great but after the engine has ran for 30 min. or so the Oring is worne out! What am I doing wrong?! I am about ready to make another new piston and go back to a laped fit!
    George Hunt
    • CommentAuthorjay rich
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
     
    hey geroge your fuel mix is to hot i know ive blow out some o rings use a little more wd40 or 2 cycle oil or minarel oil my engines run pretty smoth with this mix alos try to run on propane or mapp gas i tried aclidene and wow mix ths with some high octane 108 and nitro welll i had a small flame coming out of the exhast it was about a 2 inch flame and wow the rpms well i dont know so after i broke it down and re ringed it and try buna rings the take a beating ....jay
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      CommentAuthorgphunt
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2009
     
    Thanks Jay
    I will try more oil. Iused Liquid Wrench insted of WD40 because I could get it in a nonspray bottle and I could only get WD40 in a spray can or gallon can. Has anyone else used Liquid Wrench in there fuel? I was just wondering if it works as good as WD40 or if I should stick with WD40?
    Thanks
    George
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2009
     
    If you don’t have WD-40 use motor oil but use about 1/3 to ½ the amount.
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      CommentAuthorgphunt
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2009
     
    Well I have came to the conclusion that Liquid Wrench is NOT a good idea! I noticed that the fuel in My fuel line looks cloudy and tryed some new fuel(from the same gallon can) with WD40 and the clouds were gone and dident come back so I assume that the Liquid Wrench dident mix with the fuel!
    George
    • CommentAuthorjay rich
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2009
     
    oh yes i got another one you can add marvel mystery oil i put a drop in the gas and it lasts a long time ....jay
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      CommentAuthorgphunt
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
     
    Well so far so good! I added more oil and the O ring seems to be holding up! I have ran 3 or 4 tanks of fuel through it and it still has great comprseion! It is running the best is ever has allso! I can start it with 1 flip of the flywheel most of the time!
    I have sent David a video clip to post with the picturse of it.(I hope I got it to go through)
    Now it is time to get back on My single O.H.C. watercooled engine and get it running for the first time!
    Later
    George
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
     
    Here is the video:
    ->link<- rpm.wmv
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      CommentAuthorgphunt
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
     
    David the link dident work for Me. Hear is a link to a clip of it running that I put on utube this morning.



    George
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2009
     
    I need to make this work. There was a space in the file name and that broke the link.
    ->link<- Maverick800rpm.wmv
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2009
     
    Again I need to make this work. There was a space in the file name and that broke the link.
    ->link<-
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    UP AND RUNNING......After a long and drawn out start up, my 3/4"Cast Brass Cross "T-2"
    engine is running well.....It is a .625 stroke X .750 bore , horz 2 cylinder engine....A few different things about the engine .....I am running a five ring set up (4 compression and 1 oil ring ) on the engine.....The pistons do not run in opposition as do my other engines....With the brass plumbing cross, there is no way to offset the piston/rod pair....So I made a split crank, and the rod bottoms are made as a split (fork for one and a circle rod bottom that fits in side of the other split rod bottom.....This moves the pistons in a parallel movement......Both pistons move to the #1 cylinder, and then both pistons move to the #2 cylinder.....The engine has a different exhaust sound.....The engine is running good now, but should run better as it gets more run time.....Thanks Dale
    • CommentAuthorkamran
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2009
     
    Hi Dale,
    Sounds like an interesting engine. Do you have a video of the engine running?
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    Kamran....Are you going to the NAMES show ??? I will have the engine there and I will be running it as long as it lasts.....It should be OK , for the show......I am busy getting ready for the show, so it will be after the show, and I will try to get a video of it running......The ignition timing for the engine is #1 cyl. fires at 0 degrees on the cam, and the #2 cylinder fires at 90 degrees on the cam, and then no more firing for 270 degrees.......The engine has two ignition systems, and has twin carbs....It is run like two engines with a common crankshaft.......The engine uses almost every part that makes up the Brass Model "T" engine, but is a twin horz. layout.....It has a very pleasent exhaust note....I now have a small muffler for the exhaust pipes, and will soon change to a megiphone ( I need spell check ) to give a louder exhaust.....The engine is a "bit" loud , and I will try to reduce the engine noise so you can hear the exhaust better.....This engine is a follow up on the idea of using cast brass plumbing fittings.....I am not sure what is going to be the next fitting engine, could be a bigger gate valve......Dale
    • CommentAuthorkamran
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2009
     
    I won't be able to make it to NAMES, but one of these I will.

    Kamran
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    Dale, Congrats on the up and running engine.
    Could you shed some light on the number of piston rings used?


    Yea a video would be neat :)
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      CommentAuthorgphunt
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2009
     
    Hi All
    Its Me again. I have been working on the maverick engine again. I still wasent haveing much luck with useing "O"rings on the piston, they would last longer with lots of oil in the fuel but it really made a big mess! I made a new piston yesterday it is a pollished fit insted of a laped fit(slightly looser) It still had enough compresion for the motor to run, I allso put 2 rings on it. I had made them a long time ago for a worne out laped fit piston but they dident seel and showed low spots in the wear patterin on them. I decided to use them with a piston that would have enough compresion without them to run, this way as the engine runs the rings "wear in" much like running them in with an electrick motor. The engine is running good now and the more I run it the better the compresion gets! So I guess I finelly have the biggest grimlin out of this engine!!
    My foot is finely heeling good now and I am able to get out in the shop some now so hopefully I can get something done My other engines done before winter gets hear(my shop is hard to heat)
    Wish Me luck! LOL
    George