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Wiscona Pep Sneak Peak


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Old 08-24-2005, 06:35:02 AM
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Hi Everyone,
As a small token of my appreciation of everyone who has helped me with
the Wiscona here are a few pics of her at fit out stage on the weekend.

http://au.Geocities websites CLOSED in 2009/cotties.rm/wisconapep.html

This is my first low tenshion ignitor engine and I have learnt a heap about "the other side" of stationary engines. Thanks so much to all those who answered my seemingly never ending questions and giving so much advice.

I hope you like the pics and I look forward to getting some feed back on your thoughts (especially about the wood support)

A big special thanks so Randy Ackley for taking photos all over the USA for me of Peps.

This is truly a great hobby to be involved in.

Thanks so much
Roo
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Nice nice job, looks great!! My 2 cents, I like the support, looks more balanced....but either way you have a winner.
Peter
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I'll add my 2 cent's worth; I like it with the support.
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Default Re: Wiscona Pep Sneak Peak

Looks good Roo, but I would turn the wheels 180 degrees so the "bellies"
go in the forward direction, like the engines with the S spoke flywheels.
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G'day Adam
Looking very sharp i must say, alot better than when you got it!
But there appears to be a slight problem. i believe the engine should be facing the other way on the trolley for 2 reasons. 1: with the current position of engine you will be lifting up the heavy end of the engine. 2: when you lift it to move it around all the fuel in the tank is going to run foward and come out the filler caps! Just my 2 cent worth! But am looking foward to seeing it out there!
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Hi Guys,
thanks so much for the kind words! Im really glad you guys have taken to it so well.

Mick I know what your saying about the positioning of the engine.... idealy you are 100% correct about placing the flywheels of the engine over the wheels of the barrow. This is where I made a mistake or rather an over sight!

The flywheels actually over hang the sides of the wheel barrow with about 5mm clearance of the deck. If I turned the engine round the flywheels would hit the actual wheels as from the photo you can see how the finish above the line of the bottom of the flywheels and I would have a "self propelled engine"

I get a better weight distribution with the hopper which in it self is rather heavy over the front than if I turned it round and had it facing the other way as I would have more of it up towards the handles of the engine to acheive clearance and as you mentioned would make it harder to move about.

Some pointless information for all the guys thinking about making a wheel barrow you cant really see it from the pics but I have allowed the wheels on the wheel barrow over hang the front of the deck by about 5mm (1/4") this means I can tie it down hard againt the truck or trailer im taking it around in and it wont damage or scratch the deck as the wheels act as a bumper or buffer!

Again thanks everyone for your feed back I really appreciate it. And im very glad you like what you see.
Roo
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Good point John I never thought of that Ill try it out and see how it comes up!
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I would have a "self propelled engine"

That would be interesting! I wonder how many miles per gallon it would get.
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