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I bought this engine years ago it was missing the disk and the connecting rod
need to make a base and burner and age the rod runs not bad just have to time it a little more

would it have had the water tank at the end for cooling

thanks to woody sins for the measurements
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Made this little stand this morning and hooked up burner
Need to put slotted screws to hold it down and a couple of other things but more less ready to show
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I added this tank a couple of weeks ago
it ran with out it but should run at a lower heat on hot days

this one never had a tank as there are no holes for the screws and no grove in the flywheel for a fan

when I have the time I will be adding something to run off it
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Seeing your original engine, it just goes to show what a good job MyfordBoy did of copying the design.

I've got a turntable for mine, but haven't hooked it up yet.

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He does great work
I ordered the turn table casting today will have it ready for next year
there isn't many little hot air engines here the 2 shows I had at this year always had someone looking at it

will be nice with the turn table with some old toys on it .going to make a 24 to 30 '' wood top
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He does great work
I ordered the turn table casting today will have it ready for next year
there isn't many little hot air engines here the 2 shows I had at this year always had someone looking at it

will be nice with the turn table with some old toys on it .going to make a 24 to 30 '' wood top
If you give me your email address, I'll send you a picture of my engine hooked up to the turntable. I can't attach a picture directly here.

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Here is Dave's turntable











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If you give me your email address, I'll send you a picture of my engine hooked up to the turntable. I can't attach a picture directly here.

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