Sleeve Valve Demonstration Uinit

At the shows, there is always two questions asked from young and old.

1. How dose a Radial engine work

2. How does a Sleeve Valve work

So we decided to make a display unit that can be taken to shows and people can have a hands on demonstration of both of these questions.img_4837-copy img_4846

We had a old 264 engine that we had removed all useful parts, so we decided to use this to make our display unit. First I cut up the front crank case section then the timing case cover using a reciprocating saw.

 

 

 

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Next I fitted a Cylinder and five sets of timing gears

 

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Next job was to weld back together the master rod, as this had to be cut to strip the engine as that cylinder would not come off.

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Next I cout down the front half of the crank manaton and make a replacement crank pin to allow the master rod to be attached.

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The last job was to make a cranking handle , it works a treat. Over winter Pete will tidy the casing up and crankshaft on the milling machine, then all we have to do is make a perspex box to go over it , as there is plenty of finger trapping gears and sleeve valve ports etc.

 

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