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  1. Vigilant1 replied to the thread Steps to scratch build a VW.

    Here's a cheat-sheet from a dune buggy site I think: [IMG] The common displacements used on airplanes and sold by Great Plains are:...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 5:16 AM
  2. Vigilant1 replied to the thread HOME DEPOT LIFAN ENGINES.

    I'm not a member of that board, so I don't have copy of that spreadsheet. But it is just adapted from the Eiffel's equation as given...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 4:58 AM
  3. Vigilant1 liked Pops's post in the thread Steps to scratch build a VW.

    That is the way I do it except in marking the long drill bit, I use masking tape or a large model airplane wheel collar that has a set...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 2:40 AM
  4. Vigilant1 replied to the thread Russian NUCLEAR powered cruise missile blows up. Kills 5 scientists and spreads radiation.

    Not when expressed as % of GDP for both parties. There's no way this program makes sense. The thing would be easy to find and easy to...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 12:41 AM
  5. Vigilant1 replied to the thread HOME DEPOT LIFAN ENGINES.

    You are writing about something you know nothing about. You don't need to a carve a propeller. These "clubs" are lengths of wood that...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 12:26 AM
  6. Vigilant1 replied to the thread Steps to scratch build a VW.

    At the risk of being a pest: Is it possible to find out how Wittman had his 1600 set up, and maybe estimate its HP? The V-Witt has a...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 11:05 PM
  7. Vigilant1 liked pictsidhe's post in the thread Briggs vanguard conversions.

    PM alternators as used on Briggs and motorcycles are least stressed at full output. The regulators short the windings to reduce output...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 9:49 PM
  8. Vigilant1 replied to the thread Briggs vanguard conversions.

    Hey, I didn't think any Matronics lists still survived! Kinda neat, old school for sure. The Revmaster alternator is an interesting...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM
  9. Vigilant1 replied to the thread HOME DEPOT LIFAN ENGINES.

    I don't need a dyno. You're the person who said you did. I brought up this approach. You've said you've never heard of it. So I...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:24 AM
  10. Vigilant1 liked pictsidhe's post in the thread Briggs vanguard conversions.

    For me: Industrial engines are widely available at a very reasonable price. Bike engines you pretty much need to find one from a...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:06 AM
  11. Vigilant1 replied to the thread HOME DEPOT LIFAN ENGINES.

    It is more fundamental than that--you don't even know if the dyno is accurate--when it was last calibrated, how it is being maintained,...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:20 AM
  12. Vigilant1 liked proppastie's post in the thread Briggs vanguard conversions.

    We have some very technically proficient people here....priming the pump???

    Aug 17, 2019 at 3:51 AM
  13. Vigilant1 replied to the thread HOME DEPOT LIFAN ENGINES.

    You could cut 5 or 6 clubs in less than an hour and use them to find the torque/hp curves for all types of engines of the appropriate...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 3:42 AM
  14. Vigilant1 replied to the thread Briggs vanguard conversions.

    There's no doubt that the new 2-stroke motorcycle engines are very capable. Start a thread and see what can be done. My own...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 3:10 AM
  15. Vigilant1 liked Pops's post in the thread Steps to scratch build a VW.

    I have be preaching for a long time about using single port heads for under a 2180 cc engine and 1 1/4" dia intakes tubes instead of the...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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