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|06-20-2019 04:26 PM|
|06-20-2019 12:47 PM|
Night life at "the Farm"
The blue Vignale is about to leave, my neighbor Marius is fumbling around on his big block and a distributor tester has arrived completing my analyzing equipment.
Many things to be done. Hot summer in the shop coming!
thanks for your suggestion about the marine controler. In fact I am quite far from "boats" and the technical solutions to be found there. I have already checked on ebay, there are some for sale in the UK. But as you said, I have an idea of an analogue control lever using a modified pushrod clamp. Will report once it is presentable.
PS If you are interested in getting two twin Fulvia carbs synchronised in an unusual way have a look here (you may have to scroll down to "Terra incognita" again all in German, but the pics speak for themselves) Made a flow bench for the complete setup and adjusted the carbs on the workbench. The result is fantastic! http://www.lanciaclubdeutschland.de/index.html
|06-20-2019 12:15 PM|
Originally Posted by PSk View Post
it has two camshafts, thus symmetric layout of the valve train.
|06-20-2019 11:58 AM|
Curiosity question: Does the Flavia flat 4 engine have 2 camshafts, one on each side of the crankshaft, or one camshaft and the pushrods are longer for one side of the engine than the other please?
|06-20-2019 09:23 AM|
|pescara||The engine bench is just unbelievable !|
|06-20-2019 07:58 AM|
Originally Posted by Tedesco View Post
|06-15-2019 10:23 AM|
I too am lucky not to have neighbors too close, living in the country, a few years ago on the occasion of my degree I gave a party more than noisy !!
Surely the roar of an engine is exciting, I personally also appreciate the melody of a well balanced minimum that does not forgive defects.
About the Flaminia hydroplane, beautiful, I remember your video.
A while ago I saw a video where it was flying on the water.
|06-14-2019 01:42 PM|
Originally Posted by Giovanni1985 View Post
It is one of the biggest advantages of my shop that the neighbors are not too close. Before refurbishing the ceiling there was dust gushing down when it got too loud and the windows are clashing in deed (I have a couple of glass panes in stock, just in case one breaks).
You have to wear earmuffs otherwise you can´t stand it. I think I posted some video when the Flaminia hydroplane was in the shop. Maybe it touches some primary instincts, but when you open the throttle and then let loose . . . the explosions and the blue flames bursting out of the manifold, merely fantastic.
OK, we are all civilized and educated people, we do not get excited by these simple things, it is only scientific work and the only purpose is to gain perception
|06-13-2019 05:46 PM|
Always an interesting thread,
|06-13-2019 04:28 PM|
It must be so noisy that if you have neighbors within 1 km they will think of a new war ... you will destroy the laboratory windows
|06-13-2019 12:40 PM|
The Flavia engine has been repaired (new crankshaft, conrod and bearings) and installed on the new engine test stand and has been connected to the power meter. At the beginning it did not start because the ignition sequence was wrong. And I swear I did not change it!!! Once this problem had been solved, I shortly turned it up to 2500 rpm without the cooling water of the Schenck being running. The instrument did not move at all.
After turning on the water, the instrument woke up, while the engine stopped fairly quickly. The load lever of the power meter had been set too high. At that time, I got really nervous with the propshaft of the power meter idling right in front of me. Turned down the load with the remote control and started the engine again.
Did some playing with the engine revs and the power meter load but honestly was feared by the incredible noise the engine produced without exhaust installed while I had to stand very close to the rotating parts in order to operate the carburetor throttle for setting the revs. Made a few photos using the rc of the camera. The square instrument in the switch cabinet shows the revs. Engine revs and load interact and it needs some experience to balance them for correct measurement which I did not manage this time.
I made some jokes about the cable rc of the Schenck before, but now I see its legitimation. Even if you are not a milquetoast as I am it is difficult to observe the instruments, set the engine revs and the power meter load simultaneously while standing close to the roaring engine.
Each test brings a gain of knowledge! Still very many things to learn in order to get it right!
Next thing to be made is a remote control for operating the throttle and some emergency cutout to prevent going berserk of the engine. The throttle actuating will have to be sensitive and other than the pedal on the car will have to keep the position. The cutout should work on two features at least (ignition and fuel pump).
There is a spare Flaminia 2.5 3C without carbs on the shelf. I think I will install a 3B carb and put that on the meter next.
Just for reference: at maximum output (90hp) the meter should show 120N at 5500 rpm.
PS The engine frame is on wheels which allows to roll it under the chain hoist to install the engine, but during power metering it could be settled better. Will mount machine feet which can be lifted for taxiing
|06-06-2019 10:09 AM|
|Giovanni1985||Vincit qui patitur|
|06-04-2019 01:36 PM|
Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
|06-04-2019 07:04 AM|
|bmarler||it's tough when that happens. i find that i can go along being very lucky for very long periods of time. but then, when i just don't expect it, disaster happens. just often enough to remind me to be more humble.|
|06-01-2019 01:03 PM|
I'm taking the same risk with my 2500 coupe. it has been stopped so many years . the engine, however, seems ok, i dont want open it for nothing....
in these two years he has run often. last week I replaced the oil again and cleaned the cup because it had pierced a head plug. no metallic residue. I hope I have passed the critical phase!!
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