Two cylinder prototype engine

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Next part is posted: Final assembly?
https://youtu.be/kFk1WNdZLcw
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Part four - firing it up ?
https://youtu.be/pZRolKsiSv8
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I just hope his insurance Co are not watching :shock: as his mechanic just sprays his propane/acetylene cylinders with showers of sparks. He forgot to do his risk assessment. :lol:
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That sounded pretty good to my ear.

Really hoped they would mount it in a car, but I guess it'll be a static display.

I bet an A35 or MM with that engine would give a 2CV a run for its money any day...
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iain1967s wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:29 pm That sounded pretty good to my ear.

Really hoped they would mount it in a car, but I guess it'll be a static display.

I bet an A35 or MM with that engine would give a 2CV a run for its money any day...
They are going it fit it into the A35 they have. It is in the first or second episode.
The bench is for testing.
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Fantastic result !!!
Ivan was the perfect person to take on this project
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Really enjoyed watching these videos, looking forward to see what they do with the Frogeye.
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I watched them run the engine finally on the test bench.
Ivan gave it a couple of revs and it gave a very definite bearing rattle. I suspect they will be pulling it apart again.
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andy1071 wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:48 pm The "non-Mini" clutch housing suggests it's pre-Mini.
Maybe a test-engine fitted to Morris Minor..?
I think it was destined for the Austin A30 Seven.

http://www.austina30a35ownersclub.co.uk ... esign.aspx
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