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by Merlyn
Fri May 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

That rocker gear looks dry as a wooden god ALEX/ROLLER. But you yet have to crack this well known ( back then ) problem. Study the clues given. Two stroke. Bad maintance. Back pressure. My trusty bar magnet VL Churchill tools. There, virtually told you. And yes, still got the workshop manual for thi...
by Merlyn
Fri May 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

Andrew, I well remember the TS3 engine as I worked on a lot of them in the sixties. There was a common fault which occurred regularly if the correct preventative maintenance was not carried out which would cause a severe loss of power to occur and was caused by the fact this engine was a two stroke....
by Merlyn
Thu May 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine

My take on this draws comparisons to way back on my entry to the trade, new stiff overhauls on, new shiny six inch rule in the top pocket, leaning over the side to look at something alongside and out slides the rule straight into the briny and never to be seen again. Did this twice before learning m...
by Merlyn
Tue May 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax

That red headed cat look, could that be caused by over application of that inhibitor fluid do you think? Perhaps you dont get the right grade over there? Have a look see on the tin. Its in Scotch but roughly translated its comes out along the lines of Haste ye Back jobby
by Merlyn
Tue May 15, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax

Oh dear, it's how I feared, looks like our Edwin is hull down already.
Personally this hull Down syndrome causes me some concern so I guess I'll just keep on pedaling.
by Merlyn
Tue May 01, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

Andrew, I have to say how relieved I am that the U.K. had a " hand " in your futureristic designs and that via Scotland albeit you were only six or so at the time the seed was planted via your pinkies back then to enable you to draw up these incredible designs which I am sure I am correct ...
by Merlyn
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax

But what to be called now? Back to Edwin or continue with JJ? Another change retirement can bring. I don't want to get this wrong and have that Administrator who wears those sinister sunglasses after me, they re obviously not scared of HP water together with coarse grinding paste treatment . Apon re...
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax

Ha, Exposed at last! Never took you for an Edwin type lookalike character , always thought it would have been Rob after Rob Roy the famous wee boy from the haste ye back land. You up anchoring to return to base port or staying put? Hope you are not retiring from the site though else we have lost a g...
by Merlyn
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

Andrew, Thank you for your kind invite and lunch at the local Mcdonalds followed by a city tour. The engine I had for 18 years is now gone, ( 1982-2001 ) it was not however a plane but a rotary jobby. You know the old saying designed to wind up the fixed wing boys, "To fly is heavenly but to ho...
by Merlyn
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

Lot of linkages here Andrew, all capable of producing friction losses and thereby reducing the efficiency of your design.
I can only see a partial turning moment here of less than 90 degrees and to spin the crank 360 how can this be attained?
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

Going back to the beginning of it all ( for me anyway ) and just starting my five year indentured apprenticeship in 1960 I have now decided to attempt to get to the bottom of Felix's futuristic designs once and for all and don my short trousers again and have my old slide rule re-calibrated and star...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

If water inlet pressure supply is in psi and those suspicious looking spark plugs are obviously metric surely an imbalance of sorts would occur at " critical rpm readings " especially if the rpm is taken in imperial? Also the water pressure discharge readings if measured in Mickey Mouse re...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

First problem I have is my sixties slide rule is in feet and inches? An accurate transposable factor to your metric may not be possible considering imperial dated nineteen sixties era versus 2018 metric conversion factor may or could be not a direct and exact reading at, say for example sixty degree...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 360
Views: 108627

Re: New engine

Well it would appear that I now have to spend time searching for my old sixties slide rule together with the associated short trousers worn during that era in a futile attempt to understand this advanced latest design from Felixs's drawing board as this one would appear to be so far advanced in desi...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: April Fools
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: April Fools

Good one!
If he didn't show up as a target on the PPI screen he certainly showed up as a target for April first.
Bet that goes down in his history as a never to be forgotten happening.
New nick name maybe?

Target?

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