Merlyn wrote: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?
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 in saying a great deal of us out here cannot comprehend.
Couldn't pick up the answer to this one either when gazing at the U tube of Metallica.
Difficult one this.
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.
I still have a very long bar magnet to assist in this repair as nothing else would suffice.
Your photo of the connecting rods and the camshaft " looks suspiciously like a rocker gear photo to me.
The specialist tools used to perform this repair were made by the famous VL Churchill whose specialist tools dominated the sixties back then.
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