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by Artificer7
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.

Thanks very much Ian. My "donor" engine is only a block, piston, rod, crank and flywheels so no parts to ditch. I wouldn't be considering the conversion with anything remotely complete or likely to be restored any time soon. I have a four of these engines in total, one complete and another waiting f...
by Artificer7
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.

Thanks very much Wellington - I'll read Andy's book before I embark on this project. The lack of conversions on youtube is probably also indicative of practicality.
by Artificer7
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.

Thanks very much for your thoughts Alfista. I will investigate all your suggestions. The engine in question is very common and pretty well only a block and crank with flywheels in "garden ornament" condition, but nonetheless, I never do anything that will cause a future restorer to curse my name so ...
by Artificer7
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Open crank horizontal engine conversion to Stirling cycle.

Dear Stirling Brains Trust, I'm planning to convert a 2hp open crank horizontal internal combustion engine to single cylinder Beta configuration. The arrangement will pretty well be a copy of a Henrici engine owned by a friend, except of course it will be horizontal. The engine is to drive a spit ro...