Before I can try to start the engine for the first time, it needs a carburetor. I’m planing to use a RC engine carburetor, and need to build a flange to mount it to the engine.
Holding a long piece of aluminum in the vise, the first side is milled:
The stock is turned over, and the second side is finished:
The “holding stock” is cut off on the cold saw:
The saw cut is cleaned up, and the holes drilled:
The finished flange:
…and the O.S. carburetor installed on the engine:
Now I have all the parts needed to see if there is life in this engine. I set up a temporary ignition and fuel system and gave the engine a spin…
There is of course some tuning needed, but without a cooling system, I kept the runs short not to overheat the engine.
The first start of an engine is always very exiting, and also a huge relieve after all the work getting to this point. Now that we know we have a running engine, I’ll continue working on the project to get it finished. The next part on the list will be the coolant pump.
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