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    Quote Originally Posted by Flettner View Post
    I bought the caravan spur of the moment thing (sick of putting up the tent in the dark)... It's old school with 70's styling, orange and brown wood grain interior. love it!
    Great minds think alike .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flettner View Post
    Yes it has a good heater, thankfully. I bought the caravan spur of the moment thing, for use at the Aria two day trail ride (sick of putting up the tent in the dark) but now we are using it for just getting away on the weekend. It's old school with 70's styling, orange and brown wood grain interior. love it!
    Just cleaned the sand out of the three cylinder castings, all appears sound.
    Well you know where I am now, plenty of room to park up here on a SI trip.
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    Thank you Grumph, be careful what you wish for.
    Same old, just 360 cylinders again, nothing fancy but this time perhaps useful.
    Note the new furnace layout. The incoming blast from the burner was always hard on my thermal lining, usually had to repack an area inside after each melt. With this new setup the burner blast it taken by the bricks, much more robust system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flettner View Post
    Thank you Grumph, be careful what you wish for.
    Same old, just 360 cylinders again, nothing fancy but this time perhaps useful.
    Note the new furnace layout. The incoming blast from the burner was always hard on my thermal lining, usually had to repack an area inside after each melt. With this new setup the burner blast it taken by the bricks, much more robust system.
    No overkill on that furnace!,
    A good tip:- Use an old (good quality) dinner plate to take the blast from the burner, they will take white heat (occasionally they fall apart, but plenty more where that came from!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frits Overmars View Post
    Great minds think alike
    So which is your current one? #2 or #4?
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    #4 (a rental) was the most recent one. Come to think of it, I forgot to show #0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilDun View Post
    I ordered some of that blue stuff anyway ( just to check it out) - The soft Vinamold I have is the brown jelly like stuff and probably needs to be harder. I think this blue stuff may not be rubbery enough though, but worth a try I guess (not too expensive) and doesn't need to be heated much. - but let's see how it goes.
    I wonder if Blue Stuff IS Vinamold. You're supposed to heat it to 100 degrees to soften it enough to take impressions, maybe if you heat it to 170 it would be pourable. Conversely, Vinamold heated in boiling water may behave the same as Blue Stuff? I have some red Vinamold but can't get at it for the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guyhockley View Post
    I wonder if Blue Stuff IS Vinamold. You're supposed to heat it to 100 degrees to soften it enough to take impressions, maybe if you heat it to 170 it would be pourable. Conversely, Vinamold heated in boiling water may behave the same as Blue Stuff? I have some red Vinamold but can't get at it for the moment.
    We'll soon see, I've taken the brave step of ordering some, dunno if it'll be of any use in the foundry but got to give it a try - my feeling is that it isn't as resilient (rubbery) as Vinamold. so may not be good to remove from awkward cavities such as transfer ports/passages - might still be of interest to the grandkids though!


    Quote Originally Posted by Frits Overmars View Post
    #4 (a rental) was the most recent one. Come to think of it, I forgot to show #0.
    Yes! that's the one for me - #0! (with batteries, solar panels and of course an electric motor) ie when they finally take my car licence away - then I can have an electric blanket as well! - clean and green........ beat that Flettner!

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    360 cylinders are away being heat treated at the moment.
    New 125 RV crank case near complesion will accept all these cylinders and some still on the pattern bench.
    Also will accept the epicylic crank.
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    The middle one in pic 4 looks flash........
    More research required...

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    I've scoped out how the tooling works, might have some spare ones soon. Need to make up a molding box to contain it all but apart from that I'll have a hack at casting one next melt.
    I'd like to get these cases cast too but there is still some work to do on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flettner View Post
    I've scoped out how the tooling works, might have some spare ones soon. Need to make up a molding box to contain it all but apart from that I'll have a hack at casting one next melt.
    I'd like to get these cases cast too but there is still some work to do on them.
    Exactly what gearbox are the cases for?
    More research required...

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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    The middle one in pic 4 looks flash........
    I feel that the middle one is designed to contain some high pressures! but no doubt, we'll find out!
    Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention and have allowed myself to get behind and lose track of what is happening (I'm good at that!)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilDun View Post
    I feel that the middle one is designed to contain some high pressures!
    You've got that right WilDun. Fletto is even adding a sixth head stud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frits Overmars View Post
    You've got that right WilDun. Fletto is even adding a sixth head stud.
    Well. at least it's not a direct copy, LOL...More "school of Aprilia" Husa's moulds I assume.

    Looking at the finished cylinder, and particularly the small ridges on the inside of the water jacket, can anyone come up with a reason for them ?
    Is it just an artistic flourish on the part of the patternmaker or is there a purpose to them ?
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