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Old 05-25-2005, 04:25 AM   #151
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Intricate mechanical engineering is a marvel. I love to look at the intricate mechanisms of mechanical cameras and watches. Something wonderful was lost when electronics replaced these marvels.
Exactly.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:06 AM   #152
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You get around for a simple country boy.

Widmer is an endlessly fascinating character, and he is not afraid to share (some) of his thinking, which is pretty refreshing these days. EnDyn has that special mix of "sure come on in and have a look around" and "You saw too much. Now we have to kill you". I would love to be a fly on the wall for some of the things they are involved with in the "back" rooms.

I do what I can.

Buddy of mine worked at PMI in Mooresville for a summer. He did all their teardowns for the NASCAR engines.. Talk about a place where if you know too much they'll shoot you. Cranks that were ground so fine, they are works of art..
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:01 AM   #153
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Intricate mechanical engineering is a marvel. I love to look at the intricate mechanisms of mechanical cameras and watches. Something wonderful was lost when electronics replaced these marvels.
They're still out there!

Paul Gerber's revolutionary new Cal. 33 watch ~ a nice hand wind with Moon phase's. ( for the price of maybe 6 new BMW GS's)

"But it is not only the escapement which really makes us speechless. Paul Gerber also thought about the display of the moon phase. The moon is, as you all know, one of the very few astronomical companions of mankind with a great influence on our lives: For example, our calendar is adjusted after the moon. Now, moon phase displays are common standard, and you might ask what may be the fuss about it? Well, all good things are three, and here we are: (1) the moon phase is displayed by a globe which spans the movement plane three-dimensionally, (2) it is accurate up to one day in 128 years and (3) it can be set at any time without damaging the movement's mechanism."





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Old 05-25-2005, 08:44 AM   #154
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I'm sorry, thats just fugly.

I miss my old watch.



It was a 1940s vintage Rolex. I managed to lose it :((( no more antique or expensive watches for me.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:27 PM   #155
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:24 AM   #156
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:36 AM   #157
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:54 AM   #158
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:02 AM   #159
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:03 AM   #160
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:09 AM   #161
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Vincent Comet motor His float bowel is on the wrong side.
Yep, at the Barber museum.
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:23 AM   #162
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:34 AM   #163
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Wow a thread in JM that has a Deltic engine on the first page and gets better the more you read.

Opposed piston engines have a fascination for me, may be because I spent so much of my younger days playing on them.



1948 Doxford, me aged 12

Then a picture of the BRM H16

I worked with a few guys from the BRM factory who designed that thing.

The so-called failure was not really of their making. The rules changed during development and instead of stopping and designing something that would work they where told to make the best of a bad job.



The flat 8 prototype engine found its way into an old Commer van!

I hear stories about that thing screaming across the fens full of drunk race mechanics.



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Old 05-26-2005, 08:28 AM   #164
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Great posts so far. Here are a couple photos of my Norton Commando 850 engine that I built up. Nothing too fancy but it sounds great!

Photo 1: Timing cover off, no head



Photo 2: Engine assembled, primary chain side
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Old 05-26-2005, 08:32 AM   #165
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