By Paul Chretien
Horizontal Stirling Engine
Plans from Home Shop Machinist, December 2005, design by Terry Cross
Paul demonstrated this engine running at the May 2006 meeting. The plans had just been published in the December 2005 issue of HSM.
The Duclos Gearless Hit N" Miss
The Duclos Gearless Hit N" Miss was a feature in HSM beginning in May 1993. The engine is also featured in the Village Press Publication "Two Shop Masters - Frank McLean & Philip Duclos". The engine bore is 3/4" and the stroke is 1-1/8". A Push Rod activates the exhaust valve with a trip indexer.
Paul's comments: "This is my first attempt at building an Internal Combustion Engine. It is also the lengthiest project that I have attempted. The plans were complete and error free. The written directions given byb Mr. Duclos were a pleasure to follow".
My Zero Six
Original design by Dario Brisighella and featured in Model Engine Builder, May- June 2008 Issue.
Paul's modifications to the plans:
1.0" Bore and 1.5" Stroke
Base redesigned for weldment
Hopper eliminated in favor of a cylindrical sleeve tank
Carburetor, Rocker Arm and Rocker Arm Post design from the Jerry Howell Farm Boy project
One piece crankshaft, Aluminum Piston and Cast Iron rings
Small Precision Boring Head and Collet Adapter
The boring head was designed by G.H. Thomas, the plans are available from Guy Lautard.