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Plan for o-ringed Aluminium piston.

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Plan for o-ringed Aluminium piston.

Unread postAuthor: chaos » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:16 pm

Ok i would like to pass my plan for my new piston on to you guys.

if there is a fault in my design please point it out.

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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:30 pm

the only thing i would suggest is boring it out as much as you could, other than that, its a good design.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:33 pm

ok i will do that , it will be a bit lighter then.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:34 pm

If that's to scale personally I think it's too long, a piston that's significantly longer than its diameter is a waste of material and adds excess weight needlessly.
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Unread postAuthor: FeLeX » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:35 pm

Dang dude I like. Think im going to have to use it after I make my blasting furnace.
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:40 pm

im hoping to get a mini lathe, so if you want i can machine one. see how it works.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:20 am

a-98: its ok i got a full size lathe at hand,

jakass:it wasnt actualy drawn to scale but it is close.

it actualy needs to be this long to work in my tee

this is what it looks like:

EDIT:: sorry this is what my current set up is like. i am still using this tee for the new piston
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Unread postAuthor: locksmith » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:18 am

I guess i need to try this piston thing seems to be popular im using a sprinkler valve but i do hve a lathe and mill so maybe i will give this a try also.nice design
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