If you’re one of The Kneeslider’s many readers who is interested in Russell Sutton’s 9 cylinder radial engine, the one he’s building from the cylinders of a Honda XR600, you’ll want to have a look at these videos. The engine isn’t complete yet, but Russell is to the testing stage, running the assembly with external power to test the balance and lubrication. There are two videos here, in the first, you get a walk through of the oiling system and some of the component parts and in the second he spins the engine up and gets the oil flowing. Since the heads are off, you have the opportunity to view the many pistons moving in their cylinders, a nice perspective you seldom see.
The other take away here, is Russell’s shop. Notice all of the high tech advanced computer controlled machine tools, … wait a minute, there’s none of that, just hand tools, knowledge, skill and passion. Isn’t it amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it? Nice work, Russell!
Thanks to Ian Drysdale for sending the update.