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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Australian Taipan Tyro 1,9 Diesel

Another one saved from the rust bin by Master Engine Re builder Peter Valicek.

 Samples of other Taipan engines in Peter's collection.
 This sad looking specimen is what he is attempting to salvage and turn into a runner once more.
 This is what it should look like.
 A sample new engine complete with the box is pictured above.
 Since the rebuild candidate is a Marine Engine we show what it would have looked like in the picture above.

 The sad condition of the liner is pictures above.
 Scratches and groves are clearly shown above.
 Before polishing liner condition.
 After rework condition of liner shown above and below.

 The finished produce complete with its new piston and counter piston shown above and below. 

 Mounted and ready for the tell tale test run.
 Action shots of the resurrected little beast running above and below.
The finished product after its test run shown below. 

Published on 5 May 2017 Again a warm welcome. Today we look at a Australian engine, I recently re-build for Ian. Many years ago he convert it for use in a model airplane.But when he try to run it,it wont fire up and if yes,it run very poor. I decide to give it a look,and what you see in the clip is what I had done. The Tyro runs very well after the rebuild,with fantastic combustion,practically no smoke. But I guess,its now a 2cc engine,as I had to remove a lot material to get the bore right. ;-D The Tyro have normal a bore of 13x14mm. The name Tyro is from a deadly Australian snake.Hence the snake sign on the box!. Its a plain bearing sports engine,but its power output is never less very good.As its a light unit,the power to weight ratio is very good. I hope you like the clip,and I found this Didgeridoo music very nice so ad it to this great vintage engine from Down under... Australia! Thanks for any comments and thumbs up,...if you like ,what I do.. That keeps me going .....like a huge prop ! ;-D

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The ETA 1.5 D's Final Production Run

The ETA name is synonymous with fine measuring instruments and model airplane engines.

ETA of Watford England manufactured measuring equipment and other precision things as well. As with the case of the Oliver engines, only the best was good enough for ETA .

In 1951 Ken Bedford and his brother Eric were also developing a small 1.5 cc diesel. There were already a few powerful 1.5 engines on the market like the:

The ETA 1.5's Specifications:
bore 12.95 mm;
stroke 11.20 mm;
weight 85 g;
power 0.15 BHP; with
Vandervell racing bearing.

The ETA 1.5 D was tested in 1952 and was found to be at least as powerful as the FROG 150 R, but powerful as it was this engine never made it to market and to this day; no one seems to know why it didn't.

The late Ken Bedford the brilliant creator of the ETA 1.5 D.

To read the full story of how a batch of parts and along with some production tooling survived after the cancelled in 1951 was transformed into a final batch of 10 new ETA 1.5 diesels.

 Get the Full Story!

Time for a short test run.