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"Howell V-Four" - 4 Cycle Gas Engine


The engine plans include everything in this photo except the stainless steel exhaust pipes.


The engine plans include everything in this photo except the stainless steel exhaust pipes.


My engine with starter/generator as it will be operated at the shows.


My engine with starter/generator as it will be operated at the shows.

The engine is 1.95 Cu. In. (32cc) in displacement. Cylinders are 90 degrees apart in order to have the engine
balanced for vibration free running. The cylinder bore is .875" and the piston stroke is .812". The cylinder banks
are not staggered and robust knife and fork connecting rods are used. The multi segment built-up crankshaft and
twin cam shafts are amazingly easy to make. A Hall Effect distributor is driven off the end of one of the cam shafts.
The distributor body is linked to the throttle arm for spark advance/retard with the throttle setting. The throttle is
my newest proven 2-jet design with an oiled foam air cleaner.

Pressure lubrication to the rod ends is by an external gear oil pump which feeds oil through the drilled crankshaft.
There is an oil pressure adjuster and an oil pressure gauge port. The engine is water cooled using my unique magnetic
drive water pump which has no seals to leak, and a proper looking and effective shop made radiator. The fan blade
shroud insures that the 5 curved blade fan actually pulls air through the radiator fins and not just circulate the air
around behind the radiator as would otherwise result without one.

There are ball bearings on the crankshaft, timing gears, camshaft, distributor, rocker arms, water pump, oil pump and
fan shaft. All external parts are sealed using "O" rings which prevent any oil seepage from the engine. A crankcase
vent/check valve maintains negative crankcase pressure. A dipstick is provided to monitor the oil level and also an
easy to get to oil drain plug.

Checking the RPM with a Laser Digital Tachometer on initial test runs show an idle speed of approximately 1,000
RPM and a top speed of 6,500+ RPM. Both of these are expected to improve after the engine is fully broken-in.

Every feature of the engine as shown is included in the plans set including 2-Jet Throttle, Air Cleaner, Water Pump,
Oil Pump, Hall Effect Distributor, Radiator, Skid, Etc. Optional high quility "lost wax investment" intake and exhaust
manifold castings are available for builders wanting them.

The plans set consists of 65 detailed sheets of quality laser printed CAD drawings and 5 sheets of Construction Notes.

Specifications:
Flywheel Diameter: 3"
Height on Skid: 7.07"
Overall Width: 5.75"
Length w/Radiator: 7.6"


This project is intended for experienced multi-cylinder engine builders and should not be attempted by the novice.

"Howell V-Four" Engine Plans Set - $75.00
(Use the Project Plans Order Form to place an order. Otherwise, see the "How To Order" page)

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