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PICTIM ignition module running on a standard 9v battery for the past two hours.  For this demo, the PIC chip has been programmed to simulate a 4-cycle running at 2000 RPM.  Visit for more details.

See this link for YouTube video:
"Howell V-Four" 4-Cycle Gas Engine / Bob Cooke's V4 Update
« Last post by ahowell on October 10, 2016, 05:18:14 AM »
Bob just sent me these photos.  Just a little ignition work, and it'll be ready to run.  Looking great!
"Howell V-Twin" 4-Cycle Gas Engine / Steve Gould's V2
« Last post by ahowell on October 04, 2016, 07:19:56 AM »
Here's an e-mail I received from Steve Gould on Oct 3, 2016:


Hi Allen,
My Howell V2 engine is nearing completion, it’s a handsome looking engine and a bit more difficult to produce than my original assumption. There is still a number of steps to go before completion, but all the main parts are working fine and the cam gear train works very well. Here is a picture, it looks the part when polished!
"Vintage" - Stirling Cycle Engine / Re: Photo of "Vintage"
« Last post by Wittentry86 on August 28, 2016, 07:19:27 PM »
" 'Vintage' is a 90 degree engine with a horizontal displacer cylinder and a verticle power cylinder. Connecting rods for both cylinders us a single crank pin. This makes for easy construction and interesting rod motion. The engine frame (blue) is made from aluminum plate, most of the rest of the engine is machined from brass or stainless steel bar stock. Most of the brass parts were nickel plated, but that is not needed in any way - just cosmetics to suit me!

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Vintage makes a perfect power source for the Miser engine. As such, it is water cooled and a belt powered water pump circulates the warm water through a ring that Miser sits on and back through the engine again. This powers the Miser while the Miser becomes the cooling 'radiator' for Vintage! Just about any other simple radiator can be used such as a 10 foot loop of vinyl aquarium air line tubing, etc!" - Jerry

Here's a photo of "Vintage":

that vintage is really something that is worth of every single penny. i always wanted to have one of that and you are very lucky to have one. the fact that vintage really makes a power source for MIser engine, that is really for me makes it standout from others.
"Vintage" - Stirling Cycle Engine / Re: new here - " hi ! " and a question
« Last post by Throson84 on August 19, 2016, 11:27:10 PM »
"Vintage" has a water pump, and in fact Grandpa used the hot water coming from Vintage to power the "Miser" engine.  Perhaps you can modify Vintage to suit your needs.

Hi! is that so? Thank you so much for that information. Really working forward to use that Vintage thing too.
"Howell V-Four" 4-Cycle Gas Engine / Re: Howell V8 finished
« Last post by Bob Cooke on August 05, 2016, 08:34:52 AM »
What an amazing piece of work!
"Farm Boy" 4 -Cycle Hit-&-Miss Engine / Dave King's engine collection
« Last post by ahowell on July 24, 2016, 04:21:49 PM »
Got this e-mail from Dave King today. His engines look and run great. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Allen
Just a quick note to say I have finished my third engine 'Vickie' and what a stunning looking engine she is.
I had all my engines running together today and have included a picture and a link to a Video. What fun!

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My next project is the Ringbom - Stirling Pump Engine to keep me busy for another year.
Many Thanks
Dave King.
Buy/Sell/Trade / "Duplex" Engine Partial Casting Kit, $75 OBO
« Last post by ahowell on May 04, 2016, 04:06:30 PM »
I found this "Duplex" engine partial casting kit in one of Dad's "stuff" boxes.


Flywheel Castings (2)
Fire Door Castings (2)

See photo below.

Email if interested.
Buy/Sell/Trade / "Beamer" Engine Partial Casting Kit, $100 OBO
« Last post by ahowell on May 04, 2016, 03:48:58 PM »
I found this "Beamer" engine partial casting kit in one of Dad's "stuff" boxes.


Engine Base Casting
Crankshaft Standard Castings (2)
Beam Casting

See photo below.

Email if interested.
Buy/Sell/Trade / Rider Pumping Engine Partial Casting Kit #2, $150 OBO
« Last post by ahowell on May 04, 2016, 03:00:54 PM »
I found this "Rider" pumping engine partial casting in some of Dad's "stuff" boxes.

This partial casting kit contains the following items:

Upper Frame Casting
Lower Frame Casting
Furnace Door casting
Crank Arm Casting (1)
Pump Outlet Valve Cover Casting
Pump Inlet Valve Cover Casting

Comes with 3 extra pump covers (as seen in plastic bag in photo)

See attached photo.

E-mail if interested.
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