The Mery Explosive Engine Kit Project - Phase 2

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Close up of the Crosshead and Stuffing Box in the Body.

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Finalizing the Main Bearings.

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How the new Crankshaft and Main Bearings look.

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Now the Flywheel can be machined.

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The Belt Pulley can be done, too.

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The first operation on the Connecting Rod; turning the center down.

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The tapered center section done, the ends prepped.

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Cutting the external radius on the Crosshead end.

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The completed Rod minus the bushing.

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The start of the Rod Boxing: two halves of bronze soldered together.

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Once cut to size and shape, the bearing surface is bored.

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Finally, the thrust surfaces are relieved.

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Now all the parts come together, complete with new rod bolts and nuts.

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A view of the completed 'bottom end'.

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The engine at this stage, left view.

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Current right view.

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The beginnings of the Eccentrics hubs.

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Turning the offset diameter of an Eccentric hub.

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The two completed hubs and the holding fixtures used to machine them.

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The finished hubs and bands along with the miniature hardware.

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Putting the final touches on the Eccentric bands.

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The completed Eccentrics ready for drilling the set screw holes.

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The raw Exhaust Chambers, separated, ready to machine.

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One of the many mill operations required to finish the Exhaust Chambers.

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The Explosion Chambers, raw, still attached to each other.

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Before and after machining shots of the Explosion Chambers.

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Inside view of an Explosion Chamber ready for the ports to be drilled and Valve Guide pressed in.

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View of the Explosion Chambers on the Cylinder. The small pipe fittings were originally water connections.

At this point with over 244 machine hours invested.