Archive for May, 2011

22 May, 2011

Webster – Up and Running

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

After many many hours of troubleshooting, I managed to get a proper run from the engine. I just don`t have any throttle control at all. It meant to throttle adjust by adjusting the fuel/air mix on the petrol tank, I`ve seen others doing this as well but mine seems to have little effect. I`m going [...]

09 May, 2011

Webster – First Run (Troubleshooting!)

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

Well the Webster finally was switched on and kicked into life. A few modifications were made; the sensor was moved against the outer frame and the crank shaft was turned down to 6mm so a clutch one way needle bearing could be used on an electric drill as a starter motor. I have to admit, [...]

I went on to make the little one way ball valve as per Jan Ridders plans. I`m a little confused here. I presumed that this engine did not need a one way valve since anything coming back down the fuel intake would slam the normal valve closed. However reading a post on the HMEM forum, [...]

I started work on Jan Ridders vapour carb. The following pictures and comments were taken from a series of forum posts I made over a weeks or so period so if they are a little disjointed, that is why. I couldn`t find any brass tube at a decent price and when I went to my [...]

03 May, 2011

Webster – Ignition System

Posted by: Raynerd In: Webster Engine

I`ve got a little further with the engine, in fact I have made the magnet holder which connects to the crank. I also ordered some 3mm magnets yesterday which arrived today so I put it all together for a quick test. The video isn`t great, but I`m pleased that it is sparking!! The sensor is [...]


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