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Old 02-26-2011, 01:11 AM
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Default Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking

I don't think you will be able to keep much oil or water in the crankcase, even if the engine is run at a very low RPM. It is a 2 stroke, so the passing of vapor from the bottom up through the top will blow it out of the engine.
Since its not ICE, though, you can't really "flood" it, so I guess it won't hurt, just might make a leaky mess.

Best of luck, I think this is really cool. What will you use for oil? You can get 5gallon buckets of hydraulic oil or gear oil from tractor farming stores. Maybe something made for irrigation lines might work.
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