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The Whirlwind project will have elements of tool and jig work, as well as normal machining sequences for the engine itself. Note that individual "chapters" below are divided into these two categories, Engine Construction, and Fixtures and Tooling. Click on either of these two links below to jump to the appropriate section, or simply scroll down!

Engine Construction | Fixtures and Tooling

 

Unpacking Day! - The castings, plans, and gear set have arrived.
Continuing with the unpacking and inspection - Summary: These are top quality castings!

 

"mystery" fixture Slave Connecting Rod Fixture - I made a foolish mistake when I created this fixture without the latest plans on hand... the pin spacing on my jig is incorrect! I'll need to do another. This episode will remain posted, as the new jig will be identical with the exception of the pin spacing.