Internal Combustion

Internal Combustion Engines are basically any device which uses the explosive combustion of fuel to push a piston within a cylinder. Examples of internal combustion fuels include:

  1. Petrol/Gasoline
  2. Diesel
  3. Kerosene
  4. Aviation Gas (AVGAS)

In this section of Steam & Engine you will find both details on the processes and engines, but examples of the usage of those engines.

Internal Combustion Engines are basically any device which uses the explosive combustion of fuel to push a piston within a cylinder. Examples of internal combustion fuels include:

  1. Petrol/Gasoline
  2. Diesel
  3. Kerosene
  4. Aviation Gas (AVGAS)

In this section of Steam & Engine you will find both details on the processes and engines, but examples of the usage of those engines.

Remember to also check the Registrars page (menu item at left) and the Manual Exchange (menu item at left) for more information. If you have an engine it can be to your advantage to register it with a registrar in order to find other people who also have your engine type/style/brand. It can also help out if your engine is ever stolen.

Wiring Your Engine For Buzz Coil Running
In this article of the Simple Buzz Coil series, we're going to wire up an engine to operate off a buzz coil.


Note that the battery in the diagram can be either a battery or a low tension magneto. If you engine was not designed to run off a coil, then you need some place to generate the make and break switching performed by the cam and wiper in the diagram. A coil can also be used in line with an igniter and low tension magneto to "power assist" the igniter.…

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Empirical
This is the story of a model engine built by Alby Smith of Sunbury in Victoria.

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Little Briggs Conversion

At my first Portland (1999) I purchased a converted Briggs (circa 1910) from Leroy Clark. Leroy had converted the engine to a hit and miss open crank horizontal from its original vertical closed governed design.…

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Regimota Models

These are some of the models of Regimota created by Reg Ingold. This man is a prolific engine builder of very high quality. His engines were one of the star attractions of the SEL compound. I'm proud to clasify Reg as one of my friends!…

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Carburetion / Carburetor
This article is part of the simply explained series, it will cover the simplest of carburetors like those found on most stationary engines. While the modern carburetor is a complex beast, for the most part we can ignore the complexities when dealing with Stationary Engines.

The job of the carburetor is to mix combustible fuel (usually petrol (gasoline) or kerosene) with sufficient air to make a readily combustible mixture which is drawn into the combustion chamber to be ignited in the power stroke. The simple carburetor we will deal with in this article uses the vacuum of the intake stroke of a piston to draw fuel though a small hole which is partially blocked making a spray of fine droplets - a vapour. This vapour mixes with air drawn through another port during the same cycle then sucked through the intake valve and burnt. Sounds simple? It is. The only complex part of carburetion is achieving a balance between three things, vacuum, air and fuel.…

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