Pretty quiet here recently ;o))
I am quietly collecting parts for the L'Aster to turn it from an engine into an exhibit. The wood compo pulley has been machined to fit the mainshaft flange now, thanks to Andy Dingley's efforts - thanks Andy!
I have also found it an appropriately-sized water tank and ground off the ridge on the steel pipe fittings that give away their later manufacturing date. I'm sorting out the magneto drive & the project is actually going along quite well.
I'm obviously aware that convection cooling is reliant upon the height above the engine, but I'm keen to keep down the overall height of the completed exhibit. The principal reason is I would like to get it into the back of the Volvo & to do that will mean a tank on the same level as the engine. I also feel that this relatively small engine would be easily overshadowed by a gurt tank hovering over its head!
Therefore, I'm going to need a waterpump of a suitable age - at least in appearance - to move the water through the tank - it also gives it a little load, too, which is useful. I don't see it as needing to be of great capacity & light weight would be a desirable feature.
Any suggestions, gentlemen?