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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by ianw » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:12 pm

If that's the case, that Konny engine is running liners, then the Piston to bore clearance will be a massive problem.
Konny engines have been designed to run a "total loss" cooling system & if I remember from a previous post, the water outlet from the engine is 65 degrees C. When running a circulating cooling system that figure of 65 degrees C will be ni on impossible to maintain, especially given the good old British climate.
Hope you have a good supply of pistons!
The only way round the liner issue would be to run Nicasil Ceramic coated aluminium liners instead of steel one's & to have a batch of pistons made out of the same grade of aluminium that the liner is made from.

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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by lang » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:33 pm

tonybsa2008 wrote:Howard,out of curiousity,the Weslake you sold Ray Reeves,was it the green Windrick/Windle he had with a 16" front wheel?It was a nice looking bike.
Tony, yes this was the same bike. It was an original Windrick BSA, when I obtained it, it had a SAAB engine fitted and had been one of the Team Lockside bikes. I did major restoration work on it and fitted the Weslake engine.

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Testing At Elvington, 1983

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Dave Daniels & Steve Langham competing at C.R.M.C. Donington Park 1985. Sadly Dave passed away earlier this year.

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Myself & Dave Wells winning the 1986 Scarborough Classic Sidecar Race

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Can anyone guess who the passenger is with me at Scarborough in July 1985 ?

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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by RARING TO GO » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Solid works drawings of the 350 I have commissioned, may be good for F350but who cares. http://www.konny.cz/news/news.html
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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by Bob B » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:12 pm

So Michel when are these fabulous creations due to see the light of day on a circuit - just asking as I would love to see and hear them.
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Unread post by Eddy Wright » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:15 pm

Howard. Would it be Dan Clarke's Mum Stella ?
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Unread post by Eddy Wright » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:16 pm

Michael. That engine could revitalise F350.
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Unread post by bruce moore » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:24 pm

what gearbox do you use on these fantastic creations ?
how about direct drive,push starts,wow,that would be fun

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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by ianw » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:32 pm

Sorry to sound so "negative" does the 350 engine run liners?, so much power will be lost through the primary drive & separate gearbox that it wouldn't line with a TZ350.
One make series but that would be a non stater.

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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by ianw » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:05 pm

A question to Michel-
Are these Konny engines designed to run on Petrol or Methanol?

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Unread post by lang » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:10 pm

Eddy Wright wrote:Howard. Would it be Dan Clarke's Mum Stella ?
Hi Eddy, yes you are right it is, although her husband Les raced at Scarborough, she never had, as it had always been an ambition of hers I was happy to take her round after Les finally retired. She must surely hold the record as the most senior female passenger.

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Unread post by RARING TO GO » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:26 pm

Eddy Wright wrote:Michael. That engine could revitalise F350.
I also thought that, so I spoke to some former 350 fast guys who seem to be enthusiastic. If it flops which most "expert" posters here predict I dont really care at least I tried, AND had a lot of FUN.

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Unread post by RARING TO GO » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:29 pm

Bob B wrote:So Michel when are these fabulous creations due to see the light of day on a circuit - just asking as I would love to see and hear them.
Bob you know how long the 700 took, it was over a year ago I think sice I sent you the PDF files of the concept, so the 350 will be about the same. The aim is to get 85 BHP, not easy amd impossible according to some.

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Unread post by RARING TO GO » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:31 pm

ianw wrote:A question to Michel-
Are these Konny engines designed to run on Petrol or Methanol?
Either Or, Ian.

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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by RARING TO GO » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:33 pm

bruce moore wrote:what gearbox do you use on these fantastic creations ?
how about direct drive,push starts,wow,that would be fun
I would say a 6 speed Mick Hemmings or a TZ350 cut off.

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Re: Konny and Konig engines

Unread post by mr.mrs.floppy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:44 pm

the classic club is welcoming,if your face fits,and will alter classes to satisfy their solo sponsor/manufacturers.Having raced without the club for the past five years,supporting the clubs that support the chairs myself ,passengers and others manage to race a diverse and varied season incorporating isle of man,scotland ,france, belgium,germany and england.Go where your efforts are appreciated and the paddock is supportive in getting you to the grid to let the riding do the talking
As for the qiestion of gearbox I can highly recomend tt industries heavy duty, with specific ratios for a chair,reliability good and support/supply(only needed sprockets in the years I've had one)
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