James and Jon spent the evening finishing off the engine mounts. We re-worked the near side to improve the design slightly. Cut the nylon mounts to get the engine at the correct height, all looks good. If we can find a bonnet with a scoop accross the entire width then everything will fit in just fine. We do have a lot of space at the front of the engine bay… Triple rotor? Intercooler?
Talk about a turning point in the project!
Chris, Nigel and I spent the whole day building the engine. Once we had worked out which rotor when where and worked out the trick for inserting apex seals and springs it all went swimmingly well. Seems to have some compression when it is turned over by hand so it looks like we have success. Time will tell!
So a good build day was had by all. The front floor section has been bonded and looks great, plenty strong enough (Scientific testing was carried out by beating a off-cut with a hammer). Engine plate porting had were finished and we even found the time to find a mounting point for the fuel pump.