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Harley

I removed the solid tubing as the connecting rod and made this with a coil spring over a round tube which is over a solid round . This way the spring can compress and allow the hammer to make a full revolution more easily and stressing the motor less.


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So Far it seems to work well . I still need to adjust the foot pedal so as not to tighten the belt as if I were trying to stop the motor. more test to follow tomorrow ....only time will tell.

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Harley, did you buy plans for the rest of the machine somewhere or is it your own design? I have seen them before but assumed that they where not worthwhile. sounds like you like yours.

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I gotta agree with CurlyGeorge about the guard. I had a valve spring on a BMW R65 break under normal use with only 90,000 miles. Pieces can fly when not contained.

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