All images were made using Corel Draw 6. I exported the cdr
images to pcx format with dithering but with the anti-aliasing
de-selected. The pcx images were assembled with Gif Construction Set
This is a great program with a very friendly animation wizard
and editing features. Thank you Gif Construction. Some
distortion to color and line quality often occurs during the
dithering and conversion process. The original images can be
obtained from me upon request. See email link at the bottom
of this page.
The Motor represents the four strokes of a common, in years
past, gasoline motor. Please forgive the placement of the fuel
bowls. The original images were of a single piston in the
upright position. I added valves, spark plug, fuel bowl and
exhaust. The orientation was still vertical. I was encouraged
with the result enough to add another cylinder by rotating the
assembly and mirroring. There was a lot of work involved
getting the strokes in the correct order since I had mirrored
the right cylinder and had to connect the two rods to the rod
journal. I just didn't have the energy to redo the fuel bowls.
Besides, I still had to build a timing belt with sprockets.
(The sprockets were easy, but synchronizing the belt was a
bitch.) Of course there can be a lot more work done on the
motor since it doesn't have a cam, push rods, rocker arms, or
even a distributor. Maybe later. Note: This motor runs on
special silicon impregnated bearings requiring no oil. At
least I won't have to put in an oil pump.