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Old 02-28-2019, 01:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Sure it won't be the same as balancing wheels like it's done on tyre shops, but it seems to be far from rocket science.
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There's pretty great craft culture in Ghana, and this effort at a car company is in some ways going on it to build these engines. The machine shop I visited on the coast in the greater Accra region, in a boat yard, was incredible. In the Eastern region along the coast, local people have centuries of gunsmithing experience. All of the work done in small shops. A friend of mine in Ghana tells me that for certain rifles that they build they pick out from junk yards steering tubes from old cars. It's just a lot of brilliant familiarity with the specifics of materials. It's a make-do culture that in some ways is kind of like what Cuba is famous for.
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There's pretty great craft culture in Ghana, and this effort at a car company is in some ways going on it to build these engines.
Makes me wonder why they didn't try to make something different from what traditional manufacturers have set as the standard. Would be interesting to say the least if someone finally proves the concept of that 4-stroke sleeve-valve opposed-piston Pinnacle Engines design.


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In the Eastern region along the coast, local people have centuries of gunsmithing experience. All of the work done in small shops. A friend of mine in Ghana tells me that for certain rifles that they build they pick out from junk yards steering tubes from old cars.
I've already seen homemade guns using umbrella tubes at a museum.

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