Engine is assembled !
Tightened down on the last gaskets and tested all the kinematic linkages. We are starting the trial phase and will have more of an update shortly.
We did make some design modifications in the engagement of the fins to the piston. There is very little engagement, so we expect power to be lower due to a less efficient heat transfer process.
As we continue refining the lost foam casting process for these components the engagement will improve.
Next phase is engine trial - we'll first check each of the sealing surfaces for leaks and see what type of pressures we can hold in the cylinder. It was a bit of a late evening, so don't mind the mess.