-You've got to let me know when you're starting up the Ardun V8!
Many of our friends have said that.
And I always answered;
-I'll let you know, of that you can be sure!
Even though I meant every word I said, I knew, deep in my heart, that it would be impossible. Because to debug an Ardun Engine based on a French Ford Flathead would take days and only very few would be patience enough to hang around for so long.
But anyhow. It happened today. Planning took five years. The actual build and machining took only three.
Easter 2021 was fully occupied with finding and correcting errors. But finally, the old military engine was resurrected as calculations were confirmed and machining made was proven correct.
Cina captured the very first combustions and shall we say, the first fire.
I got a way.
I still need a haircut though.