About half an hour ago, I finished up the final welds on your kit, i.e. the mounting rings for the starting air/fuel tube assembly. The mounting rings are a little biggger and clunkier than I would have liked, sort of pulsejet science a la Fred Flintstone, but they should be good and rigid. I should be able to ship tomorrow via USPS Priority Mail. Look for a carton somewhat bigger than a shoe box. You should have it by Saturday, if I get it going early enough. Here is what you will be getting:
One - FWE III engine front end assembly (per earlier photos)
One - FWE III starting air / fuel tube assembly
One - small parts package, containing:
- One - NGK CM-6 spark plug
- One - tailpipe rear support strut (made from SS rod)
- One - Special Tool no. W00-D3N.S-T1-CK for final alignment of the fuel pipe
One - heck of a lot of shredded newspaper
The only instructions are what I have posted piecemeal in this thread, plus a little more that I will add here in the next day or two.
One word of caution when you unpack your kit: Don't re-bend anything! The starting air / fuel tube assembly will look just a little "off". This is because the fuel tube AND air pipe nozzle end can't be exactly parallel to the long main body of the pipe, because of how the intake slants down into the chamber slightly. Also, the long free end of the fuel pipe is intentionally turned up out of the way to allow the air pipe body to be welded into the mounting rings, hopefully without harming it. And, the rear tailpipe strut is somewhat delicate in that if it gets distorted at all, it won't guarantee alignment, as it is meant to do. You want to be sure that you slide this onto your tailpipe BEFORE you flare the second end, so you don't mess it up working it over a flare.
You will need to provide the tailpipe tube, mounting plank, aluminum heat shield, two no. 6 panhead sheet metal screws w/ washers, and four 3/16 or no. 10 bolts w/ washers and four tee-nuts to match (these will be hammered into the bottom of your plank), a little bit of steel welding rod and a generous helping of patience.
When you get your kit, the construction phase officially begins. At that point, I want this thread abandoned and I want YOU to start a new thread on the Valveless Forum, something like 'FWE III Kit Construction'. The content of this will be up to you, and I plan to only post IF you have some specific question - otherwise, I'll keep my nose out and we'll see how you do.
I'll post here the dimensions of how to lay out your mounting plank and heat shield within the next day or two. I've got it drawn up, but don't have any dimensions or notes painted on yet.
Good luck! I'll email you privately with the USPS Tracking Number on your package after I get it sent out.