Countless times both Daimler and Maybach may have turned this flywheel before finally achieving stable engine rotations. After all, this engine's ignition happens more or less by chance. It is the moment when the flap to the room containing the glow pipe openes.
This and the intake valve as well as the exhaust valve is hidden behind the black box on our side of the cylinder head. Clearly visible are the blowtorch with which the glow pipe is heated up permanently and the black exhaust pipe with slightly narrowed point.
To the left of it the hose nozzle carburetor constructed by Maybach with great effort, the mixture it produces goes into the left edge of the black box. The inlet and outlet and the connection of the combustion chamber to the glow pipe chamber are regulated by a rod moving to and fro.
Please take a look at those grooves in the wheel on the crankshaft, they are the precursors of today's cams. Engine control happens in an extremely easy manner by two crankshaft rotations. To be mentioned finally is lubrication by means of an oil container at the bottom of the cylinder. 01/10