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Thread: Muncaster's Simple Entablature Engine
07/12/2019 23:47:00

Hi Folks, I forgot to add my email address:-

07/12/2019 22:05:12

Hi Jason,

I have a problem. I want to but 2 Muncaster flywheels from lee but he doesn't post to Australia.

Could I ask if a fellow ME in England buy 2 for me and post to me here in Australia ? I would of course send over the money. It would be easier if the person has a Pay Pal account. They could find out from the local Royal mail PO how much it would cost for postage and add on some more for their troubles.

John Chappell,

30 Lamerough Pde,

Caloundra QLD 4551 ( Sunshine Coast 100 Kms north of Brisbane )

18/11/2019 23:00:18

Regarding bending exhaust pipe.

I selected a piece of pipe longer than needed, crimped one end and then filled the pipe with solder.I then bent the pipe with my home made pipe bender, threaded one end ( reversing the die to finish up close to the bend ), cut off to length, deburr and finally heat up and pour out the solder.

Worked well for me!

10/11/2019 20:51:20

Thanks Jason. Very good news... but he doesn't post to Australia! so how is one to buy? I wanted to buy 2 or more if others in Australia would like them



01/11/2019 02:54:19

Here are the photos!


Edited By JasonB on 01/11/2019 06:55:32

28/10/2019 22:03:40

Hi Jason,

Attached photos of my build so far. By the way I used your method to make the cross head guides, Thanks.

It may be of interest to others how I made a poor mans "soft jaws." for machining the cylinder cover. I bored out 3 large nuts to fit over the chuck jaws and added grub screws to hold them on the jaws. In this case I tightened up jaws on the nuts and then bored out a recess slightly smaller than the OD of the cover.



ps sorry I could not work out how to insert photos

11/10/2019 23:22:00

Thanks Jason,

I think I will look into doing it with the CNC mill.



11/10/2019 10:26:32

Thanks Jason,

So the guides are actually pieces silver soldered together?


11/10/2019 07:38:39

Hi Jason,

Thanks. Yes I am up to issue 4620 but awaiting some cast iron. 60 Dia mm as far as I can see you can't get it out of 50mm. Where is the extract for the gland?

I am using a Wabeco CNC mill for some parts it makes things much easier.

It would have been helpful if you could have given a list of materials when the series started as where I live I have to order from a company 2000KMS AWAY and have to wait quite a while for delivery.

Keep up the good work,



Sunshine coast , Australia

11/10/2019 05:51:43

Hi Jason,

In ME 4621 pp 457 Why are crosshead guides not symmetrical? ( mirror image )

Diamension 55.3 + 23.5 does not add up to 79.5 mm.


John Chappell

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