Here is a list of all the postings Philip Burley has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: boiler making|
Thanks . that Polly site is useful
When soldering boiler components together I understand that I must leave space for the silver solder to run . Thing is , how much space ? tubes a push fit , slack fit ? End plates the same ? You cant measure the gap round a 5/16 tube When I worked in saw mills we jointed wide bandsaws with silver solder strip , but clamped the blade scarf joint very tightly together . A guide would be appreciated
|Thread: bronze or brass|
I am pretty sure this is bronze , different colour to brass and machines with "curly bits" not the spray you get with brass, but I will play safe and buy some known bronze for the bushes and use this for the fittings Thanks for the help
how can you tell bronze from brass by looking at it ? I have a casting that was for a traction engine front hub , I want to use it for boiler fittings , its a different colour from brass ,
|Thread: chinese hit and miss engine|
an up date on my friend's engine
. I put a new o ring in it to no improvement , so I made a blank cylinder head , lo ! compression restored So it must be the valves leaking . Been trying to grind them in with some metal polish but they are so tiny !!!!!
|Thread: RENAULT DAUPHINE|
a friend of my Dad;s had one , often gave me a lift in it , He never had any problem with it , Mind you it did rust away , but didn't they all at thaty time
|Thread: IC engine tractor conversion query|
Hello , well if you remove the engine , I need a kohler for my Wheel horse , that would go towards the cost of an electric !!!!
|Thread: chinese hit and miss engine|
sorry I opened a can of worms , seems like this one needs a new Viton piston ring
thanks for the help . I will ask on that site if they should have some compression
A friend brought round a little hit and miss engine , he has had it running once , but it doesn't want to run now. There seems to be no compression , has anyone got one of these? Should there be any compression ?
|Thread: What lathes have you had?|
a round bed Drummond
!900 Star ,
1920 's Colchester
now Colchester Bantam and S7
|Thread: my work|
I know these engines will never be show quality , but the satisfaction you get when something you have made yourself actually works is worth the year's effort . Since I have been on my own , the last five years, the time spent in the shed has helped me stay alive and not sink into a pit of darkness , Many thanks to all those who have answered my sometimes stupid questions . I would like to build a IC engine next . but not too small, as my 80 year old fingers cant cope with tine components . I can turn a flywheel up to about 12 inches on my Colchester . Any thoughts ?
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|Thread: Old Plastic - of all the stupid injuries|
I ripped open a net of oranges and half took my nail off , a few choice words and weeks of difficulty
|Thread: small belts|
thanks ,I will try Forest Classics and Beltingonline and see what turns up
sorry I am in UK , it seems suitable belts are available in USA , I do have a couple of elastic bands from the post man , but not sure when to obtain similar ones , these degrade quite quickly
I have been looking for a belt to run a governor on my steam engine . Rather than the spring ones . needs to be about 12 inch long about 1/8 wide . . , I cant find anything in this country , have anyone come across something similar ?
|Thread: tender plans|
Hello , yes I have that book . just been having a look at that pic . That looks simple enough , I was hoping for a more detailed plan , but there doesn't seem to be any thing available Thanks for the help regards Phil
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