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Martin Dowing15/03/2018 07:35:35
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@Jason,

Very nice oiler. How long did it take to make it?

Martin

JasonB15/03/2018 07:49:19
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Friday evening and a couple of hours on Saturday. So maybe 4-5hrs

Bit more showing the Acrylic being worked on here

Johnboy2515/03/2018 08:09:24
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Mark - as a bit of ‘an old duffer’ myself, I second that! I recently made some replacement carburettor linkage pieces for a McCorrick tractor. After working how I could manufacture the butterfly valve linkage and fabricated the said item only to find I’d made a mirror image of what was required! 😱 😳🤣

John

Martin Dowing15/03/2018 12:26:17
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Posted by JasonB on 15/03/2018 07:49:19:

Friday evening and a couple of hours on Saturday. So maybe 4-5hrs

Bit more showing the Acrylic being worked on here

It would take me 3-4 days on my ML7 with vertical slide

Still much to learn...

Martin

JasonB17/03/2018 17:23:12
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With the replacement governor latch made and a few tweaks to the ignitor it runs as well painted as it did in bare metal. It does sound a bit wheezy with quite a lot of induction noise probably due to it being happiest with the choke plate covering about 2/3rds of the carb inlet. Colour also looks better in the video.

mechman4818/03/2018 20:40:31
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Did a bit more on the Vertical Cross engine, assembled the swing arm assemblies. got a tight spot somewhere as when the crank is at BDC there is a definite binding, suspect some other measurements are out, possibly the swing arm assemblies...

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44. vscross parallel motion (2).jpg


George.

Neil Wyatt19/03/2018 11:32:12
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Posted by mechman48 on 18/03/2018 20:40:31:

Did a bit more on the Vertical Cross engine, assembled the swing arm assemblies. got a tight spot somewhere as when the crank is at BDC there is a definite binding, suspect some other measurements are out, possibly the swing arm assemblies...

43.vscross swing arms (2).jpg

44. vscross parallel motion (2).jpg


George.

An engine of this type is on my bucket list. I used to have an old ME with a picture of a small colliery winding engine in this style, but I just can't find it.

mechman4821/03/2018 17:45:19
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... got a tight spot somewhere as when the crank is at BDC there is a definite binding, suspect some other measurements are out, possibly the swing arm assemblies...

​Yup the tight spot is on the swing arm assembly! ... looks like pin misalignment & difference in length face 19​ ... when added rotational pressure is applied ( finger pressure on the shaft, the soft soldered joints break ) ... so much for 5 piece soldered swing arms... so it's a rehash with a new pair of swing arms... face 14​ this time I'll utilise Jim Nic's method, or similar, ah well! you get a run of those days every so often...

George.

jimmy b24/03/2018 15:20:21
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Made a new "drill stand" today.

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It has spiral flute tap, spiral point tap, tapping drill, counter bore, clearance drill, sized drill, pre-ream and reamer.

Covers M3 to M12. Saves wasting time hunting through tins and makes it more likely that I will actually use the right tool!

 

Once again, I take a picture "portrait" on my phone and it ends up on its side. I don't know........

 

Jim

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 24/03/2018 20:23:18

mechman4824/03/2018 18:36:06
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Nice one Jim, just don't knock it off the bench smile o

George.

mechman4824/03/2018 18:43:34
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... Once again, I take a picture "portrait" on my phone and it ends up on its side. I don't know........

​Use your pc's / laptop photo editing app W10 has free one built in, or use paint... copy image, load into Paint, rotate, 'save as' in preferred folder...

George.

jimmy b24/03/2018 19:17:35
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Thank you George, I'll try that

Jim
jimmy b24/03/2018 19:22:47
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Thanks George! It works!!!

I've even labelled it up now!

Jim

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mechman4825/03/2018 10:39:29
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Where did that UFO come from... Have you informed SETI ? ... oh drat, I guess it's a tennis ball on the cross feed handle of your mill... devil

George.

jimmy b25/03/2018 12:45:48
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Posted by mechman48 on 25/03/2018 10:39:29:

Where did that UFO come from... Have you informed SETI ? ... oh drat, I guess it's a tennis ball on the cross feed handle of your mill... devil

George.

Its something I do on my machines that are not being used. I've only got a small shed and two lathes, a mill, bench top drill, bandsaw, bench, grinders etc so space is tight. I split my head open on a machine handle, bending over and standing up a bit quick!!

The difference between banging a tennis ball and a machine handle, is quite something!!

Jim

mechman4827/03/2018 15:09:47
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... The difference between banging a tennis ball and a machine handle, is quite something!!

Jim

​'Oooh Matron , you are awful' ... devil wink 2

Geo.

mechman4827/03/2018 18:25:49
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Made a start on rehashing the swing arms for my vertical cross ... face 18

George.

mechman4830/03/2018 21:51:10
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Finished up the 'new' swing arms today, made from one piece MS, still have to finalise bits on it & polish up but it's getting there...

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​George.

Jim Nic30/03/2018 21:55:55
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I haven't made a lot of progress on the Hasbrouk Rocking Valve Engine of late. For one thing other priorities have got in the way and for another I haven't really taken to this project like I have with all my previous engines. However I like to finish what I've started so on we go. Here are a couple of "family shots" of the cylinder and crosshead and the crankshaft in its bearing pedestals.

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I am making the engine smaller than the original drawing so the next step is the connecting rod and then I can confirm my dimensions and get the cylinder and crankshaft mounted on the baseplate.

Jim

mechman4830/03/2018 23:25:27
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Looking nice Jim thumbs up

George.

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