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glort

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Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2019, 12:05:36 PM »

Wow!

So far from finished but already looks great and the attention to detail is very evident.
If this is what you do with Crook hands, can't wait so see what you can do when they are good again.

I had a similar thing last year when I bought a pulley for my plough engine.  Told the guy the correct metric size, got the imperial closest..... which didn't fit.
Took it back ( Only 15 KM for me each way) and he told me " It's close enough, should fit".  I think the manager came in just in time to hear me ask " Are you an idiot or just trying to take the piss? I told you the correct size, do you have it or not? "
Manager got me the right one which lesson learned, I confirmed with my own verniers before moving from the counter. Had I a brain I would have taken them the first time and checked.

Can't trust anyone these days to have any knowledge of the game they are in or to give you the right thing.

The Pics are very inspirations thanks but I look forward to the Vid of it running.

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Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« Reply #76 on: April 07, 2019, 02:13:22 PM »
Thanks mate, the day of reckoning for my left hand is this Friday, hoping things will work out OK. I have a mate who I hope will be continuing the work once I am incapacitated. I will be supervising him!  :laugh:

Bob

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Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2019, 10:03:42 AM »
Well guys the last day to be useful is tomorrow. So I had a good day today, turned up the new pump shaft and bushes. I don`t have access to a milling machine so I can`t cut the slots for woodruff keys, I do have a decent drill press so I chose to drill and fit shear pins as an alternative. I doubt this will cause any problems as this is only going to be a display piece and will never be put to any real work. I think I might use it to filter and dry waste vegetable oil when it is not on display, or even as part of the display.  I have always liked the idea of a diesel engine that makes it`s own fuel, might be an interesting thing to demonstrate at an old engine rally.

Tomorrow I will have to have a bit of a clean up and touch up the paintwork. I`ll also put a couple of coats of clear varnish on any naked steel to prevent it rusting while I`m incapacitated. Anyway a couple of photos to keep you amused.

Bob