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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2010, 03:15:50 PM »
Bob,

Thanks for the tidbits.

I'm jealous as I'm trying hard to find a 12/2.  Will likely end up shipping one to the US from the UK...

Again, very nice work.

You have a nice engine there!

Sorry to hear about your buddy.

Regards,

Steve
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« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2010, 09:52:18 PM »
The difference in piston weight should not be an issue since one is always going in opposite direction to the other on a twin. On a single it would likely have more effect.
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2010, 12:25:21 PM »
Great job Bob. The engine sounds real nice.

I have an original 6/1 I’ll get around to restoring one of these days. Did you have to replace the felt seals in the main bearing housing? If so where did you source them? I need some.

On my engine there are also pre-lube plugs in the main bearing housings. Does your engine not have them? I noticed they were not part of your pre-lube routine. Maybe they’re just an inspection plug put on some engines.

Thanks, Geno

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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2010, 02:06:20 PM »
Hi Geno, thanks for the kind words. 

The Lister manual states to pull the cover off and manually oil the mains (including the center bearing) and fill the troughs.  Pumping the external oil pump lever on the single acomplishes the same thing (no trough to fill).  There are screws on top of the bearing housings.  You can lube them there as well. 

My felt rings came in a gasket set.  I may have a spare pair or know where I can get a set.  I'll check and let you know. 

Bob
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2010, 11:06:18 AM »
Of course, the pump. I forgot about that.
Thanks for checking on the felt rings. They might be available from Stationary Engine Parts but by the time I got them to the US it would be a lot of $ for a few ˘ of material.

Thanks, Geno

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« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2010, 01:41:39 AM »
very nice / and you could start the engin with 1 hand? hu hu  my 16/1 requires 2 hands and it's still hard to get over  the compression stroke

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Re: Another Rescue Engine - Painting preparation
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2010, 11:44:35 AM »
I have stripped off a couple of layers of paint and getting ready for a fresh coat of Tile Clad, a high solids epoxy finish.  Not done masking, but getting there.

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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2010, 03:32:59 PM »
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2010, 03:39:08 AM »
Today the weather was perfect for shooting paint outside.  Mid 80's, very light breeze from the south and clear sky.  Finally, no rain in the forecast!  I had to take advantage of all that.

In primer:





A couple of hours later I could top coat it;







The hot sun helped set up the epoxy paint pretty quick.  Dry to the touch but far from cured.  I could do some basic assembly this evening;





Bob
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2010, 12:04:13 PM »
The decals arrived from England Monday.  I got them on and will take glamor shots as soon as I can. 

Bob
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2010, 12:42:07 AM »
I am planning to take the engine to a local show (or two) while it is all shiny and clean.  I built up a "water tower" looking drum stand and mounted it all up on the trailer.  I should be at Oblong Illinois, maybe Altimont, and possibly Portland.











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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2010, 01:06:49 AM »
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2010, 02:11:08 AM »
I am curious about your upper water manifold. On my 16 it is a built up affair of 3 fittings, 2 hoses and a slew of jubilee clips unlike the one piece that is on your twin. Any clue as to why the 2 different styles ?? Maybe the 10/12 engines had a one piece and the faster ones had the ass'y ?? Looking good anyway Bob. Liked your video tour too !! P.
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2010, 02:25:53 AM »
Sharp eyes Paul!  That is another lower coolant manifold modified to fit at the top.  I like this arrangement better than the 3 piece Lister setup with the rubber hoses, clamps, etc.

Bob
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Re: Another Rescue Engine
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2010, 10:47:31 AM »
Great job !! A twin is my must have list !
There is one observation I have made though. AFAIK, the water inlet to the engine from the cooling tank should be horizontal ?
Would love to hear this under load.
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