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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2019, 12:45:54 PM »
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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2019, 01:22:25 PM »
Hi Butch

...It stills a state of art piece!

It really worth to see it bringed alive... lets cross fingers.

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2019, 11:27:41 PM »
Well done Butch, looks like you are making great progress. How are you going with the arctic weather predicted for you parts of the world?

I have a couple of questions: how is fuel delivered to the fuel reservoir? I am assuming that you would just fill the reservoir manually with about a quarter pint of gasoline, drop on the missing cover and start her up, this would heat the bulb allowing you to switch over to Diesel.

My second question is why there is a need to cool the fuel injector, does it get hot enough to vaporize the diesel? I have seen a lot of fuel injectors on air cooled diesels and never had a problem with fuel evaporating.

Love that Fuel pump, it has more in common with an oil pump than a fuel pump. Can`t believe the good condition of the plunger after more than a century, They certainly new how to make things that last back then. 500 PSI is quite low but I guess that with a large volume, slow speed engine like this, the fuel is vaporized by the heat rather than the injector spray pressure and pattern.

Keep warm,
Bob.

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2019, 11:56:27 AM »
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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2019, 08:42:11 AM »
Hi Butch, glad you are OK and didn`t get the worst of the cold weather. The worst I have ever experienced was minus 30 C, while skiing in France. At that temperature your eyeballs freeze over and you can`t see where you are going, you have to keep blinking to clear the frost, even with goggles on!

Stay safe,
Bob

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #65 on: February 08, 2019, 11:51:34 AM »
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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #66 on: February 09, 2019, 12:03:59 AM »
An amazing replica machining job from an antique parts manual picture.  Wow!

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #67 on: February 09, 2019, 06:44:28 AM »
Once again, nice work, I envy you the chance to go against the more usual time = money and ugly, and function over form.

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #68 on: February 09, 2019, 10:29:07 PM »
Nice work Butch, I spent years working a lathe and know how time consuming this sort of work is, especially if you are having to make your own tooling.

Do you have the original fuel line or are you going to have to make that as well? Will it have swagged/flared ends or  soldered/brazed brass ferrules?

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2019, 11:22:39 PM »
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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #70 on: February 20, 2019, 12:00:50 AM »
Your productivity is humbling and inspiring, 38AC.  Marvelous job, I'm sure oil operation is not far away now. How hard is it to start? 

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #71 on: February 20, 2019, 02:31:03 AM »
Hi Butch, you are an inspiration to us all, I can not begin to tell you how much I want one of those!  :)

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #72 on: February 20, 2019, 07:11:45 AM »
Good to see, great work, thanks for posting.

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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #73 on: February 20, 2019, 11:17:47 AM »
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Re: Another shop project
« Reply #74 on: February 20, 2019, 11:40:19 AM »

Before you mothball this one, would be good to see a vid of it starting from cold and then changing over to oil or diesel or whatever it runs.

None of it looked easy to me. I think you sell your skills well short.  If you were nearby I would come work with you every day I could to learn some of the vast knowledge of these machines you have.

Maybe you could consider writing a book or at least a more detailed website where you could pass on some of your very valueable knowledge of these machines as you work with them?