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Forum: Engine Identification 25-11-18, 01:47 PM
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Posted By martinpaff
Not much to add really... In addition to...

Not much to add really...

In addition to Hart Parr, Meincke lists H. E. Hart of Beaver Dam Wisconsin who was active in 1904 and Hart Mfg Co of Detroit (who made stoves I believe...)

Wendel...
Forum: Engine Identification 25-11-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By martinpaff
I thought that the crankcase looks a bit "heavy"...

I thought that the crankcase looks a bit "heavy" for motorcycle use - perhaps more like a mower engine?

I didn't spot any evidence from the pictures that it is American. I wonder if the seller has...
Forum: Restorations Section 20-11-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
Looking pretty much complete... ...

Looking pretty much complete...

https://i.imgur.com/gdDbat4.jpg?1

I still have some work to do on the crank guard, and obviously there's lots of plumbing to do, but the basic engine is just...
Forum: The Workshop 19-11-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By martinpaff
"Lead-free" solder has corrosive implications,...

"Lead-free" solder has corrosive implications, and for this reason is not permitted for use in aircraft electronics.
Leaded solder is easily available on the internet, and will remain so for the...
Forum: General Issues 13-11-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By martinpaff
I think that was an exceptionally good spot! ...

I think that was an exceptionally good spot!

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 10-11-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
Today's efforts; ...

Today's efforts;

https://i.imgur.com/FJZuiFe.jpg?1
First I re-assembled the governor, and double-checked alignment of things like inlet and exhaust, sideshaft, etc. The engine span over very...
Forum: Restorations Section 06-11-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
Not at all - you absolutely gave me the idea! ...

Not at all - you absolutely gave me the idea!

MP
Forum: Lister D & F 05-11-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By martinpaff
I expect you'll find that the date plate isn't...

I expect you'll find that the date plate isn't actually attached but cast-in. In other words, it was screwed to the pattern, and probably reflects the pattern or casting date. Remember that fresh...
Forum: Restorations Section 05-11-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
Sunday was a busy day... ...

Sunday was a busy day...

https://i.imgur.com/USVIbUH.jpg?2
First we dropped the crank in. Sounds easy if you say it quickly! That damn thing is heavy; I don't know how heavy but it made my 1...
Forum: Restorations Section 05-11-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,979
Posted By martinpaff
Thanks chaps - I am also looking forward to...

Thanks chaps - I am also looking forward to seeing it run, but we will all have to live to be a fair bit older - can't see it being finished inside a couple of years...

MP
Forum: Lister D & F 04-11-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By martinpaff
The D-type at Rob's crank up had a Garretson KN...

The D-type at Rob's crank up had a Garretson KN demand valve mounted on the trolley - however; the owner had by-passed it and the engine was running quite successfully direct from the adjustable...
Forum: Restorations Section 03-11-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
One more little job done... ...

One more little job done...

https://i.imgur.com/N2Zpkwh.jpg?1
The block is painted. I have used floor paint - hopefully the same paint that I will use on the floor in due course. It may prove...
Forum: Restorations Section 03-11-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,979
Posted By martinpaff
The push rod is all finished; ...

The push rod is all finished;

https://i.imgur.com/wxFVHcD.jpg?1
I produced the rod from a piece of 5/8" BMS and turned the 5/8 BSW thread to ensure that it's concentric/axial.
At the top it is...
Forum: Restorations Section 31-10-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,979
Posted By martinpaff
All done! https://i.imgur.com/eD65cYG.jpg?1 ...

All done!

https://i.imgur.com/eD65cYG.jpg?1
Once I had measured up the rocker I settled for 5/8" BSW for the socket thread. This is a bolt screwed in there for now, just to demonstrate it all...
Forum: Restorations Section 30-10-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,979
Posted By martinpaff
A bit more progress... ...

A bit more progress...

https://i.imgur.com/8RyCTfX.jpg?1
The casting - the foundry reported that it is the nicest 3D-printed pattern they have ever seen, and it produced a very satisfactory...
Forum: Restorations Section 22-10-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By martinpaff
Thank you for the thought, but far too small. The...

Thank you for the thought, but far too small. The 3IP flywheel is 30" diameter, with a 3.3/4" face and a 1.1/2" bore.

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 19-10-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
Final part of the concrete saga... ...

Final part of the concrete saga...

https://i.imgur.com/XMo9F54.jpg?1
All of the shuttering turned into fire wood! I've kept the 4x2 as there's more shuttering to do (Shanks!) but this stuff is...
Forum: Restorations Section 19-10-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By martinpaff
Nice engine Dan - I did give it a good looking at...

Nice engine Dan - I did give it a good looking at when it came up for sale, but I do have one - not quite as nice! (to say the least!!!)

If anybody can lay their hands on a 3IP flywheel (straight...
Forum: General Issues 18-10-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By martinpaff
Don't have one, but observations based on others...

Don't have one, but observations based on others that I have seen at shows...

You need an intermediate shaft to drop the speed down to snail-pace; you're not trying to saw through material as...
Forum: Restorations Section 17-10-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
Not completely sure what you mean by "age"; I've...

Not completely sure what you mean by "age"; I've certainly no intention of distressing the concrete block. Once I'm convinced that it's dry (not any time soon!) it will be painted.

MP
Forum: Miscellaneous 15-10-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By martinpaff
Likewise; Avast and Malwarebytes, and no problems...

Likewise; Avast and Malwarebytes, and no problems apparent or indicated.

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 14-10-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 33,536
Posted By martinpaff
Grouted yesterday, and the shuttering removed...

Grouted yesterday, and the shuttering removed this morning.

https://i.imgur.com/KxjLWG2.jpg?1

This afternoon I plastered the edge of the grout - you can see that the damp is still showing...
Forum: Alternative Energy / Fuels 13-10-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By martinpaff
You're right, and I chose my words poorly... ...

You're right, and I chose my words poorly...

I meant, I can't believe there is anybody who is naive enough to think that electric vehicles are the way forward - right now.

Ultimately, I'm sure...
Forum: Alternative Energy / Fuels 12-10-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By martinpaff
Ah, that's what it says... I find it hard to...

Ah, that's what it says...

I find it hard to believe that there is anybody stupid enough to believe electric cars are the way forward...

The governments like the idea of moving the pollution...
Forum: Alternative Energy / Fuels 12-10-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By martinpaff
Hmmm indeed - I don't speak French... MP

Hmmm indeed - I don't speak French...

MP
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