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Forum: Miscellaneous Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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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: 359
Views: 29,735
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: 37
Views: 736
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: 37
Views: 736
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: 37
Views: 736
Posted By martinpaff
Hmmm indeed - I don't speak French... MP

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

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 10-10-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 29,735
Posted By martinpaff
A couple of days ago I put the shuttering back...

A couple of days ago I put the shuttering back round the block;

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

It's lifted 40mm to give enough depth of grout. Next I did a little experiment with mixes - if...
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 10-10-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By martinpaff
Nice pictures! I was always puzzled by...

Nice pictures!

I was always puzzled by Trojan's split single; I did a little basic geometry, and reckoned the v-rod couldn't work. Your pictures prompted me to read a little more, and it turns...
Forum: General Issues 08-10-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By martinpaff
From the Bedfordshire Mercury, 29 JULY 1910; ...

From the Bedfordshire Mercury, 29 JULY 1910;

"Mr B. Anstee, Engineer, Bunyan Road, had a petrol engine of his own make at the Beds Agricultural Show at Colworth on July 21"

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 06-10-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 29,735
Posted By martinpaff
Since it's raining steadily outside, I decided to...

Since it's raining steadily outside, I decided to do something useful indoors...

https://i.imgur.com/xe3RTDv.jpg?1
With a bit of careful measuring and balancing, I worked out that I could lift...
Forum: The Workshop 05-10-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,289
Posted By martinpaff
OK, shaper finished (ish...) ...

OK, shaper finished (ish...)

https://i.imgur.com/757UR28.jpg?1

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

It has finally cleaned up ok, is mechanically perfect (ish!), and works!

A bit of video;
Forum: Restorations Section 04-10-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By martinpaff
Nice job Merv. Not a Blackstone, but still nice!...

Nice job Merv. Not a Blackstone, but still nice! :biggrin:

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 04-10-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,335
Posted By martinpaff
I now have a pattern for the inlet valve cam...

I now have a pattern for the inlet valve cam follower;

https://i.imgur.com/8i2J33r.jpg?1

I decided that rather than attempt to replicate whatever Shanks had done in the top half of this...
Forum: The Workshop 03-10-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,289
Posted By martinpaff
Wouldn't touch it! For some of the deposits I...

Wouldn't touch it! For some of the deposits I had to use a chisel!

MP
Forum: The Workshop 03-10-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,289
Posted By martinpaff
All of the slides are hand-scraped. It's a nicely...

All of the slides are hand-scraped. It's a nicely made machine.

MP
Forum: The Workshop 02-10-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,289
Posted By martinpaff
The rebuild of the shaper continues; ...

The rebuild of the shaper continues;

https://i.imgur.com/jlD9gK4.jpg?1
This is probably the dirtiest machine I have ever tackled, including various engines! The oil/grease/dirt is so dry and...
Forum: The Workshop 30-09-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,289
Posted By martinpaff
Aging iron castings makes them tougher, but not...

Aging iron castings makes them tougher, but not harder (or softer).

MP
Forum: The Workshop 30-09-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,289
Posted By martinpaff
I agree with Nick's answer. For most jobs you...

I agree with Nick's answer. For most jobs you would go to the mill, but... I have produced quite a few new iron castings for restorations, and wherever possible it would be preferable to remove the...
Forum: The Workshop 29-09-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,289
Posted By martinpaff
This thread has been dormant for the last few...

This thread has been dormant for the last few years, but the workshop hasn't...

The Sharp milling machine, gave way to a Tom Senior "Junior", which in turn made room for a Tom Senior "Major",...
Forum: Restorations Section 25-09-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 29,735
Posted By martinpaff
It only needs an outside skin of fully cured...

It only needs an outside skin of fully cured concrete; I plan to give it a month (I'm in no hurry!) To be fair, this stuff is a fair bit harder than screed!

According to the historians, concrete...
Forum: Restorations Section 25-09-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 29,735
Posted By martinpaff
I think it may set, it's already pretty hard! ...

I think it may set, it's already pretty hard!

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 25-09-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 29,735
Posted By martinpaff
Finally - all the stars aligned, and I managed to...

Finally - all the stars aligned, and I managed to pour some concrete...

https://i.imgur.com/9asW69p.jpg?1

It has taken about 1/3 cubic meter to fill the box; this was a commercial high strength...
Forum: Oil & Gas Engines 24-09-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,122
Posted By martinpaff
Excellent Phil; running beautifully. The...

Excellent Phil; running beautifully.

The inlet valve shouldn't really need a strong spring. I wonder if there is a problem with the way the valve head seats? ...the stronger spring makes it seat...
Forum: Restorations Section 20-09-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,335
Posted By martinpaff
I have been spreading my time between little jobs...

I have been spreading my time between little jobs on the 10IP. Little Shanks, and Big Shanks - today was the turn of the Big Shanks.

Whenever I have an odd moment I clean up a part or two; I'm...
Forum: Oil & Gas Engines 20-09-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,122
Posted By martinpaff
It might be worth talking to Mark, he may still...

It might be worth talking to Mark, he may still have some re-cast Hartop pots...

I don't like the KN on the trolley; I mounted mine directly onto the regulator, which screws onto the bottle, so...
Forum: Restorations Section 18-09-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 29,735
Posted By martinpaff
I don't, although I have used it frequently...

I don't, although I have used it frequently before for eating rust. It generally leaves a matte light blue/grey surface.

MP
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