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Forum: Events / Rallies General Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By martinpaff
Just fan-flippin-tastic! What a great show, and...

Just fan-flippin-tastic! What a great show, and what a great crowd.
Now kippin' in a Cologne hotel, ready to visit the Deutz Technikum tomorrow - a rare treat.

MP
Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 16-05-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By martinpaff
Who are "the usual suspects? Surprised if...

Who are "the usual suspects?

Surprised if Cox & Turner or FW Thornton can't help.

I'm fairly sure that C & T will make what they don't stock, and they will do a single set.

MP
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 15-05-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By martinpaff
So do I - it worked when Paul posted it. Perhaps...

So do I - it worked when Paul posted it. Perhaps that little project has come off the rails?

MP
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 15-05-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By martinpaff
Can't really tell from the pictures Charles, but...

Can't really tell from the pictures Charles, but that ironwork looks a lot like Petter to me...?

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


MP
Forum: Member's Vehicles 08-05-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 140,721
Posted By martinpaff
Fibre glass poles? They're available as very...

Fibre glass poles? They're available as very cheap replacements on ebay.

MP
Forum: The Workshop 08-05-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By martinpaff
I produced a cold chisel that I still use, and...

I produced a cold chisel that I still use, and any number of kung fu stars - until I got caught... :whistle:

If your infrequent visitor struggles to concentrate, there's no point in starting...
Forum: The Workshop 08-05-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By martinpaff
If it's definitely copper, and not the exotic...

If it's definitely copper, and not the exotic alloy they use for brake lines, and if it's definitely annealed, then you can form it in your hands without risk of kinking. Form your coil around...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 07-05-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 140,721
Posted By martinpaff
Blimey - small world. I used to live a short...

Blimey - small world. I used to live a short distance from R.M. Trailers, and I used to use one of theirs for the boat.

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 07-05-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 59,475
Posted By martinpaff
The Hornsby will be attending a couple of shows...

The Hornsby will be attending a couple of shows this year, so I decided (on the hottest Bank Holiday Monday on record!) to address the issues with the tight crank.

I had been convinced that the...
Forum: Restorations Section 06-05-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,298
Posted By martinpaff
In the quest to find stuff that has been stored,...

In the quest to find stuff that has been stored, to go into the engine shed once finished, we uncovered this lump, that has been in enforced hibernation for 7 years (, 3 months and 28 days!)
...
Forum: Restorations Section 04-05-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,235
Posted By martinpaff
Thanks for the thought chaps. I have a pneumatic...

Thanks for the thought chaps. I have a pneumatic needle scaler, but it's absolutely no use for this. The residual filler (much less than the picture might make it appear) is ingrained into the cast...
Forum: Restorations Section 04-05-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,235
Posted By martinpaff
Still labouring away with the crankcase; ...

Still labouring away with the crankcase;

https://i.imgur.com/uSGUr7M.jpg?1

I've never had an engine that is so difficult to get rid of the original paint/filler...

This stuff is tough as old...
Forum: Engine Identification 04-05-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By martinpaff
I would have thought that's about its limit. A...

I would have thought that's about its limit. A good EK has value, but one that needs a rebuild has virtually no value, since it's fairly expensive to do, and all the parts are available new.

I...
Forum: Restorations Section 04-05-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,235
Posted By martinpaff
I picked up some bits and pieces from the foundry...

I picked up some bits and pieces from the foundry yesterday;

https://i.imgur.com/m7WYBBe.jpg?1

The serial number plate has come out nicely. It is not perfect, but then I doubt that Ruston's...
Forum: Restorations Section 03-05-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By martinpaff
https://i.imgur.com/hPXMCTx.jpg?1 This is...

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

This is how they look in black!

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 03-05-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By martinpaff
Very nice! If you are looking for something...

Very nice!

If you are looking for something to make that exhaust look good, try Clearview aerosol stove paint. The metallic black looks fabulous, and is very hard wearing. It did the job nicely on...
Forum: Restorations Section 03-05-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By martinpaff
Very good Merv. The early pictures make it look...

Very good Merv. The early pictures make it look horrendous; it must have been a great relief when the piston came out!

MP
Forum: Towing & Trailers 03-05-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By martinpaff
I've used the Merc tie-downs in both my trailers...

I've used the Merc tie-downs in both my trailers to lash engines up to the weight of my Tangye at 1.5+ tonnes. They are rock solid and don't bend - can't recommend them enough.

MP
Forum: The Workshop 02-05-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 77,793
Posted By martinpaff
You may possibly recall all the way back HERE ...

You may possibly recall all the way back HERE (http://www.stationary-engine.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20124&page=32)at post #317 I installed a wood turning lathe in the little workshop.

The...
Forum: Restorations Section 30-04-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,235
Posted By martinpaff
I have considered it Daz, and I may yet drop a...

I have considered it Daz, and I may yet drop a narrow tube over the upper part, but I also have a cunning plan, not visible in the pictures. I have a piece of timber with two tight fitting holes...
Forum: Restorations Section 30-04-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,235
Posted By martinpaff
I haven't progressed this much lately, but a...

I haven't progressed this much lately, but a little this morning;

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

I got the steelwork welded up, and then screwed to the floor. The welding was done very...
Forum: General Issues 27-04-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By martinpaff
Thanks Alex - for now I'm content that For Sales...

Thanks Alex - for now I'm content that For Sales remain moderated.

MP
Forum: General Issues 24-04-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By martinpaff
No. Firstly, I can't, but also it seems that...

No.

Firstly, I can't, but also it seems that members still need regular guidance about forum selling rules.

MP
Forum: General Issues 24-04-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By martinpaff
Just to clarify, in case anybody else is...

Just to clarify, in case anybody else is unsure...

The forum had 3 moderators, and obviously is now down to two - it will remain that way for the time being. Both Steve and I have full time jobs,...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 23-04-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 140,721
Posted By martinpaff
Only qualified to talk about the RAF's...

Only qualified to talk about the RAF's "lightweights" (bloody joke!) but I've driven many 2As and 3s - we had mostly 2As and they were right at the end of their lives, in every way imaginable! They...
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