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Old 03-09-18, 07:14 AM   #41
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Good job Richard, I'm sure it will be much more like a nice polite Ruston when it has an exhaust and cooling! 😊
Did you get any further with the gear cover?

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Old 03-09-18, 10:57 AM   #42
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Getting it running is a good start, Richard.but as you have said there still a little work to do to get it to run smooth and quiet. There seems to be some mechanical there somewhere.
Martin, Richard and I had a lot of emails regarding the gear cover and the size of the gears. Eventually I made blank gears from MDF to Richards specifications and concluded that there wasn't enough clearance. The main problem was the large gear, there was almost no clearance. Yes, machining would have given more, but still not enough for comfort. With only one bolt holding it on there was only one chance to get it right and with not enough clearance it was going to be dificult.

It will not to be difficult to fabricate one and make it look the part, possibly even using the piece that is on the engine.

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Old 03-09-18, 10:17 PM   #43
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I have obtained metal to fabricate new cover which I'll get a cast copy, rallying too much over these two months to get any substantial progress, Haddenham this weekend then after that Henham will be last this year and also may be retiring very soon so hopefully things will move on.
Working on exhaust and straightening crank is ongoing at the moment (did you notice the wobble? (so many things to do!!)).
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Old 03-09-18, 10:27 PM   #44
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I have obtained metal to fabricate new cover which I'll get a cast copy, rallying too much over these two months to get any substantial progress, Haddenham this weekend then after that Henham will be last this year and also may be retiring very soon so hopefully things will move on.
Working on exhaust and straightening crank is ongoing at the moment (did you notice the wobble? (so many things to do!!)).
I noticed the crank wobble, and thought it must be a trick of the camera. I wonder how it happened. I wonder if it is anything to do with the crank reduced diameter at the mains ? Nice engine by the way.
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Old 04-09-18, 09:27 PM   #45
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This was a disappointing shock as it otherwise looks unmolested, something bad must have happened to it in it's life!
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