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Old 05-11-17, 08:52 PM   #51
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My plan is anything bigger than a PT will have steering as I'm getting too old to pull my guts out without it!
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Old 05-11-17, 09:18 PM   #52
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Agree on the steering for something of that weight, there is a guy on ebay selling round pieces of steel plate which make an excellent basis for an axle turntable.

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Old 05-11-17, 09:48 PM   #53
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Just ordered two 8mm plates, 350mm diameter for the Petter trolley....

Our metal bashers have a load of stuff going through for us at present, and they have a big CO2 laser cutter/profiler.

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Old 05-11-17, 10:08 PM   #54
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My plan is anything bigger than a PT will have steering as I'm getting too old to pull my guts out without it!
Hence I use a winch, the winch has even got me out of a muddy field with the trailer, I put the winch on the towbar drove the van forward and winched the trailer up to the van, moved forward and winched again until I got on firm ground then hitched up and left.

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Old 25-11-17, 05:13 PM   #55
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Default trolley work

thanks for all your reply's,

I have drawn up a design for the trolley and made a good start on it. hear is the wood.
20171118_145144 by John Clare, on Flickr
Its made from 4x4's and measures 44" long and 12.5" wide. the whole thing is held together using 6" coach bolts. then given 6 coats of varnish.

my mate has built up some axels for me and I got these drilled and bolted on today as a test fit.
20171125_143200 by John Clare, on Flickr
20171125_143348 by John Clare, on Flickr
I just need to clean the wheel centres out now as they are a very tight fit and wont go all the way on yet, then I can paint the wheels and axels.

I will also be fitting check chains to the front axel to stop the wheels hitting the timbers.
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Old 07-12-17, 11:59 PM   #56
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More good news on the ruston the block is back! The piston now travels up and down the cylinder . The frost damage has been repaired using the jb weld and I must say I am very happy with the outcome. So i am now giving the block a few coats of high build primer ready for paint.
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Old 08-12-17, 01:06 PM   #57
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Another vote for Steerable. It is easy to lock the steering with some pins.

I like the wheels you are planning to use.

I have just read this whole thread and must say I admire your dogged determination and perseverance in the face of considerable adversity. Many people would say a Ruston PB is not worth preserving, I think you have proved them wrong.
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Old 10-12-17, 12:35 AM   #58
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Thanks for the kind comments! I have wanted a large pb for a while and after reading dans 2 cylinder mutt restoration I was inspired to get on with this one, dans thread does go to show almost anything is saveable if you want it to be. And Thankfully in this ruston all the timing gears and bearings are like new else we might have been looking at a different outcome hear.
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Old 10-12-17, 06:54 PM   #59
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Lots more work done today i lapped in and fitted the valves, I then made a new gasket for the valve plate and temperely fitted it (need to set the gaps when I put the cam back in).

I also did a bit of paintwork and got the drain tap sorted out.

Last thing I got the steering axle fitted to the trolly and then walked the engine up the trolly timbers. Once in the rough position I jacked up the rear end and put the trolly on blocks awaiting the rear axle. Then I moved the engine into its final position checking the flywheel will clear the rear wheels and bolted the engine down.

Pictures to follow a bit later when I get on the computer.
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Old 10-12-17, 07:26 PM   #60
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this shows the JB weld repair
20171128_202845 by John Clare, on Flickr
after 2 coats of high build primer
20171201_144139 by John Clare, on Flickr
20171201_144146 by John Clare, on Flickr
The underside of the engine in paint. this was left 4 days to dry
20171206_205345 by John Clare, on Flickr
This was just a light coat on the side, coming out very well tho.
20171206_205401 by John Clare, on Flickr
engine on its trolley sorry about the light its very dark out now
20171210_161646 by John Clare, on Flickr
And finally I got carried away with the crank inspection door!
20171210_145153 by John Clare, on Flickr

Thanks for all your continued comments and support on this engine.
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