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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Mon Aug 01 2011, 16:05

metal finally arrived today the postman just slid it through the letter box Laughing

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Re: my first engine

Post by RAB on Mon Aug 01 2011, 18:10

Glad to hear that Hob.

There will be no stoping you now, best of luck. Smile

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Mon Aug 01 2011, 21:49

running repairs to my trailer are the top priority at the moment, may be able to dabble a bit while i'm doing that.

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Re: my first engine

Post by stationary stu on Tue Aug 02 2011, 10:15

hob wrote: the postman just slid it through the letter box Laughing

I'm sure there's a law aginst that lol! lol! lol!

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Re: my first engine

Post by kevjhnsn on Fri Aug 05 2011, 02:04

hob wrote:metal finally arrived today the postman just slid it through the letter box Laughing

sounds to me that your postman wants reporting
for that sort of rude behavour. lol! lol!

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Fri Aug 05 2011, 18:41

hob wrote:running repairs to my trailer are the top priority at the moment

having more trouble with the trailer than i thought Rolling Eyes had to cut the axle out with an angle grinder



then cut the springs off



springs have been blasted and primed and i'm buying new bolts and U bolts from eBay


started cleaning up the axle and working on the brake drums, might tip the trailer on its side and do underneath while i'm at it,

a lot of work i know but where else could i get an 8 foot by 4 foot trailer with a drop down back and brakes for £150 Very Happy

hopefully get back to the engine in a week or so.

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Aug 06 2011, 09:17

Now's the time to do it while the weather is good, good luck with the trailer restoration.

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Tue Aug 09 2011, 20:21

trailer is being a right pain so i had a day away from it today and made some stainless tank straps
and got my axles welded Very Happy


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Post by stationary stu on Wed Aug 10 2011, 09:51

Nice to see you back working on your engine, all looking good, I take it that your going for a steerable axle, that's where I always make my mistakes and never have enough width on the axles to make them turn very far so hope your better then me at it Laughing Laughing I've now decided on the smaller engines just to have fixed axles for easiness Rolling Eyes

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Wed Aug 10 2011, 16:54

finished the trolley today Cool



and set the engine on it.............

Stu the end where the engine is is steerable, no problem with the lock because the wheels are small enough to go under the trolley. looking back i would have liked bigger wheels.




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Post by matt86 on Wed Aug 10 2011, 21:22

smart looking trolley there ... soon will be having trolley competitions lol

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Post by hob on Wed Aug 10 2011, 21:52

thanks Matt, it helps sharing a workshop with a retired wheelwright Very Happy

timber is all 40 year old pine reclaimed from a big packing crate, wheels, axle metal and bolts came to about 35 quid and the varnish was left over from decorating the bathroom Laughing




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Post by stationary stu on Thu Aug 11 2011, 10:02

Cracking looking trolley, give yourself a pat on the back for a first atempt you can't get much better. Neville you could always change the wheels if you find some bigger ones, the axles would need to be changed as the diameter would be bigger so you always have that option then they'd need to be longer.
Befrore you mount the engine check first that the starting handle won't foul anything, (if you change the wheel size have it sorted now) nothing worse then getting it all built and find you can't turn it over, I saw it a few months back at a rally where he had to take a trolley wheel of to start his engine Laughing Laughing

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Re: my first engine

Post by matt86 on Thu Aug 11 2011, 16:39

like the oil drain slot cut i to the cross brase

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Fri Aug 12 2011, 17:56

Thanks guys Very Happy

most of the last few days under the trailer Shocked wire brush, prime and paint



springs are ready, brake back-plates being repaired



managed to source all the new fixings



and painting the frame



large quantity of liquid pain killer purchased from the local wine-shop after laying on my back trying to look up for long periods drunken hoping to have the trailer back on its wheels next week.

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Post by matt86 on Fri Aug 12 2011, 20:02

trailer look smart job there Smile better than mine .... mine will be having a overhaul this winter

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Fri Aug 12 2011, 20:29

this old toolbox was my fathers in the 1960's, its been kicking around in various sheds and garages for years being too small to be much use....................i found it on a shelf the other day and thought what a nice little box to sit on my engine trolley......................... Cool


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Post by stationary stu on Sat Aug 13 2011, 09:23

First class work again Neville, wish the weather had been fine enough to get outside, we've had rain, rain, rain.

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Wed Aug 17 2011, 18:35

trailer work continues at pace (i need to move the chassis before i go on holiday)

brake drums repaired spring retainers welded and painted, axle rebuilt



wheels and mudguards repainted


framework painted and woodwork painting started



fitting the axle and wheels tomorrow to get it mobile ..............blocking the entrance to the barn Embarassed Embarassed

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Aug 20 2011, 12:34

There big wheels to be on that trailer, must have been built as a heavy weight trailer. They look very similar to the wheels on my twin axle plant trailer 600x16 but mine needs new tyres which are difficult to find in my price range lol! lol! so looking to change the wheels for something newer.

All looking good and hope you get it finished before your hols.

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Post by matt86 on Sat Aug 20 2011, 19:39

look similar to land rover series wheels to me ... stu have you thought about them ?

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Re: my first engine

Post by stationary stu on Sun Aug 21 2011, 10:27

Yes I think that's what they are, but must be a series 1 landy as the later ones went up to 7.50x16. There is someone near me that breaks 4x4's so I'm thinking of paying him a visit to see what he has in. Like I say it's all down to cost as I don't want to spend a lot on it as I'm going to sell it on as it's to big for me.

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Post by matt86 on Sun Aug 21 2011, 15:07

what sort of trailer would u need ?

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Re: my first engine

Post by stationary stu on Mon Aug 22 2011, 11:48

Matt I have 3 trailers so need to sort them and sell what I don't use. One is a single axle and 2 are twin axle but the one I'm on about is a large 3ton plant trailer, it's just to big and heavy for me to move about by myself.

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Re: my first engine

Post by hob on Wed Sep 28 2011, 19:07

still a few bits to do on the trailer, but its back on the road now, just need to fit a false front and mount the winch. may add a top to it some time to camp in it Very Happy

anyway back on topic at last...................................

Petter A1 update done a bit more work recently Cool

piston with new rings fitted on the conrod and replaced the lower fan cover


refitted the barrel


tested the mag and fitted it so it clicks and sparks at TDC


put the head on


and the manifold


and did some retouching on the flywheel ready to fit the key


got a pair of 1940's petrol cans at a rally the other week and did them up a bit too


starting to look like an engine now Cool

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