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Post by Hughesy on Wed Jun 22 2011, 19:09

Hello All

I have started the restoration on my ruston BPR.
The flywheels have come off very easy, gib keys only required a few sharp blows with the cold chisel.



I had to then take the crankshaft and piston out as i cant get it through the shed door unless this is off. Which means it will get put back together outside crankshaft etc.


I then took the magneto off and the magneto assembly. i marked the gears with dots so i no where they go when re building the engine.



Heres some general pictures of the crankshaft and piston and etc. the Piston and the bore have no scoring to them and the big end and main bearings all look good. with no visual wear.













One Problem i have is that the exhaust has welded its self to the head. and has no visual thread.



Hope you enjoy i will keep it all coming as i do more each night.

Tonight i stripped the paint off the flywheels tonight and the fuel tank. just need to finish the wire brushing it tomorrow. Need to strip the paint off the face of the flywheels as i want them shiny and not painted. Ordered the paint from stationary engine parts.


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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by hob on Wed Jun 22 2011, 19:25

looking good so far Lewis, that exhaust looks like being a problem

i forsee a shed with double doors or 2 big slots in the doorway Laughing

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Wed Jun 22 2011, 19:32

i cant see either at the moment. as when i get double doors i will end up filling it with a big blackstone hot bulb engine. so ill stick with a small door as theres a limit on what i can get in. and i only have a 3ft gate on the side of the house. and the big bamford is as big as ill get as i have to take the whole gate assembly apart to get it out.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by mike d on Wed Jun 22 2011, 21:56

hi Lewis..
looks like you have been busy mate..
good luck with the project..
nice to see you have got yourself a nice open crank...well done..
regards,mike....

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by stationary stu on Thu Jun 23 2011, 07:59

Progressing well Lewis, keep the pics coming.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Sun Jun 26 2011, 18:28

All of the engine parts have been stripped of paint and rust. waiting for the paint to arrive and can get on with painting it.
The engine block needs to be stripped and cleaned off from grease etc.
All the bearings look good. and the piston and bore have no scoring.

Will post pictures tommorrow. when the blocks sanded etc.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by mike d on Mon Jun 27 2011, 16:42

LEWIS..
it sounds like a full time job for you...
you should start a engine restoring company..you would get a fair bit of work..
keep the photos coming mate..
regards,mike...

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Tue Jun 28 2011, 20:02

The Engine is now sanded some to bare metal some not quite bare metal.
Have filled the cranked guard as it had been filled with brass i believe. so just wanted a small covering over the top.
I was going to put the first coat of primer on tonight but the weather has turned very damp and wet again. so will put 2 coats on tommorrow after college.
Heres a few pictures.












Thanks for that mike i ahve thought about it before. but i think that is something for later in life. when i have had enough of being a carpenter and dont need the money as much. but at the moment im happy working as a chippy.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Fri Jul 01 2011, 15:04

Progress is coming along well, have filled the crankcase with body filler as it was very pitted and stood out when i painted it grey.




I then painted it with red oxide. as it was a thicker coat and then i have painted it with grey primer.









I dont think the crankcase looks too bad now. hope that by sunday i will get the first coat of green on it.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by mike d on Fri Jul 01 2011, 23:27

Lewis..the way your working the engine will be on the rally field by next weekend..
well done keep up the good work mate..
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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Sat Jul 02 2011, 08:19

Its first rally shall be august. i need to build a steerable trolley yet but using the original skids, as i would like to keep them as it came from the factory on them. got the wheels and axles sorted just need to get some hardwood or pine so i can stain it to the same colour as skids.


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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by stationary stu on Sat Jul 02 2011, 09:10

Doing realy well Lewis, should look great once you get the top coat on. Have you any reclamation yards local as you might get some cheap hard wood there!

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Mon Jul 04 2011, 20:46

Hello All
I have put the first coat of ruston green on the engine. I used the stationary engine parts paint and i must reccommend it. it went on lovely and left a nice shiny finish. Got the wood and plained the original skids down back to bare wood. i am going to put a dark stain on, not to some peoples likes but i quite like it and also it hides the darker marks on the original skids.















Skids and Wheels




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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by matt86 on Mon Jul 04 2011, 21:02

thats looking mitey smart the new paint ... just love the new paint look .... but wont stay like that for long ... always get the odd knocks and scratches

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Mon Jul 04 2011, 21:26

thats true. shall have to be careful with it. Make sure i dont do to much damage. the paint will be fully hardened by the first rally. August.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by stationary stu on Tue Jul 05 2011, 09:46

Looking good Lewis, you do a great job on the repaint I have to say. Them wheels are going to need a bit of a wire brushing Laughing Laughing Laughing I think I'd look to get them sand blasted, you'll never need to do them again after that.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by BRASSO on Wed Jul 06 2011, 08:28

Your doing a great job with this restoration Lewis.

Your paint job is looking fantastic!

Looking forward to seeing the trolley now and the finished project.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Thu Jul 07 2011, 20:00

Hello All

I have got on with the trolley this last couple of days. I have kept the original skids as i think it would be wrong to scrap them as they are part of the engines history.

The trolley was made a bit to wide and then it would not go through our gate so the decision was made to chop it down by and inch either side to give it the room to go through gate with ease. i have decided to varnish it in a dark semi gloss as the original skids where badly marked and the new wood would have stood out if it was a lighter colour.

Heres a couple of photos

First 1 is when it was a bit wide but shows how it sits on the wheels etc.






This is the colour as it is now.






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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by stationary stu on Fri Jul 08 2011, 09:52

Looks well and ended up a nice colour, mine never comes out the colour I want Laughing great idea to include the skid as it gives it more character.

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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by Hughesy on Sat Jul 09 2011, 19:31

The Trolley is finished and the handle is on. The handle is from an old camping table. im really happy with the way it turned out. more than i was expecting. 1 more coat to go on the engine and it will be done. shall then leave it for 7 days and then put it on the trolley and rebuild it touching the nuts and bolts up as i go. Lewis







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Re: Ruston Hornsby BPR

Post by stationary stu on Sun Jul 10 2011, 09:20

I like the table leg idea, very clever and I take it that you can un-hook it when showing.

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Getting There

Post by Hughesy on Tue Jul 12 2011, 19:55

Hello All

I have started reassembly. Its coming along nice now, Really happy with how its looking and coming along. The paint work is very glossy and nice.

Put the valves in tonight along with he carburettor, push rods and gears.

Heres some pictures.















Hope you like it.

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