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Re: Little Man's new engine

Post by blackvanman on Tue Oct 02 2012, 20:27

Bit more progress on this tonight, I was thinking about what to use for the water, looked on ebay for painted galvo fire buckets and soon turned away when I saw they were going for anything up to £40 inc postage. Went to local iron mongers, bought a galvo bucket for £6, sprayed it red with my left over paint from pillar drill then stencilled FIRE on the side with some white hammerite I had on the shelf Smile

It looks pretty good even if I say so myself lol, the plan is to make a post up with a tap on the top, put a hose fitting on the lower back face of the bucket for the pump intake with a corresponding hole in the post for the pipe to dissapear through hopefully unseen. Hopefully the result will be a bucket hanging on a tap post, constantly filling but never over flowing Smile

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Post by stationary stu on Wed Oct 03 2012, 09:30

Sounds like a good idea, we need to see a video of the finished item.

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Post by blackvanman on Wed Oct 03 2012, 16:35

stationary stu wrote:Sounds like a good idea, we need to see a video of the finished item.

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He He He, no call outs this afternoon, quick drive around to grab some bits, slip slap slop, bang crash wallop, video uploading now Smile


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Post by blackvanman on Wed Oct 03 2012, 16:38

video of magic bucket Smile


and Little Man (Alan) with his prize

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Post by Ianhw77k on Thu Oct 04 2012, 08:39

Blimey, you don't hang about do you!
Excellent work mate, looks a proper job Smile

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Oct 04 2012, 09:20

Ian that's just what I was thinking, great job I'm sure you'll keep the kids (and some adults) guessing for hours. Get some kid to watch the bucket so it doesn't overflow see how long they'll stand there Laughing Laughing Laughing yes I'm a cruel person.

Top job,

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Post by blackvanman on Thu Oct 04 2012, 23:14

Cheers guys lol, half my problem is I can't sit still, I get bored too easily Smile

Stu, that is a great idea, hadn't though of that lol! lol! lol!

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Oct 05 2012, 09:34

Tell us how it goes at the show, I'm sure you'll get plenty of interest.

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Post by blackvanman on Sat Oct 06 2012, 13:50

Will do, re-built the pump last night and gave it a clean up (it being a marine salt water cooling pump and me being ex-marine engineer it didn't take long lol), it was originaly run clockwise but the Suffolks run anti clock at the output shaft, the rubber impellor although in quite good condition, its fins are all set in one direction due to age/loss of flexibility and only ever being run in one direction. I have turned it round now so the fins will go the right way, have a new impellor on its way but will keep this as a spare for it. Two of the face plate screws were sheared off which is very common in these pumps when those that don't know what they are doing try to undo them when they are corroded in. Nothing a bit of heat and wd40 doesn't cure with a pair of vice grips and a tappy hammer to the studs, both screws now removed and picked up 2 new screws from my local volvo penta marine dealer today for only £2 each Shocked

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Post by stationary stu on Sun Oct 07 2012, 09:13

It looked to be working fine so it should be realy moving water now with it set up correctly, well done mate.

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