www.stationaryengineforum.net
Please log in , the forum is open to guests who are now able to view every section, feel free to become a member , you will then be able to post and reply to topics.

1924 wade drag saw.

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Sat Apr 11 2015, 14:47

hello everyone.
this is my latest project. a 1924 wade drag saw.



I am looking for a wico ek for it, complete or incomplete working or not, so if you know of one for sale I have cash waiting.
Richard...


Last edited by earlsinclare on Sun Apr 19 2015, 13:08; edited 1 time in total

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by StewartH on Mon Apr 13 2015, 11:46

Drag saws have to be one of the most interesting uses for a stationary engine - and this looks great - the recip saw looks facinating - keep us informed of progress Squire!

best

Hamish

StewartH
A credit to the forum
A credit to the forum

Posts : 400
Join date : 2013-07-04
Location : Hampshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 13 2015, 16:50

the cross head saw holder has been removed, it was seized to the guide rod.

the stroke arm and jack shaft sprocket have been removed and un seized.

next jobs are to make some new guide rods and clean the guide rod eccentric.

more to follow.
Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Sun Apr 19 2015, 11:29

a bit more today, the greasers have removed and been and cleaned, the guide rods have been measured and replacement steel ordered, the pitman rod and bearings have been removed and cleaned. Replacement magneto found, waiting for it to arrive, this will need a lot of work to get it working again but at least its complete and the correct one. Next job is to remove the jack shaft sprockets for the saw motion and clean them. then its time to find some hens teeth, the saw is missing its drive chain.



Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Mon Apr 20 2015, 18:51

I've even had time to remove and clean the wheel.



thanks Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by blue cat on Wed Apr 22 2015, 18:06

earlsinclare wrote:hello everyone.


I am looking for a wico ek for it, complete or incomplete working or not, so if you know of one for sale I have cash waiting.
Richard...

There were 3 or 4 Wico EK mags at the Oakley swap meet event.

Send an email to US Tractors in Saffron Walden, they had 2 EK's on their stall.

_________________
blue cat  cat

blue cat
A credit to the forum
A credit to the forum

Posts : 199
Join date : 2013-10-10

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Wed Apr 22 2015, 18:43

the new steel has arrived for the guide rods.



Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

wico ek

Post by earlsinclare on Thu Apr 30 2015, 07:26

started to strip the mag down, needed some new points and a lot of penetrating oil.

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by casper on Fri May 01 2015, 19:43

Looks an interesting bit of kit..

_________________
Get an after life..

casper
Expert
Expert

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-09-22
Location : Shropshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by Locknut on Sat May 02 2015, 08:48

Hi Richard,
What a fascinating project.Do you intend to show it or use it? I saw (sorry!) a similar one being used at a rally last year and it certainly got a lot of interest.
By the way a good set of photos there .
All the best,
Kev.

Locknut
A true Stationary engine owner
A true Stationary engine owner

Posts : 167
Join date : 2013-02-20
Location : South Devon

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Sat May 02 2015, 12:13

Locknut wrote:Hi Richard,
What a fascinating project.Do you intend to show it or use it? I saw (sorry!) a similar one being used at a rally last year and it certainly got a lot of interest.
By the way a good set of photos there .
All the best,
Kev.

hello kev.
the first plan is to get it running, then show just the engine to start with. I still need to find a drive chain so that the saw and the engine can run correctly, second job after that is to remake the whole wooden frame as it was rotten and un usable.

Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

fuel tank

Post by earlsinclare on Sat May 02 2015, 12:19

hello everyone,
did a bit more today, I started on the temporary fuel tank. made from some scrap from the shed.


Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

a new babbitt bearing

Post by earlsinclare on Sat May 09 2015, 14:03

had a go at pouring a new Babbitt bearing today. I have never tried it before, after a couple of dummy runs the bearing poured well.


Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by Nixie on Sun May 10 2015, 18:35

I like the bearing. I had a go at bearing pouring a few years ago, i had to make some bearings for a 5hp Petter junior. What size chain does the saw need?

Bob

Nixie
Born to be wild
Born to be wild

Posts : 38
Join date : 2015-04-22

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Sun May 10 2015, 19:34

Nixie wrote:I like the bearing. I had a go at bearing pouring a few years ago, i had to make some bearings for a 5hp Petter junior. What size chain does the saw need?

Bob

hello bob.
still not sure of the size required, i still need to do a bit of research into how to measure the sprockets to get a chain to match.

Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by Darryl Ovens on Mon May 11 2015, 02:44

I think most chains go by circular pitch, ie the distance from one tooth to the next. and the width (thickness) of the sprockets.  Sometimes they skip every second tooth on the wheel (larger sprocket) , so check on the pinion (smaller sprocket) too.  
Is that one of the agricultural chains that look like the links are pressed out of thick sheet?  If so, they need to run the right direction.  As they are not roller chains, in one direction the part of the link that contacts the sprocket tooth "rolls" in and out of contact without load.

Cheers
Darryl

Darryl Ovens
Expert
Expert

Posts : 64
Join date : 2013-12-04
Location : New Zealand

Back to top Go down

still at it.

Post by earlsinclare on Sat May 23 2015, 17:27

still working on the wade, the magneto is proving to be a problem. the coils are completely rotted and totally un useable, starting to think about battery and coil ignition. thinking of a small motorbike coil and trying to fit it in the magneto in place of the original coils, and using a small mobility scooter battery hidden under the water/fuel tank, and still trying to find a chain.

Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Sun May 31 2015, 09:15

battery and coil now fitted, I've run the engine for the first today and it ran well. next step will be a trolley, cooling tank and battery box. I think I will try to hide it all under the tank.
anyone got any better ideas for hiding it?.

Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Fri Jun 19 2015, 06:21

battery and coil now fitted.


Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by Locknut on Sat Jun 20 2015, 16:33

Hi Richard,
That looks really good.When you think what it looked like when you got it a short while ago the transformation is a credit to you.
By the way any luck with the chain yet?
All the best,
Kev.

Locknut
A true Stationary engine owner
A true Stationary engine owner

Posts : 167
Join date : 2013-02-20
Location : South Devon

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by earlsinclare on Sat Jun 20 2015, 19:09

still not found a chain, trying to make contact with other drag saw owners in America, the people at wade have been very helpful with dates and information but can't give me any details on the chain. I am currently concentrating on getting the engine running without the saw motion, hence the smaller trolley. next job is the cooling tank.

Richard...

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by StewartH on Tue Jun 23 2015, 14:18

Hi Richard - what a good thread - really interesting to see the project come alive - nice work squire - keep it coming. And good luck with that chain!

best

Hamish

StewartH
A credit to the forum
A credit to the forum

Posts : 400
Join date : 2013-07-04
Location : Hampshire

Back to top Go down

temporary coolin tank

Post by earlsinclare on Thu Jun 25 2015, 18:53

hello everyone,
I have fitted a temporary cooling tank so I can set the carb with the engine running, the carb has no float so it will be a bit of trial and error.

trying to get the engine running for a show in September, no drag saw attachments with it, just the engine. still no luck finding information on the chain, still trying to make contact with wade drag saw owners in America.

earlsinclare
Life Member
Life Member

Posts : 510
Join date : 2009-09-19
Age : 45
Location : north yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by StewartH on Fri Jun 26 2015, 11:25

In which case you must of seen this thread...

http://www.gasenginemagazine.com/equipment/restoration-of-a-wade-one-man-drag-saw.aspx?PageId=4#ArticleContent

I saw it a few months back - hoping you can find a way to contact the owner...

If I see/find more I will post it here..

best

Hamish

StewartH
A credit to the forum
A credit to the forum

Posts : 400
Join date : 2013-07-04
Location : Hampshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by StewartH on Fri Jun 26 2015, 11:29

Also just found this on Smokstak

....HASTINGS MANUFACTURING COMPANY in Michigan. All you have to do is give them the dimentions of the ring. Their engineer Doren will guide you through the process of ordering and the specs she needs. Her email address is: dhill@ hastingsmfg.com

not sure if they can help with the chain but they may have more tech info to share or know someone who does...

this was taken from a wade restoration thread here..

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34143

StewartH
A credit to the forum
A credit to the forum

Posts : 400
Join date : 2013-07-04
Location : Hampshire

Back to top Go down

Re: 1924 wade drag saw.

Post by Sponsored content Today at 04:09


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum