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Post  lynnr on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 9:02 pm

Looking good.

Just a reminder. Check clearance for crank second interfering with second shaft first. This is a very tight area.
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Post  the coleman on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 9:07 pm

thanks lynn all sorted machined 1mm off
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Post  Tim Watson on Wed 13 Feb 2013, 12:52 am

The gears look like they're made of plastic! Pretty heavy plastic though...

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Post  the coleman on Sun 17 Feb 2013, 9:17 pm

Done some painting on cladding and seat only priming. So Put the polly tunnel up on saturday only takes 10 mins on my own.3x2x2


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Post  the coleman on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 10:59 pm

Been busy at the weekend putting belly tank together have to say not as bad as I thought . So here's the problem the holes for the breather are wrong to iso drawing and the breather tubes fall straight threw . Also they should be at the back of belly tank . I'll give stw a ring tomorrow.

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Post  the coleman on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm

Spoke to stw today about the holes and they where willing to pick belly tank up and fix the problem thanks guys. But rather than send it back I'm going to weld up the holes myself I've already drilled out new holes and tapped the for the breathers .


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Post  the coleman on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 8:05 pm

All welded I placed a piece of copper under neath the hole and filled with weld no destorsion .

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Post  lynnr on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 8:16 pm

Very meet and well done Very Happy
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Post  Tony King on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 8:24 pm

Wow, that's good! You obviously know what you're doing.............. I've never got into arc welding & I don't have oxy-acetylene which I could use............ I was looking at an advert in Old Glory & wondering if I could teach myself to use arc welding gear, I could really get to fabricate some goodies then!!
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Post  lynnr on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 8:26 pm

Mig is much easier. Did arc in the dockyard in Portsmouth. I have a unit. Tig is soo much harder but fantastic results when you master it.
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Post  the coleman on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 8:29 pm

I also have a mig and arc set and have access to a tig set .
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Post  the coleman on Sat 18 May 2013, 5:18 pm

Been spraying cleading today .belly tank tomorrow.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 18 May 2013, 5:30 pm

Nice!

Looks nice and smooth. Shiny
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Post  the coleman on Sun 19 May 2013, 3:59 pm

Sparyed belly tank today. It will be a shame to light a fire when it's finshed.

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Post  highpressure on Sun 19 May 2013, 4:06 pm

Not looking bad for your first attempt at spraying!!! Laughing Laughing You should have considered it for a job!! Laughing At least if you have a really good finish it might be easier to keep clean, although as you have seen it doesnt really matter as it is continuously covered in oil to which everything sticks to anyway.
Trust me I'll come over and light a fire in it for you!!
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Post  the coleman on Sun 19 May 2013, 4:16 pm

I was hoping you could just pull me round the rallies Very Happy . That way I've only got to clean one engine. Smile
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Post  Tim Watson on Sun 19 May 2013, 7:25 pm

Outstanding finish Andy!

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Post  the coleman on Sun 19 May 2013, 9:15 pm

Thanks Tim. Now for the lining going to leave cleading/belly tank for two weeks to harden. Hopefully it will all be lined and fitted for Banbury .
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Post  highpressure on Sun 19 May 2013, 10:13 pm

Better bring a pole if you want me to pull you around, not doing that with my hands. Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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Post  bjwlancashire on Mon 20 May 2013, 12:15 pm

Super paint job Andy, look forward to seeing you at Banbury - will Kevin be with you too?

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Post  highpressure on Mon 20 May 2013, 1:51 pm

I will but we don't come as a pair despite what my wife seems to say!!!! Shocked I have offered her any rally she wants to attend but she's always busy with something Evil or Very Mad can't really understand why Shocked
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Post  the coleman on Mon 20 May 2013, 6:50 pm

Spooky that my wife just doesn't understand.
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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 21 May 2013, 9:21 am

Well, all I can say is I must be extremely lucky - my wife just drove 380 mile round trip for me yesterday so that I could have my belly tank back from Nick and picked up my cylinder block on the way (or rather it was put in the car for her). For those that know, my wife has many health issues and to do what she did yesterday really means something. She always, enjoys the rallies when she is feeling OK although last year it was not so often due to new complications setting in. If you can convince your wives to attend I can guarantee that we don't just talk engines all night, the subject matter does vary Wink

The reason she did this is that I am trying to get everything fitted in time for the Chipping rally this weekend, it wont be in steam but at least it will be complete with steering this time so if someone has a push pole they can give me a tow to the pub. Steam test now scheduled for 1st June.

See you both at Banbury.

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Post  Tim Watson on Tue 21 May 2013, 9:42 am

Pretty useful, these wives aren't they?
Mines having some heavy engineering on her foot today.

Won't be at Banbury, but looks like a good do.

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Post  the coleman on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 9:37 pm

Been busy the last month so only just started the putting the cleading on so here are the results. Going to start lining tomorrow.Will take better pictures tomorrow.

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