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Post  Kevster on Sun 05 Jan 2014, 12:10 pm

Hi all,
Thought it was about time I posted a few pics of my efforts
Hope you  find them of interest
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Post  lynnr on Sun 05 Jan 2014, 12:19 pm

Hi Kevin

Looking wonderful. Nice idea threading the keys. Have you done the mod to the 3rd gear boss?

While I remember watch the clearance on the reverser reach rod. As it is very close to the cleading. I modified my pin to have a split pin to hold it on to the expansion link.
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Post  Kevster on Sun 05 Jan 2014, 12:32 pm

Thanks Lynn,

Yes 3rd gear mod done,
 Thought threading the keys gives a better chance of getting them out if i need to
I will keep an eye on the reach rod and alter  if I need to

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Post  Brian M on Sun 05 Jan 2014, 1:25 pm

Hi Kev,

Nice pics (thought you had finished the engine) Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed 

ATB

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Post  Kevster on Sun 05 Jan 2014, 1:40 pm

No not finished , little way off yet

there are various parts all over the house painted and still a few of those cardboard boxes lying around too.

Be nice to get it finished but im in no rush

Kev
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Post  Brian M on Sun 05 Jan 2014, 6:36 pm

Hi Kev,

Make sure you cut out the hub for the third speed gear. I have managed to do it after the gearing was on (not a nice job post mounting) it just means I can now get to the bearing housing (as I had a horrible knock to resolve).

ATB

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Post  Kevster on Sun 05 Jan 2014, 10:10 pm

Thanks Brian,

Done the third gear mod when it was a topic on here a while back

Thanks

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 10:32 pm

Looking lovely.
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Post  Kevster on Thu 13 Feb 2014, 2:26 pm

A few more pics of progress.

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Hope they are of interest

Kev
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Post  Tony King on Thu 13 Feb 2014, 4:52 pm

Kev, make no mistake..... They are of interest & it's all looking very nice too!!

Like your colour scheme & lining!

Regards,
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Post  Tim Watson on Thu 13 Feb 2014, 10:02 pm

Looking very pretty Kev. What colour maroon did you use?

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Post  Kevster on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 10:22 am

The main colour is craftmaster mercedes red Tim
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Post  Tim Watson on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 11:51 am

I thought it looked a bit livelier than crimson lake. I used Marshall Crimson as being a nice bright lake, on 'Frederick', following the recommendation of Richard Wilcox, the livery steward and chairman of the RLS.

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Post  ChriX on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 6:15 pm

Looking good so far. Is that the STW lubricator or a replacement?
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Post  highpressure on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 6:26 pm

Have you got any gland packing in there??? They look very close to the block?? Ideally you want about 10mm free space after they are tight so you can take up a bit of slack as they bed in, at least 3 or 4 pieces of packing.
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Post  Kevster on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 8:52 pm

Its a replacement lubricator, I havnt put any packing in the glands yet thats why they are so deep, dont worry Kev I wont forget to put it in when im ready to run the engine.

Thanks
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Post  Kevster on Wed 02 Apr 2014, 7:22 pm

More progress,tender now fitted,
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Made the extra gear guard too.
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Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 02 Apr 2014, 9:35 pm

Nice work Kev, looking good now and must be giving you some satisfaction as your engine grows as parts are adding for the final time. Interesting to see you have done the splash guard for the drive gears too. I have to say I have not noticed much coming off the gears onto the belly tank as much gets everywhere anyway. I do oil them now and again too.
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Post  Kevster on Wed 02 Apr 2014, 10:10 pm

Thanks Brian,
I am getting there , as the bits go on my shed is getting smaller though!
Its turning into quite a beast .
The gear guard might stop a bit of oil flying about but I know engines like these get covered
with all sorts anyway, poor Tony what will he do?

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Post  Kevster on Tue 03 Jun 2014, 7:21 pm

Some more progress
Belly tank now fitted
Modified hose fitting,thanks Tony.

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Brakes fitted with friction material, fixed using small brass screws and JB weld

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Gear guard lined and fitted

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Im slowly getting there

Thanks for looking

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