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Old 12-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #211
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Pat Chuck has the rod at .187 I will redesgne the head to use the rod that he has already made .This should be no problem seeing that I am making the head and gland . Please let me know if this is o.k. Thanks Dale


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Old 12-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #212
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Well I hope the piston rod is not suppose to be .187 as I have got them done to .157

Just looking at the plans, is Pat looking at the steam chest or the cylinder head and piston rod.


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What ... I read that he has made them at .157"

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #213
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Pat Check post 205 . Thanks Dale
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:22 PM   #214
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Pat Chris is making the rods not Chuck Dale
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O.K. So .157 An 007 O-ring it shall be . Dale
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #217
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Hey folks, I went out today and bought fire brick, solder, flux and a hose for my Presto Torch set I inherited from my Dad. I'll be trying my hand at silver soldering tomorrow! Wish me luck!

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Soldering still on hold! Went to open the flux that came in the kit and the bottle (plastic) shattered in my hand! After a panicky call to the manufacturer for MDS info, we worked out a replacement. What a mess! Guess I didn't get poisoned though, and my hands haven't fallen off yet!
In the mean time, planning for the next part, the connecting rod bearing.
I plan to buy a piece of brass for this part as the brass I have would take a lot of cutting and milling to get to size.
I do not have any reamers. Can anyone sugest a beginners set of reamers and sizes? Do I by just the one required or a set? 1/4" seems to be used a lot in model engine building. I know I could bore the part but looking for the easiest way. What size hole/reamer?

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #219
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Chuck,
To bad about the flux bottle, glad your hands haven't fallen off.
The crankshaft stock I'm using is .2502 but will have to be polished a bit.
I'd say use a 1/4" reamer and see how a 1/4" end mill shank fits. If too tight,
we polish the crank a little bit. If too loose, file a bit off of the bearing halves.
As far as buying a reamer set, I just buy the size for the project. You'll end up
with more sizes that get used that way.

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Woohooo! Sucess! I got the new replacement kit from Harris(Lincoln Electric) today. Took it to the shop and soldered up the connecting rods. My military electronics soldering experience served me well. Got all the rods soldered and cleaned up. I am sooo pleased with the results!
Next is the brass bearing and the keeper plates and Bob's yer uncle!
Celebrating with an adult beverage! Even wearing my lucky "How do you like your Dickel" t-shirt!

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