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    a41capt replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    Buying one of the cheap heat guns from HF was one of the best things I’ve done. No more torch, no more waiting until my wife is away to...
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    a41capt replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    Having made an earlier piston out of graphite, I found a nicely rounded piece of HSS with about 1 degree of face relief and no top...
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    a41capt, if i ever get it here I will post pictures and a tube video, that clapper box is about 8 inches talk about a sweet sound to...
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    I’d LOVE to see your 36” Cincinnati at work! My little Atlas 7B is such a pleasure, and the beautiful sound - “swish-click...
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    a41capt replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    Very nice!
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    a41capt replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    Better still, go on fleabay and look for a graphite and glass dashpot. I bought about 30 of them in a package deal years ago in several...
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    a41capt replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    I REALLY like that flywheel! Is that aluminum, cast iron, lead? Lots of inertia to pull it through the rest stroke!!! John W
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    a41capt replied to the thread LTD Stirling.
    Wherever it ends up, I’ll be following Tim! :) I built my LTD last year and gave it to my 8 year old grandson. I had it running on ice...
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    I’m really enjoying this build and I can’t wait to see it under steam and pumping! Having been a fire engineer/driver tasked with...
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    a41capt replied to the thread Modified Henry Ford Engine.
    Thanks! I’ll check my clearances again when I get home from this road trip. I considered alcohol, as naphtha (as described from...
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    a41capt replied to the thread Modified Henry Ford Engine.
    Thanks, but I’ve tried going rich, lean, and all, points between! As you know, the carburetion (?) setup on the engine is FAR from...
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    a41capt replied to the thread Modified Henry Ford Engine.
    You mentioned that your piston is looser. Any idea on what the final clearance was? I was wondering if that’s why mine gets so hot...
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    a41capt replied to the thread Modified Henry Ford Engine.
    I’ve had quite a bit of trouble getting my copy of Henry’s engine to run for more than a few seconds. It also gets VERY hot in those...
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    To those folks, I always ask “When are you going to finish painting that engine?”, or “Will you finish painting it when you get some...
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    Glad to hear from you Norman, and keep those annual rotations around the sun going please! 90 and still kickin’:D
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