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    Modified Henry Ford Engine

    Thanks dsage, I am going to leave it as is & maybe add a small generator to light a bulb. My next project will hopefully be a smaller copy as I did see some time back by another member (?) with a "Plumbing Parts Engine" Unable to find any drawings but me, I just machine bits to fit & design as I...
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    Modified Henry Ford Engine

    Yes Tom I increased the length of the end bung and also a stronger return spring on the exhaust vale which increased the seating of the valve. Kpar
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    Modified Henry Ford Engine

    Well I finally got my engine to run a lot better. My first attempt was not a great success and I had a few failures. 1. I could never get the drip feed to work properly 2. made several exhaust valves & ended up with a cage setup in the plumbing tap. 3. After making a simple mixer & air choke...
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    Insert Holder

    Hi all, it's been a while. I have been searching on the net for 8mm Left & Right insert tool holders. All I could find are offshore. Anyone know where to get them in Australia ?. Kpar
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    AL320G Half Nut

    Thanks again Andy. That L141 Instruction manual is far superior than the one I got with the lathe. I've now downloaded it and yes it is much clearer what the adjustments are for. Can't wait to have a go at it Kpar
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    AL320G Half Nut

    Andy, a couple of photos Thread dial swung out of the way. Note the two adjusting screws, they don't seem to make any difference ?. I'm a little reluctant to move them too much as it might upset things. Kpar
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    AL320G Half Nut

    Thanks Andy, Will take a photo next time up in the shed. The manual supplied with the lathe is hopeless. Kpar
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    AL320G Half Nut

    Hi all, been absent for a while & now back. I've had the AL320g for a while now and just moving into threading, (with or without) the halfnut. My question when I swing the thread dial out of the way there are two gib adjusting screws. Is this to adjust the half nut mesh , if so what would the...
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    Safety Turning

    So is this normal for home machining ?. Obviously I've got a lot to learn. Kpar
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    Safety Turning

    I need some help, Whenever I'm machining High Tensile or S/Steel I get long strings of metal from the cutting tool. A couple of times they have wrapped around my leg if I don't keep pulling them off with long pliers. Stainless is a real worry as it doesn't break away very easy. I've tried...
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    Plumbing Engine

    Finally got my Henry Ford engine running. But just seen a youtube video of Chuck Fellows smaller version. Are plans available or is this one of his own design ?. I would love to build one. Kpar
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    Good Day from Bundaberg,Qld, Australia.

    Hi George, Keith here up the road in Gladstone. I'm only a recent member and my passed hobbies included restoring vintage , classic cars & motorbikes. Health forced me to change the heavy hobby into light stuff. Very limited in machining skills but learning by my mistakes. I have posted a few...
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    Help on Plumbing Engine.

    Thanks mcostello, I do have fine screen mesh under the drip feed. Its the mesh supplied with the plans. Before I decide where to put the mixer I'll make up a new needle & jet to see if I can get a more refined adjustment. Drilling a small .015" hole will be my major challenge though. Kpar
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    Help on Plumbing Engine.

    Well after much trial & error in getting my engine to rum more than about 40 seconds I'm about to give up. I always had a issue with fuel leaking back out the bore so I machined another piston & fitted a O'Ring it now has good compression even without the o ring. I still have issues with the...
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    My first project

    Hitandmissman, I purchased the plans from LEON RIDENOUR Machine Work Model Engines & Parts Knoxville, TN. Ph. (865) 584-9759 leonhfordone@gmail.com Only a few dollars & a very helpful chap. Kpar
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