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  1. cl350rr

    Steam Engine Tractor

    Thanks for adding the video, great mechanical sound to it
  2. cl350rr

    Steam Engine Tractor

    Really a nice looking machine, do you have a video of it operating?
  3. cl350rr

    Beginner here, is this a good way to proceed

    You may want to mention, where you are, there may be members in your area who can help you get started. I have never purchased a new lathe, always used. It may not be the right path for you but my first lathe was a small AAA brand junker off of Craigslist. I spent a good bit of time working...
  4. cl350rr

    ANVILS

    my father had a 4' piece of railroad iron under his workbench, it was on rollers right under the bench top and you could pull out as much as you needed to pound on and roll it back out of the way when not used. I have a small railroad iron anvil I bought years ago, it is shaped and fairly...
  5. cl350rr

    Nickel plating

    Current may be more important than voltage, try a small wall wart power supply or some resistance to control the lower the current
  6. cl350rr

    Used Computer Hard Drive Parts

    The discs are just the thing for building a boundary layer turbine, thank Tesla
  7. cl350rr

    My first boiler

    Wow, that is a good looking boiler, nice work
  8. cl350rr

    For Sale: German Hand Held Tachometer

    Really a work of art inside, lots of gears and rotating parts, all brass and shiny inside, has several selectable gear ratio for different RPM ranges. Includes original case which shows some wear but keeps the Tack protected. $75 + shipping from 23452
  9. cl350rr

    The small oscillation 4-cylinder steam engine

    That is really a nice looking engine
  10. cl350rr

    April Project of the Month

    Truely an inspirational pice of work, well deserved Bill. Randel
  11. cl350rr

    Rockwell lathe value

    don't know about value as in money but I had access to a rockwell for a couple of years and I would like to get my hands on another. the vairable speed function is really nice. Randel
  12. cl350rr

    I must have an Iron deficiency

    If I had the means, I would act on this one. some really cool early machining history here ready to go to the scrapper. Please save them if you can... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320676321211&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT Randel
  13. cl350rr

    My Wooden Shed.

    thanks for posting th pic of the hacksaw, that is a really nice looking tool. I had never heard of them in kit form. Randel
  14. cl350rr

    Iron Piston Ring Surface Prep

    I have no idea how to test wall pressure on rings this size. outside of the bore they have about .030 gap. installed in the bore they have .002 gap. I assume that should be sufficient wall pressure. the rings were made 1.000.
  15. cl350rr

    Iron Piston Ring Surface Prep

    just came in from measuring: bore is 1.0030 at most a .0005 taper front to rear piston is .9975 ring to groove clearance is .0030 so... I guess a new piston is in order :)
  16. cl350rr

    Scroungers watch out! Magnesium is more common than you might think.

    If you suspect you may wind up in this situation, keep a bucket of dry clean sand handy to handle the fire.
  17. cl350rr

    Iron Piston Ring Surface Prep

    thanks for the input. run in... I have but not for a long period. I will try that next. when I tested with valve block and plug removed I did not get sufficient compression. that's why I am asking about the bore and not the valves as that's the first thing everybody points to when I say I am...
  18. cl350rr

    Iron Piston Ring Surface Prep

    I have spent most of the winter in search of compression on my Odds and Ends engine with minimal success. I have now produced 4 different sets of iron rings for it and the last set are about as good as I will be able to do. I installed them and tried the engine and the compression is better than...
  19. cl350rr

    Kerzel meets Slinky---

    I like the slinky machine
  20. cl350rr

    New Here

    welcome aboard, please say more about the CO2 motors, I have an old one on my bench that has been awaiting my attention for a few decades. Randel
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