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  1. Gordon

    Thankful

    I just want to express how thankful I am and I am sure most others are also that we have a home work shop where we can still go to the shop and build a new project, tweak an old project or just fool around. All of us would have obtained more raw stock if we had known what was ahead but we...
  2. Gordon

    Silver solder or braze

    That may be true but you have to realize that you have a question and what the question should be. In my case in spite of being involved in welding and fabrication for many years I had never heard the term silver brazing until it came up in this thread. The only terms I was familiar with were...
  3. Gordon

    Silver solder or braze

    Thanks for the explanation. I have always thought of brazing as using brass rod and anything with silver content silver soldering. Silver brazing makes more sense. I have done a lot of brass brazing and some silver soldering/brazing. My first experience with silver soldering was with the 5%...
  4. Gordon

    Silver solder or braze

    I have made them using 45% silver solder. So far it looks good.
  5. Gordon

    Silver solder or braze

    I am a little bit confused here about terms. I thought that there was brazing done with brass rod or silver solder done with silver content (45% in what I have). Is silver brazing something else?
  6. Gordon

    Split bushings

    I may give that a try. Actually it may be possible to do it with the two halves just held together in the lathe chuck. The OD is not s critical and the ID can be reamed to final size in position. I actually have some half round stock which is close enough to try it. Some times we need a jog to...
  7. Gordon

    Split bushings

    When making split bronze bushings is there a way to make them other than making two and machining half of the bushing away? If I make one and split it there is a gap since the thinnest saw I have is .010 so there is a .020 gap. Am I missing something? Gordon
  8. Gordon

    Silver solder or braze

    I am making a crank shaft for a hit and miss engine. In the past I have machined the crank from solid. Many folks here seem to make the crank from individual pieces and silver solder the pieces together so I thought I would try it. My question is whether it is better to silver solder or braze. I...
  9. Gordon

    Atkinson Differential Engine - Making it work?

    I am amazed at how many errors there are in a design which has been around for such a long time. I encountered the same problems. I took some off from the oscillating arm and shortened the valve a little. I mounted the exhaust valve horizontally.
  10. Gordon

    Do a parts of engine that takes longer than a day !

    I have removed a part from time to time but usually I have been able to add a reference point to put the part back in the correct position One big thing is to preplan the entire operation so that you do not have to remove the part in order to do some operation which should have been done prior...
  11. Gordon

    Need source for electronic ignition kit

    S/S Machine has a complete package. Distributor, module, etc. Shows for Snow engine.
  12. Gordon

    Ignition module

    Has anyone tried the Banggood ignition module? They have an ignition module for $21.07. I am a little suspicious because they say it is for a hit and miss sterling engine. Does it work? Price is certainly good if it works.
  13. Gordon

    Atkinson Differential Engine - Making it work?

    Some differences in design. I tried the Gingery design first and this looked better but still not a good engine.
  14. Gordon

    Atkinson Differential Engine - Making it work?

    I did not seal it at all. I used a different set of drawings and the cylinder is made from a solid piece of cast iron which dissipates the heat better. Ray Moye made his using the original Gingery and I don't think that he used any water either. He had his running for several runs of 30 minutes...
  15. Gordon

    Atkinson Differential Engine - Making it work?

    You are making amazing progress in a very short time. FWIW I made the bosses with a shoulder to fit into the main part and attached them with four 4-40 socket head screws Worked well without depending on Loctite. Example: 1.25 dia boss w/ 1/2" bore and 5/8 dia shoulder to fit a 5/8" hole in the...
  16. Gordon

    Snow engine thoughts

    I have it running but it keeps getting out of adjustment. I cannot keep the set screws tight enough. At this point it is no longer my problem. Due to some strange circumstances I ended up selling it. I was working with a guy to sell him one of my engines and the next thing I knew he bought 15 of...
  17. Gordon

    Atkinson Differential Engine - Making it work?

    Suction on intake has not been a problem in that when it is turning over there is fairly good suction at the carburetor throat. I also wondered about atomazation and tried a vapor carburetor but that does not make any difference. Obviously this engine was never going to power anything useful. It...
  18. Gordon

    Atkinson Differential Engine - Making it work?

    I am really looking forward to seeing your results. It certainly is one of the most frustrating engines I have ever built. I have played around with a lot of changes and have not found anything which makes much difference. I have played around with my 2 D cad moving stuff around to simulate...
  19. Gordon

    Software in the cloud

    It all comes down to your situation. At $1/year everyone signs up. At $200/year 50% sign up. At $2000/year only 1% sign up. Again it depends on what your use is. If I only have to get myself to work I can buy a Kia. If you move one ton parts you will buy a big truck. If my income is $20,000/year...
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