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...
That is really a nice looking engine
Truely an inspirational pice of work,
well deserved Bill.
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.
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...
thanks for posting th pic of the hacksaw, that is a really nice looking tool. I had never heard of them in kit form.
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...
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...
If you suspect you may wind up in this situation, keep a bucket of dry clean sand handy to handle the fire.
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...
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...
I like the slinky machine
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.
OK... an update and a couple of questions:
as I try to get this accumulation of metal parts in the shape of an engine to act like one :-\
wow Tony, that is alot of stuff in a small space.
very well done, I see a few ideas I'm gonna have to employ in my 12 X 16 ;D
can you post a...
Great Looking Engine
6/4/28... Time well spent
Welcome aboard Roger. I have the same lathe, I highly recommend relocating the forward off reverse switch from down low like that. Mine is on a...
Cool! thanks for sharing. as a teenager I worked in a really small mill in the NW, not steam, circular blader rather than band but the pics...
Thanks for all of the replies.
The rings fit the bore before they were installed on the piston with a .002 gap. once installed I worked them in...
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