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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2018, 05:26:02 PM »
Ok haven't done a whole lot the last few days been feeling a little under the weather. But here are some pics I took of where I'm at on it.
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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2018, 08:50:05 PM »
   I did get out in the and worked on the legs. It's seems a little top heavy right now I'll see after I get the flywheel made and put in place along with power cylinder and see how it feels the. If it still feels a little tipy and top heavy I'll add a couple cross beam under it to widen its stance. So here is what I've got so far.
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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2018, 02:56:42 PM »
Ok did a little this morning made the power cylinder mounting flange.
Cut it n the nc machine mounted cylinder temp with a couple of the screws.
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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2018, 07:36:53 PM »
Was really nice outside this afternoon ended up taking Rowdy "my boxer" for a long walk so didn't get a whole lot done this afternoon king of like this morning. But I did get the bearing mount blocks "pillow blocks". So I am making headway on it just not to fast.
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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2018, 07:53:44 PM »
Did a little today  and started looking at a burner design one thing I neglected to do yet.


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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2018, 03:32:07 AM »
It's coming along nicely!

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2018, 05:10:36 PM »
Ok I think I have burner that will work we shall see if it will or not. It maybe needing to be shortened up to allow more wick and a larger flame.



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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2018, 08:11:27 PM »
Worked on getting the flywheel done.



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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2018, 09:27:37 PM »
Starting to look like an engine with that flywheel!  :beer:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2018, 05:38:24 PM »
Well I'm officially retired been sick since my last day of work. Been struggling with a horrible cold. Anyway here is a short update.

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2018, 07:28:32 PM »
Well have a happy retirement!  :beer:

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2018, 12:10:53 AM »
Thanks Tom!
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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2018, 05:45:00 AM »
George.
 You retired, same date as me.... Just, 12 years later.

Relax. Settle in. Enjoy!  :thumbup:
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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2018, 06:40:05 AM »
Sod relaxing, you now have more things to do than ever before...    Still, enjoy retirement Doc.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2018, 01:08:50 PM »
Have a long and happy retirement George.

I don't seem to be able to find anywhere near as much time for the workshop as you do even before you retired and I finished my escape tunnel in April 2009!

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 01:21:10 PM »
Thanks guys!
Haha I like that "finished my escape tunnel"  :lol:

I'm hoping to get a little more time in the shop. I know in the summer it probably wont happen with all the other things I want to get done. It did feel really weird this morning not heading off to work. This is my 2nd Monday of freedom.
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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2018, 03:48:21 PM »
That's the nice thing though you can always visit!

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2018, 09:58:13 PM »
No Tom believe it or not can't enter the building not without 2 forms of ID and birth certificate. Even though I worked there it doesn't matter no entry one of their stupid rules! One of the reasons I left that and the dud I worked with was a dumb ass but the boss's pet which I had to re-do or fix his work continually with on credit for covering for him.


Any who I did get out in the shop a little.

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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2018, 12:42:06 PM »
Ok this will probably be the last post in this build.


Final post engine completed



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Re: Stirling Engine
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2018, 05:35:10 PM »
Great job Doc. I enjoy watching sterling engines. :-)
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