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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2018, 04:16:32 PM »
hi all I got a replacement cylinder for the Stuart so the other one im repairing to go on to my Stuart  v10 sos no pics of this bit but mild out the bad port section of the cylinder just bigger than  the valve chest that dune got sum cast iron and made a plug to fit in did this the old way with a hacksaw and files once a snug fit I glued it in place I have sum epoxy witch is resistant to hi temp once that's bin left for a week I will mill it and put the ports back in it right pics   

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2018, 10:00:30 PM »
Good idea about salvaging the old cylinder, Bob.  :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2018, 09:10:39 PM »
hi well it ant bin a week lol I mild off the plug sos no pics of that bit then set the cylinder up in the 4 jaw chuck direst the end off then board our to 20mm then direst the opposite end off the bare in the pic its bang on 20mm that I have going threw the bore then marked out where the ports need to go  right pics   

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2018, 11:09:00 PM »
Those ports look a lot straighter than the old ones! And good job on the bore, Bob. I like seeing the pictures.  :thumbup: :beer:
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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2018, 02:50:21 AM »
Hi Bob. Long time no see!

However, can you put a name to your high temperature epoxy resin please? Probably others are asking the same question.

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2018, 02:47:36 PM »
hi all thanks for the comment's hi Norman the epoxy is devcon hi temp non ferrous industrial I have  had it sum time it stinks lol

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2018, 04:22:08 PM »
Thanks Bob.

I was hoping to find the name of an epoxy which could be the medium to mix a substantial amount of bronze filings.

Actually they were stuff used by gilders and - to my knowledge- were at least in the family in 1938.Shame not to have some use for it.

Actually you saw some of it when you Kindly helped to assist me with a 'newer' lathe.

My formal thanks you and Peter!

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2018, 04:37:11 PM »
hi Norman theirs this type  on eBay this is the number  162449306200

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2018, 06:15:31 PM »
hi all not a lot of pics I direst up the box casting I filled in sum deep casting marks sos no pics of that bit then gave it a cot of black gloss pant do you no wat the silver thing is for made a rod to go in to the top casting for setting up on the angel bracket that I made to hold it still undecided in witch way im going to  mashen it right pics

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2018, 08:25:06 PM »
well im disappointed no one gest wat the silver block is for well its for holding the cylinder wile you drill the hole for the steam port pic

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2018, 09:07:37 PM »
I would not have guessed that nice one! :beer:

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2018, 09:11:04 PM »
Oh okay, sorry, Bob, I didn't realize it was a guessing game.   :coffee:  I've seen something like that before though. P. 146, Tubal Cain (the ME, non-Youtube one), "Simple Workshop Devices", although yours is nicer because it has a backrest, not just a plinth. I like that.  :thumbup:
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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2018, 04:36:15 PM »
well even more pics I fitted the top casting to the angel plate then fit it to me face plate after sum time of giggling abwatt got it lined up on center  once that was dun I glued the top casting on as I did not want to just rely on the clamp that I made up to go across the crank Bering mawnts to hold it in place  then I  turned the front face dawn to size an fast it off then started to boar it out to the rite size right pics I must Point out I did this work sum time back but im on holiday and thort it wood be good to put sum post up wile im a way  when I get back I need to drill and tap the plate that its fixt to so I can mill the Bering supports and clean up the slot in the side and I have put sum pics up of me work bench lol   any way pics   

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2018, 06:26:15 PM »
You really weren't kidding about your bench!

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2018, 10:59:49 PM »
I like seeing work on an angle iron and faceplate!  :beer:
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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2018, 08:33:35 PM »
hi all right as back from me holiday so I got stuck in today on the engine I machined up the other cylinder did not take any pics as it was the same proses as the last on then drilled and tapped the top casting to the base of the angel bracket then got a lump of cast ion cut a lump off yes I no you get a lump of it in the kit but I need to make two  top caps and two bottom caps any way turned up two  top caps then made one bottom cap I will have to dismantle the 10v two get the sizes right for the bottom cap any way me lath is curved in cast ion muck so I think tomorrow will be spent cleaning it  dawn  any way pics       

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2018, 12:57:26 PM »
Nice progress KRV3000; did you find any chilled spots in the cast iron sash weight when you cut & machined it?. these lumps of cast can vary, some machines up nicely other bits can be a pig to machine until you get under the skin.

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2018, 04:19:34 PM »
hi no I had no bother in the machining of the cast ion but the bit that was left I took to work and skim it off at work  :D right I milled the top casting  for the crank bearings right pics
 
   

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2018, 10:20:54 AM »
Looking good, Bob.  :clap:
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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2018, 07:48:49 PM »
hi did a bit more I started on the valve chest first job con vert it all in to mm then start to mashen  it up wat the drawings don't tell you is that there is a off set on the gland fitting (ie) its not in the center it is on the with but not in its depth good job I have the old drawings of the 10v witch shows you this off set any way ones taken to het right thickness I had to get me height gage out and marked the center spot once that was dun I made a filler pace to go in the center of the valve chest this is too keep the drill running strata   then set it up in the 4 jaw chuck and with me center bar got it on center then you have to drill in three steps 2.4 then 3.2 then 5.4 right pics

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2018, 05:27:06 PM »
hi all dun a bit more fitted the valve chest and drilid and tapped the holes and fitted the end cape right pics

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2018, 09:41:46 PM »
hi all dun a lot more will post the pics tomorrow I drilled the bottom cap then drilled the channels for the steam ports all so did the ports for the taps once more the drawings don't show this but I no that on this engine and the v10 there a extra and you don't need to fit them  but if you did want to fit them wat is the hole you need to drill for the tap and the hole  for the feed to the tap and you need to put flats on where the taps fit on to   any way as im making me own taps  so the threaded hole ant a problem but wat is a problem is on the v10 the taps are essay to get to but on the h10 there on the bottom of the cylinder so I have a plan its to make  up sum pipes to go  from the bottom and go up to the taps that will be fitted to the side  and rather than the taps pointing out they will be pointing dawn ( i.e. )  just like your kitchen taps I all so mild out the ports on the second cylinder any way will post more tomorrow

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2018, 05:06:41 PM »
hi as promist pics

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2018, 05:24:57 PM »
hi even more this time with words lol my way of drilling the bottom cap to the top casting made up a 7ba by7mm long  4mm threaded 7ba to go in to the cylinder then filed off the threads so they fit in to the bottom cap  then with a flat plate and a angel bracket clamp up the cylinder to the top casting keeping the port face at right angel then only on the bottom of the end cap and the top casting run sum super glue a rawnd the jont once the glue has gone off remove the cylinder but don't move the end cap then drill threw the end cap with a 2mm drill in to the top casting then  drill with a 2.6 mm drill pics   

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Re: my way to billd a stuart 10 horizontal engine
« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2018, 05:39:06 PM »
even more once that's dune next job the gland nut and piston yes in the kit you get a lump of brass to make these out of but im making them out of bronze chopped up a lump then in the 4 jaw to turn it in to a rawnd the piston od is 19.5 mm by 6.5 thick   in the drawing it says three oil groves well im opting for a silicon o ring sos no pics of this bit as camera went flat  once that was dun I then made the gland nut 12.75 od by 9.6 mm long drilled 3.9 then a 4mm Remer then turned dawn the end for 5.16 thread then cut it off  and then threaded one end of the 4mm rod supplied for the piston rod  5ba thread    right pics