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COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder


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Old 11-22-2010, 09:47:12 AM
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I just have 1 question, If this is Kevin's engine why isn't he doing any of the work loading it? Hmmmmmmm
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Mike: Just a smart guy and knows when to stay away from work , when there are others around that can do it better . Didn't see me in the photos, did you . If those guys wern't around, we would be doing it all, and no photos.......... .
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Mike we all had some kind of job that day. Paul's job was the under boss making sure the crew was on it. Mine was to head up to Paul Harvey's office and dig deep. Now for all this said this is my favorite photo. One guy working the rest watching. It just shows the big boss should never be gone to long.
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Here is another photo Paul standing there with that pretty pink camera. For some reason Paul is alway's in the spot light.
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I would like to thank all involved for making this happen. Big thanks to Dr Paul Harvey and the CPM crew for getting the engine out and getting it ready to load. Thanks to Justin, Gary, Doug and Carlton in getting the engine to southern VA for the restoration all went smooth. Paul it's always good to take a road trip, Where next? The engine will be placed back at the museum next summer. PS looking for any kind of literature and a large dynamo for the engine.
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So.....................is it running yet?
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Well, it was less than a week after getting the 35HP Bessemer from it "SLEEP" at Coolspring, that Justin, "WOKE IT UP" . The slower run is the first start and the second is when the governor began working. WHAT A SIGHT. WHAT A THRILL . All that smoke is from a bit of over lubrication, but that's OK, us old guys need that, and KK just loves it.



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That was one heck of a job, I know the engine wasnt stuck but to get it running in less than a week WOW! im impressed.
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Great Job. I would love to see a longer video. How did you start it? Belted up, roll over by hand, air start or rock backwards against compression.
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Yes, I would like to see how it is started also. Can it be done by hand? I would think back-wards against compression might be possible.
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