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Henry Ford's engine

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Old 09-17-2005, 04:07:18 PM
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Default Henry Ford's engine

I thought there used to be a place for model engines. I can't find it now, therefore this may be off topic.

Has anyone built or know personally anyone who has built the model or replica of Henry Ford's first engine? I have a set of plans. I am planning on buying a lathe. I am no machinist but would like to get my feet wet trying to build this. I sure do need to get some more info. before I dive in.
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Old 09-17-2005, 05:01:19 PM
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Not too long ago I posted a picture of this engine on SmokStak and it generated a lot of interest. Here is the link:
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:24:13 PM
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Not sure how long ago this was posted but here goes...

I had absolutley no machining experience except for "common sense" and a lot of help from friends that are machinists. I purchased a Grizzly lathe/mill and have made (5) small stationary steam engines with that equipment.

If you have the cash then I would suggest a Smithy. If your looking to save a buck then I would suggest a Grizzly combo. You are going to be spending at least the same amount on tooling so it's up to your wallet.

I just bought plans about an hour ago for Ford's first internal combustion engine from Leon Ridenour in Knoxville Tennessee. I can't wait to get that project started.

Good luck with yours.

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Default Re: Henry Ford's engine

Last winter a friend of mine gave me plans to build one,im about 75% done
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