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Old 09-07-2019, 05:57:13 PM
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Didn't get much done today.
First was a new pipe nipple to join the carb. To the head.

Next was to stitch the steel patch into the front of the base.
I have never done stitching before but I think it will hold.
It is not a structural piece as the engine I am sure ran with out it.
I just installed 20 or 30 bolts randomly place .
I used J.B weld to help lock the bolts in place.
I waited about 2 or 3 hours for the J.B weld to dry a bit and then hit the patch with a hammer.
I hit two or three time real hard and it didn't move so it must be holding.

Might get some more work done tonight.

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Old 09-08-2019, 02:42:10 PM
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Got a little bit of work done this morning.
Working on making parts for the cylinder head.
The next thing to make is the head studs.
The last three pictures are of the spark timer , I desided to paint it with some used oil as it will get covered in oil when it runs.

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Got a bit more done on the cylinder head tonight .
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:40:19 PM
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Well I had some time to spair so was just going to do a little bit on the cylinder head . Three hours later it was all done except for drilling and tapping the set screw hole for the carb.
I also will have to drill and tap for the priming cup hole.
Then just some cleaning up and it will be on to the valve box can anyone tell me how thick the valve box is or the size of the pipe thread for the muffler ?

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Well work has started on the exhaust valve box.
I started with a solid block of steel 3" x 3 1/2" x 5" and I will just keep cutting until it looks like the valve box I have in a picture.
Lots more work to do on it but aleast it has been started.

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A few more things done.
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The valve box as of tonight.
Still have to cut the seat and lap the valve and cut the transfer port ...... oh and lots of cosmetic work to make it look like it is a casting.

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Old 09-14-2019, 11:18:56 PM
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Got some more work done on the exhaust valve box.
Now just have to cut the transfer port and lap the valve.
The third picture shows the front of the base were I stitched in a new piece of steel. Just some more work and the steel patch should look like cast iron.
The next three pictures show the flywheel removed from the crank too allow the ignition contact to be installed on the crankshaft. The key and the flywheel move with very little effort.

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Got some more things done today
Making some heavy 5/8 nuts to hold the head and cylinder in place.
The next part is the cap for the top of the carb. That guides the needle valve.

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This next part goes inside the carb. And it holds the needle valve and also has the seat for the needle.
The threads did not line up with the seat so I had to bore out the threads and seat.
Then I had to press and solder in a piece of brass and then recut the threads and the seat.
Sill have to do some of the work but I think it will be ok.

Lots of work to do but I am enjoying it and it keeps me busy.

Does anyone have a picture of the rocker arm that runs the fuel pump and exhaust push rod.
As long as i can see what it looks like i can build it to suit.

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Got a bit more work done tonight.
The ignition contact is in place and the flywheel is back in place.
Then I primed the flywheels and the cylinder head.
Now the head will require alot more work to make it look like a casting , but then that is the fun involved in making these parts.

I would like to say a big thank you to the Tribners for the pictures of the rocker arm that runs the fuel pump and exhaust valve .

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Some more work got done yesterday.
The first picture is the cap on the top of the carburetor. I didn't have a large enough piece of bras so I sweated a ring of steel around the brass to make it larger in diameter. Then with the help of a hexagon collet block I made 10 new 5/8 n.c nuts to hold the cylinder to the base and the head to the cylinder.
The last picture shows the two 3/8 n.c studs I made to hold the ignitor in place.

Not a lot but still getting closer to running

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A few pictures tonight of were I am at with this engine.
Lots to do but still enjoying the work.

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Got the studs and nuts done that hold the exhaust valve box on and I got the intake valve keeper finished.
Now on to the next part

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A few more things accomplished today , not as much as I would like to have got done but
First picture is of the valve spring keepers.
Next is just the rod and piston connected up and in the bore. I still need to bore and sleeve the block.
The next two pictures are of the carburetor cap and the needle valve pointer.

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Making great progress Chuck.
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Started to make the wheels for the cart that the engine will sit on.
The first picture show's the 4 hubs all finished.
Second picture shows how I drilled the spoke holes in the outer rim.
Third picture shows all the parts for one wheel assembled in the jig for welding.
Last picture is the other thread wheels assembled and waiting to be welded.

Thanks for looking

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Fine job Chuck! As a fellow machinist I love seeing others ideas and work.
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Worked on the cart for the engine.
Welded the wheels together and got the wood work done.
The steering axle needs to be welded together and I was able to get a coat of varnish on the wood.
Not as much done as I would have liked , but there is always next weekend
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What do you plan to do about a governor. I didn't see the original in any of your pictures? I may have missed it though.
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