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12hp Domestic – The Jungle Engine Story


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Just got our reproduction brass tag for the engine. Got the idea off of another post from the Stak. We had it done in the UK by Chris Astell www.vintagebrassplates.co.uk he did a great job. Best thing, I was able to send him the blurry picture of the original and he copied it perfectly and 'aged' the brass. From start to finish it only took two weeks - very fast!
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Engine sounds good in the video, congrats!
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You ARE goona bring it to Boo this year, aren't you?????
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good job. crazy story It must of ment to be.
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Here the post from my April 3rd 2011 thread that I started to get suggestions about straightening a bend in the crankshaft. I don't know why I just didn't post it here.... Just want to get the story all in this thread.

Need some input and advice on this so I thought I would post as a new thread. The crankshaft is bent on the sideshaft side of the engine. It indicates a little more than a ¼ inch. The bend begins just outside the bearing cap. Suggestions wanted…..

Leave it?
Sleeve it?
Straighten it?
Or?

Thanks for the input!

Here is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1t9WNi3t8I

Video disclaimer: I know the engine isn’t dialed in yet and there is a high-pitched squeak. We haven’t had it running enough to dial it properly and the squeak comes from the rubber stopper we put in the mixer intake to help with suction.
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The engine is almost done! Earlier this week my father and uncle cut some stanchions, busted some concrete and positioned the Domestic for the crank bending operation. Great idea using the I-beam in the barn considering a few tons of spancrete is sitting on top of it! Real simple process; however, simplicity did not mean it was easy. Especially when you are bending the crank up so much you get that sick feeling like something bad is about to happen! I have been told that sick feeling means your doing it right. And so we did – our first crankshaft bend job didn’t turn out too bad.

Here is the video I took right after we finished indicating and put it back together for a test run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8v9Ezk6QpU

By the way - I say 60 thousands out of round be it is much less than that after reinspection.
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Other than ageing a few parts on the engine it is done! Here are some pictures and video before we moved it from the shop to the barn. Very fun project and a great runner! Ran out of gas right at the end of the video

Enjoy and thanks for following the story!

Here it is running: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37abLyWQpp4
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VERY nice engine. AGEING, how does that differ from cosmetic restoration?
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I want to RUST up a couple more parts, that is what I should have said
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I had heard of this story before now but I had not followed it untill tonight. Amazing work. I honestly would have expected the salt air enviroment coupled with high humidity to have eaten up the iron alot more then that. Obviously some impurites in the iron on the side shaft had lead to accelerated deterioration in isolated spots but overall the the engine was in vary good shape. I will have to try that JB Weld fix for cylinder pitting I allways figured you needed to re-bore or live with cylinder pitting.
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Default Re: 12hp Domestic – The Jungle Engine Story

I would think a sweaty rag or organic debris sitting on the shaft would cause a lot of extra rust because it would pick up so much extra moisture.
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