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1st running of Blackstone in 87 years Whately Engine Museum


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Old 09-20-2009, 08:14:49 PM
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I just got home from the 10th annual Whately Engine Museum show Whately MA.. I cannot beleive that this was the 10 year! I brought my newest toy a 1901 Flyball Blackstone oil engine, I tinkered with it there for abouyt 60 hours and off she went. Here is a short video ot it running on Youtube. It was a great turnout we could have not asked for better weather I am allready looking foward to the 11th annual!
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Not too bad for a 100 + year old engine!

Never make anymore of'em like that.
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Default Re: 1st running of Blackstone in 87 years Whately Engine Museum

Mike
Nice work on getting it running so nice. I was at the show today for a short time, and took a short video of your engine running with my digital camera. It was a great show, and is getting bigger every year. It's also my closest engine show.
~ Jonathan
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Here's a pic of Mike on that big hand crank. He should have arms like Popeye after all that cranking!

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Thanks Nick, It was a scarry thought to use that crank, But it was the only way to crank it over and I was pretty suprized at how nice it fell off the crankshaft when it fired
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