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Old 12-18-2013, 08:49:55 PM
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My 15 Reid.
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What are you calling a pump chamber gland box????

In your pictures, the one that has the cover that say's Franklin Valveless behind that cover you will find the crosshead and the round rod that goes to the piston. The round rod goes through a gland that has two bolts that hold it in place. take those two nuts off and slide the gland back towards the crosshead, now you can look in that round cavity that the rod is in and there is, at least on my engine two seals. The seals on my engine are 3 piece and have a spring around them that keep them snug around the rod. On my engine there was about a 1/4" of extra space front to back almost room enough for a third seal, also the round cavity the seals are in (gland box) was worn larger than the OD of the seals. I used 3/8" graphite rope packing and made a third seal. Now when I put the glad back on and tighten it, this three seal arrangement snugs down on the rod and seals the pump chamber much better.
OK, I get the cross head & rod, but am still confused by "pump"

All this should do is seal the crankcase from the intake/exhaust/piston.

We have not opened that yet. I am waiting for a rebuilt mas as we drop spark sometimes. The engine starts easy enough but does suffer some running issues and we can check the cross head mechanism also.

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Here is one i recovered from the oil field in russell, kansas. It had been off the well for about 25 years and sitting in the pasture, piston stuck hard.
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Here is a 1906 evans at the ottawa, kansas, show
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My FM 20hp Z I have not taken any pictures yet, but I did make a little video last time I ran it.

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Here is a pic of one of our family's oilfield engines.
25hp Superior.
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I finally had a day off and I decided to work on the cooling tank on the 15 Hp. Bessemer. It was a little chilly in the shop as it was zero outside. I ripped 74 one inch slats of well aged red oak and temporarily bungeed them on the TIGGED stainless tank. Just wanted a more authentic look. Boy! What we do on Oilfield Engines for fun. Enuf Said.
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i like the look greg! any photos of your engine with the tank too?
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Here is another view of the Bessemer and tank. Enuf said
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Thats a great idea Greg!
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