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Ajax 7 1/2 X 10, home from Kansas


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Made it back to Oklahoma. Picked up my Ajax cylinder and plan to stay around for the Pawnee show.

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As I mentioned, My cylinder was sleeved slightly undersized to match the piston. Does anyone know what the ring end gap should be for a 7 1/2 x 10 Ajax? Figure I'd better double check before I put it together.

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Hello all,

Made it home. The sleeve looks great . Here is what a cylinder is supposed to look like.
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BTW the wonderful folks at AOL lost my other pictures . I'll sort through and get them reloaded.

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Hi Keith, what is the latest news on this project?
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Not much news, I've been busting arse getting a friends Datsun SPL311 ready for a car show in California. We're leaving tomorrow. When I get back next week it will be time to start on my projects, including the Ajax. I'll get back to cleaning and painting bits. Seems like it's about time to remove the flywheel and clutch. That way I can get the main bearings and seals sorted. Since I want to clean and paint everything it will end up coming all apart. It's tempting to fiddle with it and see if I can get it to run before painting, but if I do that it may never get painted. Once I get back to it I'll post more pictures.

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Inside the crank case is painted white but the crank is a red. Looks just like the rusty metal red primer. The racing folks use stuff called Glypthol(spelling?) to paint the insides, but it is shiney. The idea being that it is smooth and the oil runs off rather than sticking to the porous cast iron.

So far the piston and cylinder looks like the real challange. The rest seems to be just fiddly bits, big bits for sure, but pretty straight forward.

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the original collor is light grey with yellow fly wheel jerry
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This one was made in 1946. It looks like the original paint was black with white on the face of the flywheel. As they were upgraded over the years they raised the rated RPM and went from about 20 up to 30HP. The RPM was raised from 400 to 600 RPM, corresponding to the increase in HP. I'm getting antsy to get back to working on it.

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