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A 4hp REID project by John Burns


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Nice Work John !! Very worthwhile project.
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Here is a picture of the bed plate on a lucas boring mill.

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looking good john. keep up the good work.

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I'll be interested to see your progress! Thank you for sharing your project!
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Here are a few current pictures of recent parts , side connecting rods and crank shaft.

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..nice work, John! Looks like fun.
...Are you reproducing these parts, or are you making a scaled down version of the big Reids????

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Looking good John!
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:49:25 PM
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Mike, I am building full size replicas of the 4HP REID!

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thnaks for keeping us updated john, keep up the good work, and i am looking foward to seeing them when they are done.

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:37:22 PM
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Another picture of second operation on crank shaft!

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looking good john. how long did it take you to turn the ends?

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:23:07 AM
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Takes 10 to 12 hrs per crank, 4140 mat'l

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Looking good John!
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Default Re: 4hp REID crankshaft pic

John:

Where did you get the raw material (IF you will give away your secrets.). It looks like you had steel castings made especially for those crankshafts.

Those are gonna be nice shafts.

What do you do about heat treating or does that alloy remain stable after machining?

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They appear to burnt out of plate to me Elden. You can see the distinctive pattern produced by a Blanchard grinder on the blank in the background. Looks beautiful John!
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Eldan, they were billet cut (acetalyne torch) from large plates, annealed and ground. Then they were water jet cut to the blank dimentions.

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Old 03-29-2008, 06:28:16 PM
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4140 has very strong tortional strength, it is a common alloy used for a variety of things. Any steel supplier can provide it for you.

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Eldan, they were billet cut (acetalyne torch) from large plates, annealed and ground. Then they were water jet cut to the blank dimentions.

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That must have been some torch to cut that out! I can see how you do the mains but how do you turn the crankpin unless you have a really big lathe!

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I have a local crankshaft grinding shop, all I have to do is give him accuratly milled square dimention on the throw and he will grind it!

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Old 04-07-2008, 01:14:46 AM
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More pic's, next stop crankshaft grinder!
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