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A 4hp REID project by John Burns


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Old 04-07-2008, 02:55:23 AM
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They are looking great so far John. Keep up the good work.
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John:

Do they have to be stress-relieved before grinding?

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:02:25 PM
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It wouldn't hurt, but I don't think it necessary.

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Old 04-07-2008, 08:22:20 PM
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thanks for keeping us informed on your progress john, its great to see. keep it up.

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Old 05-19-2008, 10:01:32 PM
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Here are some bedplate pictures.
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looking good john, keep it up
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:17:58 PM
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Here are some current pictures of the crankshafts being ground !
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:56:39 PM
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More pic of the crank!
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:24:14 PM
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John: Thank you, that's pretty neat. I've never actually seen a crank grinding process, but what I have always envisioned is almost exactly like this.
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Here are some more pics of the bearing cap and bedplate!

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how are things coming along john?

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:03:08 PM
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Just got back from portland! Sure is fun ,but Boy does it tire me out. The cranklshafts are at the external mgrinding shop to grind the shaft. Foundry is real busy, so I'm waiting on castings.
The summer shows slows me down a bit with getting things done!

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John, is it too early to ask, what is the price for a new 4hp Reid?
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I am new to this. Is John building new full size 4hp reids for sale?
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:13:43 PM
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I am currently building 5 full size four hp REID engines. There are no plans to sell any of these engines. I will however, have castings for sale! At this point I do not have any way of knowing what the final cost will be. We are looking to break even ( or close) to our cost.

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John, I just want the patterns when your done!
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Default Re: 4hp REID crankshaft pic

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John:

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!

Take care - Elden
Run a good size cutting tip. we did some heavy metal cutting in high school 1 inch or 1 1/2 cut up to send out for recycling as we had no use for it. the thickest we cut was 2 inch that took some time to get hot enough to start making the cuts we usually ran two torches to do it one with a rosebud to help get things hot and one with the cutting torch perfect way to ruin a new pair of shoes in a few minutes
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Here are some pics of the flywheel patterns, ( not completed)

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This is the first pour of the REID cyl. The mold "broke out" so we sawed it apart to check wall thickness , core locations ect. We have some core alterations to make.
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