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Old 10-17-2019, 09:15:55 PM
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Well while the M sits in the shed waiting till I pick up a replacement head, another project has been completed ! The old Kelly & Lewis 3/4 type N that has sat down in the back garden shed and has been under water a couple of times as we everynow and then get flooded from the creek that runs through our yard . I've completely stripped it down, derusted, primed and painted. JUST NEED AND ENGINE NOW ! Only thing left to do is shine up the name plate a d reattach.
Does anyone have any information on these pumps? The plate says it is a Kelly & Lewis Melbourne centrifugal pump 3/4 type N S/n 59491 P/n28503 8/8/1930.
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cleaned up real nice....
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Nice work dobo.

I'm missing something here (be quiet Scotty), what happened to the head and valve you sent away?
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Apparently the inlet valve guide was to far gone to repair, so I took Scotty's advise and contacted RobS and he had one in the graveyard, he is going to bring it up to the clearance sale in Wellington the 26th for me.
He's a top bloke.
A big problem down here is all engineering shops are only interested in bigger equipment or mass runs
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Sounds great, both he and Julie are wonderful people you will enjoy a chat with them both. Say G'day to them from us too please. The graveyard in Molong is huge and very well organised with rows of different engines all lined up.
We have a small engine rebuild shop locally and he will take on anything so long as he can get parts or has the equipment to do the job.
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Dobbo, all K and L info is at Thompson’s Foundry in Castlemaine in Vic.
It is now called Flowserve.
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That head will still be repairable. I've seen people on the internet drill the guide right out and screw a whole new one in. I don't know if they are available to buy, or have to be made.

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Pictures attached is of the inlet guide, not much of it left
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I agree with Jarrod,
There would no end of choices for another valve guide close to the size required and then machine it to suit a press in fit and then ream it to suit the valve.
As Dobo said, some companies only want to do big jobs and production stuff where a small engineering shop would jump at the chance to knock one up and fit it.
Would be worth while finding a small engineering shop, does not have to be an engine rebuilder, and have a chat with them. I can think of 3 places up this way that would more than likely do the job. But it is a few hours drive from Dobo to here.
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Dobbo, that whole thing gets drilled out, even the bit that sticks out the front. The replacement part is some 3 to 4 inches long. Not to worry, as you've got it sorted, just don't chuck your old one out as the main casting is not getting any easier to find.
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There's a small engineering shop near me that is very capable, within a couple of hours drive in the opposite direction.
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