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A 4hp REID project by John Burns


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Old 09-05-2014, 09:42:39 PM
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Hi John your spot will there. see you soon.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:36:43 PM
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I will be there Monday Fred!
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:39:36 PM
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the engine was coated with "texas crude oil" after a small layer of rust was detected. sounds corny, but it looks nice. the cart is painted flat black.
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what exactly is "texas crude"? is it actually crude oil or something else? i've got an engine with a fair amount of bare metal that i'd like to give this treatment.

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Old 09-07-2014, 10:12:50 PM
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Mr, Conrad,
It is a very black crude oil from texas, not really that thick, it is unrefined crude oil, but it gets absorbed into the cast iron when it's rusty. Can't give out anything more, don't know the exact chemical assay!
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:26:07 AM
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It helps to have a friend that drills holes in the ground. That stuff sure looks good on old rusty engines. My Tips is about ready for a good coating. It seems to be a little acidic. I had some in a coffee can setting on the hopper of my 6hp Kruger-Atlas JR waiting for me to apply it. I got busy and left it there a few months and a hole appeared and the crude ran down on the engine. Made a mess on the concrete but looked good on the engine.
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Interesting, thanks for the info. Being in CT there isn't any crude oil... i think i'll give used motor oil a try. hopefully it has a similar effect!
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Try to find some out of 7.3 Ford diesel that gets an oil change every 8k or so. Really black and full of carbon.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:33:05 PM
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Or any modern EGR equipped diesel for sooty oil.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:15:30 PM
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Sistersville 2014, found out Reid will run backwards.
go figure?
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:37:24 AM
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If flooded slightly, and the hot tube id good and hot, my B&H Reid experimental will run backwards for a few strokes. Like to break your fingers if you don't get it turning fast enough to carry over.
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:53:46 PM
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gathering up extra castings for the 4hp reid, have one set extra.
wonder where I should store them/sell them or trade em??/
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:42:08 AM
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looking for a riveted tank, 12" dia x 36-40" tall, water tank for the 4hp reid
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:03:35 PM
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New storage arrangements for the trailer ,camper and truck, I extended the cement driveway behind garage
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Hello John / others.. I've been following your project with much interest here on the smokstak... I'm a big fan of Brayton engines which the Reid and other piston charged 2 strokes seem to be a direct descendant of ... I started a thread here a couple of years ago hoping to gain some information and share some interest in the history of Brayton engines.. There are 5 surviving examples of Brayton engines... plus 2 which were a version used in the Selden cars... The 5 original Braytons are all in museums ... one is in a submarine.. one is in Germany 2 at the Smithsonian and one at the Ford museum.. none are known to be running since the 1920's ... About 13 years ago I had made a crude bench top version and had it running but never anything that looked like or operated much like an original. About a year or so ago I picked up a very old double acting jacket cooled air compressor that seemed to have most of the correct architecture to build a somewhat historically original Brayton. About 6 months ago I started to make the dream a reality and finally got it running good a couple of months ago.. The Brayton is such a neat running engine... it kind of runs like a steam engine without a boiler... one side of the piston accomplishes the intake and compression stroke (compressor) while the other side performs the expansion and exhaust stroke (expander)... The compressed air is stored in a tank... There is no compression taking place in the expander... in it's original version it has an oil burner that heats the compressed air as it enters the expander. I have had mine running with both a burner and also a spark ignition version. Anyhow the reason I am messaging you here is I think it would be great if someone were to make one or a few accurate copies... The architecture of the Braytons are really diverse... many of them had walking beams on the top or bottom... some are single and others are double acting. I'm not sure what the cost would be but having an original Brayton would be quite a showpiece and also historically significant. Anyhow here is the link to the Brayton thread if you or other followers here are interested.. http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showth...115633&page=12

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Old 03-04-2015, 06:14:47 AM
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Here is some video of the running Brayton
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:06:07 PM
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pretty neat rig, I don't think I would be interested in building any tho. still trying to finish up the REIDS, will have one up for grabs............
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:34:48 PM
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been working on the last three engines.............trimmed crankshaft lengths, main bearings getting machined..........ordered wood for the skids.........
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:01:14 PM
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have the bearings ready to fit, pic's later.
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This has to be the OAFS thread of all times. I can't see how it will ever be topped. Wish I could buy one of these masterpieces.
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I wish you would buy on too. If you want details, call 937 405 5738
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