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A 4hp REID project by John Burns


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Been working on the side rod bearing, here are a couple of shots!

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I am getting into this thread about 2 years after the fact........VERY impressive.

After having been around castings and machining for several decades I gotta ask.........

Where did you find the casting pattern drawings?

Where did you find the machining drawings?

I am afraid to ask what the pattern making cost.

Did you find any voids or sand pockets in the parts? They seem to show up when your 90% into the machining process.


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Old 01-25-2010, 12:23:28 AM
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Dear tbar, I reverse engineer the origonal engine, I cut up three cylinder castings to make sure we got it right. Had to make some wall thickness corrections ect.

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Charging piston rods almost complete, have to drill and tap for milk can oiler and oil gallery. I also have to split the bearing brasses.

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Looking good. cant wait to see a finished engine up and running
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Additional pics of side rod

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Looks good
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Last pic of side rods,
five in the box, ready to go....we be fast and they be slow....

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Started to machine the main connecting rods today, here are a few pics!
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Rods are looking good!
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Rods turned and rough polished, five,

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John,

I have been reading, looking at this thread and have enjoyed it very much. Great job! Being a manual and CNC machinist myself also engine collector and restore of gasoline engines a few questions come to mind.

(Keep in mind I'm not to knowledgeable about oil engines.)


On the average how much is an original complete running 4 hp Reid engine valued at?

Paying someone else to do the castings and machining is going to cost you a small fortune!

You hope to get a return on your money from selling the castings?

Just trying to figure out why a person would put as much time and money in a project unless he figured he would get most of his money back? Must be a fairly rare engine?

I guess it's not always about the money and time....Keep up the great work!
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Dear John!
The last 4hp REID I personaly saw sold for in excess of $27000..
Yes this is and expensive project, more of a labor of love. I used to make ( design/build/sell) the 1/4 scale model REIDS
so this is my part of the hobby. If we sell any castings it will help defray the cost, not gain any money.
I do not collect engines anymore, retired I have the models I built, so this will be another model (100%) scale.
Thanks for the questions, though, it helps me keep my sanity!!!

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While waiting for replacement castings for lower rod bearings I machined the governor drive pullies!

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Screws and pulleys made,and blackened! On to the lower rod bearings!

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Went to machine shop today to discuss machining bores on the engines. Here are some pic's

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So how are the bores going to be done ? is the steel plate looking tool ? goin to be used ?
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The plate has a hole bored in the center,it also has a hole bored at 12" , this is the center to center finished dimention.
The casting has matching holes machined! When you orient the plate to the vertical lathe, you then pin the casting for location to the plate. Bore the cyl, remove casting, switch casting around and repeat. This insures the 12" dimention and expidites the change over from casting to casting. Remember we are machining five cylinder,

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Lower rod bearings process!

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More pics of rod machining process!


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