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Old 12-09-2012, 04:22:27 AM
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good stuff Joe when we started digging it out i did not think that the bore would ok but the engine angels must have been with us when we dug it out ...
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Thanks for the update, also a nice looking Emerson in the background. F.J. W.
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i managed to find and buy original transports for this engine the same size as the chassis that was under it all bolt holes matched,and is now back on it's wheels
a long time from when it was first built maybe 110 years ago
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I finally got around to doing some work on the Coulson, i wanted to make it run with the original side shaft but it was to far gone, so i had new gears made and made new cams for it .
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Managed to get the shaft mounted on the engine to day.
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Managed to get the shaft mounted on the engine to day.
What's wrong with that shaft? It looks WAY too shiney!
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You would only need to leave that shaft out in the open here for a couple days and it would look as if it was original. The salt air here will rust out plastic buckets.
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Great stuff Joe. I look forward to seeing it running.
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Thanks Patrick but it still has along way to go , i need to make some pattens and get some castings done .
Yes it needs to rust a little but that will happen over time as it is not sheded , we are luck that it is a dry climate here and rust is not to bad, cast iron is not affected mostly it is usually the steel that rusts .
But being upside in a creek bed for 90 years or so didn't help this engine either.
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I got the oiler finished and mounted , there was some of the original studs left so i welded nut to them to get them out, it took a bit of time to get the oiler to work right .
A lot this engine looks like it was copied from the early Crossley engines ,the flywheels are the same and the governor and oiler are similar , Wayne Grenning governor drawing are very helpful , thanks Wayne .
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