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Old 08-19-2014, 07:28:36 AM
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Hello all,
After a rather long hiatus, I'm back in the shed.
It all ground to a stop when I found my engine had a cracked rocker arm post. ( pictured). I had a 6 month hissyfit...
That, and six months renovating the 110 year old 'Moreton Bay Girls School" which has had me completely occupied!
I had it brazed up, but I'm not satisfied with the outcome, so, does anyone have one I could purchase?
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:41:16 PM
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Hi, I have what you need. Contact me through private messages & sort it from there.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:58:29 AM
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I thought I better put up a bit of a progress photo. Thanks to aussiehawker, I have a few more parts on the way soon, so I'm looking forward to moving forward again. Once I am happy the timing assembly is complete and should work (no doubt with a bit of tweaking), I will send piston and cylinder off to be sleeved.
Again thanks for the people on this forum who have helped with advice, and those hard to find parts.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:51:23 AM
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Slow but good progress for you now. Something that I have just done with our Buzacott Farm Pumper is to find and fit the small 4" pulley that fits onto that shaft and sits behind the flywheel. I have done this to ours with the hope that I will drive something off it one day. It is a slow revolution pulley and when I asked about what it was supposed to drive the only answer I got was to drive a cream separator or butter churn. Either way it is there and ready for use now.
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Slow but good progress for you now. Something that I have just done with our Buzacott Farm Pumper is to find and fit the small 4" pulley that fits onto that shaft and sits behind the flywheel. I have done this to ours with the hope that I will drive something off it one day. It is a slow revolution pulley and when I asked about what it was supposed to drive the only answer I got was to drive a cream separator or butter churn. Either way it is there and ready for use now.
That's interesting, could I see a picture of that pulley?
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:24:17 AM
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To rotate pictures using a Mac which should be the same for Ipad double finger select open with then use preview and open the picture.
then go to tools on toolbar rotate left or rotate right or select command L or Command R to do the same.
Save photo using preview by file save as and it will save with the correct orientation for you to post this works for pdfs as well as pictures.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:37:41 AM
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Muzzery..............if I may be so bold ,when you make a trolley for your engine use large wheels . I had small ones but now I have larger ones 18 inch diam . Makes it so much easier to handle ,they can be a top heavy outfit
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:37:24 AM
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Cylinder and head off to engineers this week for sleeving, valve work, etc. there is a lot of waiting involved in this game, isn't there! Fortunately I have plenty of other things to do... I might look at that little ibc piston pump while I wait..
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Here is a pic of the extra pulley behind the flywheel. Do you like the BLING on it?
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:44:03 AM
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Thanks cobbadog, nice looking engine. I have been looking at a pulley on ebay like that, I might buy, and if it fits, great! ( a little gamble)
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It is a very simple flat belt pulley with about a 1" shaft from memory. If you like I can measure that up for you. Our pulley is not an original one as I had to bore the hole out to suit the shaft but the key way was still right for some strange reason. Hopefully you have the long shaft on your engine to fit the pulley. I did not but I did ask about one and soon enough someone replied and supplied me. It did take me ages to put it into place as I had to fix up the bottom half of the engine before putting it all together.
So now FLO has all her working parts + 'bling'.
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So it appears two years have passed! i just received the cylinder back this week. he also set up bushes on big end and gudgeon pin, made a new gudgeon pin, seated the valves.
that was a long wait, but he didnt charge, so that was a good thing! i will have to do a little work in return, on his old queenslander house.

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Its been a while! i'm just remembering how to attach pics!
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It is good to see some more progress. We love our Farm Pumper and enjoying showing "Flow" off when we can.
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ID:	243008Some time ago, I pressed in new bushes for the crankshaft. I secured them in with a lock set product, but I stuffed up the positioning of the rear bush- it is approx 2mm too far towards the front of the engine, so when I mount the crankshaft in and fit the front "timing" cover plate( sorry, regular engine terms don't quite fit this machine) , the plate won't bolt up tight to the crankcase.
Rather than try move the bush, which I have already scraped to some sort of tolerance, I decided to shave the inside end of the bush.
My method goes something like this. I turned a timber rod on the wood lathe, from a bit of pine scrap. It is about a mm smaller than the crank diameter, so it turns freely. Then I cut a slot through in the appropriate spot, as seen in pics, insert dowell into crankcase, insert Stanley knife blade into slot, and turn by hand, to scrape gingerly until the crank will fit.
I have to say at this point that tolerances are something I guess, as there don't seem to be any guidelines. End play on crank, well I guess bugger all, being a soft metal bushing!
I certainly wouldn't reccomend me for any modern engine reconditioning jobs! Haha!
So that is tonight's job, then I'll start looking at cutting some gaskets. I bought some 3mm gasket paper for under the cylinder pot, and I am tossing up the idea of using it for the head gasket- a quick Google search found some guys use copper, some use paper without dramas. It's $70 plus to have a copper one made, although o feel confident I could cut one from a bit of sheet. Any ideas?
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Old header tanks from gravity hot water services are good,after cutting it out,anneal it.
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there are some photos.
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Next job was to fit piston, conrod, and crankshaft into crankcase, and replace front timing cover. I did it twice, as I thought of checking grease journals, after I assembled it all!
And the faithful hound kept an eye on everything...
I do need to buy one more greaser if anyone has a spare?
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It is looking better all the time. I bet the hound wont be just laying there when it starts up as these engines bark out a noise.
With your missing grease cup, which one is missing? The one that fits into the end of the crank shaft has a left hand thread on the cap all others are standard.
I get my grease caps from John Humphries of Vintage Spares, Ghinni Ghinni, NSW. He has new and some "rustic" ones available. He can be googled up to find his website and then email him. Great to do business with.
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I was swanning around Bunnings today, as one does, and was surprised to find the piece of 3/4 gal waterpipe I needed for my exhaust to mount on! In Bunnings!
I also emailed John humphries of vintage spares, he cannot supply a greaser like mine, so if anyone has one if love to buy it? The existing ones are 42mm at the top, with about 13mm thread at the bottom. I need a standard right hand thread capped one.
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