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Who's currently working on an Oilfield Engine?


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Old 03-03-2019, 09:06:08 AM
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Default Who's currently working on an Oilfield Engine?

Kinda quiet on the O.F.E.S. board lately. Anyone working on a winter oilfield engine project they could share?
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:57:46 PM
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I am working on a Sheffield 6 hp for another collector 7" bore 2 cycle crosshead style engine. Rob
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:21:28 PM
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I m putting the cylinder on my 20hp Patton the getting rings made. Then pour cross head babitt. Wat fun they said lol ����
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:17:15 AM
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I plan on finally finishing my 15 HP Reid in the spring. Still am undecided on what I am going to use for ignition. I have the hot tube setup or I have the magneto with the eccentric. No matter what I end up with, I still want to display each system to show what was offered by the factory. Might set it up to run off a carburetor too instead of propane. Decisions, decisions lol.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:09:36 AM
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Not on a Ried--but with a Reid. Does that count? Gotta clean the ports again soon. Seem to be getting a little too much blow by. And the last gas I got doesn't ignite as well, so I need to refigure the gasoline-to-kerosene ratio. (That might be making more blow by too.) I filled the tank on up the day before yesterday, and the wind's been stirring it; so maybe it'll run better now. Don't know til I try. I'm off work for a couple days now, so that should give it plenty of time to stir.

Since you were looking for conversation, maybe that counts. Winter'll be over soon, right? Then people in the north will want to live again. Sun does that. Or maybe it's birds. I've never figured out which.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:26:34 AM
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Joel: Of course your post counts. Actually I've read quite a bit about your Reid on the Stak. You power your entire shop with it off a lineshaft correct? Nice hearing comments from Rob and Dirk too. I remember when this place was buzzing with activity. Lately it's been way to quiet. Hence, my post.
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Default Re: Who's currently working on an Oilfield Engine??

Before he died, my dad had a custom trailer fabricated for his 35 HP OC Bessemer engine, but he wasn't able to get all the coolant plumbing and air starting system finished before he got sick.

The coolant plumbing is quite straightforward, and I won't have any trouble getting that finished; but I would like to find someone with an oil field engine that is set up for air starting so that I could get a better idea of what I need to do.

I have a compressor engine mounted to the trailer and have an air pressure tank that should be ok. Just not sure about the valving and whatnot I'll need to make it work. I understand you need to get a volume of compressed air into the cylinder to give the piston a push, and then get the valve closed again for the compression stroke.

It's too nice of a set-up to let it sit unfinished, but I need some advice or an example to work from.
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I m putting the cylinder on my 20hp Patton the getting rings made. Then pour cross head babitt. Wat fun they said lol ����
Hey Dirk, still got the South Penn ?
Got any pictures of it after you finished it ?

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Been collecting parts and SLOWLY working on making up a 10hp Jones portable engine. I hope to use it to power my shingle machine. Been having some health problems. Just wonderful how they can slow down fulfilling plans! I've decided to sell my good 25hp Jones. Best to all.-John
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been working on a couple diff engines, here's a Bovaird and seyfang half breed on ajax bed, bored and sleeved, runs pretty good utube vid link
https://youtu.be/q_6shNAwIFk
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David, nice running Bovarid. I love the simplicity of those half breeds. You have that one dialed in nicely. Bring it on down to my show on the 27th of April. Should fit right in with my loosely organized piles of scrap iron.
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Working on a 12 hp pattin combo, 5 hp Abel and waiting on a 10 hp jones.

At our club. 15 pattin is getting a building put over it and a bessemer power is restored. Have to get jacks mounted and rod line up for display
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