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Jost Lampfan rebuild.


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Old 12-09-2016, 07:32:03 AM
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Default Jost Lampfan rebuild.

I have just joined this forum.
Iím a retired machinist and have a decent machine shop at home, but have no experience whatsoever with hot-air engines.
Iím trying to rebuild a Jost Lampfan which, I have learned from searching the Web, has a single-cylinder, Beta-configuration Stirling engine.
I need drawings, exploded views, photos of a complete unit, anything that would help me reproduce the many parts that are missing or broken in the engine.
Iíll look into the fan proper if and when I get the engine to run.

I will greatly appreciate ANY help.
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Default Re: Jost Lampfan rebuild.

Some pictures would be good. They made a # of different models and styles. Hope to see it running. Will help all I can. WES
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:20:29 PM
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Default Re: Jost Lampfan rebuild.

Thanks for your reply.
I posted initially in the Gas Engines section by mistake, and included pictures.
For some reason I cannot attach pictures to my post in the Hot Air Engines section.
Please see my post, same heading, in the Gas Engines Section.
Thanks again.
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:49:43 PM
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Default Re: Jost Lampfan rebuild.

Re-name your pictures and then you will be able to post them again.
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Default Re: Jost Lampfan rebuild.

Pictures of my Jost Lampfan.
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Just one more picture.
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:19:00 PM
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Default Re: Jost Lampfan rebuild.

I've never heard the name Lampfan. I have a Jost Radio fan with a 32" blade. Behind it is a floor model Lake Breeze. Brent Rowell is the go to person for information on Hot Air engines and fans. Ron
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:52:46 PM
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Default Re: Jost Lampfan rebuild.

The 'Lamp fan' was one of Jost's earliest models made just prior to his patented "Radio Fans" which were initially gamma type engines with gear-driven brass blades. The company later simplified (and cheapened) the design with a gamma engine driving larger aluminum blades directly from the crankshaft. All of these fans were made by the Hubertus Raab Co. in Zeitz, Germany but sold by the Jost Co. based in Bombay, India during the British colonial period. I have one of these early examples which you can see here in the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtTNYiuS3iU

I'm sorry but I have no plans or drawings and as far as I know none exist. What parts are you missing?
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Believe this is what you have. think Brent Rowell has one of these. Very, very nice piece. add some pic hope it works
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another pic WES
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