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Old 07-21-2013, 12:03:33 PM
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Hello all. Just saying hello to everyone here. Just picked up my first old engine project at the Pioneer steam and gas show this weekend. Been interested in these old engines for quite a while
didn't find a hit n miss but did find something worthwhile.

I live up in northwest PA. been tinkering with engines and machinery since I was 6 or so. I know I have a lot to learn
on the in's and out's of old engines but that is half the fun.
plus my restored machine tools need something to do.

I tinker around with just about everything. woodwork, Metalwork, Mechanics, Electronics....well it's a long list I won't
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Be prepared for a lot of questions from a new guy


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Old 07-21-2013, 04:43:18 PM
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Welcome to the Stack. What kind of engine did you get this weekend ? and how was the show ? I have a place up in Epsyville that I get to quite a bit when I am not at a show . Well once again welcome and ask many questions .
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:29:47 PM
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Welcome Aboard, and Ask Away.

Judging by your list of 'hobbies' there, I'm guessing you will be able to lend your own expertise to a few threads as well.
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D Davis well the engine I picked up is a Coldwell cub. early model
by what I can tell it was originally on a reel mower of 1920's ish
vintage not a hit n miss but a throttle governed type has a little condensor and fan over the water hopper for cooling. a little gas and some tinkering had it putt putting along about 2 hours after I got it home. I think it will make a nice little display engine.

and Otto I was told my hobby is collecting hobbies I think it's
just an after effect of tinkerers syndrome. I simply want to know
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Sound a little like me with 'too many' hobbies. I collect anything and everything from toys & games, to hand tools & machinist tools, to cars & trucks & parts there-of, to engines & tractors, and oddball novelties. Basically anything other than the sports related stuff that I never had any interest in.

Kind of curious as to your 'user name' 'Steelspinner' ? I'm thinking metal spinning (forming). Is it that, or turning (machining), or something else altogether ? I'd like to try metal spinning myself sometime if I can get enough rpm out of my lathe to do it properly.
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you hit er right on the head Otto it's metal turning that my name derives from I have 2 10 x 36 atlas metal lathes I have restored.

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Welcome to the stack and to the Hobby.The Alexander Steam Show is not too far from Northwest, PA. Look us up at www.alexandersteamshow.com.
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