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valve guide clearance question & steam engine question

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Old 06-06-2005, 11:32:31 PM
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Well, here's my first question, i pressed in a new valve guide on the intake side in the head on the dishpan Z FM and was wondering what would be a good enough guide clearance for it on the intake valve guide?
and here's my other question, me and my dad was thinking on buying this steam engine,......well, miniture steam engine it has a $100.00 price tag on it and we was wondering if it was worth it? it is all compleate, just dusty, thats it, we was told this is from the 1950's? it has some use to it but it is almost mint condition, i couldnt find any numbers on the engine but it even has the original box that it came in, it say's old smoky. i believe i have never saw a kritter like this in my life, neet though! looks like it only needs those fire pills and some water and it would probably work again, it is made in germany, there is numbers on the box that say D 36. well, i'll stop here, the picture of it can hopefully tell more. we would just like to know how much we should give for it, no more, no less, and what the worth is, and rarity? if possible? i've seen steam engines go on ebay like this for 100 plus so........i dunno....well, they weren't non quite like this that i have ever saw, it even has a whistle on it! and it rolls when in gear! stears and everything!
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Default Re: valve guide clearance question & steam engine question

Valve guide clearance for these engines is not critical. Even if they are a little loose, they work fine.

On the intake, because it is atmospherically operated, it shouldn't be snug enough have any drag. Best fit is just loose enough to move freely.

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Old 06-07-2005, 05:39:17 PM
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Skylar, I have several of these toys. they are fun for the kids to play with, THEY do need to have a little adult supervision. A $100 is a fairly good price. You can buy them new. They are $260ish. Lets see if I can get the link to stick.

Good luck, Matt
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:50:17 PM
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Hi Monty

Thank you for the link.
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