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Another Reid

Skidmore

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01/24/2016
Can't get enough of these Reid Engines. Started restoreing another one this month. I had some timbers sawed out of white pine. Its easy to drill and bolt together.I use the big square headed bolts out of the band wheel to bolt them together, we run everything down the center to hide the fuel volume tank and water line. will post more pix later.
 

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OldironPhil

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Good looking timbers, what type saw mill was used to cut them. Band saw, buzzsaw, ect. PS sure must be nice to live in the heart of Reid country. Phil
 

Skidmore

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Worked on the bearings this week end , she must have ran for awhile sagged down on the clutch side. I melted down the bearings and cleaned the bed plate and installed a dummy shaft in the bed plate,leveled, squared and centered it setting the shaft on jack stands. Dad showed up with a bucket of yellow clay from the road ditch near his house
and said this is what your Grand Dad used for dam around the shaft.mix ratio was 4parts clay to one part melted snow I think:bonk: .We only poured the bottom halfs since the top never wears,cut new wood shims out ot some yellow pine and set the wheels back in place. I may have left out a few key steps like don't pour the babbit to fast and make sure the shaft and bed plate is hot but not too hot. trial and error:)
will post more progress this week:wave:
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Skidmore

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Timbers were sawed on a band mill 8x16x10 nice and true. I would like to find someone near me that had a circle cut mill so the timbers would have the saw marks on them. Thanks Phil
 

Skidmore

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01/24/2016
Finally got back to work on my Reid project. I put the wheels and crank back into the freshly poured bearings, seemed to fit nice with new wooden shims. Installed the pistons, rings, valves and plumbed the gas and water lines. Started it for the first time and it seemed to run pretty good, still needs a few minor adjustments. Every one of these I do seems to have a different personality. Next I am building a wooden stave water tank and I will be putting the finishing touches on with a coat or two of linseed oil, some polished brass oilers and the original brass tag. Hope to have it at the North Bend Show, May 1st weekend.
Thanks for your posts.
 

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Skidmore

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01/24/2016
Here are some pictures of my winter project I got it finished in time for the North Bend State Park show. She started and ran from 10am to 6pm and never skipped a beat, seemed like the more it ran the better it got. Check out the sign we had made for it . We always put the well name and # also who pumped it through the years. It makes a nice conversation piece for the old timers.

Now I need to get back to the tillinghast project I started this winter:wave:
 

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Trd Harper

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:DGreat looking engine. I like the sign and especially the cooling tank!

What is that nestled between the flywheels at the rear of the tank?

Ted
 

Reed Engine

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07/10/2019
Worked on the bearings this week end , she must have ran for awhile sagged down on the clutch side. I melted down the bearings and cleaned the bed plate and installed a dummy shaft in the bed plate,leveled, squared and centered it setting the shaft on jack stands. Dad showed up with a bucket of yellow clay from the road ditch near his house
and said this is what your Grand Dad used for dam around the shaft.mix ratio was 4parts clay to one part melted snow I think:bonk: .We only poured the bottom halfs since the top never wears,cut new wood shims out ot some yellow pine and set the wheels back in place. I may have left out a few key steps like don't pour the babbit to fast and make sure the shaft and bed plate is hot but not too hot. trial and error:)
will post more progress this week:wave:
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Just passing on some info, since they outlawed babbit mud because of asbestos finding something to use has been an issue and not everyone has the yellow mud you used. We have found a great easy to find and cheap substitute, Play Dough.
 

Ray Cardoza

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04/13/2010
thats what ive got to use when i get my bearings done for my wade. the babbitte right ? or something like that
 

Skidmore

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01/24/2016
Its just a homemade catch can I made out of a piece of 5"pipe ,welded a handle and set of legs on it so it fits between the timbers. keeps the oil off the parking lot at shows.
Thanks for the question
 

Tremel

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10/28/2016
Play dough is cheap and plentyfull in my household. I use it all the time to dam for babbitt.
 
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