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Nice Job on the Restoration George.I am also looking forward to seeing some video of the engine fired up and running.John
Well Mike I can now answer your question as to when we are going to light the first match. The answer is yesterday. Yes that was a big day to say the least. We had about 35 people here for the light up.George, thanks so much for the pics of this awesome rebuild, and look forward to reading more details. How soon before you think you can strike the first match?
Awful sad to hear another 40 Reeves survived as late as 1965, only to get the torch that late of a date! The stupidity of some scrappers is nothing short of mind boggling!
Dave, I was quite surprised how fast it steamed. About 1 hour 20 minutes. It has new 12 Gauge tubes which were clean so that helps. I suspect it will take a bit longer with a bit of soot in the tubes. It must have 500 gallons of water in the boiler. She is having a few teathing problems so over the next few weeks will get the small details done. I have the governor belts made to put on yet.What a glorious sight! So how long did it take to get steam on the gauge?
Thanks Gary, In the video there is a fair knock. One eccentric is too loose so that was easy to resolve ,however the gears sound like a rock crusher. We got looking at the mesh and it looks like we have to slide the engine ahead about 1/4" to get a better tooth mesh. Just too tight. There are a set of shims at the front cylinder mount that we can remove to fix the problem.George,
It has been so exciting observing the magnificent job and progress of the restoration of this 36 hp Rumely Canadian Special! Thanks for posting photos as you have along the way. It's been great to watch. Thank you for your consideration of the rest of us, George. I'm glad it performed well for you. Like the others, I'd like to see videos! Cheers, Gary