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21 Dec, 2010

10V Painted and Running

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

I decided to paint Brunswick green with a cream flywheel. I still need to put on the cylinder cover and then mount it on a wooden board. It is coming together slowly!

16 Dec, 2010

10V Part 12 – First Run!

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

Here is the first run… a few issues but got it running after a short time tweeking it…

16 Dec, 2010

10V Part 12 – Errors and Mods

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

I`m not ashamed to say I made quite a few errors during the build of which I`ve learnt from all of them. Here are my errors and how I got around them or the modifications I needed to do to overcome them: First, in the video I don`t know if any of you noticed the [...]

09 Dec, 2010

Part 11 – Flywheel, Steam chest…

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

I`ve been working on this during the odd few minutes I get in my free time so no construction pictures again although most of these parts were quite straight forward. So here is everything together Steam chest mounted – …eccentric mounting Flywheel, still needs more work but running true. Piston… Piston at the highest point [...]

Got back on track with the 10V this week. I got to the stage where I had finished the crank and con rod. This was a real pain because the con rod had been started, the only piece that had been touched on the entire set when I purchased it second hand (strange place to [...]

04 Nov, 2010

Part 8 – 10V – Bearings and Crank

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

I`ve been making some steady progress on this engine and finally I feel I`m getting somewhere. I finished the bearings but it was hard work. My drill wondered on the first hole which made it very tough to re-centre. I managed it by bolting a small strip of steel on the underside of the flat [...]

I had a week off due to being away with work and then when I came back had man flu and felt terrible. However, I had withdrawal symptoms from the workshop so braved a few hours down there, in which time I managed to break my Shumatech DRO, destroy a shop light, fail in attempting [...]

13 Oct, 2010

Part 7 – bottom cylinder cover

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

I managed to finish the more critical bottom cylinder cover today. As I mentiond in my last update, I needed a 5/32″ reamer, I could have waited until the midlands show but a local friend I have recently made had one on hand to lend me so I could continue! No much to say (for [...]

12 Oct, 2010

Part 6 – cylinder ports and top cover

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

I`ve still been working on this over the weekend with some progress and what I did attempt seems to have gone well. I first finished off the cylinder and also drilled the steam ports including drilling and tapping the exhaust. I must admit, I tapped the exhaust a little near to the edge than would [...]

12 Oct, 2010

Part 5 Cylinder

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

Well first problem this evening was of my own doing! I`ve managed to do a superb bore that I`m really pleased with and then I went and faced off the bottom but have not taken quite enough off. I don`t know how I`ve done it as I`ve checked and double checked but I`ve pulled it [...]


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