Archive for October, 2010

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 [...]

I`ve spent two nights on this now – and things are going slow…but what is the rush I guess!! I was hoping to bolt everything down (drill and tap) and then get the cylinder machined. It has taken me 2 nights to make the jigs, drill and tap and also just face up the cylinder [...]

03 Oct, 2010

10V part 3 – boring the standard

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

I had advice off others on the internet that my methods looked secure but that I needed steel clamps as the brass ones were no use bending as they were. Once they were made I started boring: boring the standard: After testing the bore with my go/no-go gage the bore is an excellent fit for [...]

02 Oct, 2010

10V – Part 2 , Maching the Standard

Posted by: Raynerd In: Stuart 10V Engine

Well after my efforts in facing up yesterday and the comments I recieved regarding the methods I used to hold the standard, I thought I`d continue with this tonight. I did appreciate that when I bore the standard I would need to face up the top surface for the bore and cylinder mouning surface to [...]


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