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Offline Stilldrillin

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We'll Call it Metisse......
« on: August 02, 2013, 11:04:46 AM »
Time for another, orphan rebuild session!

This, distressed non runner. A Seig HAE 03/ Grizzly H8104, arrived last September.........

http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,7625.msg81675.html#msg81675




I pulled it out of the orphanage a couple of days ago.
Couldn't think what to call it. A pal suggested Metisse.

As it will be a bit of a mongrel, by the time it's done. I thought, that will fit nicely:ThumbsUp:

Apologies to any bike men out there who were hoping for a different project. I don't think the Rickman Brothers should be too concerned!


It's been mangled together, by a bad tempered gorilla. Nothing is in line/ square. Even the factory installed displacer bush is leaning!




The cooling fins had been jammed on at half mast. Then someone has tried to "unscrew" them. Breaking the swaged joint......
A few days soaking in WD40, allowed the ring to be pulled off. Giving access to the displacer, cylinder flange screws.

The square flange would spin, like a ball bearing.......




M5 screw, to drive the flange. Plus a digging in tool.........




Came apart nicely........




Silver soldered........




Thanks for the dip n dab, fluxing tip Jo!  ;)  Wicked through, nicely.......




A 3 thou' flick across the face. Near enough........




That's the first bit, straight and square.......




Shouldn't take too much to sort..... Mebbe!

David D
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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 11:13:41 AM »
Hey I had a Stuart beam with similair properties: nothing was machined square on that either  :-\.

Nice to see another orphan being loved  :ThumbsUp:

Jo
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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 11:36:37 AM »
It's already looking better David. It should make a fine display model once restored too.

Bill

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 12:36:15 PM »
Can't find it at the moment, but one of the lads on the Model Engineer web site built one of these a year or so ago, I think some of the drawings for it are on the thread.   Ian S C

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 12:52:15 PM »
Well done! Should be a beauty now that it's in the right hands.
What is Jo's dip n dab technique? I'm hoping it refers to soldering and not one of her suitors.

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Stan
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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 12:57:36 PM »
Mr Drillin', where do all these orphans come from? Mr Bumble would be quite envious, although they seem to do much better in your hands than his.

Cheers, Hugh.

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 02:00:58 PM »
Nice start on the reconstruction Dave, should make a nice addition to you ophan shelf.

Don

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 02:26:11 PM »
What is Jo's dip n dab technique? I'm hoping it refers to soldering and not one of her suitors.

"One of"  :lolb: I haven't caught one in decades: They run too fast for me  :shrug:

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 05:29:35 PM »
Jo.
I've had several orphans like that! The worst was the recently, (almost) finished, Robinson.
I usually manage to balance one cock eyed part, against another. Few people seem to notice.......  :embarassed:

Plenty more orphans awaiting their turn.  ;)

Bill.
Thanks for that!
Unfortunately, no engine display shelves in Mrs. Drillin's house..... :(

Ian.
Unfortunately, that's another site I don't frequent, often. I'm not a model engineer......

A link would be much appreciated, if you ever come across it again.  :ThumbsUp:

Stan.
Thanks for that!
Dip n dab?
Jo's recent tip, to wet only the solder area with water. Then the flux powder will adhere, only where it's wanted. It works too!   :praise2:

Don.
Thanks!
Please read my reply to Bill.  :-\

David D
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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 05:50:15 PM »
Good start David.

Metisse...  what a lovely name for an engine, and as you mentioned, very apt  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold
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Procrastination is nearly the same, but it precludes machining.
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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 07:22:03 PM »
Thanks Arnold!  :ThumbsUp:

Hugh.
Sometimes I also wonder just how they get here!   

We had our annual steam up/ charity meet, at the end of May.
At home time. Engines safely in the car, I returned to dismantle my cleared table.

This was abandoned, on the table!  :o  Couldn't  leave it. I had to bring it home........




Also. Not really an orphan. This has recently arrived from Australia.......





A couple of years back, I posted some pics of the inmates, on Modder..........  http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,6150.msg65089.html#msg65089

There's always room at this orphanage.......  :)

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 07:59:59 PM »
Hey Stll, my great grand maw ran a boarding house in the deep South ( in the base town of the 101st Airborne ) during the Depression and WWII and she taught all her kids to never turn down the needy and wanting. Glad to see you're doing the same. :cheers:

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 10:31:33 PM »
Hi Eric.
I guess the phrase, (with apologies to Dr Barnado), is 'No Destitute Engine Ever Refused Admission'.  ;)



Pressed out the lop sided displacer bearing.......




Made another,  with a couple of thou' hole clearance and larger, 12mm dia base.

Held in with sleevelock, it should stand square.......




Also a new shaft, as the bent original had also been chewed with pliers.   :facepalm2:


The main bearings had been hammered in........




So, I drilled 'em out.

Then opened out the holes to take 9mm o/d ball races.......




Didn't have a 9mm reamer. So, I triple drilled to size. Finally, using my 9mm "brass" drill.
The bearings are a beautiful sliding fit! Two, in each frame.


Got to tackle the crank, next........




Thanks for watching........

David D
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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 10:58:42 PM »
Hi David, nice start on the orphan
By any chance is there a nameplate on the base
BODGE IT AND SCARPER INC
cheers

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Re: We'll Call it Metisse......
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 11:20:43 PM »
Still with you David...you are making some rapid progress on this one too. Looking great.
Bill