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A Wallaby of my own.
« on: July 23, 2012, 05:30:20 PM »
Hi All,

I'll be documenting this one here.    Hope you enjoy.   Pete (Metalmad) did a full blow by blow at the other place and made a great running engine,,,,hence my name...of my own.
I will be using Bez's castings...they seem well enough...I'm sure they'll be great as one running engine is out there made from them.  I started this at the other site as a "interactive" thread.   That didn't seem to catch on well, ....so although I don't mind input on different ways of doing things....feel free to.....I won't be making it a focus like I did there.   Instead I'll work with the equipment I have and post it blow by blow.  My son is going to be working with me and at the age of 9 is quite young...but he's enthusiastic.    Don't expect any speed records here...... ;)   I'm a busy guy.

Dave





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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 05:36:10 PM »
Dave,

I've got engines I started years ago, and they still aren't finished, you just take as long as you want.

Just make sure that little one gets a good grounding in machining, he's the future.


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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 05:43:50 PM »
Hi Dave

Yes, don't rush it  :)

Just post things up; I'm sure people will ask if they've got questions!

Kind regards, Arnold
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 05:49:42 PM »
Thanks guys .....will do.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 08:57:52 PM »
 :)) Took me 17 years, almost to the day, to do the Stuart Beam. Any longer than that will be of concern tho  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 09:59:27 PM »
Howdy Dave, fancy meeting you here - I guess I'll be following this thread here then.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 11:33:48 PM »
Watching this one Dave  :D
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 12:42:42 AM »
Dave

No hurry.  I think this place is going to be around for awhile, now that we have a full complement of smileys.

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 02:08:35 AM »
Thanks guys!
Im still dealing with the fallout of the other.....but im on it!
Dave
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 03:19:24 AM »
OK here's the pictures from the Hemingway Site.....again



GA showing the basic layout of the engine.....notice the oil pump in the bottom right hand side....think about the datums involved.....nasty bit that is.


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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 04:00:03 AM »
Looks really interesting Dave.
As for progress...you won't be in last place.  ;D
Even if you run past tel.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 04:02:37 AM »
Thanks for the support all... I'll post some more.
Dave
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 06:28:18 PM »
Hi Dave

I happy to have found your Wallaby build here.  Will be following.

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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 02:08:25 AM »
Hey Vince....glad your here!

I've just about finished the oil pump.. I still need to make the pump shafts, so that is on the docket for this weekend if I'm not working this weekend :hellno:....so stay tuned

Next is the gears for the crank, idler, cam shaft and pump.   I plan on using a different method that was used recently by Arnold.  I'll be using a flycutter and making the flycutter per a method put forth in a spreadsheet format by Gail Graham (GailNM).

Because of the make up of three castings in the gear locations, I believe I will need the gears to find the true locations of the pump, cam ect..in situ.   

That's my plan and I'm sticking to it! :cheers:

Dave
 
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 02:13:27 AM »
i will be watching this one for shure  ;D

tel - i got you beat by a mile, i started building a george white traction engine at the age of 12 and i am now ............ er.............well .......... a bit older .............. aw hell i am 44 and it is still not even close to being done.

chuck