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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #840 on: December 02, 2018, 11:09:51 PM »
Thanks Steve!
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #841 on: December 03, 2018, 02:45:40 AM »
Dave,
Glad to see you are able to get back into the shop, and the knee is feeling better.
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #842 on: December 03, 2018, 11:07:10 AM »
Dave,
Glad to see you are able to get back into the shop, and the knee is feeling better.
Art

Thanks Art, The quadricep is getting stronger...another month or so and it'll be what it'll be, though I have full range of motion, which is encouraging.   Strength and endurance is the issue now.    Walking a quarter mile is exhausting, and it wasnt' before...but it gets better in spits and spurts....we'll see.  Glad I built my boat when I did!

Dave
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #843 on: December 03, 2018, 03:18:27 PM »
Glad to see you back in the shop  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #844 on: December 09, 2018, 01:21:05 AM »

Got the rest of my stock!!!
OK two cylinder liners done and dusted fairly uneventfully.  They will press home, but before I do, I'll add loctite ect. and then lap them to fit.   So I need to make a 1" split lap
Next will be pistons and rings to suite.    I'll be using the Trimble method...and D/25 for a 0.038" x 0.0380" ring...I have a 1mm parting tool...

Dave


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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #845 on: December 09, 2018, 01:22:42 AM »
And PS....the leg felt good!!!

Dave
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #846 on: December 09, 2018, 01:33:47 AM »
Great to see progress Dave!

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #847 on: December 09, 2018, 01:53:41 AM »
Great to see progress Dave!

Dave

It is!   I'll start tomorrow morning with the lap and the pistons...then I have some "Work work" to do

Dave
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #848 on: December 09, 2018, 02:51:35 PM »
And PS....the leg felt good!!!

Good to hear!
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #849 on: December 09, 2018, 02:54:39 PM »
Good on the leg part but  :ThumbsDown: on the work work!!  Still good to see you getting some shop time though.

Bill

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #850 on: December 09, 2018, 03:14:47 PM »
William has a charity race today.    Toys for Tots.    He's there without me.  I've got the honey do list which is near complete, then there's Tutoring my daughter for her physics exam...and the Work Work...but I think some shop time will happen today

Dave
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« Reply #851 on: December 09, 2018, 11:46:56 PM »
Roughed out the pistons, I've got the inside cobore done, and left 0.030 on the OD.  Next step is to put the wrist pin holes in.   After that I'll use the wrist pin hole and a pin to clock the embryonic piston to put the slot in for the con rod.    Next,   bond in the cylinders, and lap the bores to finish size, which will be about 1.003 to 1.005...somewhere there.     I'll then turn the pistons to suite while mounted on a mandrel with a draw bolt that pulls on a stand in wrist pin.     Typical Westbury practice.

Dave

And yeah.....William TQ'd and won today as well.
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #852 on: December 10, 2018, 12:37:53 AM »
Good day on both counts then!!

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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #853 on: December 11, 2018, 02:12:13 AM »
Got the stems cut to mount the pistons in the mill in a collet.  That will let me drill the wrist pin and cut the slots inside in one set up.    I also got a new handle for the Aciera rotary table  (Sherline with mods)

It's a nice big juicy crank.....love a crank on a rotary table...I'll finish that off tomorrow night.

Pictures tomorrow....gotta turn in

Dave
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Re: A Wallaby of my own.
« Reply #854 on: December 11, 2018, 04:01:58 PM »
Well what a lovely surprise: Steamer in the ol' shid. Great to see you back at it. I'll be keeping an eye on this one fer sure.

Eric