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Offline George

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Rebuilding Coles Corliss Engine and Looking for Tips/Help
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:57:53 PM »
Hello All - I am rebuilding a Coles Corliss Engine and would like to know if anyone has any tips on where I can get the best components for it.  Things like oilers, screws, belts etc.  I have all the original plans but need the instructions to tune and time the engine.

Thanks - George

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Re: Rebuilding Coles Corliss Engine and Looking for Tips/Help
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 07:57:36 AM »
George people will need to know where you are from to be able to identify possible suppliers for you.

Small belts are always difficult to find  :-\

Jo
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Re: Rebuilding Coles Corliss Engine and Looking for Tips/Help
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 08:45:00 AM »
This might sound a bit radical, but have you tried Coles?
http://www.colespowermodels.com/Engines.html
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Re: Rebuilding Coles Corliss Engine and Looking for Tips/Help
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 10:20:50 AM »
George people will need to know where you are from to be able to identify possible suppliers for you.

Small belts are always difficult to find  :-\

Jo

In UK these geezers are worth a try  for small rubber belts :

http://www.cricklewoodelectronics.com/Cricklewood/home.php?cat=573

Although I must admit they've never had exactly what I wanted ...  :'(   close, yes ... spot on, no !!

Dave




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Re: Rebuilding Coles Corliss Engine and Looking for Tips/Help
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 05:55:30 PM »
According to his profile George is in California...and btw...welcome to MEM George. Maybe you can post a short introduction in the Welcome section and tell us about your model engine interests.

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Re: Rebuilding Coles Corliss Engine and Looking for Tips/Help
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 11:44:10 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  I have added a post in the welcomed section.  I have used Coles in the past, but seem to have a  problem getting hold of them.  Are they still open?  I will also check out the URLs for the belts someone listed. 

Thanks.

George

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Re: Rebuilding Coles Corliss Engine and Looking for Tips/Help
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 12:13:30 AM »
Hi George

Welcome to the forum.

American Model Engineering Supply may be a good place to check out; from what I understand years ago he was the one that made all of Coles hardware, grease cups and oil cups.

http://www.americanmodeleng.com/

Maybe easier to deal with than Coles too.

It appears that you are already familiar with PM Research; another good company to do business with.

Dave