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Offline flopearedmule

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2019, 12:37:03 AM »
well, I started over on the one I messed up.  I'll machine the ports tomorrow.
It broke loose before I got half way around.  Loctite has very little shear strength, but its really powerful when you try to pull it apart.
After i see where the valve will be, I might just put some flat heads in to hold it extra.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2019, 03:08:24 AM by flopearedmule »

Offline Zephyrin

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2019, 10:29:31 AM »
For such repairs, I would have soft soldered a tiny brass insert in the "extra" steam port, followed by a shaving of the whole surface.
two countersunk brass screw in a place not swept by the valve would hold this piece, or maybe the inner sides of the valve chest could be made larger to maintain it.

Offline flopearedmule

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2019, 02:44:28 AM »
I have enough pieces made to assemble and feel good about the build so far :cartwheel: :pinkelephant: :cartwheel: :pinkelephant:
Sharing some pictures.
Next, is keep building parts to add on to the cylinders.


Offline vcutajar

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2019, 04:05:53 AM »
Looking good.  Great family shots.

Vince

Offline flopearedmule

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2019, 02:53:29 AM »
Hey guys.
what do you all think of making this rod arm round?  Hopefully better than the square one cause it will be hard to get it square again. :ROFL: :lolb:

Offline crueby

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2019, 04:00:49 AM »
Make the second one octagonal so you can tell them apart!   :Lol:


Looks great round!

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2019, 06:07:05 PM »
+1 for round!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Offline cnr6400

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2019, 06:29:25 PM »
I think Mr Ericsson who designed the Monitor engine was a believer in strong but light engine components, for highest possible engine speed - so my vote would be round too, since rounding it will lighten it. The engine's looking great so far!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Offline Johnmcc69

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2019, 08:12:07 PM »
You're doing some really nice work there!

 ....round.  :ThumbsUp:

 John

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2019, 11:27:23 PM »
Round it is :cheers:
Thanks!

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2019, 12:03:38 AM »
They look great! Top notch finish.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: