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Offline jeff l

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2017, 01:15:32 AM »
Hi Simon .I had the shape wire cut on these , I still have to sink the rectangle hole .Jeff

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2017, 04:05:57 PM »
Looks neat Jeff.  Some more work on the valve bonnets and I've realised the Boley has a nifty trick up it's sleeve - because the collets fit inside the mandrel you can hold stock independently of the main chuck and use it either for a depth stop or in this case for getting the bonnets square inside the 4-jaw - neat eh?

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2017, 06:32:48 PM »
ingenious nifty trick  !! i shall keep that in mind...........Good work going on here...shall we see it at Forncett......hope so

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2017, 05:54:52 PM »
Been a bit lazy with the camera and have got a bit behind with the build log, so just a few pictures of the valve stem packing nuts and making the wrist plate.

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2017, 06:27:10 PM »
Good to see some more progress Simon.

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #80 on: August 14, 2017, 08:07:59 PM »
Today's job was the governor cut-off levers - took quite a bit of head scratching to work out how to form the lobe.  Started in the lathe with a piece of bar offset in the 4-jaw to rough out the shape, then in the mill I drilled an axial hole for a piece of brass rod.  Back to the lathe I machined away more material to reveal the axial hole and then bonded in the piece of rod.  Back to the mill I used the rotary table to form the lever shape and then back to the lathe again to part off.

just need a bit more clean-up around the lobes to remove the last bit of excess material,

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #81 on: August 14, 2017, 09:32:35 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #82 on: August 14, 2017, 09:46:15 PM »
Seems perfectly obvious and straightforward to me,  Not! 
It's challenges such as that which keep the interest up I find, a good solution Simon, well done.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #83 on: August 14, 2017, 11:11:46 PM »
 Interesting approach , well done!

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #84 on: August 15, 2017, 07:45:10 PM »
Nice solution to get this special shape.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #85 on: August 16, 2017, 11:11:42 AM »
Thanks guys!  Here's a picture of the finished levers with the valve stem assemblies,

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #86 on: August 25, 2017, 02:03:54 PM »
Excellent work Simon.  One of the best things about following another person's build is learning new ways of doing something.  Thank you for posting your work.

Dennis

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #87 on: August 25, 2017, 11:13:53 PM »
Very nice work Simon.

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #88 on: August 28, 2017, 09:17:27 PM »
Thanks Dennis and Bob.  Finished off the inlet and exhaust valve levers then back to the dirty stuff as I made a start on the cylinder block feet casting.  The two feet are cast as one and I'll split them once I've machined the major dimensions.

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #89 on: September 03, 2017, 06:54:17 PM »
Feet split and mounted under the cylinder block.

Simon.
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