Author Topic: Westbury seal back to life  (Read 1162 times)

Offline michelko

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Westbury seal back to life
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:52:54 AM »
Hi guys,
i build this engine many years ago. When i worked in a Metall working Company during study i was allowed to use the machines.
It took the lunch breaks  from 19992 till 1997 to build the engine (plus  some saturdays).

The engine rested some years because it didnīt start anymore.

Over the hollidays i inspected it and found the valves to close adjusted so they didnīt fully  close.

After adjusting the Valve lash it started right on.


Michael

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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 12:02:21 PM »
Very nice and smooth runner  :ThumbsUp: - was this your first engine ?
If so, rather a ambitious start.

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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 01:46:38 PM »
It was the first ic Project. This was my first metallworking Project:
A steam engine:

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 02:01:14 PM »
What a delightful engine Michael. That's great that you were able to bring it back to life after all these years so it can be enjoyed again.


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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 02:46:25 PM »
That is a fine looking engine. Did you make it from solid?
The Hemingway kit has a casting that hides the valve mechanism, yours is much more interesting to watch.

Gerrit
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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 03:38:59 PM »
I'm glad it was nothing serious  :ThumbsUp: An excellent runner  :praise2:

Your first steam engine wasn't a trivial project either although technicaly a 'wobbler'  :)
Best regards

Roger

Offline michelko

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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 01:06:11 PM »
Hi,
since the seal was running again i was motivated to put some work in it. Because of poor compression i decided to relap the Pistons and make new Pistons. This time with two compression rings.

It starts now realy nice (the shop has no heat and ist 0 Degree now).

After that a thought off an old chasis whre the Motor was build in years ago.

Put it back in again and ordered some toys from China. That is a waterpump and a smal Radiator.
Together they were around 10 euro.
The pump ist working realxy nice but is alittle affected by the ignition. In some Position it donīt want to run with the engine running.

The electric starter is also a nice feature.


here are some Videos with the engine in the chasis. Have to make it nice, it is just a quick and dirty set up.




Michael


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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 02:10:01 PM »
Hello Michael,

Very nice looking engine and it sounds really good.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 02:52:54 PM »
LOL  I like the sound of that one....it has a certain  " Don't (#$**(@#* with me" sound that I really like.....just at idle!

Dave
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Offline michelko

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Re: Westbury seal back to life
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 12:23:17 PM »
Hi guys,
 i thought i could put some love into the seal and rework the distributor/waterpump.
I had some helical gears on the shelf that fitted the size of the engine.
Here is the gear Setup. Dizzy and waterpump will be next.
The Dizzy will get an hall pickup.

Michael