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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2017, 06:08:03 PM »
Sorry Jo
      It's difficult working down the bore it's good job the valves are in line with the bore.



     Mike

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 04:14:55 PM »
Thanks for all the useful information Guys and Gal.  All help gratefully received.

Mike did you carve the inlet manifold from a solid block?

Colin

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 06:32:48 PM »
Colin

            I made them from a castings, A made a pattern which give 3 elbos.

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 07:19:11 PM »
Mike,

Is there any possibility of buying a set of these casting from your good self at any point in the future.

Many Thanks,

Colin

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 07:48:50 PM »
:headscratch:

I thought that was where we were earlier in the week.  :noidea:

Edit: or do you mean just the elbows  :facepalm:

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 08:06:07 PM »
Earlier in the week? It's only Monday today :headscratch:

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 10:27:31 PM »
Jo,

I was just asking about the elbows.  I sincerely hope I don't need the crankcase castings else I have made a giant mess of things.

Colin

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
Colin

        Yes I can do just the Elbows, no problem.

         How about one of these as well.

   Mike

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2017, 09:53:07 AM »
He is incorrigible  ::).

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2017, 11:03:15 AM »
Mike,

I think I'll settle for just the elbows at the moment.  I'd love to think I might get to the stage of building the 6 cylinder version, but it will not be soon.  I think you should be able to sell Jo a few more sets, she likes to build things in triplicate.  I need to retire.  I've just had four weeks with next to no work after 7 days a week since November.  I'm getting use to not rushing round the country or chopping up metres of Unistrut to make brackets for wireless access points.

Can you PM me with details regarding payment for the elbows.

Thanks,

Colin

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2017, 04:30:09 PM »
Well I said it would be a slow job.

Bought the inlet manifold castings off Mike.  Very entertaining time trying to mark out the little things.  Marked them all up as one casting with the three manifolds and machined the face to the cylinder and the face for the inlet pipe. and then drilled the two fixing hols per manifold.

Trying to shape the castings to the drawing was fiddly due to small size, so I cheated a bit.  I copied the  manifold drawing, cut it out and fixed it to a piece of 1/8" plate and filed a master pattern of the shape.  Was then able to fix this to the casting and shape casting using small linisher and files.



Whilst waiting for a 1/4" ball end cutter I made up a jig to support each manifold to machine out the inlet tracts.  The jig is shown on the Cowells mill with one manifold attached.  The plan is to bore down the casting (without breaking through the bottom or side 1/4" dia then a short counterbore of 5/16" dia 3/16 deep.



Remove the manifold turn the jig on its side and mount the manifold so the radiused side sits in the slot machined in the jig.  With a bit of luck the heads of the fixing bolts will sit in the 'T' slots of the mill.  As I type this I've just realised I should have tapped the fixing holes rather than making them 6BA clearance.  Oh well saved by the 'T' slot.

A hopefully useful piece of steel also followed me home today.





Wants a bit of a clean up and need to source a few bits.

Colin

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2017, 05:04:44 PM »
 :Love: that looks very useful. What other gadgets came with it.

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 07:09:47 PM »
Wow what a handy and pretty little mill. Must have been a love at first sight  :Love:

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2017, 10:27:04 PM »
Jo,
Unfortunately, not lots as the seller also has an F1.  Primarily he used this machine for cutting gears for clocks and specialised injector nozzles for power station boilers.  Has suds pump, couple of the support arms with tailstock brackets, spare circular table (or whatever you call it) for vice, spare body to convert to vertical mill, few collets.  He has spare castings for these and the tailstock.  Both the F12 and F1 had originally been owned by the same person.  If you have a source for some collets I would be interested.  He is going to machine a few parts up for it for me and also for his F1.  It is the same guy who is after a 4 jaw chuck for his Hardinge lathe.

Perry, yes I think so.  It needs a good clean and maybe a repaint, runs nicely with very little backlash.

Colin

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Re: Anzani 'Y' Engine
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2017, 09:26:06 AM »
W12 are the Schaublin collets that fit in the spindle. F1 is the type of Aciera mill.

Could you take photos of the other bits that came with it and I could provide the correct names for them...

W12's are available new  :paranoia:

Jo

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