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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.

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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.


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

Vince

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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:

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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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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:

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2019, 09:34:25 PM »
Hi everyone!
It's been awhile.  Things have got busy for me, and not much time for steam engine fun.  I try to do a little every week, but building rifles, shooting archery, and events with the kids........and work:(
Just wanted to post a few updated pictures.  I got a few hours today and built my valves.
I can see the end coming, but still much needed time in the shop to complete.

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #72 on: June 08, 2019, 10:12:07 PM »
Really coming along well!


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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2019, 02:35:30 AM »
slowly getting back at it.
Here is more I worked on the last couple days.
When I profile a part, it works better and tools last longer if i drill holes around, then use the end mill to finish.  Fastest way to remove metal is with drill bit or band saw...Drill bits and band saw blades are cheaper than carbide endmills also.

I'm changing some things as i go, so you can see my cam had to get bigger with the bigger crankshaft.

« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 02:48:21 AM by flopearedmule »

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2019, 04:47:04 PM »
I found an old wheel that was used for a flat belt.  It was at my grandma's old homestead in an abandoned building.
I guess I could have bought something that might be little better, but I guess it turned out ok.
It could use a little more meat/weight on the diameter.  If i find a piece of pipe someday that has the right diamter, I can always add to it.

I'm going with an outside flywheel, I'm hoping it will maybe will run smoother.

I'm surprised how far off the spokes were to the edges on this old pulley.

First thing I clamped on the spokes and squared the edges.  Then i could go to the lathe and start making the taper lock.