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Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #195 on: June 21, 2019, 04:04:10 PM »
Hello Craig,

Just beautiful and the sound is GREAT, you need a video that runs at least 10-minutes. Wonderful job :NotWorthy:

Have a great day,
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #196 on: June 21, 2019, 04:14:10 PM »
Looking good  8)

Maybe it is time to start thinking about that next set (or two) of castings  :mischief:

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #197 on: June 21, 2019, 05:20:30 PM »
That sounds excellent  :praise2:  :praise2: Just a little bit more tweaking  :)  :wine1:
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #198 on: June 21, 2019, 05:24:26 PM »
Very nice Craig, a little more tweaking perhaps, but you have made great progress on it in the last few weeks. Hang in there, it's a beautiful engine!!

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #199 on: June 21, 2019, 10:47:25 PM »
Nicely done Craig!

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #200 on: June 22, 2019, 02:19:25 AM »
Sounds great Craig, need to finish the cooling so you can run it in for a while. Great job.
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #201 on: June 22, 2019, 05:49:55 AM »
Hi Craig, a real pleasure to watch this valve train in motion.
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #202 on: June 22, 2019, 11:52:54 PM »
Congrats on a runner!
Looks and sounds great!

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #203 on: June 23, 2019, 02:32:37 AM »
Congratulations Craig.

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #204 on: June 23, 2019, 11:28:00 AM »
Excellent, looking forward to a long video of your engine.

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #205 on: July 06, 2019, 09:45:11 PM »
Iíve fiddled and diddled with this thing some more and if the planets line-up right, and the moon is in the right phase, and Iím extremely lucky; I can get it to run a minute or two before it quits.

The way it sits now, I could never take this thing to a show and expect it to do anything but embarrass me.  I really donít know want else to do with it so itís time to put it on the shelf again, probably permanently this time.  Itís an interesting problem because it seems to fire consistently; it just doesnít develop enough power to sustain running.  In the video you can clearly hear both cylinders firing but it doesnít have a good sharp ďbarkĒ like Iíd think it ought too.  After messing with it for around a Ĺ hour the water coolant tank gets hot enough that you donít want to keep your hand on it.

If you choose to build one of these things, I wish you better luck than Iíve had.  Check all the measurements in the drawings carefully; there are a few errors and inconsistencies; especially with regards to the head, valves, and igniters.  The casting are a very close fit to the given measurements in the drawings so there isn't much extra material for finagling. 
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #206 on: July 06, 2019, 10:01:14 PM »
It looks good enough that it doesn't have to run good. I had a 1956 Mercury Monarch that was like that. You've put in a great effort Craig, and I'm sorry that you didn't get better results.--Brian

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #207 on: July 06, 2019, 10:20:08 PM »
Hello Craig,

It is a beautiful engine and you have done a wonderful job with it and you should be very proud. Maybe a little time away from it and then some minor tweaking and it will run like a Swiss watch. :ThumbsUp:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #208 on: July 07, 2019, 06:57:14 AM »
It's a great engine. I agree with Thomas. Have a break and then go back to it. Go through the ignition and valve timings starting from basics. It sounds like you just need to advance the ignition timing a bit. Especially with the overheating.

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #209 on: July 07, 2019, 10:01:53 AM »
Hi Craig,

Just a thought, do you have a vent hole in the filler cap? I built a Frisco Standard several years ago and I had some problems. I left it for a year or so and came back to it with a fresh mind.
I run mine on a butane propane mix.

John