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Offline Craig DeShong

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #165 on: April 15, 2019, 12:50:57 AM »
Thanks for the comment Bill; Thanks to those of you silently following alongÖ

Work has been progressing slowly on this model.  Lots of little parts to make, and lots of fitting and re-fitting.  A while back I was thinking it might be nice to build another of these, once I get this one done and figure out all the nuances.  At this point Iím thinking I want to get it done and then run a million miles from it. :hellno:  Yep, itís been a frustrating build.

I finally have both igniters complete and functioning nicely- so my ohm meter says.  I seem to have picked up a little leakage in the intake valves.  Iím hoping itís just a shaving or two unseating them, something a thorough cleaning should flush out.  Below- a photo of the engine so far:


Iíll give you a close up of both igniters- an interesting action and as you can see: lots of little pieces.


The other igniter



Finally, a video as I turn the engine over
Craig

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #166 on: April 15, 2019, 01:04:20 AM »
Awesome engine Craig.---Brian

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #167 on: April 15, 2019, 01:07:22 AM »
One of the coolest things about the Standard engines, all the great motion on the top of the engine.
Nicely done!

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #168 on: April 15, 2019, 03:32:46 AM »
Craig,
There sure are a lot of fiddly bits on that engine, looks great.
Art
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #169 on: April 16, 2019, 08:01:34 PM »
Still following along with interest  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1: It's a fascinating engine  :) Some of the pictures of the igniters are blocked for me  :( are they on PhotoBucket?
Best regards

Roger

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #170 on: April 18, 2019, 01:44:53 AM »
No Roger, the photos are hosted in Google photos.  I just tried with a browser not signed into google and still saw them so I can't imagine why they don't appear for you???
Craig

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #171 on: April 18, 2019, 01:49:18 AM »
The ones in reply 162 are not showing here either, just a little icon line.

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #172 on: April 18, 2019, 03:24:45 AM »
Craig,
I think you let your shop gnomes out of the shop and they are fiddling with your photos now. Dangerous thing those rascally critters and electrical gadgets. Chris is right about post 162.
Art
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #173 on: April 18, 2019, 03:53:19 AM »
Those NASTY Gnomes, Chris would say, "Not enough chocolate chip cookies" no doubt.  I have the gnomes converted back into helpful shop elves and re-processed the photos.  I can see them so I'll assume y'all can too now.  Thanks for pointing this out.
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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #174 on: April 18, 2019, 12:13:55 PM »
Those NASTY Gnomes, Chris would say, "Not enough chocolate chip cookies" no doubt.  I have the gnomes converted back into helpful shop elves and re-processed the photos.  I can see them so I'll assume y'all can too now.  Thanks for pointing this out.
You found the right cookies for them, pics are back!   :Lol:

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #175 on: April 18, 2019, 01:28:43 PM »
Thanks for the video Craig. Sure will be a fascinating one to watch running.

Bill

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #176 on: May 02, 2019, 10:07:00 PM »
Thanks for all of you who are following along.

I havenít posted on this project for a while but Iíve been slowly slogging along toward its completion.  Itís pretty much together at this point, sans the water pump and accessories (such as stand, fuel tank, water tank, electrics, etc.).

Iíve run into many more drawing errors; but errors on fabricated parts.  I also had to make modifications to the mixer in order to fabricate it and assemble it.  I have some silver soldering to do, mostly plugging the intake and exhaust manifolds where ďdrill throughsĒ were required in order to machine them.   

Hereís a photo of the ďmixerĒ side of the engine.  In this photo the intake manifold and mixer are evident.  I managed to fabricate the needle and spray bar in the opposite direction from where the drawings show, but then Iím left handed- so I figure itís handier for me that way anyway. :shrug:


In this photo you get a better look at the mixer.  I really like the design of this mixer, I think it will work well.  The needle adjustment is the knurled knob on the left.  The throttle is the big lever on the top.



Here is a close look at the top of the engine from the mixer side.  The dual levers allow running adjustments to the igniters.  They are going to be a bear to set up but Iím thinking they may actually serve a function after all.



Here is a photo of the exhaust side of the engine.  The brass flange is the water inlet.  The two threaded openings in the cylinder walls are for lubricators- yet to be installed.



Here is a close look at the top exhaust side of the engine.  The large brass piping is the exhaust.  The smaller copper piping is the water outlet.

Craig

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #177 on: May 02, 2019, 10:43:58 PM »
Great progress Craig, everything looks real nice!

Dave

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #178 on: May 02, 2019, 11:15:28 PM »
Hello Craig,

Following and enjoying this build.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: building the Frisco Standard Model
« Reply #179 on: May 02, 2019, 11:49:19 PM »
Lovely work, Craig. Lots of things to go round and round and up and down.---Brian