Author Topic: Southbend lathe engine  (Read 509 times)

Offline mnay

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Southbend lathe engine
« on: January 21, 2019, 11:08:19 PM »

I have a question.  A friend has a reprint of the book, Machine Shop Projects, by South Bend Lathe Works.  The last project in the book is a two-cycle gasoline engine.  The instructions cover how to machine the parts, but it has a number of cast iron castings.  It doesn’t seem to mention how to make the castings or where to get them.  Did they come in a kit at one time?  Or did they just expect you to make your own castings?  Has anyone heard of one of those engines being built?

Mike

Offline steamer

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Re: Southbend lathe engine
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 12:15:40 AM »
Ive seen those prints in the SB shop book.    I would suspect that the engine was to be shop project, and as a result castings would have to be sourced either though the school itself, or by a local foundry.

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Re: Southbend lathe engine
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 01:55:05 PM »
FYI  I was curious about that book and tried searching for it and found that the book can be downloaded for free.

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=16819