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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #420 on: February 13, 2020, 06:56:37 PM »
Tried a new pickling solution, Zee's Stinking Hoppie. Think he'll notice the coppery flavor? Had one of the elves trot down there with the part to dunk it in his bottle...   :Lol:

I can put up with a lot of things...but touching my Stinking Hoppie makings is not one of them.  :cussing:
Also, your faith in your elves is misplaced. If one of them manages to grab a Stinking Hoppie, he/she may not want to go back.  ;D
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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #421 on: February 13, 2020, 08:09:59 PM »
Tried a new pickling solution, Zee's Stinking Hoppie. Think he'll notice the coppery flavor? Had one of the elves trot down there with the part to dunk it in his bottle...   :Lol:

I can put up with a lot of things...but touching my Stinking Hoppie makings is not one of them.  :cussing:
Also, your faith in your elves is misplaced. If one of them manages to grab a Stinking Hoppie, he/she may not want to go back.  ;D
No worries there, the elf was in full HazMat gear since I told him the bottle contained gnome exhaust... I think he took some more along to refill the bottle with...   :LittleDevil:

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #422 on: February 13, 2020, 08:13:12 PM »
Update on the long-missing/misplaced/mispicked M5.5 tap that I've been waiting for, and asking for replacements for the replacement one... Thought it should be here today, turns out they took an extra day to carrier-pigeon it over to the post office, finally gave me tracking info (after asking for it), and it wont be here till Saturday. Just in case they still cant read a label on their shelf, I got an order in for one elsewhere that I threw in on an order for other parts. We'll see which gets here first and correct!
So, still can't make the nuts for the frame rods....   :censored:

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #423 on: February 13, 2020, 08:19:36 PM »
Continuing on with the valve rod guide, with it cleaned up in the pickle, started milling away the last material in the center areas...

and finished off with rounding the outer ends on the sander and filing...

before assembling into the engine:

things all fit well so far, next need to make the nuts for the top of the valve guides.

Getting pretty crowded in that space, and have not even started the crosshead guides or the Stephenson linkages that go in there!

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #424 on: February 13, 2020, 08:21:11 PM »
Oh, and I need to add the rings around the tie rods through the valve guide...  :slap:

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #425 on: February 13, 2020, 09:05:57 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Hope the elves' squirrel roundup went well the other day and they got a few sides and some 'burger in their freezer.   :LickLips: :shrug:

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #426 on: February 13, 2020, 09:41:17 PM »
Hi Chris

Still quietly watching, admiring ans learning. Looks goooood   :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #427 on: February 14, 2020, 01:39:31 AM »
Looks good Dog still with you and enjoying it!..... :Love:




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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #428 on: February 14, 2020, 07:06:01 PM »
Yesterday made the nuts for the valve guides, and added the ring to the tie rods to hold the guides in place.


Then, to my amazement (and the elves too), the CORRECT tap for the M5.5 nuts finally showed up.   :pinkelephant: Elfred and Elfric were quite shocked, and had to study the markings and measure it to be sure. They can't figure out why it was so hard to get one...

Now they, um, I, can make the nuts for the frame rods, 16 of them I think. Plus 4 more if I add the ones at the ends that would hold the engine to the axle.
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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #429 on: February 14, 2020, 09:01:12 PM »
The one on the left's got that look in his eye, like he's thinking "hey, let's dump this on the concrete floor and see if we can chip it!" , the little b#$$%rs.    :Lol:

Crosshead guide , rings, and nuts look great!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #430 on: February 15, 2020, 01:53:56 AM »
Hi Chris, do your little helpers have their own little pots of swarfega ?!!!

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #431 on: February 15, 2020, 04:05:29 AM »
Hi Chris, do your little helpers have their own little pots of swarfega ?!!!

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #432 on: February 15, 2020, 09:42:16 PM »
Got all the nuts made for the frame rods, from the top ones that hold the cylinder block to the spacers,

Down through all the ones along the rods - that hold the crankshaft bearing blocks and also the engine to the axle. The end ones are acorn nuts - spotted that in one of Doug's photos so made them up by drill/tapping halfway through and turning the other end round-ish and smoothing with a file.

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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #433 on: February 15, 2020, 10:46:26 PM »
Wow Chris. You sure are moving along. Looks fantastic.  :ThumbsUp:

The one on the left's got that look in his eye, like he's thinking "hey, let's dump this on the concrete floor and see if we can chip it!"

The one on the right seems to be saying "What the heck is that?!".
But your elves aren't the smartest ones around.  ;D
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Re: Chris's Build of a Stanley 735 Engine
« Reply #434 on: February 15, 2020, 11:06:07 PM »
Wow Chris. You sure are moving along. Looks fantastic.  :ThumbsUp:

The one on the left's got that look in his eye, like he's thinking "hey, let's dump this on the concrete floor and see if we can chip it!"

The one on the right seems to be saying "What the heck is that?!".
But your elves aren't the smartest ones around.  ;D
Uh oh, now you've done it. My elves just texted yours, with a report of elf bashing. Bad offense in thier union. That sound you hear in the middle of the night will be thier enforcement team sneaking in to your room to... well, shouldn't say, you'll find out!   :o