Author Topic: Reconditioning a Stuart Simplex  (Read 1996 times)

Offline redhouseluv

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Re: Reconditioning a Stuart Simplex
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2024, 06:46:45 PM »
I have altered the base to look more like the original by:

- Removing the lugs
- Drilling 3 holes in the locations where the base is usually mounted
- Soldering 3 washers over the holes to produce 'risers'
- Filling in the uneven edges with JB Weld
- Some primer and top coats

1st 2 steps were done with a Dremel with a disc cutter and finished off with a grinding attachment. Also had fun by blistering the kitchen work surface with a blowtorch (VERY loud band!) Lucky I was forgiven as we are having a new kitchen put in  ;D
« Last Edit: February 15, 2024, 06:59:06 PM by redhouseluv »
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Sanj

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Re: Reconditioning a Stuart Simplex
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2024, 06:49:49 PM »
First adventure with a router attachment for a Dremel

Hmmm......a bit rickety and feels like it could break, however, the results haven't been too bad so far.............
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Sanj

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Re: Reconditioning a Stuart Simplex
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2024, 08:27:13 PM »
I have got as far as I can go without the use of some bigger machinery; still left to do:

- new 1/4" diameter columns
- new valve chest
- new valve chest cover
- drill new holes in cylinder
- lick of paint

Can't wait to see how this finally looks and runs ...........be right back!
« Last Edit: February 22, 2024, 12:10:06 AM by redhouseluv »
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Sanj

 

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