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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #615 on: September 23, 2018, 01:38:33 AM »
Dave, stunning work! That pump sure pumps a lot of water.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #616 on: September 23, 2018, 01:40:33 AM »
Wow, wow, wow! Can't even tell the flywheel is turning by looking at the rim...so smooth. Just beautiful, Dave!
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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #617 on: September 23, 2018, 02:08:39 AM »
I've been waiting for that video for 5 years.  Thanks for the ride.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #618 on: September 23, 2018, 02:25:54 AM »
Dave,
That ran & sounded GREAT! Here I thought I'd missed you running it and realized the video was from today. I've spent the day in the garage trying to make room for 2 cars. I have an 1988 xr4ti, the plan is for it to come home soon.
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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #619 on: September 23, 2018, 02:36:01 AM »
Dave-

It is simply stunning.  It is very hypnotic watching it run.   Absolutely gorgeous work and execution.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #620 on: September 23, 2018, 03:35:31 AM »
Echoing your thums up, Dave. The wow factor is high on this one.--Tim

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #621 on: September 23, 2018, 05:07:36 AM »
Hi Dave, a beauty and running so smooth. A real masterpiece.
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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #622 on: September 23, 2018, 06:24:44 AM »
Wow, Dave!  That's just amazing!  I love that little cam follower thingy that does the every other cycle bit.  I remember you giving me a demo of that 4-5 years back at GEARS.  and now, seeing it in action is quite cool.
Thanks for sharing the video.
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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #623 on: September 23, 2018, 07:35:39 AM »
It's been a long time coming but certainly worth the wait. Runs really nice and smoothly and at a very pleasing speed. Pump is certainly working well too even if the water has turn a bit rusty coloured!

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #624 on: September 23, 2018, 07:44:58 AM »
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Looks like you deserve a new set of model engine castings Dave  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #625 on: September 23, 2018, 11:10:51 AM »
That is exquisite - beautiful work and lovely smooth runner!

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #626 on: September 23, 2018, 11:22:46 AM »
Another " awakening " superb craftsmanship. It's a credit to you!

Cheers Graham.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #627 on: September 23, 2018, 10:44:18 PM »
Absolutely stunning work Dave. This build log I give credit to for a lot of the way I try to do things today. Your attention to detail, the care of your machines, the quality of your parts, and of course, swarfless machining  8), has been quite an inspiration. Can’t wait for the next “multi-year” build, this one has certainly been worth it. Just awesome

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #628 on: September 24, 2018, 12:51:00 AM »
Thank you everyone for all the very generous comments, they do mean a lot to me.
It is nice that everyone has continued to follow this years long build. I'm not finished quite yet, now it is time to tear it down for the wood work on the base and painting. I know some will say no leave it bare, but I made up my mind (right or wrong) that the engine and pump will be painted, as they would have been when they left the factory.

I'm pretty happy how the engine runs except that it loves to eight stroke, I was hoping that the pump would supply enough load that the engine would settle down to a regular four stroke cycle. I can load it down by pinching the flywheel and fiddle with the mixture and get it to four stroke, but with the gear reduction the engine doesn't know the pump is even there. With some care adjusting the mixture and throttle I can get it down to 250 to 300 rpm, she likes to run in that range and is pleasing to watch. Any slower and it will just cost to a stop, the mixture is super critical running on propane. Maybe with the proper vapor carburetor I will be able get it running slower.

Maury, it does pump really well; I thought that I may have to restrict the output to force some of the water up through the engine, not the case. Even with the output wide open I need to throttle the cooling water output from the engine to get it to heat up.

Jason, The pink water is from some automotive coolant that I added to the water. One of the pieces of literature that I have indicated that this was a wine pumping outfit, and there are some testimonials from some vineyards on how well they liked their engines. Maybe I should just die my cooling water purple?

I'm looking forward to getting the project finished but there is still much to do.

Thanks again everyone, for all your very nice comments.

Dave

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #629 on: September 24, 2018, 01:17:20 AM »
Absolutely stunning work Dave. This build log I give credit to for a lot of the way I try to do things today. Your attention to detail, the care of your machines, the quality of your parts, and of course, swarfless machining  8), has been quite an inspiration. Can’t wait for the next “multi-year” build, this one has certainly been worth it. Just awesome

Eric

Eric, I forgot to mention you in my previous post, I'm glad that I have given you some inspiration and maybe even a little help a little on your ME projects; at least you will have nice nuts!  :lolb:
Seriously I just do my thing and if our ME community is able to benefit somewhat from it, that is just icing on the cake. You have a way with words, I don't, so I will just leave it there.

Thanks buddy,
Dave