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Offline vcutajar

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #720 on: December 29, 2016, 06:34:47 PM »
Good to see you back on it Bill.

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #721 on: December 29, 2016, 06:47:04 PM »
Yep definitely looks the part Bill and glad to see you back at it again........ :ThumbsUp:


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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #722 on: April 03, 2019, 07:58:53 PM »
Wow, over two years since I last updated, but a productive hiatus none the less with retirement, shop revovation, and new house taking up a lot of time. But it now time to make some swarf 1again and get this one finished up.

One of the main issues was machining the flywheels. I tried this on the sherline with risers, but was never pleased with the results. Photo 1 shows some of the chatter due to lack of rigidity. Not an issue in the larger lathe, now back in service (photo 2), with much better results (photo 3). So this is where things stand currently (photo 4), pretty much everything is done except finishing this flywheel and doing the second one, then a disassembly and good clean-up, painting, reassembly,and seeing if I can make it run. Nice to be making chips again and I promise updates will be forthcoming more rapidly.

Bill

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #723 on: April 03, 2019, 08:01:15 PM »
Bill's Swarf Factory is BACK!   :cartwheel:

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #724 on: April 03, 2019, 08:16:28 PM »
Slowly Chris, but getting there.

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #725 on: April 03, 2019, 08:21:17 PM »
Hello Bill,

That must make you feel good to turn something in that lathe that has so many memories. Good to see the chips again.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #726 on: April 03, 2019, 08:44:11 PM »
Hi Bill, good to see some fresh swarf in your new shop.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #727 on: April 03, 2019, 09:08:58 PM »
Excellent activity        :popcorn:       Best Wishes             Terry

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #728 on: April 03, 2019, 09:25:39 PM »
Yeah yeah we know you been slacking...... :lolb: good to see you back at it Bill make good use of that shop..... :ThumbsUp:


 :cheers:
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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #729 on: April 03, 2019, 10:02:53 PM »
Hello Bill,
I was tickled to get a notification from MEM today that there was an update on this thread.
Congratulations on the shop, etc. and for continuing on the P&W.
Enjoy!
Todd.


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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #730 on: April 03, 2019, 10:07:25 PM »
Thanks guys. Will be updating the PMR Coke bottle engine too as it is near completion as well. Still have some finishing touches re: the shop, but nothing urgent. It's swarf time now!!

Bill

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #731 on: April 03, 2019, 10:10:32 PM »
And isn't there another nice steam engine from castings in progress too?


No pressure, we are all just waiting...   :Lol:

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #732 on: April 03, 2019, 10:23:55 PM »
Great to see you starting to use that beautiful shop you built, Bill! :)
Looking forward to seeing more great things!
Kim

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #733 on: April 03, 2019, 10:41:58 PM »
Yes the Little Pearl is waiting to, but these two are nearly done. The Pearle has a ways to go yet and want to be able to concentrate on it by itself.

Bill

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Re: Parsell & Weed Horizontal IC Engine
« Reply #734 on: April 03, 2019, 10:44:08 PM »
Thanks Kim!! The spring weather has been a boost too, though believe it or not we actually had some snow yesterday. Only lasted an hour or so and didn't stick at all...too warm for that.

Bill