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The Showcase => Engines => Topic started by: mikehinz on December 29, 2021, 01:10:47 AM

Title: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
Post by: mikehinz on December 29, 2021, 01:10:47 AM
All, the following are the final pix for my Upshur Farm Engine build. 

For reference, the build log is here: 

https://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,10531.0.html (https://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,10531.0.html)

The only work I did after the build log was to mount the engine on a wooden base and attach a name plate to the base.  The wood is walnut and is from trees that grew on the farm where I grew up.  My late father felled them and had them sawed in rough lumber.  My brother carefully store the rough lumber and made this base from a small piece.  He's a very skilled woodworker so I get him to do whatever woodwork that I need and I trade him out with any machining that he needs.

The brass plaque was made at a local trophy/engraving shop that does good, fast, work.

I didn't attempt to finish this engine to a fine showroom type condition.  The machining is good, at least in my opinion, as my goal was to build an I/C engine with several features that I hadn't attempted before.  What was new to me on this build was the entire hit-n-miss mechanism and building a carburetor from scratch.  The carb was from plans originally done by Chuck Fellows and then replicated by Brian Rupnow and others. 

I also don't attach a permanent fuel tank to the engine as this will go into the house and I don't want even a trace of fuel inside my house.  I also only leave the spark plug and hall effect sensor attached to the engine as I move the S/S module from engine to engine as needed. 

In any case, here are the final pix:

The name plate:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLW1GlatHGG_HxtozCF1ZJe4vxI8WJaahIHCXI_gGRnwTqkRWoSWAFE18y3iOb7zBhAeS7nSkgpOoGzjJdOIeT8Uz-gfotfHQJCpEBTAbxyGCC5jmPZCRyQsnlfY7oCUIfDC_Y8jMLiqOne8iSJtWW3WiQ=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

The rest of the pix are of different views of the engine.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUUEsdvJxk2QRZFfRPMAniAXqoPuKLjQdegm_qYFHQQ8-qeOViE-UcPWQ1BnFtsIhT3R_CcDs1DlmeX8lZoef7yAI7mC-VeQyYD6OGnZAxoSUHXy4snsr46DF13EW6uK3JMsbVcPYVUVgkR4NwnYJf-NA=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLXWcB6QxWrGzR4iIyRdUXAasmeQ3cGHE3EvFUY2_8pWSSDTAE4RG4gz7WBuLDY2LipYhebL6ssN_Up4FYG4xNwc7jT0sOuJX0KK50EjNDSmAwrDWPaSQHVKXrOLjJDws5SC9HxKX3FhsLLz2yFtxbnkXQ=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUfvfWl48Yu5fgbUNzsmZeCbKGtJc2ruhQKrkoQAAYHWDQzo2LdcKn16R0LaLpQL0bm8xuRGQrlkiWNolu6QeGYYNZa4uYzizXlPQHxoj9wrr8yXASMiOP8sBvfBtjLZOsz_CnQrtloypDUSxyoz7CC_g=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLXOSZXNwN87SUh6AtIrZWBuoZDFzw0Y9I-IpaeMD3gTcOulybJ83y_x8TaUMqKI1waWOm2RWPPcVVtPSjrJr50WeRp2E0jkUGWvET2A1Leeq06PX7FuzXVjTBOuEBla_qVlcRHtZF0MsM_SIy38O3jAZA=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUL-inAdh0xJISj19pbAx7uOqijWHPa5HnOadpsEAOZCYSYLpfni759ahnYooNqTteQv0T1KSK32m7zx__hvCuXnd6A7WHxOLOp8FgDQiqtJd39jRSVDzCiLpP0WVDIGnC27KFJzTp2PpOlnVrZDNMfgg=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUkPXnnw_h7EesmFc25dHEWbE_X4KTQRqbWc1ROaZ7DB9vHYKzEYyb54JM7Y4zelbzN3daBi-QOyqsYeRUKHS_Xp3L1E_SzgpwMfFcPKnc9xrVunPzW68aJLuuEUKZm08Y8A7-_ws7jH_vcvhonaFnrMw=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLVJf3kDvdAFdvzvMH1i8J2qF9BOd9Lu9TE_FHNsHuiMHm4F6lsRXqSuv1UKWMQ8lhpVDUN1mGmna__SrafqLs-FVJXk86xFbX3e2Be6AK30oZyzJAJK-bNBjvMdmYl85Y0lDDDJMazmtkVGJVH2sxoAng=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLXxlwjxsZZn1BZcxrtSyMbujk82uoyF7CyCGGmHqq8YTPxXviVVoSFJRVcJhiPOJDTosTU8OLxtN3GrbhK2q3Qcdw9t1fMnnYZAT5cxv--WVXInyT1-s2OLs--JVNG0_I-ku5iMI2XSj2hxLLCv_zupLg=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUos1QocqxgRoeuZ0xGdgJHSzvPN_TAByOgHvCBEkBqu3gPNMFo-iokHotdd2iquUVUnt6xrYLJ23QSQobDTB7BHLIR3MvX9rCezIX5Ys8aXt1sWwJ6e9kijHai1iiJHGoLEOaX0nuAfRQLm3Z7KeBJ0g=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUd-e1J_reQvpRUUY8Fit0KKCQrjy6IEqA2Sbcr2Uv8VjI1PZtl___JqPkzkHCTLgVJc-j-VAZ_s4AAAd8cDFlaRSGORP3UYTxf5PtLxJLm9lGsnIdfWeL7CTUpUizeRdLE814njGImmai0dWIKYsNADA=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUgLoYG5nPFN2zDuVz9oktUiwkIq-SS1Sr3p4ocXGMqUR57DssTD3wbyqX8V7XNT7qiDgemgtv121qeL0DWWaLLtyec2-dZcIMO85C84AwO3qcTzO_OVMS1EHoYbAlLsSSMz4YUxOAs00xgY3VE5EQ9XA=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUWf-nsu081CRHDOgPUC637pJIgkSsszlY7BC0VXmBkylTjOBcpBWTL8rB4qiUT881AzvzguLqV-_6ePR2XJd1pTiSsLen5a1KeQdmTEYUjoLmP3mW9XEdVXBKrRqVVAhweS8kMQbjvlTJUoLqOuH6MBA=w1381-h1040-no?authuser=0)

And finally two short videos of the engine running:

Left side of the engine showing the governor working:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwN_to9GkM

Right side of the engine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J0nUNpUci0

And that's it!! 

I enjoyed building this one and am already starting the build on another project engine.

Enjoy!

Mike



Title: Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
Post by: RReid on December 30, 2021, 03:22:04 AM
That is one fine looking and running engine, Mike. I love that the base has a real heritage too! Looking forward to your next build.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
Post by: Admiral_dk on December 30, 2021, 10:40:05 AM
I can only agree - lovely story and presentation  :cheers:

Per
Title: Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
Post by: gbritnell on December 30, 2021, 12:08:07 PM
Very nicely done!  Something to be proud of!
Title: Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
Post by: mikehinz on December 30, 2021, 12:49:35 PM
All, thanks for taking a look! 

The finish on the engine isn't nearly as fine as some of the one's I see here, but it runs and the flywheels run true!  The wooden base though is very nice, so thanks for noticing that.

I did modify the post as I had duplicated the links to the videos. Now you can see the both sides of the engine when it's running.

Again, thanks for taking a look!

Mike
Title: Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
Post by: scc on December 30, 2021, 08:13:29 PM
Very nice Mike :ThumbsUp:        Terry
Title: Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
Post by: pmerritt on January 01, 2022, 06:39:08 AM
Very nice engine Mike! I just fired up the one I built yesterday for the first time in months. I really like the Upshur engines.


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