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Offline Woodguy

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Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« on: May 08, 2022, 07:58:01 PM »
In my haste to see if it would run I neglected to notice I only had 3 bolts in the crosshead guide/cover.  I just hooked up some tubing to my blow gun and had at it.


It's pretty leaky with the missing bolts and no gaskets, but it runs.


Many thanks to all who posted their full builds and to the mods who made the design available.


Lots to do before it be displayed, but here it is:



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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 08:24:33 PM »
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It's pretty leaky with the missing bolts and no gaskets, but it runs.
The leaks just make it chuff like a much larger engine! Looks like it runs very well indeed, Congratulations! :ThumbsUp: :cheers:
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 08:42:17 PM »
Superb! That is a good looking engine and a really smooth and well running example of it.
Stuart

Forging ahead regardless.

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 08:59:43 PM »
That looks really good.
Congrats.

Vince

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2022, 09:16:24 PM »
Congratulations on a great runner!   :ThumbsUp:

Kim

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2022, 11:05:35 PM »
A very nice first run - you should be happy with this  :cartwheel:

Per

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2022, 01:05:59 AM »
Congratulations.  Well done.

-Bob
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Offline Johnmcc69

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2022, 04:02:25 AM »
 :ThumbsUp:
 It has been a while!
 Congratulations on a fine engine!
  :pinkelephant:

 John

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2022, 05:33:07 PM »
Looks good, great job. I am looking forward to trying one of these down the road.

Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2022, 06:09:50 PM »
Nice job, Woodguy. It makes you feel good all over when they come to life like that.---Brian

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2022, 09:58:17 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I tinkered with the timing today and got it to run much better. It's now in pieces for paint. I'll post some pics when it is back together.

Offline Zephyrin

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2022, 09:09:02 AM »
very nice running engine, breathing and chuffing sound great ! congratulations !
you may post pictures of parts too !

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2022, 10:46:08 PM »
Here it is painted. There are still some things to do though. A couple of SHCS need replacing with proper bolts and the Philips head bolts on the intake manifold need replacing with studs/nuts. There are mount points for 3 oilers and none are fitted yet.


Video is here:

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2022, 10:48:47 PM »
That is a very pretty engine and very well made. Nice job - I really like the paint scheme and presentation on the base as well. Terrific!
Stuart

Forging ahead regardless.

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Re: Another MEM Corliss wheezes to life
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2022, 11:18:41 PM »
That one to be proud of now  :praise2:   :cheers:

Per