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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #50 on: 29 July 2020, 08:40:28 AM »
yep........need to wake up the "bunch from kent"    :lol


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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #51 on: 02 August 2020, 10:15:41 AM »
bit more tinkering with the trolley jack this morning...needs a bit more height but might work. iam not totally convinced yet though....
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #52 on: 02 August 2020, 07:55:11 PM »
If I haven’t got something on whenever you decide to do the swap, I’ll whizz over and give you a hand. No point in struggling if you don’t have to.

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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #53 on: 03 August 2020, 06:47:59 AM »
thats a kind offer ROBBO, thank you  :thumbup ....got a few bits now, shims,paint,plugs,gaskets and oil, next job will be fitting the 2 shims and re checking the valve clearances,then a de-grease and paint...


back at work today after a total of 10 weeks on furlough, not sure how things are going to go now but progress on the boxeye is going to slow...
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #54 on: 03 August 2020, 12:08:52 PM »
a bit more tinkering with the trolley jack this morning...needs a bit more height but might work. i am not totally convinced yet though....
thats a cool looking jig you made, got any better quality pics of it..?

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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #55 on: 07 August 2020, 08:58:11 AM »
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #56 on: 07 August 2020, 09:33:39 AM »
I was refering to the white  section to attached to the top of the jack. Whats it made from so that it held the weight of the engine.
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #57 on: 07 August 2020, 06:02:29 PM »
mmmmm....very good SHARPIE   :rolleyes            :lol






hi DUDE...sorry for the slow reply, back at work now after 10 weeks on furlough, been a long week and no garage time   :'(




the white beam is box section steel of about 2mm wall thickness, i`ve  cut some soft wood which is a snug fit and knocked it into the ends of the tube where they are stacked up in an attempt to stop the box section buckling/bending and bolted the whole lot together with some 12mm studding, height is not quite right but when it is i will weld the lot together,when its lifting the engine is within the foot print of the jack which is VERY heavy and no signs of tipping, i will also weld on a plate on the ends for extra strength and also to help hold the parts together...in the pictures you can see the engines not quite at the right angle so i need to find another way of strapping it to the beam, clicky straps might work but i dont have a lot room...will post some piccies when its finished...
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #58 on: 02 September 2020, 03:36:00 PM »
more furlough,more time in the garage.....


got the two shims fitted and all clearances are now within spec  :thumbup ....degreased the engine then used a small rotary wire brush in the drill to remove loose paint and key the surface. removed all engine covers and masked where needed,just needs a wipe down with panel wipe and i can get it painted...
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #59 on: 03 September 2020, 11:43:49 AM »
paint went on well this morning, good coverage etc...should of gone for satin not matt though  :o ...i`ll use that as a base coat and order some satin  :thumbup
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #60 on: 03 September 2020, 11:51:55 AM »
oooooop`s....missed a bit there between the fins... :lol
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #61 on: 03 September 2020, 12:05:54 PM »
Lookin' good Mr.Red. Have to agree, satin will look the business. :thumbup

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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #62 on: 03 September 2020, 12:20:33 PM »
cheers MR ROBBO....yes,satin is what it needs,had a look on ebay and it appears they only do matt or gloss  :\ ...i`ll give it a couple of days to dry and see what it looks like, iam happy with the lower casings in matt but the cylinder and head just dont look right, looking at my boxeye it looks satin on the block and gloss on the covers which is what i was going to do....probably end up doing the whole lot in gloss, might make the front of the engine easier to clean...
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #63 on: 06 September 2020, 07:48:38 PM »
a bit more tinkering on the "engine lifting beam mk1"...added a bit more height to it and spot welded all round, will seam weld when i have a new mask, bloody thing packed up half way through the job  :grumble
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #64 on: 08 September 2020, 09:52:45 AM »
mmmmmm...matt paint is now fully dry but i`am not happy with it  :\ ......far too matt  :rolleyes  and rough to the touch so will attract all the crap from the front wheel and be a pain to clean, so i nave bought the same paint in gloss and re-painted it...bit too glossy now  :rolleyes .


see what its like when its dry,which looking at it now will take a few days...
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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #65 on: 08 September 2020, 01:11:04 PM »
Happy Birthday for yesterday Mr.Red.

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Re: steam powered boxeye ?
« Reply #66 on: 09 September 2020, 08:16:02 AM »
cheers mr ROBBO...another year older  :rolleyes .
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