Coffee 4-20-13

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:58 pm

Ok Fred... air ride seat, heater, radidio, 8 track player, satellite TV, computer, GPS so you don't get lost on those long trips across field...... betcha even got a fridge & microwave in there. Ya turning dirt with them? chiesel or bottoms? how many points or bottoms ya pulling? Nothing like a hard(?) day in the office. :woot:
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:03 am

SMITTY wrote: So I yank the cylinder block off, and find a scorched piston & stuck rings. ...... Worked at it with a pick for about an hour,

Fun stuff Smitty! Maybe I told this story already? I was at a national Observed Trials motorcycle even in PA back in the mid 90's. We camped on site for the two day event. The first day a friend dumped his bike, the throttle stuck open and it revved until it seized. One fellow found some muriatic acid at a hardware store & we tore into it that night. He was hoping to make it run enough to limp through the Sunday event. I got the job of cleaning the piston. While they used the acid to remove aluminum from the cylinder wall I picked at the rings. The bottom ring only took 20 minutes, but the top one....ohhhh, gosh.... you couldn't even see a third of the ring as it was buried under melted aluminum. I picked and scraped, filed and sanded. It took over an hour to remove it, but I didn't break it! We were kind of planning on running with one ring, but after a while it actually cleaned up pretty well. It was after midnight when we got it back together so we couldn't even test it. The next ran! Not only did it run, it ran well! We rebuilt that engine using no new parts whatsoever.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 4-20-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:00 am

NICE!! I love days like that. They don't come that easy around here so I cherish them when they do. :D
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler