Posted by: Mike Clark
Jeff - brain fade - must be the effects of all the salt on the winter roads - of course it's 6 feet. John Goold drilled burner with about 7000 holes. Jets 60. pressure 120psi and venturis 1.625 inch. Vaporiser is level with the connection to the branch forks. Have corrected my original post. Thanks for noticing that!
I've just had the engine cover off to check it over - no problems and the whole engine was absolutely spotless after running 1500 miles last season which shows that the drip feed oiling system is effective - all the muck is on the road! If you look to the top right of the engine you can see the drip feed oil reservoir and the pipes feeding oil to the little ends, also pipes running along the top of the engine through which I can inject oil to the main bearings and eccentrics. Below the engine is catch tray into which the crankshaft gear dips to pick up oil and throw it over the link mechanism. This is the answer to the oilong problems of the "dry" Stanley engine.
Going out now for a first steam up - can't go on the roads yet becasue of the salt - you Southerners are lucky to not have this problem.
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Edited 5 times. Last edit at 03/19/06 05:11PM by Mike Clark.