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Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: (Moderator)
Date: October 15, 2012 12:07PM

Some photos of my Model K following 4 years of restoration and research.

Basil

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Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range213-121.btcentralplus.com)
Date: October 15, 2012 04:55PM

Congratulations Basil.

Iím looking forward to next yearís events and seeing the Model K in the flesh. Knowing you I am sure it will go as well as it looks.

Don

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: Rolly (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: October 17, 2012 11:13AM

Basil
Itís a beauty; itís a fine moment when a project comes to completion.
Do you have the narrow frame thirty in her.
Rolly

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: October 22, 2012 12:54PM

Stunningly beautiful restoration, Basil. A proud moment for you and well-deserved, to be sure.

Mark

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: Tom Dawson (---.cpe.metrocast.net)
Date: October 25, 2012 11:50AM

Very Nice!! A wonderful restoration.

Tom Dawson
American Rep
SCCGB
Laconia, NH
USA
tom@steamcar.net

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: (Moderator)
Date: December 13, 2012 06:17AM

Hi Rolly the engine is a 30 HP but a wet engine conversion. The frame size is the same as a 20 hp which alowed the 20 hp baffles to be used to convert it to a wet engine.Some mods were needed.

Basil

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: Rolly (---.ga.at.cox.net)
Date: December 14, 2012 11:06AM

Some mods were needed.

Longer frame, longer piston rods, valve rods?
Did you weld up the holes in the baffle plate to move the holes closer together? Did you keep the ball crossheads?

Great article for the magazine.

Rolly

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: (---.166.200.180.grapevine.net.au)
Date: December 26, 2012 05:51PM

Beautiful work Basil - well done!

Cheers
Jerry

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: Ray White (95.150.70.---)
Date: January 9, 2013 12:41PM

Pease forgive my ignorance, being a new boy, what is a "wet engine"?

Re: Stanley Model K finished
Posted by: Old timer (86.112.62.---)
Date: January 9, 2013 01:33PM

Hi Ray,
Between 1902-1909 Stanley's had their engines running in a copper dust case, containng no oil. This was called a "dry engine" Every 50 or so miles you would have to get out and get under, open some sliding doors on the dustcase and oil the motion work by hand. From the 1909 model U and R, both 20HP models, Stanleys fitted their engine with a casing containing oil, so this hand procedure was no longer needed. Soon however they found that if the piston and valve rod packing glands started leaking, the oil would be contaminated. Thus they redesigned the engine casing so that it was now in two sections, instead of the previous all in one, the cylinders were covered in a copper case holding insulation on, behind the packing glands there was a steel diaghram plate which held on a copper cover containing the crankcase oil. There was another diaghram plate on the diff, thus keeping oil leakage to a minimum, as well as oil/water contamination. The packing glands were also now easily adjustable, the engine case now not having to be removed to do this. This was kept from 1909 until the end of production in 1926. Hope this is understandable. Basil has done this convertion to his car, but has a small copper section between diaghram plate and the cylinders, so the visual appearence of 1908 is the same. George Hounslow.

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