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Copper Engine Casing
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range86-167.btcentralplus.com)
Date: March 21, 2013 04:28PM

The engine casing on my 1911, 10hp Stanley is made from a sheet of galvanized steel and I am thinking of replacing this with one made of copper. What gauge (thickness) of copper sheet should I use?

Don

Re: Copper Engine Casing
Posted by: Rolly (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: March 21, 2013 06:11PM

Don
I do not have a vast knowledge of original casings, I borrowed a 10 HP wet engine case as a guide to make the one for my dry 10 HP engine.
Non ferrous gauge thickness is different then ferrous gauge metal.

Most of the case was 20 gauge non ferrous copper 0.0320 I did use 16 gauge 0.0508 and some 0.125 strap in some places, but for the most 20 gauge with the edges folded over.

Rolly


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Edited 1 times. Last edit at 03/21/13 06:14PM by Rolly.

Re: Copper Engine Casing
Posted by: (---.armstrong.com)
Date: March 22, 2013 07:25AM

Now we know how he keeps his copper so clean!

Re: Copper Engine Casing
Posted by: Rolly (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: March 22, 2013 09:48AM

I found a few more photos.
It took me a while on that one Kelly.
Rolly

Attachments: engine cover.JPG (184kB)   P3220013.JPG (177kB)  
Re: Copper Engine Casing
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range86-167.btcentralplus.com)
Date: March 23, 2013 04:47PM

Thanks for that information Rolly, and the photos - a very neat job.

Don



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