Tom Attwood writes:
This weekend just past, saw the first steaming of the year for my Stanley 726 that I was lucky enough to acquire just a few months ago. Greatly encouraged in the purchase by George Hounslow having spent the New Forest Tour navigating for him on his Porter Steam Car. I am incredibly grateful to George and his parents for then leading the recommission of the car, sorting out a number of jobs associated with wear and tear, as well as preparation and arranging a hydraulic and steam boiler test. A number of safety improvements/replacement parts, not to mention extremely good tuition in maintenance, management and driving! After many weekends work from myself but 10x more from George, we had a very successful 3 days cruising around Wiltshire in some pretty challenging terrain at times. The Stanley performed faultlessly and I really couldn't be happier with it! Here's to a busy 2020!
Unfortunately the weather has been rotten and the roads are filthy so the car got quite dirty, the photo below was taken Sunday morning. However, Sunday afternoon was spent in the garage cleaning for a few hours!
GMA engineering have produced these replacement burners for White Steam Cars built from 1906 onwards.
Billings Cooke has now fitted the Don Bourdon Burner to his Grout Steam Car, replacing the original burner, seen in the photos.
Roel Rasker writes:
Today we ( Arnoud Carp and Roel Rasker ) assisted Philippe Mulders to get started with his model 60 Stanley in the city centre of Maastricht.
Philippe is new in steam but after a few hours he was able to start the car without any problems himself.
This now means there is a beautiful, unspoiled, original Stanley in the Fineautomobiles Collection in The Netherlands.
Hi, does anyone know anyone who designs and builds modern computer controlled steam engines for retrofitting into a standard modern car? Something which even someone with no technical knowledge could drive.
If you can help Stephen please email him firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can anybody help with a drawing for the stub axle for a Stanley or Locomobile buggy?
If so Please Contact Udo Joerges via email@example.com.
The Grout Steam Car that is being restored by M.S Herman & Company is coming together after much hard work.
Photos courtesy of Joe Shukay.
Very cool to see. Some early 70's 1971-72 pictures of the Model 71 of the original restoration done by Jim Keith. Pictures courtesy of Kelly Williams. The car was finished in 1973 and shown at Hershey the following year. It's been a running and touring car ever since.
Engine rebuild progress...the block, piston rods, crank assembly, heads, are all shipped off to the machine shop for machine work. The block will be bored and new pistons made (new rings too). The piston rods will be hard chromed and thread repair done...finally the crank gear will be replaced (chipped tooth) with a new old stock gear.
Peter Turvey Writes:
Making a curved pad to firmly fix a new side mirror to the oval windscreen pillars on the Stanley steamer and match existing tapped screw holes. The clamp on one keeps falling off as its for a circular pillar. Tried filing the curve first but kept getting a bell mouth shape instead of a smooth curve.
The Force of Nature Steam Bike team writes:
This morning was an early start to get to CPE pressure vessels in Tamworth for 6.00AM . Taking the “Force of Nature” rocket bike to have the second pressure test on the main vessel. All went well and the vessel is now tested to 80 Bar 1176 psi .It was hydraulically tested for 30 minutes and passed with ease due to the superb design and workmanship of CPE who manufactured the vessel.
Whilst I was there the rear plenum and thruster tubes were finished purge welded and look and fit perfectly. Now it’s back home, it’s time to strip the bike back down and lag the pressure vessel and finally finish re building the bike in preparation for rig testing the new valve set up. This is when it all starts to get very interesting. I’ll keep you all posted on progress in the coming weeks. Thanks for all your support and kind comments about the project. If all goes to plan we will be ready to start dynamic testing the bike in the the coming months. Fingers crossed!
Billings Cooke Writes:
After some problems with a few fittings leaking on both top and bottom of the boiler, I'm happy to say that Tilly now has a tight boiler with all fittings on the top and bottom installed.
With a normal operating pressure of 200 to 250 lbs/ sq.in. I'm very happy with a hydro' check of 400 to 500 lbs. in the boiler.
Joseph Fedullo writes:
I think today might be the last ride of the season. I have been trying to quiet a howling 20HP baker burner down for a few month and today it seemed to cooperate. Done trying things until next season and hopefully what worked today will work then as well..
Peter Turvey writes:
Stanley In steam boiler inspection successfully completed that's the season done for 2019, blow down drain down and lay up until April 2020.
Joe Shukay writes:
Early Stanley, small frame 30HP engine we rebuilt years ago as a spare engine for the Model 85. I've helped rebuild about 10 Stanley 20-30hp engines since I started working on them. I really enjoy that.
Seamus Michael Hnat writes:
I always forget to put pictures in this album. Most recently I took the 10hp engine and rear axle out of the 1913 Stanley 64. It is going up to Rempco in Cadillac, MI for a 10hp kit upgrade as well as some axle work. Wheels are going to get sent out for new spokes and fellows. I am going to start checking out some of the pumps, valves, and check valves, to make sure they are all up to snuff and get a better understanding of how they all work. I am also going to re-pipe some of the car to make it more organized. A completely mechanical car.
Bill Barnes Writes:
Stanley model 63, 1910 car.
New Boiler,Burner. New body . Repaired the steering , rebuilt the engine . Retubed the front axle . Modern bearings in the rear end.
New wheels . It's a car again
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