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
Stanley Steam Car Cold boiler inspection completed, inspector happy with bottom tube plate thickness so burner back on this afternoon.
Joe Shukay writes:
Some views under the Stanley from yesterday. The packing glands (which i was repacking) and area between the crankcase and cylinder head, rear axle assembly and master cylinder. I find i often would rather be on the creeper under the car inspecting and looking at everything, finding things that need tightening or cleaning. Just getting up and down is the hard part. It's been tough doing any work the past week with these migraines that come on suddenly. It seems they love to come on in middle of working on something. UGH
We have recently moved from the world of steam rollers to the world of Stanley's and got ourselves a 1921 735 #21088. It has been in a private collection for many years and needs a good dose of looking at, but we hope to have steam up next year.
Does anyone know of any history, previous owners etc. or just have any hints, tips and guidance for us?
8 Steam Cars were entered for this year's run on the 3rd November. As usual Ray Clark ran his Steam Car coffee stop at Redhill, which was appreciated by all. Photos Courtesy of Simon Webb, Jamie Allen and Chris Wedgewood.
Mark Herman visited the Smithsonian to view the 1906 Stanley "Rocket" Land Speed Record Car Engine.
John E Barrett writes:
In 1969 Bill Lear, inventer of the Lear Jet, created a Steam Powered Indy Car known as the Vapordyne. See it August 28th at the Geneva Concours d'Elegance.
Hi Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is Vic Plummer and I,m in the gold coast Australia.I.m building a steam powered sidecar outfit..I have the engine done and most of the boiler done and very close to bench testing every thing prior to putting it all in the outfit. I,m looking for automatic boiler control valves or any information on them so I might have to make them. Or maybe someone I could phone or show me what I,m looking for.I certainly don't mind paying for help as I realise its very one off stuff.Once I get it all running on the bench putting it all in the bike will be no problem at all.I,ll also be running a condenser.Thank very much in advance,
Yours in steam ,
Cleaning underneath the model 85 and packing the piston packing glands on the 30hp engine.
Rising Star ·
model 85 Stanley
· 1901/02 Mobile Steam Car at the Hershey Auction. Great early motoring machine from Tarrytown NY. John Brisbane Walker’s product after his split with Locomobile.
First batch of white steam car model C, D and E cylinder blocks completed.
From development of 3D models, patterns and castings through to the finished product.
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We sold 75 Boilers today ..
That's a lot ..
For Willis Abble
Now that the Busy steam car season is coming to a close, at least up here in chilly Vermont,serious work will Once Again Begin on Tilly, our 03 grout.
Before my dad had passed away we had started fitting a 16-inch boiler to replace the original size 14 in boiler. With this in mind we also needed to increase the burner size to match the larger size of the boiler. Don Bourdon of Bourdon boiler works is making an appropriate sized burner to fit. Rather than using a single fuel, gasoline, to operate both main burner and pilot, Tilly will have a separate fuel system for the pilot, running Coleman fuel.
This morning I picked up the new tank for the pilot fuel. It's a stainless steel tank that will be mounted underneath the passenger seat. It was pressure checked to 100 PSI so no problem should be seen at running 20 to 30 PSI to fire the pilot. We will be traveling to Hershey next week show installation we'll have to wait.
Before our trip to Hershey I must get the rear axle out of the Stanley as it needs a rebuild. I've talked with Bill Barnes about doing the work for us so we will take it to Hershey and transfer it to him there for the work to be done at his shop. I do not believe the actual has had any work done to it from new, 1912 ish.
Jay B Rhodes was inventor of the 1910 Rhodes Pathfinder mechanical auto guide. Very little is known about this prolific inventor who acquired over 230 patents and earned titles as “Patent King” and “Kalamazoo’s Edison.” Little did he know he was way ahead of his time.
New pistons tighten together 250 foot pounds
Holds them together , thread locked
Special jig to get the length right ..
Machined on the rods. With ring grooves
Album 2019 steam team Cooke
Blow down banquet. The museum members in attendance who have been members for over 25 years were recognized. We "won" the questionable route award and 5 future tours were announced!
Well today i pulled the Super Heater and steam line to the engine all in one piece off the 71. This because the compression union holding them together was so rusted from extreme heat over the years of use. Could not budge it with the big wrench, even soaked it for 2 days with Kroil. So this involved taking a lot of tubing off the car and disconnecting the steering arm so it would all clear. Usual type thing. On the bench i had to use long pipes on the wrenches to break it loose. It was rusted good on the threads, probably why it never leaked, LOL. The anti seize didn't hold up for all those years. I'll redo most of the pipe insulation and clean it all up and on to getting the super heater aligned better. Monday i should be getting back to pressure testing again for leaks, but i can see from the pictures what areas look like have been wet.
Well after getting the rear tire off the rim, i realized i have more paint work than i originally hoped. Oh well. Need to set up the wheel balancer rigged up to accept the rear hubs too
Some of the cars on the New Forest Steam Car Tour 2019. the tour was run by the Hounslow Family.
Thank you Peter Sarah and George for running a fantastic tour from all who attended.
Thanks also to all the sponsors who continue to support the steam car events.
GMA Engineering Ramsey, Isle Of Man ·
White crankshaft update now finished.
Once all the tapered sections were fitted and aligned properly, a final squeeze together in the press before having the taper pins fitted.
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