Photos taken by Andy Morley of Butterfly Studios Norwich England.
Hi, I just wanted to let steam fans know that there is a U.S. company developing a steam-powered big rig (articulated lorry) and they also have plans to make some *modern* steam cars. You've probably heard that story before, but I'm excited about this one because they're not trying to reinvent the wheel. They're using 100-year old technology because there's nothing wrong with it. Their website is http://argusholdingco.com and you can find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kyleborghini Thank you all
Billings Cooke Grout update, Sarah doing her bit to get it finished.
The London Classic Car Show
February 12 at 7:00pmThe first steam car to feature at #LCCS is up and running. This will be utterly brilliant to see coming down the Grand Avenue on Thursday-Sunday. A 1907 Stanley H4 Gentleman's Speedy Roadster, there can only be a handful of these globally! Get your tickets to see history in motion here - http://bit.ly/2z6JmG1
From Alesssandro D`Angelo
An unimotorcycle is the unholy combination of a motorcycle and a sled. It has one wheel, a few runners, and an absurdly powerful engine that propels the entire contraption across a frozen lake at breakneck speeds. Brakes? Pfft. They're an afterthought at best. All of which is to say, you have to be crazy to ride one.
I finally did a job on the Grout I have been dreading. The two 5/16 carriage bolts that hold the step plates to the main frame rail have to be drilled through a 1 inch thick by 4 in tall wooden rail. This rail is not Square as it flares out as it goes upward. My concern was how to insure the drill would track straight from top to bottom of the 4-inch wooden frame rail.
I made a quick drill jig out of a 1-inch thick block of aluminum and an aluminum plate. The holes I needed where drilled on center of the 1 " thick aluminum block with the correct center to center distance for the bolts to fit the step plates. When bolted to the plate and then clamped to the frame rail the holes would follow the angle of the frame rail top to bottom. I chose to drill from the bottom so it would be easier to get the chips out of the holes and would help to keep the drill tracking straight.
I'm very happy to say all four holes ended up just where I wanted from top to bottom. On both sides the carriage bolts pass through the steps and the 4" frame rail. I'm done for the day.
I also hung four, 4 foot LED shop lights to improve the lighting in my work area. It was a busy day.