Anouther day of friendship and fun driving our steam cars
Another day of touring comes to an end.
Day one of the Melle steam car tour is over,and what a great time we all had.
I am looking to replace the 16inch boiler in my 1902 Steamobile which has failed after I reswelled the tubes recently. Would you be able to help
John Dyke (Johnanne12@gmail.com)
We would recommend a phone call or email to Don Bourdon.
You will find his details in Sponsors.
A very successful first outing with Stanley today. After checking all of the fluids and giving the moving parts lubrication the pilot was lit. 35 minutes later I had 500 pounds of steam pressure. After checking all fittings for leaks and a quick run on the jack, Sarah and I took a trip down to the Village, went to Hot Tamales picked up some Mexican food for dinner tonight then steamed home with no problems at all. Boiler blowdown finished, time now to relax and drink some tequila.
The Isle of Man Festival of Steam has now started. Check out the events page for information and contact details.
Herb de la Porte writes:
"In order to fix my Stanley's fuel automatic, I ended up drilling the nylon insert out and making a new one. I also redid the one-way valve in the neck and, because of the extensive build-up of crap in the diaphragm, added a marine filter/ water separator to the fuel system. It all seems to work fine. It has not lost pressure in weeks."
Check out these videos of John Dyke's 1902 Steamobile running for the first time in a few years, during preparation for the Isle of Man Steam Festival's Steam Car Tour 2017. Also shown running is the Ottoway burner fitted to this car prior to re-fitment, the drawings for this burner being on our technical page (the vapouriser clean out plug was leaking at the time, hence the large orange flame in the burner video).