With the Grout now back at home I thought it time to start refitting components. I've had a new copper water tank made by Don Borden and his crew from Woodstock. What we did not know was its capacity. Set up on some saw horses and filled with water and then drain into a measured bucket yielded 27 gallon capacity. That should give the little Grout ample range
STEAM CAR NEEDED FOR A DISNEY MOVIE
I'm looking for a Steam powered car to rent for on-camera use in an upcoming Disney feature film in the Savannah, GA USA area. The vehicle should be in running/driving condition and be period correct between the years 1895 and 1910. Would love the owner/operator to be able to come out with the vehicle to operate on-camera. Exact filming days are unknown at this point, but will be somewhere between 9/10 and 9/28 it looks like. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if anyone in your network has a vehicle that would fit this request. Thanks!
Bringing Tilly our '03 Grout steam car back to life has been a long process. Thanks to the skill of Randy Beaudoin Tilly now wears a new suit of clothes. Now, I have to go back to work. Lots of pieces to fit back into place.
Yesterday we went to Wadebridge Wheels with Whistling Billy. We were on the corner near to the ring. Billy steamed for about three hours. The ring was in fact a rectangle and Billy could just make the narrow side on full lock. The car steamed well after initial blowbacks as I had the pilot light turned up a little too high for the present fuel. I am trying to escape from the modern petrol/diesel mixture with ethanol in it which keeps changing to kerosene (heating oil) but it is a question of getting correct the height of the pilot light, the vaporizer size with the correct rods in it, the main jet size, the fuel which still can vary, the operating pressure and a few other things.
Some of the many cars that attended the Easter Steam Car Tour. Held at Auburn heights.
Thank you Marshall Steam Team.
Check out the link for the 2018 Eastern steam car tour
2018 Eastern Steam Car Tour
Despite rain we all enjoyed an excellent route in excellent cars.
We left Melle on day 3 and headed towards a new hotel, 60 miles away, through beautiful countryside with beautiful weather.
Glorius weather accompanied a brilliant route for today’s run. The majority of the cars ran very well through the beautiful countryside around Melle.
Day 1 commenced at 10am, with great weather and great cars. 30 plus cars are attending, 9 steamers with the rest being Internal Combustion Engined cars. 7 Brits attended along with their cars.
I asked Basil. "Can you take one of the steam cars to a little village fete." The answer was affirmative, the only stipulation was the route had to be pretty. Know quite how I got the job of route master is questionable but pretty they wanted pretty they got, with truly picturesque places to siphon water. One has to admit it wasn't all down to me, much of it was to do with that glorious thing called the sunshine.
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