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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