Steam Dreams writes:
I’m rebuilding a 20 HP Stanley engine. The block was apparently operated with too
little steam oil and the valve seats were damaged as well as a bronze repair was attempted with poor results.
This repair of the worn valve seats uses a machined steel plate and high temperature silver solder - very pleased with the results. Gilbert Hall and Rempco did the work. My crank gear also had a broken tooth, I had a NOS gear that was pressed on.
Mark Herman writes:
Amelia Island 2020, 1st in class, 1902 Grout Brothers Steam Car Model K Prototype. Bill and Barbara Parfet, Hickory Corners, Michigan.
Congratulations to the Parfets, Mark Iles, and the M S Herman & Co crew:
The best team ever.
Douglas D.W writes:
Back in the 1960's there was brilliant steam inventor named Dick Smith. He developed a light steam carriage/buggy named the Educator. His work has inspired me on my project. Here is a copy of his Educator plans and patents he used to control the fire and water flow
To view the plans click here.
Billings Cooke continues to work on his Grout Steam Car Tilly:
"From what we can gather from photos of other Grouts, Tilly originally had 1 brake on the differential hub. Dad put a cable pulley system on Tilly when he added the second shoe. It's a tight fit, because the brake linkage has to pass through the engine. Took me a bit, but we're upgraded to rods."
Tom Attwood writes:
This weekend just past, saw the first steaming of the year for my Stanley 726 that I was lucky enough to acquire just a few months ago. Greatly encouraged in the purchase by George Hounslow having spent the New Forest Tour navigating for him on his Porter Steam Car. I am incredibly grateful to George and his parents for then leading the recommission of the car, sorting out a number of jobs associated with wear and tear, as well as preparation and arranging a hydraulic and steam boiler test. A number of safety improvements/replacement parts, not to mention extremely good tuition in maintenance, management and driving! After many weekends work from myself but 10x more from George, we had a very successful 3 days cruising around Wiltshire in some pretty challenging terrain at times. The Stanley performed faultlessly and I really couldn't be happier with it! Here's to a busy 2020!
Unfortunately the weather has been rotten and the roads are filthy so the car got quite dirty, the photo below was taken Sunday morning. However, Sunday afternoon was spent in the garage cleaning for a few hours!
GMA engineering have produced these replacement burners for White Steam Cars built from 1906 onwards.
Billings Cooke has now fitted the Don Bourdon Burner to his Grout Steam Car, replacing the original burner, seen in the photos.
Roel Rasker writes:
Today we ( Arnoud Carp and Roel Rasker ) assisted Philippe Mulders to get started with his model 60 Stanley in the city centre of Maastricht.
Philippe is new in steam but after a few hours he was able to start the car without any problems himself.
This now means there is a beautiful, unspoiled, original Stanley in the Fineautomobiles Collection in The Netherlands.
Hi, does anyone know anyone who designs and builds modern computer controlled steam engines for retrofitting into a standard modern car? Something which even someone with no technical knowledge could drive.
If you can help Stephen please email him email@example.com.
Can anybody help with a drawing for the stub axle for a Stanley or Locomobile buggy?
If so Please Contact Udo Joerges via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grout Steam Car that is being restored by M.S Herman & Company is coming together after much hard work.
Photos courtesy of Joe Shukay.
Engine rebuild progress...the block, piston rods, crank assembly, heads, are all shipped off to the machine shop for machine work. The block will be bored and new pistons made (new rings too). The piston rods will be hard chromed and thread repair done...finally the crank gear will be replaced (chipped tooth) with a new old stock gear.
Peter Turvey Writes:
Making a curved pad to firmly fix a new side mirror to the oval windscreen pillars on the Stanley steamer and match existing tapped screw holes. The clamp on one keeps falling off as its for a circular pillar. Tried filing the curve first but kept getting a bell mouth shape instead of a smooth curve.
Billings Cooke Writes:
After some problems with a few fittings leaking on both top and bottom of the boiler, I'm happy to say that Tilly now has a tight boiler with all fittings on the top and bottom installed.
With a normal operating pressure of 200 to 250 lbs/ sq.in. I'm very happy with a hydro' check of 400 to 500 lbs. in the boiler.
Joseph Fedullo writes:
I think today might be the last ride of the season. I have been trying to quiet a howling 20HP baker burner down for a few month and today it seemed to cooperate. Done trying things until next season and hopefully what worked today will work then as well..
Peter Turvey writes:
Stanley In steam boiler inspection successfully completed that's the season done for 2019, blow down drain down and lay up until April 2020.
Joe Shukay writes:
Early Stanley, small frame 30HP engine we rebuilt years ago as a spare engine for the Model 85. I've helped rebuild about 10 Stanley 20-30hp engines since I started working on them. I really enjoy that.
Seamus Michael Hnat writes:
I always forget to put pictures in this album. Most recently I took the 10hp engine and rear axle out of the 1913 Stanley 64. It is going up to Rempco in Cadillac, MI for a 10hp kit upgrade as well as some axle work. Wheels are going to get sent out for new spokes and fellows. I am going to start checking out some of the pumps, valves, and check valves, to make sure they are all up to snuff and get a better understanding of how they all work. I am also going to re-pipe some of the car to make it more organized. A completely mechanical car.
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
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