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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
8 Steam Cars were entered for this year's run on the 3rd November. As usual Ray Clark ran his Steam Car coffee stop at Redhill, which was appreciated by all. Photos Courtesy of Simon Webb, Jamie Allen and Chris Wedgewood.
Mark Herman visited the Smithsonian to view the 1906 Stanley "Rocket" Land Speed Record Car Engine.
We are deeply saddened to pass along the report of the passing of Coburn Benson (1935-2019) of Limerick, Maine. Coburn was a very knowledgeable fellow on vintage motor vehicles and steam cars in particular.
A great selection of photos from the recent Eastern Invitational Steam Car Tour in the Litchfield Hills, Southbury, Connecticut, USA. Thank you to Andi Mead, Steve and Sabrina Howard Bragg, AJ Joyce, Michael Zerega, Herb De La Porte, Daryl Kendall, and Nate Dickey for the photos.
Basil Craske's 1908 Stanley Model K being prepared for the New Season ahead.
Roel Rasker writes:
Today my almost new build 1915 Mountain Wagon became Road Legal. After locking myself up in the workshop for 5 months it is almost ready for the upcoming season.
Today, we carried our founder, mentor and friend on his final "road trip" -- and it's only fitting that we did so in the 1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon (video clip is from the test run prior to today's memorial). The era of Tom Marshall has ended, but thanks to his foresight and generosity, the era of operating steam cars and open lands in Yorklyn endures -- with more memories to be made for countless generations. Godspeed, Tom!
The Marshall Steam Team and Friends of Auburn Heights
Photos of a 1924 Stanley 750 Roadster at an RACV Event in Melbourne, Australia courtesy of Jim Hatton.
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