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Post  craig@STW on Mon 02 Jul 2012, 9:20 am

yeah, busy as usual. not much different from last week up till today, but... water pump castings arrived today so now we can knock this on the head. photos tomorrow when there's something worth seeing Cool

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Post  craig@STW on Tue 03 Jul 2012, 2:16 pm

OK, some more photos. the pump castings...



the eccentric straps with the groove cut in them...



some fittings...





and the pump on the control model...



not very easy to get at !!!...


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Post  highpressure on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 9:07 am

Ha Ha Will be for me, crank can still be taken out.... Very Happy tongue When's it leaving??

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 9:43 am

with Isabel on holiday, its actually a bit of a chore to get a kit dispatched. however we are just about finished so it could be within a week. i'm sure dean will have a planed date.

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Post  Flasback on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 12:24 pm

I have a strange feeling this kit is going to make me cry......and not from joy Sad

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Post  Tim Watson on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 4:15 pm

highpressure wrote:Ha Ha Will be for me, crank can still be taken out.... Very Happy tongue When's it leaving??

Even if you can't take out the crank, I'm sure a half decent dentist or gynaecologist could sort it out!

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Post  lynnr on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 12:13 am

Suppose you can always take the bearing casting out of the hornplate with the crank if needs must.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 1:14 am

Hi All

The water pump and drive can be installed with the crank in place. It is a bit awkward particularly getting to the nut holding the connecting rod to the eccentric strap but as long as you've got a long extension to your 1/4" drive socket its okay. I'll cover the way we put our control model together in the instructions. Would it be easier with the crank out? Yes it would without a doubt, but I for one wouldn't bother.

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Post  highpressure on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 9:49 am

I was only gloating because I have held on for what seems like forever to fit the pump easily Embarassed .... I know its possible to put it in with the crank in place, I just happen to be fortunate, but for those following a few kits behind it might be something to consider, after all it simply meant holding on to fix the third speed gear in place and I have still been able to run the engine anyway. As you know fitting and patience are not the best of friends here so I wanted to make my life a little simpler.

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Post  Flasback on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 11:03 am

Kev,

To be honest you planned ahead and had a good idea, credit to you sir, I wish I had.. Embarassed what's the saying 'less speed more'

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Post  bjwlancashire on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 12:37 pm

Luckily, I have the crank in but the eccentric rods and connecting rods are currently off awaiting the cleading coming back from powder coater. I think it will be reasonably easy to fit without the rods in place but with the crank still in. Not so much good planing, just short on time as I am up to date with the kits but not the assembly process Shocked

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