In this photo here I am putting the corliss valve box on to the Lucas Horizontal Boring Mill.
I have to press in (2) new bronze bushings and need line bore them...
I took the 15 HP Innis cylinder over to my friend Dave Johnson's shop,
Corfu Machine to have it honed. Here in this photo you
can see Dave loading the cylinder onto a machine he has for honing hydraulic cylinders...
Photo #1 shows the hone all set up and ready for action. Photo #2 shows the cutting oil flooding
the cylinder bore. Photo #3 shows Dave adjusting the stones while the machine is running. All he has
to do is hold on to the hand wheel and the stones / guides move out. What an awesome machine...
In these (2) photos you can see the hone in action. What a job this machine can do...
These (3) photos show the finished cylinder bore all honed. What a great job Dave's machine did.
Thanks Dave and Corfu Machine for the great job. After
boring and honing, the cylinder mic'd out at a diameter of 7.658, so I removed .126 of material to
make the bore like new...
A local friend of mine is working on restoring a 3 1/2 HP Vertical New Way engine and asked if I could
try to save the intake valve for him. Photo #1 shows turning the intake valve in the lathe. Photo #2 is
of grinding the intake valve...
A week ago I aquired a Bridgeport "J" head that needed just a little TLC. In photo #1 you can see
what the "J" head looks like. I have the "J" head mounted on the horizontal boring machine table
for working on it. Photo #2 & #3 show some of the handles I have fixed up. I made new lock pins
and bushings. Photo #4 shows the fine feed handle now held on with a set screw. I plan on mounting
the Bridgeport "J" head on the Garvin horizontal mill, the same way I currently have the Bridgeport
"C" head mounted...
In these (2) photos I am continuing the work on the Bridgeport "J" head. The power feed for the quill
was not working so I started to take things apart. In photo #1 you can see a lot of the parts removed
for the delatching of the quill. In photo #2 you can see everything back together with the delatch for
the quill now working. It was just dirty and needed a good cleaning...
I picked up another machine for the shop. Its a Racine Power Hacksaw. Its an old one thats needs some
work but I am sure it can be bought into service. Photo #1 shows the saw. Photo #2 shows the name of the
saw. In photo #3 I started to make a handle for lifting the saw blade head. It was missing. In photo
#4 you can see the handle completed and mounted on the saw...
Here in these (2) photos I have started work on a mount for the Bridgeport "J" head. I am going to
replace the Bridgeport "C" head currently mounted on the Garvin Horizontal Mill with the "J" head.
Photo #1 is of cutting a piece of heavy wall tubing for the ram mount. Photo #2 shows a 3/4" thick
plate that will get welded to the tube...
Well today (Sunday 11/03/02) was a busy day in the shop. Photo #1 shows Dave Yorks cleaning up some
parts for his latest engine project. In Photo #2 Ron Polle is working on a valve seat for his 4 HP
Myrick Eclipse. Photo #3 shows my youngest son Christopher leaning how to run the LeBlond lathe.
He is turning the OD of the "J" head mount...
In this photo you can see the OD of the mount for the Bridgeport "J" head completed. Chris did a great
job running the lathe...
In photos #1 & #2 you can see the adapter plate mounting surface all faced off. Next I need to transfer
the (4) mounting holes for the "J" head adapter plate to the ram mount. In photo #3 you can see
what the "J" head adapter plate looks like. Photo #4 shows the adapter plate sitting on the ram
mount with the (4) "J" head mounting bolts in place. If you look close you can see the (4) holes
for the 3/8-16 screws, for mounting the adapter plate to the ram mount...
I picked up the piston, that has been metal sprayed or built up, for the Innis cylinder. It came out
real good. In photo #1 you can see the freshly sprayed piston. Photo #2 shows starting to square up the
piston ring grooves...
Photo #1 shows all (3) of the piston ring grooves squared up and cut to the same width. Photo
#2 was taken after I turned the oil carrier grooves in the piston skirt. These grooves will carry the
oil as the piston travels back and forth. The piston is completed and the last thing to do is polish the
This photo shows the connecting rod all poished. There is some minor pitting in the rod but I am sure
the packing will seal around the rod. The Innis cylinder is all completed and ready to put back
together on the engine...
In photo #1 I am transfering the screw holes from the "J" head adapter plate to the ram mount. Photo #2
shows drilling the (4) holes and photo #3 shows tapping the holes to 3/8-16 thread...
The ram mount is now in the LeBlond lathe and ready for boring. Photo #1 shows that and also the facing
of the outside. In photo #2 I am taking a heavy first cut to get under all the scale and rust. Notice
the coolant smoking from the heavy cut. Photo #3 shows what the bore is looking like. There is still
a lot of material to remove...