are you by chance located at the The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway?
its on my to do list for next year, looking forward to it, i volunteer here... https://www.facebook.com/Shed47RRG/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Bring plenty of permanent way gear with you.
How is the starter motor engaging the flywheel? I can't see any teeth?
The fly wheel with the starter ring on it is ready to be fitted, its actually the hardest part of the job removing the fly wheel from a petters engine (a nightmare, oxy acet sliding hammer welded to gib key wedges etc) By the way well spotted Bill.
Found a little bit more tin worm in the skip (feel like putin the lot in a skip) so just clashed a new bit in, Had a treble up wind, rain and rot. hope that's it for a while as my enthusiasm is starting to wain a trifle.
Not that many old bits between the fresh repairs to fill in, it'll soon be completely new!
Bill I think I'm getting metal fatigue off it
cheering you on!...looks great....love a good old fashioned rescue.
jpmillermatic, thanks for the encouragement, I think some of us need it when the enthusiasm wanes a trifle
More TLC, not a lot left to come apart now.
Oh by the way that's not my belly in the last pic.
Ahh, so that's someone else's investment.
The PH2 engine only needs a starter motor, I'm finding them quite thin on the ground Unless new, the price being a bit prohibitive considering what we paid for the dumper, The starter that we're after is a Lucas M 45 G, so if anyone knows of one please get touch. The rebuild has stalled at the moment due to more important volunteer work on the railway, but will resume shortly.
Anyone know what's happened to the Winget service manuals network
Back on it.
The starter ring on the fly wheel is causing a few probs (It's increased the dia by 1&1/2") The air guide tin ware doesn't fit anymore but it will Had to fab two brackets to fix it to, a right pain as they're bolted behind the fly wheel and they come off at all angles. Look nothing when fitted but getting them in position welding etc Bah. Hopefully some pics.
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A pulley bolts to the fly wheel to drive the alternator, the main air guide will have a 5" hole cut into it. Looking at the starter motor bracket I think it was made to suit a dynamo but that's easy overcome, will have to fab a belt guard after it's sorted.
Seems a bit of a faff, but I would think that it’ll be well worth the trouble when the alternative is hand cranking!
Did you mean heart attack cranking?
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