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by ron parola
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Olfelt
Replies: 68
Views: 37036

Re: Olfelt

Yeah I thought it would be too complex, ok back to drilling rp
by ron parola
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Olfelt
Replies: 68
Views: 37036

Olfelt

OK, I'm in the throes of building an Olfelt to replace my old Semple, a LOT of coiling! Now in the process of drilling the centre pipe BUT before I go any farther, I've been thinkin' ( BAD idea) As anyone tried a water wall around the firebox ( on an Olfelt type)? Simple coils of pipe would work fin...
by ron parola
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Swift Lubricator
Replies: 4
Views: 4792

Re: Swift Lubricator

Yes I did try one for a season and it did work fine BUT it's hard to really turn down the oil flow to not get too much into the hotwell. I've removed it and have a manual oiler valve assembly on the top of the HP cylinder, IF I hear any groaning out of the motor (mostly at lower speeds) I give it a ...
by ron parola
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Primary leads or lags secondary?
Replies: 14
Views: 6424

Re: Primary leads or lags secondary?

I use a whistle valve on mine, mounted on the receiver with a pipe to HP steam chest, just hit the lever and off it goes. BUT this only works when the engine is up to temp, if too cool hydrolocking is a possiblity! No it doesn't matter about backpressure on HP, you don't run it simpled just bump it ...
by ron parola
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: 12v feed pump?
Replies: 45
Views: 16824

Re: 12v feed pump?

I too am using a hypro, chain driven to the prop shaft, the pump is quiet but you do hear a little chain noise even though it's mounted under the floor board. It is bolted to the cabin wall and I think that amplifies it.. I've also got an injector (1/2in Penberthy) which CAN fill the boiler in a hur...